when I switch back and forth between computers with my kvm switch the one machine takes an excessive amount of time for the mouse and keyboard to be active [more than 5 seconds]. I had this problem before a recent os [xp] reinstall. After the new install the problem was gone but has recently returned. The other machine works normally.
You're saying this KVM lag only happens on one machine? Operation of the peripherals on another machine is totally unaffected?
yes, it's only on the one machine. I got rid of the problem by doing a system restore to several days before the problem showed up, but that doesn't tell me exactly what's causing this issue, which could easily crop up in the future. thanks for your interest.
I have discovered that even though a usb keyboard or mouse WILL work correctly when connected to the comp directly, they may not work or will delay or stop the boot process when running thru a KVM switch. It seems necessary to use only "generic/plain" keyboard and mouse to stop the boot hang problem. My Microsoft wireless mouse was the total cause of this problem when used thru an electronic KVM and then thru another KVM with all mechanical switches. A "lighted" keyboard and another with the "special" keys that take you to your home page..etc, also gave some trouble! Seems counter-intuitive, but try different mouse and/or keyboard into the KVM and see if that does it. :>)