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Input


Input is located in the Components category in System Information. It contains two subcategories: Keyboard and Pointing Device. These subcategories contain information about your keyboard, pointing device ("mouse"), and other input devices.

You can troubleshoot keyboard problems by clicking Keyboard in Printers and Other Hardware in Control Panel. You can troubleshoot pointing device problems by clicking Mouse in Printers and Other Hardware in Control Panel.

For each keyboard, you will see the following data:

  • Description
  • Name
  • Layout
  • PNP Device ID
  • Number of Function Keys
  • I/O Port
  • I/O Port
  • IRQ Channel
  • Driver
Msinfo32 Keyboards
Msinfo32 Keyboards

Slightly different information for mice and other pointing devices:

  • Hardware Type
  • Number of Buttons
  • Status
  • PNP Device ID
  • Power Management Supported
  • Double Click Threshold
  • Handedness
  • Driver
Msinfo32 Pointing Devices
Msinfo32 Pointing Devices

If you are troubleshooting an input device that is not a USB device, you must shut down the computer before you unplug or reconfigure the device. Refer to your hardware manufacturer's documentation for more information.