I may also be having this issue. Mine quits while I am battling out in space. Where I am then required to play game entirely by mouse. The only keys that work for me is CTRL-ALT-DEL to bring up the screen that leads to the task manager. Once at that screen the only thing I can do is logoff and then log back into windows. If I choose any other option my system locks-up and must be rebooted. This never happened prior to installing game and keyboard appears to work fine out of game.
Win Vista 32
Lenovo 3000 N200 Laptop with Nvidia Geforce Go 7300 Card.
For me the problem only appears when I'm in space.
Suddenly keyboard would stop responding.
Mouse works though.
So had to just follow another player to engagement area and use the mouse to control the rest.
Basically being towed into fights, with no way of controlling my own movement.
If I just minimize the game, the keyboard is fine on other applications.
Going back to the game, keyboard still non-responsive.
Anyone got any idea on a fix?
just something to check, do you have a joystick/gamepad/xbox360 controller plugged in, the game has some basic mappings for these (or at least the gamepads), if they are being "pressed" accidentally, and even if they aren't it could cause problems.
loath as i am to admit a mistake of my own (sadly it does happen lol), i had a "keyboard not working" problem, it turned out to be my xbox controller got knocked off my tower and the left stick was being "used" to turn right, this overroad all my keyboard controls until i realized what was happening. if you do have something like this plugged in, unplug it even if it doesn't seem to be getting used and see if the problem goes away.
Nope, no other input devices plugged in aside from keyboard and mouse.
The only other USB devices plugged are a UPS and a printer.
Note: the keyboard is a Logitech Illuminated (USB) if that makes any difference.
Driver already updated to the latest version too.
nope the illumination shouldn't have any effect, it was worth checking lol
something you might try, uninstall the logitech drivers/software and let the windows default drivers install and load, see if the problem persists, if it doesn't we know the logitech drivers are at fault, if it does persist then we know it is something else
just to give you an idea (this was years ago) logitech keyboard software would lock up windows processes and cause shutdown problems, namely you could try turning off your PC and logitech wouldn't let it, talk about an error in drivers lol.
edit: this actually applies to everyone with keyboard problems, if you are using a "special" keyboard, like a multimedia, or gaming keyboard, that normally uses special drivers for extra functionality, uninstall the keyboard drivers and let the default keyboard drivers from windows load, see if it helps.
if on the other hand you have said special keyboards but only have the default windows drivers, go get the proper drivers and try them.
if switching to the default windows drivers fix the problem PLEASE submit a new bug report explaining what keyboard and drivers you were using, and that using default drivers worked where the proper ones didn't so things can be fixed.
also post it here, mostly so those of us who want to help can stop wondering lol