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November 20, 2011 4:38:25 PM

Im playing Battlefield 3, but i have a problem.
The problem is that when im playing, and after a while both my mouse and keyboard stop working..
My character just keeps on running, cant do anything to make him stop.

And i cant use CTRL+ALT+DEL... it just gets back to the game.. I cant do anything but restart the computer manually..

My spec:
Intel i7 950 @ stock
6Gb DDR3 @ stock 1600MHZ
WD 1.0 TB disc
2x ATI HD6950 2Gb GDDR5 (=4GB GDDR5)

What could be the problem? I have the latest ATI drivers..
November 20, 2011 5:00:40 PM

znajkan said:
Im playing Battlefield 3, but i have a problem.
The problem is that when im playing, and after a while both my mouse and keyboard stop working..
My character just keeps on running, cant do anything to make him stop.

And i cant use CTRL+ALT+DEL... it just gets back to the game.. I cant do anything but restart the computer manually..

My spec:
Intel i7 950 @ stock
6Gb DDR3 @ stock 1600MHZ
WD 1.0 TB disc
2x ATI HD6950 2Gb GDDR5 (=4GB GDDR5)

What could be the problem? I have the latest ATI drivers..



Im using a Corsair TX750 PSU (750W)
November 20, 2011 10:22:56 PM

So, the game is still running and "responsive" when this occurs?
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November 21, 2011 3:46:17 AM

DoomsWord89 said:
So, the game is still running and "responsive" when this occurs?


Well.. the game is still running.. all sound works, everything around works.. by i cant do anything.. just watch my char go straight to death^^
And when i die durring this error, i cant "deploy", i have to wait for my mouse and keyboard to start working again.. and sometimes i have to restart the computer manually..

Last night i tried to lower some graphics settings to see if it is my PSU that cant handle everything on full graphics load.. But no change.. still the same.. :S
Pretty anoing stuff.
November 21, 2011 1:46:06 PM

znajkan said:
Well.. the game is still running.. all sound works, everything around works.. by i cant do anything.. just watch my char go straight to death^^
And when i die durring this error, i cant "deploy", i have to wait for my mouse and keyboard to start working again.. and sometimes i have to restart the computer manually..

Last night i tried to lower some graphics settings to see if it is my PSU that cant handle everything on full graphics load.. But no change.. still the same.. :S
Pretty anoing stuff.


It appears that the issue you are experiencing is a very common bug in BF3 and there does not seem to be a full remedy for it at the moment.

Have you tried re-installing your mobo's USB drivers or the drivers for your USB devices?
November 21, 2011 1:58:31 PM

Yes this is a known bug. Happens to me also. I just keep pressing ENTER till it deploys me wherever and after sometime the mouse and keyboard start working.
November 21, 2011 5:11:15 PM

do you have wireless or wired mouse/keyboard?
November 21, 2011 5:56:13 PM

Do you happen to have an original saitek eclipse keyboard. I know some games like Thief: Dark Shadows and Trackmannia have problems with this keyboard, but there is a fix. In device manager/human interface devices, I had two entries for my keyboard. Looking at their properties, one was listed as a gamepad. This is the one that needed disabled. Once it's disabled, it works fine with these games.

Of course, if others are reporting problems too, then it may be a bug with the game.
November 21, 2011 7:17:38 PM

im using a wired keyboard, a Logitech G110 and a wired mouse, Logitech MX518.
Im gonna try update all Motherboard drivers again and see..

Ill be back with a result..
November 21, 2011 9:51:33 PM

I have updated all drivers, bios etc..
No change :( 
November 21, 2011 9:55:07 PM

znajkan said:
I have updated all drivers, bios etc..
No change :( 


Sorry to hear that, mate.

I suppose that there is really no other choice but to wait for an official "fix".
November 21, 2011 10:43:56 PM

pretty sure those high end gaming stuff comes with its own drivers
November 21, 2011 10:54:19 PM

EA announced a major patch scheduled to hit next week. Stating that said patch will address many of the games current and most prevalent issues. Your issue being one that will supposedly be addressed.
November 22, 2011 6:47:40 PM

New update for BF3 was avalible when i got home from work today.
Re-installed all drivers on the computer, updated the game, changed CPU cooler..

And now it seems to work.. More testing to come..
November 22, 2011 7:59:41 PM

znajkan said:
New update for BF3 was avalible when i got home from work today.
Re-installed all drivers on the computer, updated the game, changed CPU cooler..

And now it seems to work.. More testing to come..


Glad to hear it!
November 22, 2011 9:02:53 PM

I have had small issues with keyboard response in BF3 as well.

Besides those, I have "reload" set to my mouse-thumb button and knife/meele set to mouse thumb button 2 - these work totally random as well.

Edit: Oh yeah forgot - patch worked wonders, no issues today whatsoever :) 
November 23, 2011 3:39:52 AM

But wtf?
It did work for some time.. But now i get this same problem again :S FFS DICE!
November 23, 2011 11:37:13 PM

Oh my, that is quite irritating!

There is still an update scheduled for next-week. So lets just cross our fingers and hope that it will do the trick.
November 24, 2011 11:24:44 AM

I have the exact same thing. Was pretty frustrating playing last night, game was about 80 points from finish and then bam, cant do anything for the rest of the game. And even when that finished just had to log off. That was multiple times last night. Ironically I have the same keyboard and mouse as OP but from what I've read its not dependent on the actual hardware so I dont think thats it. Im hoping we get some definitive fix also, it is very annoying at this point.
November 29, 2011 1:12:12 AM

Just curious if anyones seen a fix for this yet?
December 14, 2011 8:08:03 AM

He guys,

I have more or less the same issue here. But in my case my keyboard and mouse start responding after ±5 seconds.

So for example: When I running down a road and the issue starts, I cant change my direction, jump or anything till the mouse and keyboard starts working my soldier will keep running in the same direction. I have no idea what triggers this issue but it seems completely random.

I´m using a wired keyboard (microsoft Media D3000) and mouse (G500), I5-2500K, 8Gb ram, XFX HD6950 1Gb, 128Gb SSD, Corsair AX750


Hopefully EA fixes this issue quick because it is extremely annoying
January 31, 2012 11:44:09 PM

I have the same issue, my soldier just starts running straight for about 3-5sec then I get control back.
I use to get my rifle starts shooting by itself until all clips are empty. Is it the "keyboard / Mouse" not responding?
or maybe some other glitch. I never had that problem until I formatted my system...new memory/video card/SSD(Raid) new keyboard Razer Black Widow Ultimate. I'm breaking my head trying to fix it. Happens every game about 4 times.

AEK
February 19, 2012 2:03:16 PM


After playing for about a month - one day, input from the keyboard simply stopped. You could move your view around with the mouse but attempting to move with the "w, s, a, d" keys was futile and keybinding to the keyboard could not be changed. After trying video drivers, different keyboards, and a complete re-install I finally found the problem - it was my Secuirty software. In my case I was running WebRoot Secure Anywhere. As soon as I turned off the security program, the problem resolved.

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