Sometimes and this only happens when I'm gaming the mouse will appear to disable and not work and then a few seconds later it will re-enable. During the game I can hear the Windows audio beep that you get when you plug in a USB device. This doesn't happen all the time but has cropped up on a few occasions lately across different games. Any ideas why this might be happening? Could it be mouse drivers? I'm using an Alienware TactX mouse on Windows 7. Cheers.
OK if anyone's interested I might of fixed this...I tried different USB ports but that didn't help. Instead I uninstalled the mouse from the device manager then just rebooted the pc and let it re-install. I played for about a half hour and no problems yet. Will report back after a longer gaming session.
was last mouse wireless by any chance? if it was wired, then it was a driver issue or your cable was old and broken
The last mouse was wired...It was an Alienware Tact-X mouse that used standard windows drivers. It was a couple of years old but had hardly been used..It looked in perfect working order and was working fine for 2 months.. I'm inclined to think it was some kind of driver conflict although nothing showed up in Windows as conflicting. It just started happening a couple of weeks ago. Really strange.
check the power on your usb ports. it maybe that you have stessed 1 or more of them if you used an external hdd b4 using the mouse.
Thanks....I only used an external hard drive on one the 6 USB ports available to me a couple of times. My system is pretty new, it was only built in June with new parts all round.... The mouse problem would happen on any of the usb ports i tried.
How would I go about checking the power on the usb ports to see if they have been stressed? Would something in the BIOS help me there? thanks.