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Is this a software issue in vista or is my mouse causing this?

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February 21, 2010 4:28:20 AM

Ok, every once in a while the mouse would stop working, the light would go out and even after unplugging and plugging it in it would not work. I could plug in usb drives in the same port, but it would remain out. When I had the mouse and keyboard on the same pair of ports it would take both out, the mouse was by itself this time and only it went out. I was able to plug in other types of devices, but a mouse just would not connect to that port. I even tried unistalling the root hubs and reinstalling (I had a wacom tablet plugged in and that was working fine), but no mouse would work on those pair of ports, other devices worked fine.

I went away for a moment leaving a usb drive plugged into it, when I returned, it had locked up my system, had to hard reset.


System is

i7 920 2.66 GHZ
DX58SO mobo
6 GB of ram
ATI Radeon 4850 512 MB
PSU Antek 850 Watt


OS:
Vista Ultimate 64



Applications running at the time were

Pidgin
Skype
Secondlife
and MSN messenger
Steam

February 21, 2010 4:38:07 AM

I think you're looking at a bad set of ports.... if there's a short somewhere, it could easily shut down anything connected to the port, and/or lock up the OS.
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February 21, 2010 4:48:21 AM

The_Prophecy said:
I think you're looking at a bad set of ports.... if there's a short somewhere, it could easily shut down anything connected to the port, and/or lock up the OS.


so even if I plugged in a USB drive afterward and it worked fine, but then the mouse again and it would not detect, it said unknown device in the USB controllers in device manager. Note when i connected the mouse to other ports it was fine, just that port the mouse would not work, but any other kind of device would.
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February 21, 2010 5:57:34 AM

Check the event viewer for an error at the time it happened.
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February 21, 2010 6:42:12 AM

aford10 said:
Check the event viewer for an error at the time it happened.


I did not see any event happen when the device stopped working, only thing that was odd was it showed up as unknown device. I did try uninstalling all USB roots in device manager, but that did not fix it, a few have told me it could be driver issues of some sort, but i don't know.

I would think hardware failure at first, but the port was able to detect anything else.
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