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Nvidia driver broke USB mouse

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April 28, 2011 3:30:17 AM

I just updated the driver for my aging Nvidia GTX 260 video card and for some reason it 'broke' my usb mouse. When windows (7 Ultimate 64bit) loads I get a message saying "USB device not recognized" and no response from the mouse. I can get it working again by simply unplugging it and plugging it back in but I really don't want to have to do that after every restart. There are no warning signs or conflicts showing in Device Manager. The mouse is an Anitech ZX800 Shuriken. I also tried downloading the mouse driver and installed that but it has not made any difference.

Would love some suggestions as to how I might fix this problem. Thanks in advance.
April 28, 2011 4:33:23 AM

I think you can reinstall all your mouse drivers.It might have conflicted a little with the Nvidia software.
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April 28, 2011 12:30:27 PM

The newer Nvidia drivers are to accommodate the GTX 400 and 500 series Fermi cards. Drivers 260.89 and 266.58 create BSOD problems (Photoshop, AutoCad) for my GTX-275 card. What works well for me is the previous old driver 258.96

This is a case when newer is not always better!

Win 7 updates also help. I wanted to wait until June for the bugs to be worked out, but jumped the gun and went ahead and installed SP1. No problems experienced so far (3 weeks).
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April 28, 2011 4:02:04 PM

I was quite happy with the beta drivers I was using previously. The only reason I updated was to remove the Nvidia message every startup saying that an update was available lol. I might try going back to an older version since they all perform pretty much the same anyhow. BTW the driver that caused the problem was 270.61

Thx for replies.
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April 28, 2011 4:02:23 PM

Best answer selected by crabdog.
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April 28, 2011 4:39:24 PM

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