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(Solved) - USB mouse not working

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  • Started 1 year ago by Needhelpbro
  • Latest reply from Lighthouse
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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

This is a long shot! Open "device manager" go down to "universal serial bus controllers" click on "+" sign then go to "usb root hub" and double click it. When the window opens click on the "power management tab" if the box "allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" is checked, uncheck it. Make sure you look at all usb root hubs.

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Needhelpbro
Needhelpbro
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@Two above, yes it does detect USB drives. @Ronnie, I will try that.

[EDIT] I have 4 root hubs and two USB slots. Is that good?

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G41M
Posts: 902

Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools >Services. Check "Human Interface Device Access" service is not disabled.

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Needhelpbro
Needhelpbro
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@G4, I do not even have that service.

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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

Needhelpbro, did you also check your mouse in device manager in power management tab?

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Needhelpbro
Needhelpbro
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Let me check.

[EDIT] The mouse does not have that tab.

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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

You said you didn't have Human Interface Device Access. So try downloading is here http://download.cnet.com/USB-H.....48615.html
Read this http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H.....ace_device

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Needhelpbro
Needhelpbro
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@Ronnie... Thanks alot it just installed a bunch of free loading CRAP on my computer! Not one thing to do with HIDA! Now I gotta do a restore.

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G41M
Posts: 902

Open an elevated command prompt and type "sfc /scannow" (no quotes) to check and fix system files that maybe missing or corrupted.

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nosparks
Posts: 148

Needhelpbro, do you have the same USB mouse problem if you boot the computer from a Live Linux cd?

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Needhelpbro
Needhelpbro
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I do not have a "Live Linux CD"

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ProstheticHead
ProstheticHead
Posts: 3281

Download
http://www.ubuntu.com/
Burn to a CD or DVD with this
http://www.imgburn.com/

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ronniesonora
Posts: 919

Did you try any of the last 3 or 4 posts?

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nosparks
Posts: 148

For Live Linux the easy way on USB stick:

Download Slax zip for USB from http://www.slax.org/download.php

Read here http://www.slax.org/documentation.php how to unzip it to your USB stick and then run the bootinst.bat file in the /slax/boot/ directory to make it bootable.

That's it. Stick will only have about 254 meg used.

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Needhelpbro
Needhelpbro
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@Ronnie, I have tried some. Now I have to re-install my computer because that thing you made me download I think it gave me viruses. So re install might fix it anyways. Thanks for all of your help even if it was nothing.

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Needhelpbro
Needhelpbro
Posts: 105

NEWS: I tried that linux thing and my mouse worked on it, so I am going to re download my computer.

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nosparks
Posts: 148

That's the beauty of Live Linux. It takes your Windows software out of the picture and allows (most of the time) verification of the hardware. There's been alot of new computers sold because people equate Windows problems as being the fault of the hardware.

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Needhelpbro
Needhelpbro
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I reinstalled XP, it works now.

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Well there you go. Always a good thing to do :)

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