Mouse / controller conflict

January 12, 2010 at 12:40:17
Specs: Windows XP, AMD 6000+ / 2gig ram
Hi i need some help, i recently purchased a G9 logitech mouse, once it was fully setup drivers installed and working my xbox 360 wiresless controller / adapter stop working. What made this more puzzling is that if i plug in the wireless adapter the mouse freezes and the adapter and controller dont sync. I have tried uninstalling the drivers and using a different mouse by it now freezes any usb mouse i plug in. I did try one idea which worked till the pc was turned off. i removed all usb devices from device manager in safe mode. as stated above, this worked only till the PC was turned off, when it booted again the problem returned... any ideas?

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#1
January 12, 2010 at 13:32:05
USB devices may not work correctly when they're connected to certain USB ports e.g. ports in a hub or on the front of a desktop case. If you have a desktop computer, you may have an IRQ sharing problem you need to fix.
See response 3 in this:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

Included at the end of that is how to properly unload and re-load your USB stack - it's usually not necessary to do that for a laptop.

Also - if you are using a USB extension cable, some of them have inadequate wiring and will not work properly with some USB devices.

If none of those things is your problem, rarely, certain USB devices will conflict with each other, and you may or may not get any indication of that in Windows - System Information on the left side. Try plugging in one USB device at a time until you determine which two specific devices have a conflict problem.
If any of your mice are "combo" ones that can be connected via a USB or PS/2 connection, connecting it via the PS/2 connection may make the problem go away.
(It must be a "combo" mouse that is wired up and designed to be used with either of both types of connection - a simple gender adapter will not work otherwise).


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#2
January 12, 2010 at 13:45:23
Read the documentation for the wireless devices. Usually there are alternate frequencies that can be selected with a switch or some other method. This is so multiple units can be used side by side. It may be useful for your purposes. Changing either device should solve the problem.

As far as the conflict that isn't allowing any mouse to work goes, if you know how to move about using only the keyboard you could go to device manager and remove all instances of any mice and reboot.


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#3
January 12, 2010 at 14:18:02
well the controller does not allow you to change frequencies, and was fully working before the got the new mouse.

i did what you said about removing the mouse device instances, rebooted, logged into windows, connected the controller wireless adapter (would not sync), unplugged the adapter connected mouse, and the mouse froze again. i then rebooted the PC again, and mouse works again but will freeze if i connect the xbox 360 controller...

i think i may need to just give up on this one.


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#4
January 12, 2010 at 14:37:20
The mouse is wireless? Is it part of a combo unit with KB?

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#5
January 13, 2010 at 11:15:52
no the mouse is wired (logitch G9) and the keyboard is a micosoft reclusa... if that helps at all

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#6
January 13, 2010 at 11:54:41
Try connecting the controller to a totally different USB port. Ports side by side are served by the same controller.

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