Xp detects Cordless USB mouse as USB receiver

Logitech V320 cordless optical mouse for...
August 29, 2009 at 17:21:24
Specs: Windows XP Media Center 2002 Service pack 3
I recently had to reload XP onto my system after a hacker got in and changed some authority settings.
Now after the reload, I can't seem to get XP to recognize my USB mice- everytime I plug the receiver in they come up as USB receivers or USB Human Interface Devices, and of course it wants a driver to go with them. I've downloaded the driver software for the mouse (Logitech Setpoint 4.80) to no avail- even it won't recognize the mice. I've looked around and have seen some suggestions to delete the USB hub root & friends so Windows will reinstall them- I've done this as well, also to no effect. I also find it curious that it's reinstalling 3 USB root hubs and 2 USB hub controllers.

I'm thinking this is a resource conflict, or, I've seen some people with a similar issue get this fixed with some registry changes. Anyone got any ideas?? And before anyone asks, yes, it does have good batteries..

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August 29, 2009 at 17:36:21
"I also find it curious that it's reinstalling 3 USB root hubs and 2 USB hub controllers".

The above is normal. USB controllers support two ports. If you have more than two ports you need more than one controller.

Have you removed the mouse an used a wired mouse before installing the driver? Also, there is aconnection utility to help find the mouse. Get it below.


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August 29, 2009 at 19:38:46
"I recently had to reload XP ..."

Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.

This is especially important for laptop main chipsets!

When you first connect it, Windows doesn't recognize the wireless USB mouse directly - it recognizes only the receiver for it. You have to either active a tiny momentary switch on the mouse itself, and/or use Logitech software to get it to detect it, then it works fine. Of course, the battery or batteries in the mouse must have enough poop, and the mouse must be switched on if it has a switch.

If you tell us the model of the mouse we could probably find specific support info - or - read the installtion instructions if you have them! They may be on the CD that came with the mouse.

If that doesn't help

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.
This also tells you how to re-load the USB stack properly if you have an IRQ sharing problem you need to fix, but as far as I know you can only have that problem with a desktop mboard.

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