Wired USB mouse stops working on Windows 7

July 15, 2010 at 15:23:55
Specs: Windows 7 Home Premium, 8GB
I really got used to this optic USB wired mouse. It's an old one but the way how my hand got used to it is the most important for me. So I got this new Windows 7 desktop. It recognized the mouse without a need for any drivers and the mouse works without a hitch, but when I reboot that desktop the mouse doesn't work. To fix it I have to unplug it from the USB port and plug it back in. This seems to happen every time I reboot. Is there any way to fix this?

PS. I do not have a driver for it. The mouse has the IBM logo on it and that's as much as I can tell about it.


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#1
July 15, 2010 at 17:29:38
Enable USB legacy support in bios, save settings and exit.

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#2
July 16, 2010 at 06:27:26
Also make sure that you are using the USB port directly on your motherboard (rear USB port in the midst of all of your other ports) NOT a front port, NOT a port on an expansion card, NOT a port used through a USB hub (this pertains to USB keyboards and USB mouse usage only).
Failing this, go to the largest computer store in your area and try your hand on as many new ones as possible to see if any feel the same or as good in your hand (a new WIRED optical mouse will be between $15.00 and $40.00 typically). Once you find one you like either purchase it or write down the info and double check the price around.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.
If all else fails, read instructions.


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#3
July 16, 2010 at 11:51:04
Thank you for suggestions. I had my hopes high for the BIOS one, but mine doesn't have such an option. All it has concerning USB is "USB Device Setting" -> "USB Controller" -> Enabled/Disabled. And that's it :( I went through all of the BIOS options.

As for what USB ports to use, I am using one in the back. There are about 5 of them there, so I tried two so far and it didn't help.

So I guess I will have to go to a store and buy a new mouse. HATE when this happens. (By the way my old keyboard doesn't work either!)

Why can't they keep such simple devices as mice and keyboards compatible? What new are they putting in them?


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