Mouse Not Detected

February 21, 2008 at 13:13:44
Specs: XP SP3, AMD Athlon 64/192 RAM; VI

Recently I am having a problem with my mouse. It is not being detected at all! it does not show even in the Device Manager. I tried it in safe mode but windows just can't detect it. I am using a logitec optical mouse.

And my mouse works in other computer. And also, my USB Ports are not working anymore.

But my keyboard is fine, and I am using PS2 keyboard and mouse.

Can anybody suggest a solution?


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#1
February 21, 2008 at 13:43:00

So is the Logitech mouse a USB mouse? If so, how do you expect it to work if your USB ports are not working?

Is there a connection between SP3 and the ports not working?

Did you recently reinstall Windows? If so, did you also install the MBoard chipset drivers?


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#2
February 21, 2008 at 14:10:19

... goto start control panel> mouse > hardware.

... is there a hid compliant mouse listed?

...NO goto start control panel> add new hardware> select hid compliant mouse.

... NO download this:

http://download.microsoft.com/downl...

... install/or extract

... copy/move "devcon.exe" to c:

goto start "run" type:

c:\devcon rescan @usb\*

[press] ok/or [ENTER]

... this should reactivate your usb ports.

... if the download link has changed you'll find it here:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/311272

... ya


Grrrr
wat do I know?
... got brain freeze


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#3
February 21, 2008 at 14:53:15

I had a similar problem with a motherboard where the PS2 mouse and USB ports stopped working at the same time. It turned out to be the motherboard.

But try mavis007's suggestion first before concluding that the motherboard is at fault.

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#4
February 22, 2008 at 11:43:07

Thank you all guys, for your responses!

Will try your suggestions mavis007...

..and would there be anyway to repair (or whatever) if a PS2 port is bad or damaged without affecting the motherboard?

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#5
February 22, 2008 at 12:10:03

Not that I know of. Usually if the PS2 port fails it's time for a new PC because based on my experience other components will fail shortly thereafter.

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#6
February 22, 2008 at 12:27:42

Thanks RWD1996.

It's an old one anyway, assembled back in 2005..

Any idea about the best configuration in order to most effectively use Creative Extreme audio sound card in a PC? The focus is on movies and music specifically, and something does not cost too much but something that should please even a dedicated audiophile.


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#7
February 22, 2008 at 13:14:02

When you say configuration, are you referring to the best kind of PC to use it with? If that's your question, any speed PC created today should suffice. If that's not what you mean, I'll be glad to answer that if you could ellaborate a little.

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#8
February 22, 2008 at 13:32:34

Yes, I'm refering to the best kind of PC, whether any PC should support it, nor if there is anything extra which needed to be added which will give out the most in terms of sound quality.

And I think you just gave me the answer..

Thanks buddy!

And, does using a video card in anyway hamper the functioning of the motherboard, memory, etc? And if not what would you suggest? (To go along with the extreme audio.)

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#9
February 22, 2008 at 13:34:32

... you could buy a usb2 pci card

... only a few bucks

... there's no way I'd go back to a ball mouse after using usb optical.

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... got brain freeze


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#10
February 22, 2008 at 18:01:07

"And, does using a video card in anyway hamper the functioning of the motherboard, memory, etc? And if not what would you suggest? (To go along with the extreme audio.)"

If you're referring to a TV Tuner/TV Capture card, then no not in the least. I own an MSI "TV@nywhere" card and it works well provided that good software is used with it. Most programs that I've tried that encode video/audio to a file from it have a bad problem with video/audio sync. To overcome that, the best program I've found in the past 2 years that I've owned it is one called U-Broadcast (http://www.freewarefiles.com/U-Broadcast_program_19746.html). It does an excellent job keeping the video and audio in sync.

This card costed about $40 but works fine. There are probably others that do better but this one suits my needs.

Some regular computer graphics cards have a video input that allows you to plug in a video source and capture with it. Maybe this is what you meant. This will work fine as well.

One note about your new PC: It's best to either build your own PC, or have one built by a friend or PC repair shop. Pre-built PCs that are made by Dell, Compaq, etc. are usually loaded with spyware as well as the OS. If you buy one of these, IMO it's best to format it and install the OS yourself. This also makes the PC faster.

Furthermore, if the power supply fails in that PC, it will be harder to replace it since it is proprietary (made especially for the brand of PC you're buying). The new power supply will have to be ordered from the manufacturer instead of a PC shop or any online store because any regular power supply will not work because of the different pinouts.


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#11
February 22, 2008 at 19:39:50

Let me make clear that it's usually just the power supply that's proprietary. Most if not all other components aren't. But power supply failures are pretty common.

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#12
February 26, 2008 at 13:17:51

Thank you for the information. Sorry I could only respond now. I appreciated all the help that I get from all of you guys out there.

And I would like to know more about the best option between an ASUS motherboard and an Asrock one. Which one would best suit my need (for movies and music)?


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#13
February 26, 2008 at 13:41:49

I've never owned or used an ASUS or Asrock board, but based on what others here say about them, ASUS is probably the best quality, probably better than Asrock.

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#14
February 27, 2008 at 05:16:26

Thanks RWD...

Appreciate all your valuable tips and suggestions.

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#15
February 27, 2008 at 11:51:13

You're very welcome!

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