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Mouse won't work after hibernating

self made
February 27, 2008 at 13:05:59
Specs: XP Sp1, 1.8Ghz, 1GB

I've been using hibernation for several years whenever I leave my computer for a brief time. The last couple of days when I come out of hibernation, my mouse does not work. I'm using a wireless, optical mouse. Also, when my computer comes out of hibernation, I get a black screen for more than 2 minutes before my desktop comes up. Before thew black screen would last for about 5 seconds. Both of these problems happened at the same time. I've tried updating windows and updating my mouse software - no help. Any suggestions?

Bill


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#1
February 27, 2008 at 14:04:05

Hibernation was made for laptops and not desktops. I've had nothing but trouble with hibernation and standby on desktops and have not tried to use either in a long long time.

My suggestion, go into Power Options. Set standby and hibernation to "Never" and then use the "Turn off monitor" and "turn off hard disk" to whatever you'd like (I use 5 min's on the monitor, and 1 hour on the HDD). This has all the advantages of Hibernatin without the hassles.



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February 27, 2008 at 14:19:37


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#3
February 27, 2008 at 14:40:46

"I'm using a wireless, optical mouse."
That is another problem. Have you tried just using a USB or PS2 optical mouse?

IMHO, I have no idea why people waste their money on a wireless mouse when they use a desktop? Kind've puzzles me because I could see if you were running a wireless keyboard and mouse while using your TV as a monitor and sitting on the sofa while doing it. Then I could see the purpose, but usually most problems come from the wireless accessories plus the fact that you stated you also use hibernation, which the other replies refered to.

I myself set all my power otions to never and just have the screensaver kick in.

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#4
February 27, 2008 at 14:58:17

Thank you guys for your answers. The problem I have is that hibernation has worked fine for the last few years and now it doesn't. I think the two problems are related since the both came up at the same time, As to the use of the power options, when I set the standby and hibernation to never and set my monitor to 15 minutes and my drive to 1 hour, the monitor behaves as it should but the drive never turns off. I have now set my power button to shutdown instead of hibernation. One other comment, I use a optical mouse because the mouse is on my right and the tower is way over on the left on the floor. I had to use an extra long cord if I use a corded mouse. I am going to use my old corded mouse to see if that works OK. Once again Thanks.

Bill


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#5
February 27, 2008 at 15:10:41

If your computer is NOT a laptop/notebook then you can stop Hibernate.
Hibernation, reserves disk space equal to your RAM.
http://www.tweaktown.com/document.p...
The mysterious hiberfil.sys
http://www.softwarepatch.com/tips/h...

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#6
February 27, 2008 at 15:13:15

>>I had to use an extra long cord if I use a corded mouse.<<
Thanks for the clarification, I understand that and I apologise for getting on you for using the wireless mouse.
I'm not afraid to apologise if I'm wrong.
Let us know if the corded mouse makes a difference...if it does, it could be your batteries or whatever that are causing the problem.

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#7
February 27, 2008 at 15:42:21

I tried another USB corded mouse and had the same problem. I then plugged in another mouse to the PS2 port. It worked fine and the black screen problem went away as well. It appears that I have a USB problem. I'll do some more troubleshooting.

Bill


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#8
February 27, 2008 at 17:46:10

'The problem I have is that hibernation has worked fine for the last few years and now it doesn't.'

Exactly, so, let's stop dancing around and try and dig deeper. Have you tried system restore to before the problem occurred? it often works.

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#9
February 27, 2008 at 19:34:46

I can give that a try. I haven't done as yet. Thanks

Bill


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#10
February 28, 2008 at 12:17:02

when I set the standby and hibernation to never and set my monitor to 15 minutes and my drive to 1 hour, the monitor behaves as it should but the drive never turns off

That's likely because the HDD will shutdown after 1 hour of inactivity. If you have some TSR type program running in the background accessing the disk regularly then no, it won't shutdown since the disk itself doesn't ever become idle.

I agree about wireless mice/KB's on desktops. I've gone through 3 different wireless mice for my wife's laptop just trying to find one that works correctly. Finally did (don't ask the brand name, I'm at work right now not at home....lol......shhhh.........don't tell the boss!)

If you're having length issues with cords for mice, remember, there are both USB and PS/2 extender cords available cheap.

Yes, if a PS/2 mouse works and the USB doesn't then it seems very likely you're having a USB issue. I'd wager dollars to donuts the receiving unit for your wireless mouse plugs into the USB port (the one for my wife's does).

We've had a lot of issues as of late where I work with blown USB ports and motherboards thanks to people plugging USB memory keys into their PC's without first grounding themselves to remove any static charge they're carrying. The end result is, they lean over, go to plug in the USB key and zzzap! a nice little arc from key to USB port frying either the port or the motherboard.

Plugged any USB items in recently like a key or other USB device? If so, there's a distinct possibility this happened to you. It's worth mentioning you won't necessarily see an arc flash or hear anything when this happens so don't assume that just because you didn't hear/see anything, you didn't get your USB port(s) zapped by a static charge.


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#11
February 28, 2008 at 13:23:35

Wow!! Thanks for the info. I'm using a USB port in addition to the one on my computer as I have more USB devices than ports on the computer. I have frequently plugged and unplugged devices into these ports. Maybe that is what happened. I tried another USB mouse that was corded and plugged into the USB port on my extension. It didn't work either.

Bill


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#12
February 28, 2008 at 13:51:20

sometimes after using USB extensions, or plugging a lot of devices in, can cause USB devices to crash. I have four USB ports and two extra on my Apple keyboard, but I often can't use both ports on the Apple keyboard as the OS tells me there's just not enough juice to go around.

Hubs just annoy me, and thats essentially what the keyboard is.

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#13
February 28, 2008 at 16:21:01

I bought a new USB hub that is powered and now everything works properly. In retrospect, I remember that I have had minor little problems with USB devices in the past. Now everything seems solid. Thank you all for your help. You have really been great.

Bill


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