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USB devices strange in Vista but fine when playing games...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by jingles99, Jan 15, 2009.

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  1. jingles99

    jingles99 Thread Starter

    Jan 15, 2009
    Hi. I'm new here but please help.. this is a weird problem & getting in the way of my work.

    This is a new problem with the computer. My hard drive died & upon formatting the new one, this problem occurred.

    64-bit Vista, high end comp.
    I have 4 USB devices: a wireless network card, a mouse, a keyboard, and a midi piano.

    The wireless network card works without any problems at all times but when I'm in Vista my mouse is very jittery and skips all over the screen. My keyboard lags and will occasionally freeze up and not read the input or freeze on a specific key & type that letter until it unfreezes a second later. When I'm playing my midi-usb piano it freezes up and plays strangely (it's basically the same problem for all 3 devices). My mouse is pretty much unusable.

    What I found strange though is when I started up a game in full-screen, everything worked perfectly.

    I have no viruses. I tried different devices, I tried unplugging certain devices. I tried disabling my anti-virus and restarting. The only thing that helps is if I play a game.
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