USB Nightmare

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theshootist

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this may be the most frustrating thing ive ever encountered: when i connect a webcam to any of my usb ports, my mouse (regardless of the port it's plugged into) is disabled. this problem is not soled by using either a different webcam ,mouse, or both. so far this is what ive tried and come up with.

I updated the mouse driver to the latest version offered by Microsoft for my intellimouse explorer 2.0a
after doing this, the two devices seem to uninstall and reinstall each other every 2 seconds or so.
i have disconnected the mouse and used the keyboard for navigation(as best i could) and found in the device manager under human interface devices that the driver status for "usb human interface device" shows "error 10" this device was not able to start properly" navigating with my ps/2 keyboard is also frustrating because doing things related to the webcam randomly sets off a blaring system alarm that is only silenced by shutting off the computer.

i am able to get the webcam running via the keyboard after disconnecting the mouse but that alarm goes off if i try andthing else.

two other identical devices are listed under human interface devices:
HID-compliant consumer control device

i have uninstalled the 5 usb universal host controllers and the 5 usb root hubs using the device manager and restarted allowing them to be reinstalled. the info in the device manager was updated and now displays more information about the universal host controllers than before the reinstall they are:
intel(r) 8201eb usb universal host controller - 24d2
intel(r) 8201eb usb universal host controller - 24d4
intel(r) 8201eb usb universal host controller - 24d7
intel(r) 8201eb usb universal host controller - 24de
intel(r) 8201eb usb2 universal host controller - 24dd

before they were all simply: usb universal host controller.



the webcam is the Microsoft Livecam VX-3000 but im all but certain the problem lies with my usb ports or at the very least, their drivers.

Perhaps it has something to do with the plug and play software device enumerator?

tried using an adapter to plug the usb mouse into a ps/2 port...to no avail. also, I'd like to fix this, not just work around it though i understand this may not be possible.
 
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