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USB port stopped working for the mouse only!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sachit64, Oct 7, 2006.

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  1. sachit64

    sachit64 Thread Starter

    Aug 3, 2000
    I have an Inspiron 6000, and the USB ports have stopped detecting my USB mouse. The USB ports will detect my USB key or external harddrive... so I'm guessing the automatic drivers that were installed for the mouse have curropted or something.

    I have a Dynex small laptop mouse, and I honestly have went through 5 of these because of the same problem. At first I thought it was the crummy mouse dying on me. But I never took the tiem to pay attnetino and notice the light on the optical is still on when plugged in.

    This time though, I recently got some "USB port failure" messages that minimzed into the system tray but I could never open it up again or recreate the message.

    Is there a way to check/update the drivers that were installed for this mouse by Win XP?
  2. bearone2

    bearone2 Banned

    Jun 4, 2004
    try another port or buy a decent mouse.

    unless it's some off the wall, cheapy usb mouse, it should work fine in xp.
  3. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    Does the computer have a specific USB mouse port? If so you should use that.

    Set a System Restore checkpoint: start > run: msconfig > Launch System Restore > create checkpoint.

    Download, unzip and run the usbghosts.reg file attached. You should get a message confirming the merge to the registry.

    Then Open the Device Manager and select View > "show hidden devices".

    Now open the Human Interface Devices key in the Device Manager. Uninstall all mouse devices there and under Mice and other pointing devices (if present) and reboot with the USB mouse attached to the system.

    Do NOT install any drivers for it. Windows should detect it and do the basics.

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