Mouse & keyboard both freeze in Windows 10

  climb45 15:34 27 Nov 2016
Locked

Everything will be working fine, then suddenly both the mouse and keyboard freeze. The computer continues working in the background, but I can't do anything with it because neither the keyboard or the mouse respond. The only option is to shutdown the computer by holding in the power button. Drivers are up to date and there are no errors in the Event log. This previously happened to another of our computers, which has now been replaced by a new one. Both computers were upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7.

Any suggestions on overcoming this really frustrating problem would be appreciated!

  climb45 12:53 09 Dec 2016

Thanks for taking the time to respond rdave13. I couldn't find power management options for the mouse and keyboard, but tried just swapping both to alternative USB ports. This seems to have worked so I now suspect there is an intermittent issue with the motherboard connections of the ports I was originally using. I will try uninstalling all the USB ports and letting them automatically reinstall on reboot and see if that makes any difference.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Oppo Reno 2 Z review: Hands-on

TikTok and how to use it for illustration success

macOS Catalina Review: New MacOS update turns your Mac into an entertainment hub

Les meilleures coques pour iPhone 11, 11 Pro et 11 Pro Max (2019)