Hi all, I have been having problems with my mouse (optical usb) while using my Toshiba laptop (Vista). I could only get it to work in one usb port although this was intermittent at times. Thinking that it was the mouse that was the problem I bought a new mouse, only to find that I am having the same problem, I can use the new mouse in one usb port all be it that it is a different usb port than the first mouse. I have tried a few system restores to no avail. When I try in a different port it tries to find the appropriate software without success bringing the following message up on screen. click here
Ditch999 I think the problem only started a few days ago,thinking it was the mouse that was the problem I replaced the mouse only to find I still had the problem. I have tried a usb pen drive/memory stick (not to sure the correct name)in all of the usb ports and all work o.k. so can I take it from this that the problem lies with something else not the usb ports?. Is there anything else that could be causing the problem?
I have never had any dealings with regards to the bios so am a bit reluctant to delve into that area only as a last resort so I may get back to you on that one.
Skittish to say the least. Whilst in my case several printers, a scanner, a track ball, all perform without a murmur [all digits crossed] these last day USB headphone/mic., set managed to 'lose itself' just when I was about to record a dialogue fora slideshow and had to abandon the idea. Thinking it was the on board sound card ReelTek AC97- I roll back driver, took program out put it back again etc., etc , all to no avail. Then yesterday whilst doing something else entirely I got the 'Found new Hardware' balloon up, then installed and working- and the phones were back and I had not done a thing. Bah!
At the command prompt, type "set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1" (without quotes) and press Enter. You won't get a prompt in response; the command prompt will stay blank. Using the same command prompt, type "start devmgmt.msc" (no quotes) and press Enter. The Device Manager will launch in a separate window. Now, enable the Device Manager to show ghosted devices by clicking View then Display Hidden Devices.
Look for all entries relating to USB HID devices or mice/keyboards and uninstall/delete them