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I just rebuilt windows xp pro on 1 of my 2 hard drives and for some reason my wireless keyboard mouse combo only fully works on 1 particular usb port. If I plug it into any other port, the keyboard works but the mouse doesn't. Sometimes the mouse works for a second but thats it. My other wireless mouse is also acting odd. Both devices use the generic windows drivers.
My other hard drive still has xp installed and if I boot into that os, everything works fine as it has for years. I also tried restoring an image taken immediately after installing all windows updates and drivers but before installing any other software, the problem exists there too reducing the likelihood that 3rd party software caused the problem.
I would hate to have to rebuild xp again as I just spent lots of hours installing software and customizing windows.
First suggestion is to shut down, change ports and then, upon reboot, wait a few minutes to let XP resolve the 'new' USB devices.
Second suggestion is to download and install the manufacturers drivers and then try switching ports.
Final suggestion is to use the port that works. i.e. I went to the doctor and said "It hurts when I do this". He replied "Well, then don't do that.".
p.s. you may want to list the model of the keyboard if you would like a more specific response.
Posted on Sep 09, 2009
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