From: Mike S on 25 Jul 2010 20:50
On 7/24/2010 9:11 PM, Mike950 wrote:
> The USB IBM laser Mouse on my XP machine is locked up when the computer is
> turned on. If I unplug it from the USB port and plug it back in, it works.
> This just started a couple of days ago and I can't figure out how to fix it.
> I've tried reloading drivers but that doesn't work. I used a different USB
> port and that didn't help. I checked for malware and the computer seems to
> be clean. Any ideas will be appreciated. Thanks. PS: I've also tried
> another USB mouse and get the same results.
Sound like this is worth a try?
"...What I can tell you though is that pariphrial devices are especially
notorious for causing the problems. This is especially true of high end
keyboards and mice with lots of extra features, and of various USB
devices. I have even heard of cases in which USB devices would cause the
reboot problem if they were plugged directly into the system's USB port,
but the problem would go away if the devices were plugged into a USB hub
From: Mike950 on 26 Jul 2010 21:46
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I tried all of them but nothing worked.
Since both mice were IBM mice (made by who knows), I decided to try another
brand. I borrowed the HP USB mouse that came with my grandkids HP computer.
It worked fine after Windows loaded the drivers. Comes on right away when
Windows loads. So it must have something to do with a recent WinXP update on
this machine not liking the IBM mouse/mice because it has worked fine on this
machine for years. Both the IBM mice work fine on another WinXP machine I
have so it's just this compuer. Very strange but then a lot of computer
Thanks again for the help. I'll buy another mouse and this problem should
"SC Tom" wrote:
> "Mike950" <Mike950(a)discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >I gave some incorrect information in my first post. This is an IBM USb
> > but I originally had it connected to the PS2 port using an adaptor. Off
> > and
> > on for several months now, the mouse would be inactive when the computer
> > was
> > turned on and I would turn off the computer, unplug the mouse, plug it
> > back
> > in and restart the computer (sometimes two to three restarts before the
> > mouse
> > would activate). I got tired of that, so I took off the PS2 adapter and
> > plugged it into a USB port. It worked fine for about a week or two then
> > started this behavior where it is inactive when the computer is turned on
> > and
> > I have to unplug it and plug it back in before it activates. It's acting
> > like Windows can't recognize the mouse unless it is plugged in after
> > Windows
> > is fully loaded. Like I said, I've reloaded the drivers and tried another
> > USB mouse and have the same problem.
> > When I googled this problem I found tons of posts on similar problems and
> > one suggestion was to "delete" the USB Root Hubs in Device Manager and let
> > them reset upon reboot. In WinXP there is no delete option, only Update,
> > Disable and Uninstall. Should I try the Uninstall for each USB Root Hub?
> > To: SC Tom, There has been no hardware or software added but there has
> > been
> > several Win Updates since this problem has been going on. System Restores
> > didn't help and there doesn't seem to be anything "hogging system
> > resources".
> > To: nass, No, it's an IBM mouse Model M027FO but the same thing is
> > happening with another IBM mouse model M028B0. Both of these work fine on
> > another computer so it's not the mouse. I have tried three different USB
> > ports and get the same results, so it's not the USB ports (plus this same
> > thing was happening when I used the PS2 adapter).
> > The strange thing is that the mice work when they are plugged in to the
> > USB
> > port after Windows has loaded but won't work if they are already plugged
> > in
> > when the computer is started.
> > Thanks for the help.
> Yes, go ahead and uninstall them. When you reboot afterwards, be sure all
> USB items are unplugged before the PC comes back up. Hopefully, the fresh
> reinstallation will take care of the problem.
> SC Tom