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Cant find USB mouse on W2k3.

By Theo343 ยท 5 replies
Nov 23, 2005
  1. Ive had some problems with a new(old) replaced motherboard. In the start the CPU showed 0 and 127 celcius but after a while with different work to narrow the problem it suddenly settled back to normal 28. Actually after moving the DVD to secondary controller hmm. (last step in a desperate chain of experiments hehe).

    I got w2k3 installing on the DFI NFII Ultra Infinity(SocketA) and on a SATA disk on the Sil3114 SATA kontroller with textmode F6 driver installation. Everything seemed fine.

    But i have a big problem getting it to detect USB mouse. Ive tried many and they all work on another W2k3(S478) machine.

    The only relative difference i can see is that the s478 machine has the HID(human interface device) installed in system-hardware and the HID service started.

    On the socketA machine i cant start the HID service and i think it is because the HID isnt present in the system-hardware list.

    How can i trick/install the HID into the system-hardware? I cant find it in "add hardware". And is this the problem? Seems logical.

    The Bios is set for USB 1.1+2.0 and USB Keyboard enabled. Ive also tried only USB1.1 set in Bios.

    I installed the SP1 and hotfixes hoping it would fix the problem but it didnt. Ive also tried installing the driverpack for the Razer Diamondback and tried a Logitech Mx310 mouse. When i reattach the mouse, the laser/optics blinks 3 times and "unknown device" appears in the system tray on a USB icon.

    A quick list of my inventory:
    - DFI NFII Ultra Infinity with last bios 24. nov 2004 (socketA)
    - XP-M2400, supported by the mobo.
    - Windows 2003 with SP1 and service packs.
    - Nforce remix 2.5.1 basically 5.10/5.11. Had problems befor installing it aswell.
    - Directx 9.0c with SP1
    - Forceware 77.30 on a 6600GT.
    - Benq DW1640 on the secondary controller
    - 250GB SATA barracuda on the SI3114 controller.
  2. Theo343

    Theo343 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Anyone got some tips?
  3. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    MS Intellipoint software

    Try plugging in a different port (if you've not done so). Have you got a PS2 port you can use. Tried installing MS Intellipoint software.
  4. Theo343

    Theo343 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    ive tried all ports in front and back, same result. All that happens is that the mous blinks 3 times and "unknow device" appears in the hardware USB list.

    Ill try to downloas MS intellipoint to see if that gives the USB HID thing a kick into the hardware list.

    Ive gotten a below-par PS2 mouse to use in the meanwhile but i guess this will affect all USB devices so i should fix it.
  5. Theo343

    Theo343 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    After trying many things like
    - importing hardware services into registry from another w2k3 server
    - disabling serial and paralell port in bios to resolve any possible int conflict

    It suddenly resolved itself. The weird thing is that it took a about 10-15 reboots and 8 hours before the mouse suddenly was alive and kicking.

    But i seem to remember that the USB2.0 controller didnt show in the post bios hardware list until i released some interupts. And in the menu where you set int manually it seemed like there where two units trying to share the same int.

    So it might have been a interupt conflict, even though thats pretty seldom on todays PCI int. sharing units.
  6. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Strange, but at least a result.
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