Well, I have had a lot of problems with my computer lately, and it is in need of a format and reinstall. I have always kept two windows installs on separate hard drives, my main one, and a backup one in case something happens to the first, so I can backup important files before attemtping to fix the main one. A couple hours ago though, I booted into my secondary windows install to start backing up the files from my main windows install and my mouse wouldn't work.
Thinking it was just my mouse, I rebooted into my primary windows install and the mouse wouldn't work there either. I checked other USB devices and none of them would respond either. I checked the BIOS, and all of my USB items that I still had plugged in (iPod, hub, and mouse) were detected and listed.
I booted back into windows and plugged in a USB laptop light and it lit up, so the ports are getting power, they are just not being recognized in windows for some reason. Any ideas?
12th March 2004
have you checked in device manager to see if they are enabled? i had a similar problem with a usb card i installed, found only 2 of 4 ports were working for some strange reason
Thinking about it.
21st February 2005
When I had Windows I use to have the same problem. Windows wouldn't find any of my USB Mouse or my USB keybored. For same odd reason I had to plug in a PS/2 Port Mouse or Keybored to have it find my USB. No more of that on Linux now hehe.
have you checked in device manager to see if they are enabled?
Yeah, that was one of the first things I tried. I also tried reinstalling the drivers downloaded from the Asus website, neither worked.
Windows wouldn't find any of my USB Mouse or my USB keybored. For same odd reason I had to plug in a PS/2 Port Mouse or Keybored to have it find my USB.
Well, I am using a PS/2 mouse and keyboard right now, with the USB mouse still plugged in. It is all my USB devices though, not just the mouse. It won't recognize my printer, iPod, flash drives, or hub either. I have tried plugging devices directly into the computer (I have 8 USB ports on my computer) and plugging them into the hub (4 ports built into my monitor) and Windows refuses to detect any of them.
Ok, it is fixed now, although I have no clue how. I rebooted (and I have rebooted several times before, even using different windows installs) and suddenly everything worked again.