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USB Mouse Not Recognized – Here is What You Should Do!

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Mx RevolutionsI recently updated to Windows 7 and have been pretty happy with its performance, especially with its power management among other things.

However, I faced an issue that had an easy fix (only if I knew what it was) but took me quite a while to figure it out.

I put the laptop to sleep and when I brought it back up it refused to recognize my wireless USB mouse “”. Though the USB ports were actively recognizing that a new device has been attached it just failed to install it and showed the following error in the taskbar.

I disabled the USB ports and enabled them again, reinstalled Mouse drivers, restarted the computer, scanned hardware for changes, etc..

None of the troubleshooting steps I performed helped. There was one last thing left to do (which I should have actually started with!)

Here is what helped!

Shutdown the laptop and pull the power adapter off the laptop. Once that is done, pull the batter off from the back of the laptop and put it back in after a minute.

Now when you restart your laptop hopefully everything should be back to how it should be and your mouse will work just fine, mine did!

Also, this issue is not restriced to Windows 7 and is kown to happen with other versions of Windows platforms and the solution mentioned in this article applies to all the other platforms as well.

By the way, MX Revolution from Logitech is one of the BEST Mouse available today.. Check it out here.

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6 Comments on This Article

  1. By: rayyans  on December 5, 2009 at 1:22 am

    @tnerd Peace and blessing of Allah be upon you. how you doing? Longtime

  2. By: michael  on December 19, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    It worked! Thank you. This had frustrated me for so long, I never would have thought just taking out and putting in the laptop battery would make it work again! Thank you! Success!

  3. By: abdul  on January 24, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    I love you this works ppl

  4. By: nnodu  on January 29, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Thanks it worked, I have always had this issue since migration to Windows7

  5. By: Brian  on January 31, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Oh my God! I really do not understand how can this solve the problem, but IT DID! Mouse and scanner is now working again! THANKS A LOT!

  6. By: Arthur  on April 28, 2010 at 3:32 am

    Great Thanks!!!!!