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mouse keeps install

mouse keeps install

mouse keeps install

(OP)
Every time I plug a usb mouse or keyboard into the cpu it goes through a hardware wizard to install the device.  If I switch the mouse or keyboard out (due to the desktop is moved from location to location)  It goes through the hardware wizard to install the device again.  The keyboard or mouse is the same make and model.  How can I install the drivers just once and not go through this every time?  This is the only model of cpu that does this.  All the others install the device automatic without opening the hardware wizard.  Any ideas?

RE: mouse keeps install

What OS?  I'm assuming WinXP, Vista, or 7 (my guess is XP).

You could try totally uninstalling the keyboard/mouse drivers, as well as the USB drivers, and let the system redo all that.  See if that takes care of it.

RE: mouse keeps install

(OP)
Sorry.  OS is Win XP.

RE: mouse keeps install

In BIOS setup, is there any setting for detecting USB, IRQ's? If so, your system might be re-detecting the IRQ's every time you plug a peripheral in. If I change the plug into a different port in my USB hub, the computer will reinstall it! Especially the mouse, as it doesn't us the "default" mouse driver. The software does stay installed - but the computer has to re-detect it if anything is changed.

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