Ever since i started using Windows 7, my mouse and my audio drivers
seem to keep resetting. I have made sure all my drivers for all my Windows components are up to date.
I was using the built-in RealTech audio that came with my Asus P8Z68V motherboard, and every few minutes I would see the little message pop up saying it detected that I just plugged an audio device, and about as often, my mouse would suddenly stop working, and then reconnect. both would be followed by that sound windows makes when it just detected a new device had been disconnected. So it's almost like Windows is resetting my IRQ or DMA or something, or it just drops the port, and opens it again.
I can verify that I am not constantly unplugging my speaker jack and mouse, so its not me.
I even went into the BIOS and disabled the on-board sound and installed a sound Blaster X-Fi card, and it made no difference.
I tried connecting my Logitech MX518 mouse to another USB port, and it did not help. I am using a Logitech G19 keyboard, so I relocated my mouse to a USB port on the keyboard and it seems to do it a bit less often. <shrug>
This problems happens all the time, no matter if I am playing a game, browsing the internet, etc... The sound will stop for about a half second, or the mouse will freeze, and then they reconnect as if nothing happened... except for the Windows default sound event for "device disconnect". They do not disconnect together, or at the same time, they are cutting in/out independently from each other. Sometimes twice in a 10 second period, other times not at all for 20 min or so.