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Windows 7: keyboard/mouse disconnect during games

13 Apr 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
keyboard/mouse disconnect during games

For the past several months I've noticed every once in a while my keyboard and mouse would shut down briefly and then reconnect (I'm talking once every two weeks or so). A couple days ago the problem escalated to every time I turned a game on. The problem is preceded by 10 to 15 minutes of the disconnect/reconnect windows sound. I've attempted to narrow the problem down, but can't seem to pinpoint it. The computer claims that a USB device is not recognized and repeats this error over and over. Everything functions perfectly outside of games, however.

I have tried reinstalling the device drivers, reinstalling the usb drivers, and switching ports both front and back. Furthermore I only have three USB devices, and I've tried unplugging them to figure out the problem device, yet no combination gives me an answer. I can't fix the problem if I don't know what the problem is.

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13 Apr 2015   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Update: Devices work fine on other computers and problem persists with generic keyboard/mouse on the primary computer. Is this the motherboard going bad then?
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