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Windows 7: USB devices taking 2 minutes to initialize at startup

13 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-bit Home
USB devices taking 2 minutes to initialize at startup

This is something that has started happening just in the last month or so with my wife's computer:

When she boots into Windows 7, the mouse and keyboard (both USB) aren't working. They continue to appear non-functional for 2 full minutes, at which point they come on and work perfectly. There are no problems after that.

I realize I should give system specs, but I'm not sure what would be relevant other than saying she has a Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM, and Windows 7 32-bit.

Anyone know why this might be happening?

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13 Mar 2010   #2

7 hp

New build here, Gigabyte P55 UDL3 mobo/i5 750/4gigs OCZ ram. I dual boot Win7 HP x86 and x64. Same deal on both, I have to wait for the damned keyboard to start working before I can type my password. Damn irritating!

Never saw this issue ever, so I assumed it was something about the mobo. Now you have me wondering?
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13 Mar 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

I do not know why this is happening, as there can be several causes, but there are somme common-sense places to start:

It could be your your usb drivers have an issue, and by going into device manager, you can check and see if there are any hardware driver errors.

Equally possible, it can be the drivers for your USB devices, such as a non-win7 friendly mouse or keyboard driver, again, pretty easy to check ou.

Also, it may well be that either your mouse or keyboard may be faulty, holding up your system. The easy way to check this is to simply try a different keyboard and mouse!

Last, but not least, it could be a bad usb port, or less likely, even a setting in your bios. The bios of course is easy enough to check out, but running down a bad usb port can actually be tricky...and yes, they can go bad!

The first thing that I would try, to eliminate the obvious, would be to try a different mouse and keyboard (and anything else that is plugged into your USB ports, by the way! For example, although your mouse/keyboard is slow to initialize, it COULD be an external USB hard drive causing an issue)
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27 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

HI, i have the SAME exact issue.. any follow-ups on this issue?

7 x64 here btw

I've tried everything, its getting so frustrating that Im thinking of a fresh install, JUST because of this..even though like the Mzima mentioned.. after waiting 2-3 mins for my mouse and keyboard to finally initialize at startup..everything else continues on fine
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27 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional x64

Try updating your chipset and USB drivers.
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02 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

anybody, find anything else on this, I still have this issue..i seriously dont wanna have to reinstall just for might just happen again anyway.

btw this NEVER happen with Vista, and i had pretty much the same devices
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 USB devices taking 2 minutes to initialize at startup

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