Just thought I would pass this on, especially since I think this is an issue that is really not necessarily dependent on the hardware type, and/or the the HID drivers. It is just a guess but I am thinking that it may be a combination of anti-virus/malware software people run that is possibly corrupting the drivers and or services for HID touchpads and or HID mouse.
I have an Asus g73sw laptop running Windows 7. Uninstalling all USB drivers in the Device Manager and then clicking Check for hardware changes, worked but only for a little while. Here is what did work:
- On the General Tab, click Diagnostic Startup
- then click Selective startup, choose only Load system services and clear the check marks from Load startup Items and Use Original Boot configuration
- Click Apply, and when it prompts to restart computer now? click yes
- After the computer reboots, log in of course and try out your USB mouse
- Mine worked at this point; I hope this works for you too!
- Repeat steps 1 through 3. Once there put all the check marks back and then select Normal startup, click apply and yes to restart computer
- Try your USB mouse again - it should be working with "refreshed" HID drivers
Hope this works for you! The only thing I can think of is that sometimes updates may break the HID USB Hubs and HID compliant device drivers, or some service is interfering with the load order. I can't tell you exactly why this works, I just know that today I gave my USB, Mouse and Synaptics Touchpad a SERIOUS gaming workout, complete with frequent boots and device removal today and I have had ZERO problems for a straight 8 hours or more!
No reinstalling, mouse, driver, OS, regedit, Fix It, nothing - just the method above FINALLY resolved my "disappearing", code 10 code 43, device not recognized, driver failed to install mouse issues.
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