There seems to be indeed a connection here, iv been trying for a while to search on google for this spesific problem.. kinda hard to figure out a search term, disconnect reconnect, stopped working, but all those shows up other types of problem.. anyway
My connection here is, i have TONS of usb devices, and sometimes 2 of my usb harddrives + my mouse (only those 3) suddenly stops working, then reconnects a few seconds later (annoying if it happends while im playing).
And lately iv been messing around whit it to try to figure out the cause.
Apparently if i remove the two usb hd's the problem hasnt happend again for a week now and still running whiout the disconnect problem.
I tought before it was like a hardware issue.. but iv switched mb since then.
Then i tought it was power saveing in windows 8 that was disconnecting a few usb devices (while said devices are in use), so i went berzerk in power options, setting it to maximum performance, and everything inside advanced options to never on, never sleep ect.. + into hardware devices under usb controller where its also checked by default turn off device to save power... so i removed that too...
and still after all that, mouse + hds still do the disconnect reconnect dance..
The only thing that works is disconnecting the two usb hds..
Iv also tried lately to put all my usb devices on a usb hub whit its own powersupply incase my 1200w PSU for whatever reson would not be able to supply power to 10 devices, rangeing from webcam, mouse, keyboard, 2 usb hds, usb drawingpad A4, keypad and so on, usb wireless network device too..
But that makes no difference.
Iv also tried while playing games to stream like video and music + copying large files from the usb drives randomly, in case its a stress problem, but nope.. it just seems completely random disconnect reconnects.
somedays it never disconnects reconnects at all.. and some days like onec every hour or so..
Im not sure why the mouse doesnt do that when the harddrives arnt connected, it wont disconnect reconnect.. and 3 devices does it in perfect sync everytime, but none of the other usb devices does it.
My usb mouse is a razor, iv read on net that they might have been made whit low quality, maybe theres a electric problem that those 3 products are low quality and maybe have too much resistance or maybe just simply leaks from one circut to another and the computer just simply restarts them when the charge gets too low or high or whatever... but i guess that doesnt make sence since those are the only 3 usb devices that does the disconnect reconnect, and the fact theyr on a usb hub now.
Maybe its a addressing problem? irq or whatever its called? im not sure how that works since usb is claimed to handle over 250 devices if not more, and since only 2 of the devices are hd and the other one is mouse, yet nothing else usb related disconnects reconnects... ever
Its not a problem whit updates or drivers considering same thing happend in windows 7 before i upgraded to windows 8, windows updater updates as it pleases too.
If anyone has any idea what else i can try or suggest something i might have missed, ill try that.
As far as i can see, my only option is to remove the hds and get a network storage devices to take over the job as external hds, since for me the disconnect reconnect only happends when those 3 devices are connected (i allways have them connected, cus i allways use them), and this fixes my problem now.
Sorry about my english, im norwegian (its a curse).
And hopefully other people will be able to figure more stuff out, since at this point iv given up...
08.03.2013 - Updated current post.
I formated my pc again, and yep, as suspected "disconnect recconect" problem still is there.
And as i explained poorly above, the only fix seems to be unplugging the ONE of the TWO external-HD.
So if anyone reads this post, check how many usb devices you have and try to reduce number to just keyboard and mouse, and see if that helps you.
Iv read up on net again, and there seem's to be alot of 64-bit os related to this problem.
IRQ adresses can maybe have something to do whit this, but i have no idea how it works, and why the hds and mouse would run fine then suddenly "disonnect reconnect" then continue to run fine
- maybe this is the connection whit IRQ adresses :
like external hd isnt in use that sends a shutdown note to IRQ address thats shared whit hd's and mouse's leading to a shutdown.
Then as mouse would report movement and send another note that IRQ adress is in use and enable it again right after*