Windows XP USB/PS2 Optical Mouse can't install/ USB Human Interface Device - invalid data


Everytime I try to hook up my USB optical mouse, it goes through the driver install routine, and then says:

"There was a problem installing this hardware:  USB Human Interface Device
An error occured during the installation of the device
The data is invalid"

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver, same results, I've tried downloading the chipset drivers for the computer, also downloaded new ms usb drivers for it, same results.

Any ideas?

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Have you tried a new mouse? It seems that the mouse is defective or try to attach the mouse at other PC to determine the causes.
PavPPZ1Author Commented:
Yes, does the same w/ another mouse, and the mouse I want to use works fine in other systems.
try to run sfc /scannow , hope it helps
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PavPPZ1Author Commented:
Didn't make a differenace.
That's really a strange case, check if the USB interface at the laptop looks fine (no physical damage)? Attach other USB devices and see if it is working properly?

PavPPZ1Author Commented:
It does the same w/ all usb devices, however they worked fine before the hard drive was replaced and xp re-installed.
Then there are one of two cases:
- Something was damaged during hard drive replacement
- Or the xp installation wasn't proper.

The first thing to do is a clean xp installation, if solved then okay, if not then it is hardware defect, and you have to consult a local technician for repairing.

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First check following.

1. Is your USB Port working fine.
2. Is your power Supply working fine.
3. Is your operating system fine. If bad reinstall or repair it.
4. Chk the compatibility of your pen drive with the Operating System.
PavPPZ1Author Commented:
Unfortunately we don't have the disk, does anyone have another way to fixing the damaged files?  
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