I wish I had not bought this expensive Lenovo Thinkpad but instead stayed with HP and Acer despite their thin cases which mess up your typing when you press on them. LeNovo has a very annoying problem which is causing me a lot of wasted time when you add up the rebooting or swapping of usb cables.
For no reason my usb-connected mouse and/or keyboard go dead and I have to use the laptop keyboard which I cannot get used to.
I have searched on the internet and not found anything very useful: I am not using a hub, I am not playing games, and there is nothing in the Event Viewer that I can see. I have tried different mice and keyboards. Usually but not always a reboot clears the problem, and sometimes swapping between the 3 usb connectors does the trick.
I have another windows 7 laptop and have not found this problem so I am blaming the LeNovo and will have to send it back under the guarantee if there isn't anything easy to solve. That will involve a lot of time-consuming copying and backing up, and deleting of private things.
Well, I know even experts cannot fix hardware problems in this forum, but if anyone has any suggestion I would be grateful.