I was temporarily without my normal mouse for my laptop so I tried using a Microsoft bluetooth mouse. I plugged the little bluetooth plug into my USB port and watched as Windows automatically installed about five different drivers. The mouse didn't work so I took it out and reverted to using my touchpad.
Now I have my original (corded) mouse back and I plug it into the USB port and get a "USB Device Not Recognized" message. The mouse works fine in a different USB port but not the one that it was originally plugged into. I'd like to get the original port (that was working fine yesterday) working again because it's on the proper side of my laptop for how my mouse is positioned.
I've tried a variety of things to fix this problem:
1. Powering off the laptop, unplugging it, removing the battery, pressing power, waiting 10 minutes, putting the battery back in, plugging it in again, restarting.
2. Deleting unused USB, mouse, and human interface drivers.
3. Deleting my valid USB, mouse, and human interfaced drivers and letting Windows refind and reinstall them.
4. System Restore.
5. Checking the upper and lower filter values in the registry (there were none).
One more detail: the problematic port works fine for other USB devices - an external hard drive or even another bluetooth mouse dongle I put in. It just doesn't work for corded mice.
Any other suggestions? This is very frustrating.
Thanks in advance!