(Running Windows 10)
I attached an external hard drive that held recovery disk information, and suddenly my Dell desktop stopped recognizing my mouse -- any mouse, wired or wifi, to any USB (both mice check out fine with my laptop). I checked the Device Manager, and the mice show up on the device list under "Other devices" with yellow triangles with exclamation points. When I check the Driver status for any attached mouse, it is listed as "The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28) There are no compatible drivers for this device. To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver."
When I select Update Driver and choose the option for "Search automatically for updated driver software" I get the message "Windows could not find drivers for your device. If you know the manufacturer of your device, you can visit their website and check the support section for downloadable drivers." However, since the mice I'm trying to connect are just standard 3-button jobs, there are no downloadable drivers -- these should use standard Windows mice drivers.
When I selected the option to Browse for the driver and set the browse to the C:/ drive and all subdirectories, I get the same "could not find drivers for your device."

I tried deleting the entries under "Other devices" and rebooting. It recreates the entries that I just deleted, with the same status messages. Note: when I googled this problem, I was led to expect an entry under Device Manager titled "Mice and other devices" but no category in Device Manager mentions mice except for this "Other devices" category.