USB Mouse disappears after Sleep or Hibernation  

  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10

    USB Mouse disappears after Sleep or Hibernation

    I have recently upgraded my laptop from Vista to Windows 7 to Windows 10.

    My system is

    Toshiba Equium P300-16T, Intel Pentium (R) Dual CPU T2370 1.73 GHz. Installed memory (RAM) 2.00 GB 32 Bit Operating System

    My Windows 10 is reported as Version 1703 (OS Build 15063.296) (c) 2017

    I realise my system isn't the best for Windows 10 but the recent WannaCry attack has made me anxious to keep my OS as up to date as I can.

    Everything seems OK, although W10 is a bit slow in loading, apart from the fact that my 6 button button USB Backlit 2400 DPI Optical Wired Gaming Mouse disappears from Devices and Device Manager whenever I put the laptop to Sleep or Hibernate. If I do a full restart then it comes back.

    I have asked the question on another more general Windows forum without any success other than to try a wireless mouse so I have fitted a Logitech M310 wireless mouse but the problem still exists.

    Anyone have any thoughts on the problem.


    Sorry for some of the weird text displays but have been using cut and paste.
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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 7

    Enable Pointer Trails in Control Panel. It works immediately.
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  3. Posts : 13
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the reply. Have changed the Pointer Trails but the USB mouse is still not available after coming out of sleep or hibernation. The touch pad of the laptop still works however as it has always done. I just don't like using the touch pad especially when trying to copy/cut and paste etc.
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  4. Posts : 272
    Win 10 pro 64 bit Vs. 20H2 Build 19042.630

    Have you looked at the advanced power settings in control panel, also in device manager to make sure it's not turning their usb port off to save power?
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  5. Posts : 2,608
    Windows 10

    I guess the suggestion is that it is re-installing the driver every time you are doing a full Restart.

    I would look at all the Power Options > Advanced settings > USB settings (Control Panel version) regarding the USB ports and also do a battery calibration.

    Also look at the Options in the Device Manager > Mice & Other > Properties > Power Management Tab etc.
    Being a fancier than a 'normal' mouse I guess it takes more power from the USB.

    It must be quite old 8 years ?, it will certainly need a new BIOS settings battery.
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  6. Posts : 13
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks Helmut, that seems a logical conclusion and is similar to the advice given by slippery.

    The fact that the driver loads OK from a cold start shows that it it installed in my system OK. The fact also that both the normal wired usb and wireless usb mouse have the same problem suggest it is a USB port issue but I have no real idea of how to investigate this. Is it perhaps just a simple power plan change?

    I have a battery installed but it's dead so I run all the time on AC power.

    What changes do the sleep and hibernate options have on usb power?
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  7. Posts : 13
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hi, update to my problem.


    After spending quite some time checking power options on the Generic USB Hub connections to no avail. I decide to go back and use the standard USB ports on the laptop, of which I have 4. The original problem first showed when using a wired mouse connected to one of the ports (which I used OK with VISTA) which is why the suggestion of using a wireless mouse came about.

    I then tried the 7 way USB port which I use for external memory stick storage and this gave the same problem.

    I then went back to basics and tried connection to the original standard USB ports and lo and behold found that one of the ports works fine (there might be others but not tested). I am now able to use both Sleep and Hibernate options and the mouse functions correctly when the system is woken up.

    Have no idea what the original problem was or why it should now be working but I am happy that I now have a fully functioning mouse.

    Thanks for all the help, much appreciated.
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