Strange thing just occurred to my computer. I heard the sound you get when hardware has been disconnected from your computer, and immeidately, my mouse and keyboard (both USB) stopped working.
Now, when I plug the mouse in, the red light at the bottom of the mouse turns on, so I am pretty sure that the USB is providing power to the device although windows doesn't seem to be recognising it.
I tried uninstalling the USB drivers through the device manager, and then do a scan for new hardware, but this did not fix the problem. My hardware is all up to date so I'm not exactly sure how to proceed. All my other USB ports seem to be behaving similarly.
I also tried doing a full cold shutdown with a power cycle but that didn't help as well.
I'm tempted to say that it's a software-related issue with windows.
Any help/suggestions would be highly appreciated.
Edited by aommaster, 03 October 2008 - 03:55 PM.