Cannot Install USB, Firewire, or Mouse
I am having a problem with Vista. Last time I shut my computer down, my
mouse worked fine. Now it is gone. I normally use a regular Dell USB
mouse. I tried a PS2 mouse that that isn't recognized at all. So, I
plugged the USB mouse back in. The computer recognized that I plugged
something but claimed it couldn't find a driver for it. I read that
Windows Update KB938371 but I am unable to uninstall it and a system
restore doesn't fix the problem.
As an additional note to this problem: for the past couple of days ANY
USB or firewire drive that I plug in (even ones that I have used before)
will not work. As with the mouse, the computer recognizes that I plugged
something in but it can't find a driver for it.
Anybody have a solution for this other than reinstalling Vista? Having
no mouse and no connection to a external hard drive is quite an
inconvenience. Even if I DID want to back my stuff up and reformat my
computer, I don't dare do that because I have nothing to back it up on
besides a bunch of DVD's.