USB issues while playing games

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Adam Bowers, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. Adam Bowers

    Adam Bowers Guest

    I'm having issue with my USB devices when playing games (Lord of the Rings
    Online, Team Fortress 2, etc), and only when playing games. I constantly get
    the 'USB device disconnect' sound and then a 'usb device reconnect' sound.
    Occasionally I will get a dialog box saying I should use the device in a USB
    2.0 slot. All of my USB slots are 2.0 and powered. I have tried using
    different slots and different devices, but the behavior remains the same.
    Here is my hardware. All drivers are up-to-date.

    Vista Home Premium w/ SP1 32-bit
    ASUS P5E3 [email protected] (X48 Chipset)
    eVGA Geforce 8800 GTS 512
    Seagate 2700.11 (RAID 0)
    Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1ty
    Logitech G5 Mouse
    Logitech G15 V2 Keyboard
    Multimedia card reader
    Adam Bowers, Apr 28, 2008
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  2. Adam Bowers

    Quaoar Guest

    IMO, in the old world, the BIOS controlled the power to USB. With
    Vista, it appears to me that USB devices *must* have the ability to
    withstand major power deficiencies. Most pre-vista USB devices do not
    have the ability to operate under the wide range of power availability
    that Vista wants.

    You might gain a "cure" for this problem by turning off the eye-candy
    that is standard with Vista. Make Vista operate more like XP.

    Quaoar, Apr 28, 2008
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  3. Adam Bowers

    Adam Bowers Guest

    I just wanted to let everyone know that the problem was with my media card
    reader. I don't know why it is having problems when I play games. I suspect
    it has something to do with the way Vista handles power to USB devices.
    Adam Bowers, Apr 28, 2008
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    Blade Guest


    I have the same problem when I'm using a browser, IE or Firefox, when I
    click on a tab, my mouse act like it's disconnected and, like you, I heared
    the disconnect/connect usb sound, sometime just by scrolling on a page the
    led of the mouse and keyboard are flashing.

    I have the same problem on any port and sometimes even the keyboad stop
    working at the same time.

    I only have my keyboard and mouse connect on my usb port and it's acting
    this way, it only started like 4 days ago.
    Blade, Apr 29, 2008
  5. Adam Bowers


    Jun 1, 2011
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    I had the same issue so i try disabling every usb device on control panel --> device manager without any luck.

    At the same time, I started DiRT3 on window mode and, fortunately, i realized that something strange was happening.
    Device Manager was flashing and updating contents so I discovered the f***ing device that was causing issues (auto connecting/disconnecting). On my situation, it was a device under the Human Interface Branch (HID) but I guess it can happen elsewhere.

    After disabling that device, all the problems dissapeared.

    Hope that will help you.
    otrofox, Jun 1, 2011
  6. Adam Bowers


    Feb 22, 2013
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    It's sound like that any kind of problem in your port. Do you check it.
    Alfred, Feb 22, 2013
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