How to Stop a USB Mouse From Constantly Disconnecting and Reconnecting

If you’re using Windows and your USB mouse keeps disconnecting and reconnecting over and over again, this is the guide for you.

Before you start mucking around with driver updates and other lengthy troubleshooting steps, give this a shot –

  1. Type the keyboard combo Windows key + R (❖ + r) to bring up the Run dialogue box. In that window, enter the command devmgmt.msc and then click OK
  2. From the Device Manager window find the item named Universal Serial Bus controllers and click the ‘plus sign’ ( + ) next to it to expand the list.
  3. Scroll down that list and locate the first entry titled USB Root Hub. Double-click it.
  4. First, select the Power Management tab at the top of the window. Then, remove the check mark from the box labelled Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power. Click OK.
  5. Exit out of the device manager and continue using Windows as you normally would. At this point, the issue should be resolved. If it’s not…
  6. Return to the Device Manager and this time open the item in the Universal Serial Bus controllers list named Generic USB Hub. Once again remove the check mark from the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power item located in the Power Management tab.

  7. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, it’s probably time to uninstall and reinstall the latest drivers for your mouse.
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