Windows 10: Connecting USB flash drive causes wireless keyboard and mouse to freeze

Discus and support Connecting USB flash drive causes wireless keyboard and mouse to freeze in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; 2 week old HP All-In-One worked fine until today - connecting a USB flash drive or portable hard drive causes the HP wireless mouse and keyboard to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by RoamingGnome, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. Connecting USB flash drive causes wireless keyboard and mouse to freeze


    2 week old HP All-In-One worked fine until today - connecting a USB flash drive or portable hard drive causes the HP wireless mouse and keyboard to stop working - unplug the flash drive and the mouse/keyboard works again... any ideas or suggestions ?

    :)
     
    RoamingGnome, Jan 14, 2020
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  2. das10 Win User

    USB Flash Drive Causes Mouse lagging/freezing

    Is your mouse wireless ? If so, does the issue also occur if you use a wired mouse ?

    In case you are using a wireless mouse, inserting flash drives might be causing some kind of interference with the mouse signal; if possible try using a USB extension cable to keep the mouse transmitter as far away from the PC as possible. The following links describe signal interference when using USB 3 hard drives or flash drives (see the pdf in the second link) :

    USB 3.0 Hard Drives Can Cause Wi-Fi Interference The Mac Observer
    USB 3.0* Radio Frequency Interference on 2.4 GHz Devices

    Or, as nIGHTmAYOR said, it might be some other issue.
     
    das10, Jan 14, 2020
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  3. Wireless Mouse connects as a keyboard

    Hi there.

    I've tried doing all of these steps, and it still doesn't work. I can see the device in 'Connected devices' in 'Settings'. It is listed as 'Microsoft Nano Tranceiver' but has a keyboard icon next to it. the mouse is a Microsoft Mouse 1850. This also occurs
    with other wireless mice I have tried, and they connect but all have the keyboard icon next to them.

    Thanks,

    Jordyn
     
    JordynCoxhead, Jan 14, 2020
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  4. RCoon Win User

    Connecting USB flash drive causes wireless keyboard and mouse to freeze

    Keyboard and Mouse freezing

    Similar thing happened to m RAT 9, it had a corrupted profile in the firmware, caused everything to freeze every 10 seconds or so, so I replaced the mouse. It didn't cause my keyboard to stop working though.
     
    RCoon, Jan 14, 2020
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