I cannot believe I'm asking this question...lol but I'm stumped I think. Here goes the problem. My mouse and keyboard are USB wired, now the past few days my mouse just stops. You know if you plug a data stick in a usb port and you hear that sound when it is connected or disconnected? Well I get that. Ok so I thought bad mouse, unplug mouse, plug it in different USB port and same, jiggle the cord and wow, yep must be a bad mouse except. My keyboard every now and then is now doing the same thing. Randomly! My keyboard isn't being moved, the cord is fine. The only thing I can think of is a bad mouse, and for some reason it is confusing my USB and that is disconnecting the keyboard. When this happens I painstakingly navigate to device manger VIA, TAB and arrow keys only to see no mouse, or keyboard showing up. I restart the computer and all is fine, both on device manger. Then it happens again. Deep Scanned PC no viruses or malware found, but I know that doesn't mean there isn't one. Anyone know of a virus or malware that does this, or is it what I think it is and since the mouse has a bad wire, it is interfering with my keyboard?