Sorry if this is a long post but I really need some advice.
I have recently done a format of drive C and reinstalled windows 7 ultimate 64bit.
Everything was fine for a couple of days while little by little I reinstalled all my other programs and drivers etc and updated windows.
Now though every time I reboot my mouse and keyboard wont work unless I unplug and reconnect them. Also my external HDD sometimes gets detected again by windows. Quite often but not always windows will reinstall drivers for the mouse or keyboard and they then begin to work but mostly I need to disconnect them and reconnect to get any joy. Have noticed apart from the normal connect/disconnect beeps I have heard something like 3 rapid beeps and the device doesnt get detected and i have to try again.
I have a mix of usb 2 and 3 ports split into seperate hubs on the back panel of my motherboard and have tried connecting my mouse and keyboard to seperate ones and still get the same issue. I have tried reinstalling the chipset and the asmedia usb 3.0 drivers with no luck. Have also uninstalled all USB hubs etc in device manager and I still have the problem even after they are all redetected and installed. Although during the reboot they do get detected and my keyboard and mouse will work till I do a normal reboot.
I am pretty sure this problem was slightly present on my last windows install as quite often on startup I would hear 2 rapid device detections but it was instant and if the detections were my mouse and keyboard then it was so fast they were working before i could get a hand to them.
When I turn on the power my keyboard and mouse light up. As windows loads they stay lit till just before the welcome screen then both go dark. Does that mean they are not getting power through the usb ports?
Anyway i am lost and it's really annoying after just doing a windows reinstall.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
Mouse is a steel series ikari laser and the keyboard is just an old logitech g15
Asus PZ68-V PRO
8gb ddr3 1600mhz
i7 sandybridge at 4.0ghz
Asus direct cu II 580 gpu