1st problem: Mouse died, bought a new one. This mouse would not work in the same usb port the old mouse did. I had to use a previously unused usb port on the other side of the laptop. The original usb port is not damaged and works just fine with a usb flash drive. I want my mouse to work with the original usb port like it was supposed to. I suspect perhaps somehow driver info for the old mouse is still in the system preventing a clean install of the driver software on the usb port?? just guessing here that may not even be possible. 2nd problem: I use a vantec 2.0 USB to IDE adapter. (this lets you use a regular hard drive for storage through the usb port for laptops or systems that don't have a way to install another hard drive) Suddenly one day the PC refused to work with this adapter. It will work fine on my wife's windows XP system so I know there is nothing wrong with the adapter or hard drive. Again, the original port this was connected to still do works fine with other regular USB devices. I'd like to get this back working on my system. I am using Windows 7 64 bit. Any help for these two problems will be greatly appreciated.