Fix: CSGO Mouse/Keyboard Not Working or Lagging Issue

2012’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) is a free-to-play multiplayer first-person team-based action shooter video game by Valve and Hidden Path Entertainment that’s still one of the best multiplayer FPS titles in the market. It’s the 4th edition in the Counter-Strike series that has received overwhelmingly positive reviews. Meanwhile, some CS GO players are reporting that they’re facing the Mouse/Keyboard Not Working or Lagging Issue.

Well, if you’re also one of the victims to encounter the same issue then you can follow this troubleshooting guide completely to fix it. As already mentioned, plenty of CS: GO players have reported about the keyboard or mouse not working issue on the PC which becomes a widespread issue in a short period of time. It seems that either there is some connectivity issue with the peripheral devices or the game becomes buggy/corrupted for some reason.

Fix: CSGO Mouse/Keyboard Not Working or Lagging Issue

Fix: CS GO Mouse/Keyboard Not Working or Lagging Issue

Whereas some affected players are also claiming that some adjustments in the game settings as well as in the Windows settings menu may fix the issue in most cases. So, here we’ve shared a couple of possible workarounds for you that should gonna come in handy. Now, without further ado, let’s jump into it.

1. Reconnect Mouse and Keyboard

First of all, you should try disconnecting and reconnecting the mouse as well as the keyboard on the PC to ensure there is no connectivity issue at all. Sometimes a poor or loose USB connectivity to the port may cause such issues.

2. Update Mouse and Keyboard Driver

Make sure to update the mouse and keyboard driver on the PC because an outdated or missing driver may trigger several issues with the peripheral connectivity as well as operations whatsoever. To do that:

  • Right-click on the Start Menu to open up the Quick Access Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager from the list to open the interface.
  • Now, you’ll need to double-click on Keyboards to expand it.
  • Then right-click on the active keyboard device that you’re using.
  • Next, click on Update driver > Choose Search automatically for drivers.
  • The system will automatically check for the available update.
  • If an update is available, it’ll automatically download and install the latest version.
  • Once done, make sure to restart your PC to apply the changes.

You’ll have to follow the same steps again but for the Mice and other pointing devices adapter this time. While the rest of the steps will be the same.

3. Check for the Mouse and Keyboard Software Update

These days most keyboard and mouse manufacturers do offer dedicated software where the connected mouse or keyboard device can be configured. Some popular brands like Logitech, Dell, SteelSeries, Cooler Master, etc manufacturers do offer peripheral software on the PC. To do so, just head over to the respective website of the device and download the latest software on the PC depending on your specific model number.

4. Try Using Other Peripherals

It’s also worth recommending to try using other peripheral devices instead of the existing one because it may also be possible that somehow the currently used keyboard or mouse has some issues.

5. Update Windows

If in case, you’re running the outdated Windows OS version or outdated build then make sure to follow the steps below to check and install updates.

  • Press Windows + I keys to open up the Windows Settings menu.
  • Click on Windows Update from the left pane > Check for updates.Windows Update Windows 11
  • If there is an update available, you should select Download and Install.
  • Wait for the update process to be completed.
  • Once done, reboot your PC to apply changes.

You should also check for the optional updates by following the steps below because some of the device driver updates and security patch updates may appear in a separate section.

  • Press Windows + I keys to open up the Windows Settings menu.
  • Click on Windows Update from the left pane > Click on Advanced Options.
  • Now, scroll down a bit and find the Additional options section.
  • Click on Optional updates > If there is an update available, make sure to select the update.
  • Click on Download & install > Reopen the system once the update is installed.

6. Update CS: GO

The chances are high that an outdated game version is troubling the players a lot. It becomes buggy and unstable with the latest system. It’s highly recommended to check for the game update and install the same as early as possible. To do so:

  • Open the Steam client > Go to Library.
  • Click on CS: GO from the list of installed games on the left pane.
  • Now, the client will automatically search for the available update.
  • If there is an update available, you’ll see the Update option > Just click on it.
  • Wait for a couple of minutes or so until the game update completes. [Depends on the storage space and internet connectivity]
  • Once done, make sure to close the Steam client.
  • Finally, reboot your PC to apply changes, and launch the CS: GO game again.

7. Try Disabling V-SYNC

You should try turning off the V-Sync (Vertical Sync) option on the PC either via the in-game settings menu or the graphics card software.

8. Try Changing the Keyboard Repeat Rate

You can try changing the keyboard repeat rate to the slower side by following the steps below.

  • Click on the Windows icon on the taskbar to open the Start menu.
  • Now, search for Control Panel and open it.
  • Search for Keyboard and open it > Head over to the Keyboard Properties section.
  • Make sure to Change the Repeat Rate to Slow and the Repeat Delay option to Short under the Speed tab.
  • Once done, click on Apply and then OK to save changes.

9. Adjust Power Management for USB HUB Devices

It’s also possible that the connected USB HUB devices are going into sleep mode if not in use for a while and then don’t wake up properly. You can adjust the power management option for the USB Root HUB Properties by following the steps below:

  • Press the Windows + X keys to open the Quick Link Menu.
  • Click on Device Manager > Double-click on Universal Serial Bus Controllers to expand it.
  • Now, right-click on the USB Root Hub device > Select Properties.
  • Click on the Power Management tab > Make sure to uncheck the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power option.
  • Finally, you should reboot the PC to apply changes.

10. Turn OFF Windows Scaling

Well, Windows Scaling is a feature that increases or decreases the on-screen texts, programs, and other visual elements for the users to see and use quite easily. You can try turning it off because it can reduce mouse cursor or pointer lagging up to some extent.

  • Press the Windows + I keys to open the Windows Settings menu.
  • Now, click on System from the left pane > Select Display.
  • Go to Scale and Layout > Select Change the size of text, apps, and other items.
  • Make sure to choose 125% or 150% to re-size the display items according to your preference. [100% is recommended]

However, if the mouse lagging problem is still bothering you then make sure to turn off scaling by following the steps below.

  1. Right-click the CS: GO exe application > Select Properties > Click on the Compatibility tab.
  2. Now, tickmark the Disable display scaling on high DPI settings checkbox to disable it.
  3. Click on Apply and then OK to save changes.

11. Verify and Repair Game Files

If in case, your game files become missing or corrupted on the PC due to some unexpected reason then you may encounter several issues with the game launching as well as other conflicts. Make sure to verify and repair the game files properly to check for the issue.

Note: Don’t run other heavy applications while performing this method.

  • Launch the Steam client > Click on Library.
  • Right-click on CS: GO from the list of installed games.
  • Now, click on Properties > Go to Local Files.

  • Click on Verify Integrity of Game Files.
  • You’ll have to wait for the process until it gets completed.
  • Once done, just restart your computer. This will most probably fix the game file-related issue.

That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For further queries, you can comment below.

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