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Intellimouse Explorer addit. buttons problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Neva, Feb 10, 2001.

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  1. Neva

    Neva Thread Starter

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    I have Intellimouse Explorer optical mouse from MS on NT4 system. The problem is with two side buttons (fourth and fifth), after a while they stop working. Their functions restore after reboot. If I try to re-enter settings using systerm utility, it usually does not work before reboot.
    I have the latest driver 3.2 from MS.
    M/b A-Open.

    Thanks
     
  2. LarryCore

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    I have the same mouse and have never had any trouble in NT 4 with it.

    Well, wait - I had one problem. I turned off the mouse icon in the system tray and my settings (double click for pusing the wheel in) stopped working. Do you have the icon turned on?

    You say "after a while"... what does that mean? Are you sure it is based on time? It is more likely a software issue - you are running something else that is killing the mouse driver. You can test this by booting up and not doing anything - just let the machine sit for a few hours.
     
  3. Neva

    Neva Thread Starter

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    > I turned off the mouse icon in the system tray
    It worked w/out icon in the system tray until recently. Now I re-installed the icon, but it did not help.
    > It is more likely a software issue
    Obviously. The problem is it is difficult to track a culprit s/w. For a while I thought it is due to Java VM (after Java app is terminated, two buttons often cease to response), but now I'm not sure.

    I tried to re-install previous driver version 3.1, but it did not help. In fact the mouse with driver worked fine for about a year, and I can not pinpoint the cause.

    Thanks for suggestion. Do know of any other possible cause?
     
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