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Microsoft Optical mouse issues

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by rschnell1, Oct 23, 2004.

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  1. rschnell1

    rschnell1 Thread Starter

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    I have been having difficulties with my XP lately. The mouse does not seem to work now. I have tried to reinstall the software, but I cannot seem to without using the mouse. I am a little dead in the water here.
    Any thoughts on how to fix this?

    Thanks
     
  2. Old Rich

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    You might try a POM ( Plain ol' Mouse ) for the driver installation, then restart with the optical one
     
  3. Lightning

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    Is the optical light on? Does it work on another computer? Are there errors in device manager?
     
  4. rschnell1

    rschnell1 Thread Starter

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    I have reloaded the software for the mouse - with no luck. Is this possibly a virus or something like that? I cannot access many of the programs because of this problem.
     
  5. Old Rich

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    Have you tried another mouse? . . Have you tried this mouse in another machine?

    My guess is that the mouse has died.

    wrs
     
  6. Guyzer

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    Maybe the batteries are dead. Have you tried replacing them? Assuming it's a cordless. :D
     
  7. Lightning

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    Can you answer any of the questions I asked?
     
  8. bobol

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    Hi rschnell,
    try using the on-screen keyboard as an alternative to navigating while troubleshooting the mouse issue;

    go to
    start [no mouse you say to get there perhaps... press the windows key at the bottom of your keyboard to access the start menu]/programs/accessories/accessibility/ onscreen keyboard

    try get to the Mouse Properties dialog area and see if all configured ok there;
    start -control panel - printers and other hardware - mouse

    also i'm sure its supposed to auto run, but is there an issue with the xp 'safely remove hardware tool'- check it in system tray to see if its not got a warning red mark there that a previous mouse wasn't uninstalled properly.
     
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