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Microsoft Optical mouse pointer blinks

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jldjs, Sep 26, 2003.

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  1. jldjs

    jldjs Thread Starter

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    I just installed a MS optical mouse, think it's really from Intellipoint(?). It plugs into my mouse bus port but looks like it has a USB adapter to allow to do this. Anyway, I noticed that the mouse pointer is blinking rather than just a solid arrow. Does this indicate anything abnormal? Reason I ask I'm pursueing answers to some performance problems with W98SE, low sys resources, out of memory conditions, system hangs for periods in the minutes. Also, when I unplug y USB wireless adapter, which is physically below the mouse port, the blinking stops!! Talked with Linksys techie and he thought there might be a power issue?!? I have a USB port hub but my adapter won't work plugged into it with the hubs power supply on. ANy explanations would be appreciated.
     
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    Can't you just plug it direct to the USB port or to the hub??????
     
  3. jldjs

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    I suppose I could if I removed the bus port adapter plug. Will W98 discover the mouse as it does for a bus port? THe info that came with the device didn't really suggest putting into a USB port.
     
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    I have one I just bought that has an adapter too. The adapter is to be able to plug it into the PS/2 port should you not have a USB port, or an extra usb port on the computer. 98 will discover it as soon as you plug it in....you'll have to use the tab and enter keys to accept the answers and let it browse for the drivers, which it should be able to locate on its own.
     
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