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Misbehaving mouse needs new driver

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Kristi, Jan 29, 2003.

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  1. Kristi

    Kristi Thread Starter

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    I had to replace my mouse a few months ago. I replaced a 2 button mouse with a two button & scroll wheel mouse. This mouse is a Logitech M-S48a. No software came with the mouse. I didn't <i><u>notice</u></i> any major problems right away.

    After I installed new ram recently, I noticed that the mouse was very "sticky" and I had intermittant loss of the mouse. It may have been a problem before installing new ram, but if it was I didn't notice it. (I removed the 64mb stick and installed 2 128mb sticks.) I believe the problem is related to the mouse driver rather than the ram increase.

    I searched the internet for a driver for this mouse and found MouseWare at driverguide.com and downloaded LogitechMouse.exe. This software has the following motion properties that can be set: 1) Cursor speed [Slow....Fast]; 2) Cursor acceleration [No,Low,Medium,High]; 3) PS/2 report rate [....80........]. Since this is a Logitech mouse and this is Logitech software <i><u>for this mouse</u></i>, there shouldn't be anymore mouse problems.

    I've tried several settings on this software and I can't find a setting that is useful. The mouse isn't quite as "sticky" as it was before, but the control just isn't there. My mouse hand is fatigued from trying to win the control battle with this mouse.

    Any ideas on what I can do to train this mouse? Is there a good driver that this mouse could use? I'm using W98. There are no irq conflicts; the mouse does not share.

    Thanks for any help,
    Kristi
     
  2. Nothingface

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    your mouse should have came with a cd. if not, then i would assume that was an open package. return it and get a new one.
     
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  4. Kristi

    Kristi Thread Starter

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I didn't know that I should have had a cd. The Radio Shack salesperson said it didn't come with software and I left it at that, assuming it didn't need any. I'm sure Radio Shack will stand behind their sale. I'll be finding out soon. Thanks.

    I downloaded and installed the driver file pointed out and it's the same driver as LogitechMouse.exe, however it is a different version. The version I had installed was 9.29 and this file was version 9.29.2. I'm testing the mouse with this driver version and I'll post back with the results. (when I get over the flu) Thanks.

    Kristi
     
  5. Kristi

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    My mouse is still not behaving as it should. When I "have control" of the mouse, it's about 97% as controllable as originally. I could live with that, but I "lose control" far too often. When I lose control, the mouse receives the command to move, but doesn't. I never know when that will happen. When I regain control of the mouse, it suddenly jumps across the screen and I never know where it is until I jiggle it to find it. This happens in ALL of the programs I use.

    I will be returning the mouse to Radio Shack. Are there any suggestions as to what kind of mouse I should get, or doesn't it matter as long as I get the software with the mouse?

    Thanks for any replies - this mouse is driving me nuts,
    Kristi
     
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