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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by indigowindow, Jan 20, 2002.

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  1. indigowindow

    indigowindow Thread Starter

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    the left click function of the mouse is acting very quirky, like it's signals are shorting out. more often than not it won't drag anything. a single click sometimes shorts out into a double click or even a triple click. when i try to highlight text it doesn't stay highlighted.

    what i've tried so far to fix it:
    1. rebooted in safe mode and removed mouse from device mgr, then rebooted.
    2. moved the slider for double click speed all the way to slow in the mouse controls in the control panel.
    3. tried another mouse.

    so far nothing has worked.

    i'm running windows98se with IE 5.1
     
  2. Dan O

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    What are brand of the mice you tried and driver you are using?
     
  3. indigowindow

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    they are both microsoft mice. one is a ball mouse, the other has a scroll wheel. i also tried extracting the drivers mouse.drv and msmouse.vxd from the installation disc. it didn't make any difference. then i removed the mouse from device mgr(again) and rebooted. still no improvement.

    there is also mouse\0000 listed as a driver in system information, but i don't know what that refers to.
     
  4. Dan O

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    Try the Intellimouse driver. Go to Device Manager, select update driver, and select it. Or try a Logitech driver. If they don't work go to MS-DOS mode and run Mouse.com and test it. You may have a port problem.
     
  5. indigowindow

    indigowindow Thread Starter

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    intellimouse is not in the system so i would have to install it from a disk.

    how do i test mouse.com in ms-dos?
     
  6. Dan O

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    Run any DOS application, such as EDIT, and test to see if the mouse works.
     
  7. indigowindow

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    unless i'm missing something, the mouse doesn't normally work in dos. you have to be more explicit re exactly what you want me to do.
     
  8. Dan O

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    You're are correct, which is why I suggested running Mouse.COM, it a DOS mouse driver. Check your hard drive and floppies for it or Mouse.EXE. If you cannot find it you can download it from the Internet. Remember it only to test if the mouse port has a problem, not to correct the problem with Windows. I am sorry if I confused you.
     
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