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[SOLVED] Annoying mouse problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dougsilver, Dec 18, 2001.

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  1. dougsilver

    dougsilver Thread Starter

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    I have been using A4Tech wheelmouse (model WWW-11) with several machines and the following problem occurs on only one of the computers. This mouse plugs into my serial port and I am using Win98SE. One of the wheels allows for vertical scrolling. What happens is that I vertically scroll on a page or list and then stop the wheel. However, when I even slightly move the mouse the scroll continues a bit (in the same direction that the wheel scroll). It is as if moving the mouse somehow sent a signal to move the wheel. I recall that this did not happen with some of the earlier A4Tech drivers but it has happened with the more recent drivers (I do not have the old ones anymore). I swapped the mouse with one from another of my computers and the same thing happens so it does not appear to be a hardware problem. Anyone have similar experience of any clues as to what would cause this behavior?
     
  2. deuce

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    Is the other mouse also a serial mouse? Have you tried deleting the mouse drivers and seeing if the default ms ones work ok? For a basic scroll mouse microsoft's drivers should work fine. Do you need a serial mouse?... you might want to consider getting a ps/2 or USB mouse.
     
  3. dougsilver

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    I am using the same make and model of mouse on two other machines--one in serial port mode and the other in ps/2 mode. I even brought one of the "mice" home and swapped it with the mouse on my home machine--I still get the weird behavior which seems to indicate it has something to do with either the hardware on my machine at home or the fact that I am running Win98SE at home. If I replace the a4tech drivers with plain vanilla (e.g., generic serial wheel mouse) the symptom goes away but I also lose a bit of functionality. Too bad I can't find the older a4tech drivers.
     
  4. SavvyLady

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    hi............ Did you ever have the older a4tech drivers on your system.... if you didn't delete them they are still there in add hardware.
     
  5. dougsilver

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    I may have the older driver on one of my other machines. The driver I started with was for Win95 and I frequently downloaded updates from A4tech. The Win95 drivers did not work all that well on my Win98 machine (jerky scrolling) but I believe there was one build that worked very well--smooth scrolling and no problems. Then A4tech updated the drivers for Win98 and Win2000 and all the builds of these drivers have caused the problem I describe on my machine at home. I just experimented and loaded Microsoft Intellimouse drivers--the symptom I described goes away but of course I cannot use the second wheel on my A4tech mouse. Very frustrating.
     
  6. SavvyLady

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    yes I can imagine it would be.
    Sorry I don't have the answer for you but maybe someone else will.
     
  7. dougsilver

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    Well I found an old build on another computer (build 7.00.20 versus the latest 7.00.36). Deinstalled the newer driver on my Win98SE machine and loaded the "old" driver. Voila--the mouse works without any weird behavior and all wheels/buttons are functional. I guess this proves the adage "if it ain't broke don't fix it".
     
  8. deuce

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    Yes I guess it does... however the less work the marrier applies to all senerios of life. :D Great working finding the fix and good luck to you in the future. :) Hope the mouse holds out for a while now that you got the drivers working... :D
     
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