Very Strange Mouse Behavior (Razer Copperhead)

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CovenStine

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Hey all
I've got a Razer copperhead that for some time now the factory software has been unable to 'find' on my desktop, but the mouse worked fine otherwise. I took it with me last weekend to use with my laptop and EVERYTHING worked, the configuration program, the on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment, everything. Unfortunately, I got spoiled, and decided I wanted that level of functionality using the mouse on my desktop, so I upgraded the firmware, having already tried everything I could think of on the desktop. Nothing changed while using the mouse on the laptop, but when I plugged it back into the desktop, it lit up, but did nothing. Clicks, movement, everything gets no response.
Any ideas?
I've upgraded the mouse drivers (which fails because they can't 'find' the mouse)
I've upgraded the motherboard drivers
I've upgraded the bios
In the device manager it says the drivers are not installed, but every time (no matter what else is plugged into my USB ports) the wizard says it was unable to complete because "the name is already in use as either a service name or a display name"
To compound the issue, I installed a VPN client, Hamachi, just before the mouse failed, which I have since uninstalled
Suggestions?
TIA y'all

Oh yeah, the laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1520, and both it and the desktop are running XP Pro
 

CovenStine

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It was a firmware/software conflict. By updating the firmware, somehow the computer thought it was a different mouse, but was still holding its name available for its old self. Deleting a few regestry keys, slaughtering a chicken, and standing on my head got things squared away.
 
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