Corrupted Optical Mouse


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railroadfiles

Over the past few weeks, I've had more and more problems using a mouse
with Windows XP w/SP2.

Doesn't matter if it's connected by PS2 or USB, it's to the point now
that about 3-5 times per MINUTE, the power to the mouse fails and the
optical red light goes off. With PS2 it usually comes back 5-7 seconds
later. But with the USB, I often have to disconnect the cable and then
reconnect it. If not that, Windows XP thinks the mouse is being
disconnected/connected over and over again, and I get those annoying
beeps you normally hear when messing with a plug-and-play USB
connection.

It's NOT the mouse either. I've now tried FOUR of them (all optical)
and each and every one has the same problem.

This problem gets worse by the day.

WindowsXP or a hardware (motherboard) problem?
 
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Sharon F

Over the past few weeks, I've had more and more problems using a mouse
with Windows XP w/SP2.

Doesn't matter if it's connected by PS2 or USB, it's to the point now
that about 3-5 times per MINUTE, the power to the mouse fails and the
optical red light goes off. With PS2 it usually comes back 5-7 seconds
later. But with the USB, I often have to disconnect the cable and then
reconnect it. If not that, Windows XP thinks the mouse is being
disconnected/connected over and over again, and I get those annoying
beeps you normally hear when messing with a plug-and-play USB
connection.

It's NOT the mouse either. I've now tried FOUR of them (all optical)
and each and every one has the same problem.

This problem gets worse by the day.

WindowsXP or a hardware (motherboard) problem?

Device Manager> Mouse> properties of the mouse in question. Adjust the
power management options so that the device is not disabled in low power
states. If you prefer to use the mouse with the USB connections, test
changing mouse settings only. If still a problem, you'll need to repeat the
steps in Device Manager for the USB ports as well.
 
S

Spikey

Over the past few weeks, I've had more and more problems using a mouse
with Windows XP w/SP2.

Are you using a usb/ps2 adaptor? I only mention this as I had similar
problems with an optical mouse and the culprit was the adaptor.

:blush:)
 
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railroadfiles

Are you using a usb/ps2 adaptor? I only mention this as I had similar
problems with an optical mouse and the culprit was the adaptor.

Yes, but the point is, the problems are present even when the mouse is
plugged into a USB port. PS2 or USB, the symptoms are nearly identical.


Also, I already checked the power settings and everything is setup
correctly.
 

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