Mouse Drifting Issue


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R. McCarty

On the issue with the Mouse pointer drifting at idle mouse movement.
I have a test PC with Windows XP Sp2 and it does some of this "Drifting".
It's a Logitech Click Optical connected via a USB channel. Just as a test,
I plugged up the USB/PS2 converter and plugged it into the PS/2 port.
I've been watching it for some time now and it has not drifted one pixel
from where I left it sitting. If someone who has this "Drifting" issue and
the mouse is connected via USB could try the USB/PS2 connector plug
I would be interested to know if the drifting stops.
 
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R. McCarty

Well it's not USB verses PS2. After a few more minutes, the test PC
mouse pointer drifted all the way to the left of the screen. This was
with the mouse sitting idle.
 
B

Broomstick

My logitech optical mouse has always been plugged to PS/2 using USB/PS2
converter when it drifted to the left (upper left)
right after installing SP2. In my case, the problem was fixed by turning
off the mouse's fast initialization.
 
R

R. McCarty

Thanks for the reply. I also turned off the Fast Initialization on the PC
where the pointer drifts. I'll monitor it for a few days and see if that
helps.
 
A

Alex Nichol

R. McCarty said:
Well it's not USB verses PS2. After a few more minutes, the test PC
mouse pointer drifted all the way to the left of the screen. This was
with the mouse sitting idle.

What sort of surface is it working on? It *might* be that the return
signals are a bit inconsistent and being interpreted ambiguously at
successive samples. I have one (PS/2 connection) that is on a textured
white worktop, and that is entirely stable. Do you see any effect on
changing PS2 report rate (Mouse Motion page) - I have that right up at
200/sec
 
R

R. McCarty

The test PC is set to 200/sec Samples. Since I noticed this drift, I've
changed from the normal 3-M texture pad (Flat Kind, you can fold up).
to a Microsoft "Freebie" white pad and then just on the dark wood
surface of the desk itself. I haven't sat and watched it, but placed the
mouse at the center of the desktop. The white MS pad seems to have
less drift, but all three have moved (?) As if I need something else to
try and diagnose, now I'm on a mouse (Drift) hunt.
Maybe I can talk Logitech into letting me try their new Mx-1000 Laser
mouse.
 
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Broomstick

In my case the drift never return after the FI is disabled.
In your case, the drift is still there. There is something else there ...
Your guess is as good as mine, if not better. But how about deleting the
mouse software if you use it,
as well as deleting the mouse in device manager. I'm actually thinking
about deleting the PS/2
port in device manager, but I don't recall ever seeing a PS/2 device there.
But you follow my drift.

One more thing I never install Logitech mouseware. I just use MS default
driver.
 

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