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Mouse refresh rate

by caktus / July 3, 2006 6:23 AM PDT

I am using Logitech standard optical mouse connected to the PS/2 port. Although the Trails option is disabled I still get some trails. While not a [problem] after 6 or so years it's becoming rather annoying.

I also understand that while the mouse is connected to the PS/2 prt the refresh or Sample rate can be reg tweaked to 200Hz which I have done, but it seems to have had no effect.

I understand that the refresh rate could be increased to 500Hz by connecting it to a USB port, but that this can cause severe resources problems. Does anyone know if this is correct. Or if the Sample rate can be safely increased above 200 w/o blowing up my cute little mouse?

I am using a Logitech standard optical mouse with XP Hone. I had to remove the manufacturer?s mouse driver has it was causing the options to freak-out, in particular the wheel that would constantly appear on the screen and entrap and lock-up the mouse.

If anyone has any further ideas about how to get rid of the annoying trail I'd sure appreciate a heads-up.

Thanks.

Charlie

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Mouse annoyance....
by Papa Echo / July 3, 2006 7:34 AM PDT
In reply to: Mouse refresh rate

Six or more years ! You have a very old mouse. Do you have modern XP drivers for it ? Try a new one !

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Reply to: Mouse annoyance....
by caktus / July 3, 2006 9:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Mouse annoyance....

Actually this particular mouse is about two yrs old. I also experienced the same annoyance with the ball mouse that came with an old Gateway with ME, as well as a couple of generic mouses that came with HP 300's some time back.

It's not as noticable as when having the Trace option selected. But I don't have to move the pointer or cursor very fast to notice it.

It has the current MS PS/2 driver. Or appearantly it's the driver that came with the OS and searching MS reported nothing newer. I guess it's just something I'll have to continue to put up with. Mabe I'll pick up a new one next time I get to civilization and see if that helps.

Thanks.

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Charlie, don't you have options in mouse in Ctrl Panel?
by DarCLew2 / July 3, 2006 10:00 PM PDT

I have in pointer options, Motion, Snap To & Visibilty(Display pointer trail is in this and unchecked)& I have hide pointer when typing. Darrell Lewis

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(NT) (NT) Yep. But no go.
by caktus / July 4, 2006 9:20 AM PDT
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Have You Tried Un-installing The Mouse Hardware Drivers...
by tobeach / July 4, 2006 6:19 PM PDT
In reply to: Mouse refresh rate

you're currently using from MS??
First, make sure your Local Plug n play is enabled. Next be sure all Logitech software is un-installed & removed. Next run Spybot 1.4 to remove hidden BackWeb folders which came w/ Logitech software and may have remained after un-install. Let Spybot fix anything found.
Now you want to un- install your mouse via hardware Device Mgr. & then re-install by using PnP which should install refreshed original MS mouse drivers. If you wish to use higher response rates, use USB connection otherwise use PS2. A new mouse used $3-4 or new at discount place under$20.
Go CP>System>Hardware Tab>Mouse/Pointing devices>un-install drivers. OK.
Now disconnect mouse & reboot.
Next shut down again. Plug mouse of choice in port of choice and restart computer.
You should get a "New Hardware Found " Pop up with a please wait while ... message. Just wait and will auto continue to Log-on screen.
If all well, suggest a new restore point and mark "re mouse don't got further back" description.
I have to do this every few months with my old PS2 Ball mouse. Good Luck! Happy

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