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my mouse doesn't work!

by cinimin6 / July 7, 2007 1:51 AM PDT

hey! i just loaded windows vista last night. i've tried three different mouses, rebooting in the middle of plugging them all in and everything! but it doesn't seem to matter what i try to do, i can't get my mouse to leave the middle of my screen. it's always there...and doesn't move. did i accidentally install something i shouldn't have when i formatted?

can anyone offer any help?

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No most mice (if not all)
by mark04276 / July 7, 2007 8:57 AM PDT
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the basic movements work fine without any software added. Are you using usb mice or PS/2 mice? If PS/2 make sure it is plugged in the mouse slot and not the keyboard. If usb, try a different slot if you have one available.

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I have this mouse (A4Tech)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 8, 2007 3:38 AM PDT

That is a lump of plastic until the drivers kick in. While it's working ok it's fine but I wouldn't suggest this model to anyone because the drivers must be installed to get the mouse to work and...

You need a mouse to easily install the drivers. (think about that!)

It's the X-710 by A4Tech and I bet their other models are just as annoying.


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It may not be the mouse at all,
by retired / July 8, 2007 3:50 AM PDT
In reply to: my mouse doesn't work!

Could be the computer is simply freezing because Vista is over burdening the system. Or a bad driver, or a another bad piece of hardware.

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