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USB mouse keeps stopping

by psaulm119 / March 5, 2010 6:41 AM PST

Today I have had a real problem keeping my usb mouse connected to my laptop, working. It will be fine for 30 mins or so, and then stop moving. Fortunately I have a touchpad, but still I much prefer the mouse. It is close to 10 years old.

I have uninstalled the driver via the device manager (running XP SP3), rebooted, then let WIndows install its own driver. This didn't work, so I uninstalled, rebooted, and then told windows to find the drivers I d/l from the HP site. Same thing.

Any suggestions? I can always buy a new mouse, but I'd like to troubleshoot, esp. b/c this has never occurred before.

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Re: mouse
by Kees Bakker / March 5, 2010 6:44 AM PST

My guess: time for a new mouse.


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Keeps happening regardless of the USB port, too
by psaulm119 / March 5, 2010 8:27 AM PST
In reply to: Re: mouse

Suppose you're right....

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10 year old mouse
by Phil Crase / March 5, 2010 10:55 PM PST

The mouse is 10 years old? Try another mouse, what are you going to troubleshoot? The possibility exists that it may not be the mouse, it could be a USB issue and the best way to TROUBLESHOOT that would be to try another USB mouse.

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by psaulm119 / March 6, 2010 10:12 AM PST

I took this USB mouse, which I thought was defective, plugged it into a desktop, and it worked flawlessly. Then, I plugged it back into the laptop (where it is malfunctioning), but into a different USB port, but it is still stopping.

At this point, I'm no longer confident that a new mouse would do it. If my USB ports are having problems (although with other peripherals, these ports are working fine), then substituting a new mouse wouldn't improve things any, would it? I'll see if I can get another USB mouse and see what happens then....

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Another USB mouse is doing fine
by psaulm119 / March 6, 2010 11:39 PM PST
In reply to: Bizarre....

OK then it must be the mouse, and not the usb ports themselves. That is good to know--mice are easier to replace.

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MS Wireless mouse 3000 from amazon
by psaulm119 / March 19, 2010 10:34 AM PDT

for 19 bucks and its been working fine.

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