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    Mouse problems?

    Running Windows 8 Pro (upgraded from 7 Pro) on a desktop (non-touch screen). Infrequently (once, every 7-10 days) when I cold boot the system (this is a real cold boot; the system is on a UPS that is turned off when the system is not being used) the machine will power up normally but upon arriving at the splash screen (Seattle tower) there is no mouse activity. Mouse is a MS Wireless Laser 6000, Ver 2.0. I installed fresh the batteries less than 3 weeks ago. A warm reboot fixes it.

    I admit, one infrequent hiccup is nothing to lose sleep over. Still, I am curious. Is there an app, or log-file that might give some insight?

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    The mouse has a switch on the bottom to turn it off. When the mouse hangs, turn it off and then back on and it should start functioning again. Mine does the same thing periodically.

    Jerry

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    Sometimes these mice, it seems especially true of Bluetooth mice, do not start properly. My wife uses a MS wireless 5000 mouse and it also exhibits this on occasion.

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    Heh... I have numerous wireless mice and keyboards...

    I agree with the others, if it has a power switch/button, hit it once and it should work again.

    In extreme cases I have had to remove the USB receiver and plug it back in.

    My understanding is that sometimes it doesn't default to the correct 'key frequency' when powered up. A quick power cycle to the device itself generally syncs them again... once in a great while I have to remove the receiver from the USB port and plug it back in... doesn't mean anything bad... wireless devices can hiccup once in a while.

    Now if it happens every boot up... that's not normal.

    Benjamin

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