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    Optical MS mouse

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    Re: Optical MS mouse

    First, I would assume that you have gone into Control Panel> Mouse and adjusted the mouse speed & sensitivity settings. etc.

    What kind of surface is the optical mouse being used on? A reflective surface can do a number on the mouse, making it go "crazy". Try it on a dull or matte surface.

    Was the new mouse the same kind as the first? If so, I would try uninstalling the mouse drivers and possibly the USB hub and reinstalling them.

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    Re: Optical MS mouse

    Driver, cleaning, drivers and cleaning.
    1st go to Add/Remove Programs and uninstall ALL mouse software drivers you might have. Your mouse will become a generic mouse
    Reboot.
    Next Clean the registry by hand or with your favorite registry cleaning tool.
    Then go out to the internet then the mouse manufacturer and download and install the latest and greatest driver.
    Get a new mouse pad
    Clean the mouse, if optical use a Q-tip and clean the bottom, if a roller remove the ball and clean the rollers.
    If all of the above fails (since you have a new mouse)
    Update your anti-virus and run a complete scan.

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    Re: Optical MS mouse

    Thanxs for taking the time to offer suggestions. So far, after trying your suggestions, the mouse pointer's behavior hasn't changed.

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    Re: Optical MS mouse

    Thank you. Computers and I haven't yet become the best of friends but your suggestions sound like the next step.

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    Re: Optical MS mouse

    I used to get the same symptoms and put them down to static electricity. Have you looked at the solutions given in the thread starting <!post=here,334047>here<!/post>? HTH
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    Re: Optical MS mouse

    GHA

    I occasionally get a mild version of the effect you describe with my non-optical ordinary Dell mouse, where the curors slowly travels to one side of the screen and stops there. Giving the mouse a good shhake seems to cure it. I keep the rollers inside fairly clean.

    On my wireless but non-optical mouse I occasionally get a similar effect, bu that seems to be when the batteries are running low.

    On my "Intellimouse Optical USB amd PS/2 Compatible" mouse I can't remember getting any problems at all, other than "dirty feet".
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