Mouse stops

By surGeon · 5 replies
Apr 9, 2006
  1. My mouse is acting weird, quite frequently it just stops working and to make it work i have to plugg it in and out. i got an logitech mx500 and i don't think it's the driver.
    My Keyboard is also having problems, stoping at random wich led me to belive it was a usb problem (both are connected in the usb). but i don't know how to solve it.
    I just got a new computer with windows xp pro, and USB 2.0. i run sp2 and my keyboard and mouse were bought seperatly with 2 different drivers.

    ty for you time
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Time to try the PS/2 connections, unless of course you got a Dell without them!
    USB is controlled by the CPU, so gets a lot more interference from other programs that are running, incl. Windoze itself.
    Try running the mouse with the Windows built-in driver, it's quite good. Who needs all those Logitech functions anyway?
    I have the MX700 on PS/2 with XP-Pro standard drivers. Works like a charm.
  3. surGeon

    surGeon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    well, i need them to get scroll and mousebutton 3, 4 and 5 (wich i use in cfg on cs). they stop even if i don't have the drivers installed cuz this is a problem with my usb, maybe the usb driver.
    i don't want to use the ps/2 cuz my wire isn't long enough, and this goes beyond just the mouse and keyboard.

    anyone else?
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    PS/2 extension cords run around $5.-/£3.-
  5. surGeon

    surGeon TS Rookie Topic Starter

    as i've said, i want to fix the usb, not try to work around it. but thanks for trying to help me anyway :).
  6. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    No Techspot thread would be complete without somebody saying remove and reinstall the USB drivers -

    "Remove and reinstall USB drivers.
    Ensure all USB devices are removed from your system.
    In Device Manager, remove all items listed under Universal Serial Bus controllers (USB controllers, hubs, and devices).
    Click Action, then click Scan for hardware changes. This will redetect and reinstall the USB drivers.

    NOTE: A PS/2 keyboard and mouse are required to perform these steps."

    Do you have any other USB devices connected ? If so try disconnecting them.

    Try a clean boot.Go into msconfig and uncheck everything except AV/firewall

    Links -
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