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Rinswind 2th
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Den Haag: The Royal Residence
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 02-22-2003 23:13

Some times my mouse freezes a bit. When i am in PS ot other programs i do not always have control about it's movements. Sometimes the cursor stops for a second and then it moves very fast. Try using the paintbrush tool this way...ends up in a total mess. It's not the ball becouse when i use my girlfriends mouse i have the same problem.
Some specs:
My mouse: USB ball mouse
Girlfriends mouse: USB wireless optical with cradle.
800MHz Athlon T-Bird, 256MB Ram where 32MB is shared for the onboard graphics chip. Win98SE
Other USB device: ADSL Modem (speedtouch 330).

This is so anoying and i tried so much to get rid off it. I updated win98, bios, mouse drivers, tried other selction in bios... I lost it anyone who could help?

"Freedom of speech is by no means freedom to insult others" from the Razorart goodbye letter.

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: buttcrack of the midwest
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 02-23-2003 00:10

DId you also re-install the mouse software ?

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: UK
Insane since: Aug 2002

posted posted 02-23-2003 00:27

Sounds like you've tried the lot there. Maybe it's conflict in ports, but I've never experienced a slow mouse pointer by a port conflict, I have though with how the USB is use on pointing devices and VIA drivers, when coping stuff from CD.


- If you mobo is via chip set. Download the 4in1 drives. (Only if it is VIA Chip set).

- Have you got a PS/2 connecter, use that on the end of the USB and use PS/2 port.

If that does not work, wait till a computer wiz comes along...


Rinswind 2th
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Den Haag: The Royal Residence
Insane since: Jul 2000

posted posted 02-23-2003 00:46

Tried another driver.. it's a bit better.
Most problems are when the comp is busy. It looks like this:

Mouse: please move my pointer a bit.
Comp: Wait a sec i'am busy doing something.
Mouse: O come on, can't you move my pointer?
Comp: I told you to WAIT.
Mouse: don't want to...
Comp: Here you go i move you 40 pixels
Mouse: but..
Comp: WHAT?
Mouse: i only had to go 15 pixels can you move me 25 back?
Comp: Wait i am busy.
Mouse: Darn...

"Freedom of speech is by no means freedom to insult others" from the Razorart goodbye letter.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Charles River
Insane since: May 2002

posted posted 02-23-2003 01:03

If you were running WinXP or Win2k, I'd suggest to use the task manager to take a look at all processes running and try to figure out which one, if any, is using the cycles of your CPU more than it should. Sometimes, this trick is very handy for me. But, since you seem to be using Win98SE, my tip is useless for you.

Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: The Demented Side of the Fence
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 02-23-2003 02:04

I only remember that I had that problem a while back... I had exactly the same problems as you're having now. Never really found out what the problem was, but after buying a new one (same type and model.. it was a simple microsoft mouse) everything went smoothly again. I think that the hardware in the mouse were worn out. I don't know how long those sensors are supposed to last, but I think in my old one they were worn out.

Try connecting another mouse to your comp. If the problem persists, it's not your mouse.

Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

posted posted 02-23-2003 03:35

How about cleaning it.. or is that too obvious? Take the ball out, look at the rollers...could just be a matter of scungy build up. Q-tips and rubbing alcohol.

Moon Shadow
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Rouen, France
Insane since: Jan 2003

posted posted 02-23-2003 17:03

I know a friend that had the same problem. He just switched on PS/2 port and all went right. It's not a mouse problem because your friend's mouse doesn't work either... So it is probably the USB or the computer.

Silence is another speech. -Me

Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Sthlm, Sweden
Insane since: Oct 2000

posted posted 02-24-2003 09:48

I had the exact same thing with my wireless mouse a while back.
Cleaned it and changed batteries, didn't help...

Then I moved my cellphone to the other end of the table and ta-da all was fine... My mouse even reacts to our normal wireless housephone.

{cell 260}
-{ a vibration is a movement that doesn't know which way to go }-

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