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Microsoft Optical 1.1A Wheel Mouse Optical - USB, PS/2 (D66-00034)

Hey mate, it's me again, the guy you helped with the logitech r-10 speakers driver problem.

Anyway, I have a new problem, with my mouse.

It's a Microsoft Optical 1.1A Wheel Mouse Optical - USB, PS/2 (D66-00034). And it's fairly new as far as I know, but what's happening is it's randomly stopping, at times, for eg. I would be moving towards the start button, and the mouse would stop moving then it would jump towards the start button about a second later.

And then it got worse, and it just dropped out completely and stopped working, and the light went off. So I unplugged the USB and plugged it back in and then it works, but only for 20 minutes or so.

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    x_damoz_x Oct 11, 2008

    For the second point, I went into device manager, and into the USB controllers, and there was 5 Intel things, and 5 USB Root Hubs, and I didn't know which one was my mouse, so I un-clicked all of the "Allow the computer to turn off...", but it's still happening.

    Maybe this is paranoia, but it seems to happen more frequently in the USB port that I have had it in for the last 6 months or so, yet it still happens in the others.

    I updated, and re-installed the driver for my mouse and it seems to be working fine, but if it does it again i'll be sure to tell you.

    Also post any other ideas that you have, just incase.

  • x_damoz_x
    x_damoz_x Oct 11, 2008

    Update: Still not working

  • x_damoz_x
    x_damoz_x Oct 11, 2008

    I havn't tried another mouse yet, because that's why I'm on here, to avoid having to buy another :P

    And copy the update? How do I do that?

  • x_damoz_x
    x_damoz_x Oct 12, 2008

    Yeah you're probably right, i'm pretty sure my ports are fine, i'll just get a new mouse, thanks anyway.

  • x_damoz_x
    x_damoz_x Oct 13, 2008

    Hey, So anyway I havn't got around to buying a new mouse, and the same thing happend again, the power went out in my mouse, so I plugged it into a diff USB port, and it didn't work again, which was strange because i'd be changing it from port to port at the back of my computer every time it stopped.

    And it didn't work at any of them, so I assumed it was cactus, and I plugged it into one of the two ports at the front of my computer, and now it works fine. Which is strange.

    And it's very annoying to have one of my front usb ports taken up by my mouse, do you think that the 3 empty USB ports all stopped working at the same time? Which is very unlikely. Or, do you think it's possible for a USB item to only work in specific ports or something like that? Get back to me, cheers.

  • x_damoz_x
    x_damoz_x Oct 13, 2008

    After a while, the mouse stopped working in the front USBs, I blew into the usb and now it seems to be wroking. :/

  • razorblade05 Apr 02, 2009

    once, my mouse was workibg but then that my sister insert her usb device my mouse had stopped working....

    then i go to control panel to find out was what the problem but then the hardware for PS/2 compatible was gone....i only saw the hardware for wheel mouse optical 1.1A usb......

    so until now im finding how i can find the answer to my problem.......



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Hi again,

Appreciate the direct "Ask Me" and the repeat use of FixYa.

Interesting concern, should be pretty straightforward. Anyways, pls try to:

  • update/re-install the driver from Microsoft Download page;
  • alternately, disable the "Allow the computer to turn off..." in the Power Management tab of the USB Root Hub Properties in your Device Manager.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards. Thank you again for using FixYa.

Posted on Oct 10, 2008

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    Louie Role Oct 11, 2008

    copy your update that it is still a no go. will look into it some more. have you tried another mouse? might be a hardware issue with the Microsoft Optical Mouse.

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    Louie Role Oct 11, 2008

    sorry, "copy (understand your) the update" that "Still not working".

    When you did the uncheck of all the "Allow the computer to turn off...", you ensured that the computer is putting out power always on all your USB ports, power that the elwctronics inside the mouse needs to work. If even with constant power supplied to the mouse, it still will wtill stop working, then it could only mean that:

    • the mouse is defective; or

    • the USB port of the computer is defective.
    To verify which of the above, it would be easier to try another mouse. The alternative is to try the mouse in another computer.


  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Oct 13, 2008

    As said, interesting.....

    To my knowledge, often the rear are USB 2.0 while the front are 1.0 other than that, there is not much difference specially in the electronics, just 4 connections, +, -, Data IN, Data OUT. While I have no technical explanation other than software compatibility between the mouse and USB 2.0 & 1.0, am glad that it is operating as expected.

    Incidentally, you can try using a USB Hub to extend the number of your front USBs.

  • Louie  Role
    Louie Role Oct 13, 2008

    You could also try crimping/pressing on the USB metal housing of the mouse. The idea is to ensure that the inside contacts touches firmly its counterpart in the USB port(s) of the PC.



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