I have Microsoft wheel mouse. I have been using since it was introduces some years ago. All of a sudden recently while doing some work or browsing, it lock on me until I reboot the computer again! I don't know the cause does any body knows and could help? Is it possibel that the mouse has ran out of its life and may have to be replaced?
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Re: Problem with Microsoft wheelmouse
Before replacing try downloading the latest drivers for it from microsoft. You should be able to find them in the downloads or support section at microsoft.com. Hope this helps & please remember to rate my answer. Thanks.
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Hello, have you tried changing the batteries in your mouse? They are probably dead or dying and that is why it is not working. Also, try restarting the computer. If you cannot even use a regular wired usb mouse, there may be something going on. Try changing the batteries, restarting the computer, and using a regular usb and a regular PS/2 mouse.
This may not be a solution for you but at least it may explain the cause of the problem. I recently had the same problem - the scroll wheel suddenly began to go crazy, jumping all the way to the bottom or the top of a document, or randomly skipping around. The unit was still under warranty, and Microsoft sent me a new mouse. Since they did not require me to return the old mouse, I decided to take it apart to see if I could find the problem. I found poorly soldered electrical joints to the optical sensor & LED which convert the scroll wheel movement to electrical signals. After I resoldered these connections the mouse worked fine again.
it's possible that your connector isn't properly seated and/or getting a good connection and the large amount of mouse movement that games like Counter-Strike require could be causing it to unseat and reseat sporadically. If your model is a USB unplug and plug it back in "firmly". also you can try using a different USB port.
The reason it's taking 10-15 seconds is because windows is uninstalling and reinstalling the mouse in your hardware profile every time it loses connection. Since this is a fairly memory intensive operation as far as windows goes and you're already playing a video game (which are notorious for using large amounts of RAM and CPU time) that's just how long it's taking.
If unplugging and reinserting the cable doesn't work, your best solution would most likely be to simply go out and buy another mouse.
Ref wireless mouse. Not sure if you have a solution yet but it seems there could be 2 sources to the problem. First a weak or decaying laser. Second, something you have introduced recently that could interfere with the wireless signal eg mobile phone, another wireless device, cordless phone, telephone wires close to receiver or maybe something else. Not sure what you do if the laser is failing other than clean the lens. You might have to get it checked or try a friends mouse to see if it is better. There s also a setting than can change the sensitivity of the mouse. Have you looked at those settings.