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USB Mouse is jumpy

I have a usb mouse and keyboard. They worked great until I had to restore windows to factory settings. Now the keyboard works fine but about 50% of the time, the mouse is jumpy. I changed batteries in both and that did not help.

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  • ntfd67 Feb 24, 2009

    I am running Vista 32bit Premium Home. I checked mouse settings in control panel. Doesn't look like anything in there would cause the the Mouse to be jumpy. It looks like my systems resources are being taxed from time to time, which is causing the jumpy mouse. It didn't do this until I wiped out my computer and started over.

  • ntfd67 Feb 24, 2009

    Just found PDF manual for Wireless USB keyband mouse. Looks looks like I need installation CD. Can't seem to find that. Model #62904120

  • ntfd67 Feb 24, 2009

    Just found the Mfr website and emailed them. Thanks.

  • ntfd67 Feb 26, 2009

    MFR is sendingme new installation CD. We'll see if that fixes it.

  • Sean Foley May 11, 2010

    What version of windows are you running?

  • jim beckwith May 11, 2010

    check the mouse setting on the control panel

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Try resetting the channel and see if that helps.
You could probably get the driver from the manufacturer's web site.
Good Luck.

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

  • John Sparozich Feb 26, 2009

    I hope it helps.

    Good Luck.

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