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Targus AMW25 Mouse Only goes Lower Left to Upper Right! HELP!

I just bought a targus AMW25 Stow-n-Go optical mouse for my Gateway Laptop which is running Windows Vista Home Edition 2006.

I installed the driver from the targus website and then plugged it in. As usual, Vista didn't recognize the mouse and said please insert the disk that came with it. Since I had already installed the software, I asked the computer to search the harddrive for the driver. I figured it would be in there since I installed the program that Targus asked me to.

It pulled up a Microsoft HID driver for the mouse and the little light turned on the USB transmiter and I thought GREAT I am in business.

Only thing is that the mouse only moves diagonally from the lower left to the upper right. I have to be honest... it's pissing me off.

The package says it's Windows Vista certified to work. Their data base said that the HID device driver was what I need to have it pull up. It did.

I looked at all the setting and it still won't do anything but a diaganal movement. I've put it on white paper flat surfaces, black, you name it.

What am I doing wrong here? Is the mouse damaged? Or is there a setting or tweak that I need to do?

Please let me know. I have all of my windows updates current.

Thank you in advance for your help!


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  • brothercrash Feb 11, 2008

    Yep, ironically, the 40 dollar Microsoft 4000 notebook optical was on sale today for LESS than I paid for the Targus. Worked without a hitch. But I'm going nuts with Vista always asking for drivers for every device... especially ones it's already installed. Ughgghgh.... what a pain in the ass. Who wrote vista? Monkeys?

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    My problem is the AMW25 will not work at all. I had Targus on tel and they could not solve and advised returning the mouse.

    The person that advises to buy from Microsoft can you not see that's exactly what Bill wants you to do. If everyone decided to do that we become bill's slaves. We already debug his software. Best comment I have seen about Vesta is:

    "Ask not what Vista can do for you ask what you can buy to support Vista.

    Please do not fold to the pressure of Msoft, stand firm and wait for fixes from those guy's that stay up late at night to keep our computers running and enjoy helping those that cannot help them selfs.


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Bad mouse yes buy microsoft ones way better quilty and suport ok

Posted on Feb 10, 2008

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    nick helpap Feb 11, 2008

    lol its nice working it way make sure uup date it turn of ic user acounts thats stop pop ups ok and update run ok thx nick


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