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Windows XP using Wireless Intelimouse with KVM switch exhibits erratic behavior

I have a few computers setup using a KVM switch. Mouse will not work in XP. I have other computer Running windows 2000 and I have no issues I have to use 2 separate mouses. Makes for a cluttered desk.Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • longlanky May 19, 2008

    The KVM is 4 port switch from Compaq. It is PS2 the mouse is Microsoft Wireless Intelimouse Explorer 2.0. I am using an adapter to go from USB to PS2 . The mouse is part of a wireless desktop. Microsoft Wireless Elite Desktop. Thanks









  • longlanky May 20, 2008

    The adapter is the problem. You can delete the driver for the mouse in XP and reboot. Once you reboot XP reinstalls driver. Mouse will work the way it should until next reboot. Thats the only way I have been able to get switch to work in XP. It does not work in Vista either. 2000 and 98 are fine.

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Hi

What type of mouse do you have plugged into the KVM ?? PS2 or USB and what type of KVM switch are you using.

Respond back and I will look into it for you.

:)

/SPH

Posted on May 19, 2008

  • Shawn Hartman
    Shawn Hartman May 19, 2008


    Hi

    The adapter may be the culprit. Try to isolate the setup by removing the adapter USB to PS2 and then try a traditional PS2 mouse.

    After changing the layout to isolate reboot the computers and then switch to see if the mouse works on both.

    Let me know if you need more assistance.

    /SPH


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For Windows 2000 Pro, or Server; or Windows XP,

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http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=26947

Microsoft Intellipoint works for all mice.
I used it on an optical wireless mouse, and am using it on an optical wired mouse, right now.
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