Question about Microsoft Wireless Notebook Optical Mouse VSBX300008
Put on a Microsoft wireless notebook mouse 3000 on a couple of computers running XP (sp2). With the receiver in the usb port the screensaver no longer comes on in the required time. take the receiver out of the port and the screensaver works. Seems like it is keeping the computer active always. is there a setting to change, maybe a time out for the mouse?
Just to make sure someone knows about my battle with the screensaver not starting when I hooked up a Logitech M515 optical mouse on an Inspirion 8500 (2002 vintage) running Windows 2000Pro w/service pack 4. Tried numerous fixes found online. None worked until I found the Logitech forum. SetPoint 3.1.116, found on the logitech site, corrected the "Optical Mouse Not Allowing The Screensaver To Start" problem immediately.
The mouse tilt wheel function also works fine with this old driver.
This driver is generic enough to work with just about any mouse.
Hope this helps soemone who has spent as much time as I have trying to keep the mouse and have the screensaver work.
Now, a question for Logitech. Why does this driver work fine, but 6.X driver does nothing for the problem. Maybe someone should look at this driver and find out what was screwed up in the new drivers.
NAH, that would make too much sense.
Posted on Jun 03, 2012
This is a common problem when using wireless equipment in windows. Especially on Dell notebooks. The PCMService.exe program starts when the computer starts and interaction at some level between this and the Wireless reciever prevents the computer from becoming idle. Therefore, the screen saver and the other idle-related features do not start. this issue may also occur if the PCM and DVDLauncher services are running in the background. This issue also occurs in Windows Vista premium and in Windows Vista Ultimate because of the media center functionality that is built in.
Microsoft reccommends plugging in your wireless device and visiting http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com/ to get the "optional hardware update" named "Microsoft HID Non-User Input Data Filter." This should fix the problem.
Microsoft also reccommends two possible "workarounds" for this problem if you do not want to install the update or if the update does not work, both are relatively simple:
1- turn off the PCMService.exe program. to do this, first you open the system configuration (start->run->msconfig.exe). on the startup dab of the configuration window, click to clear the PCMService startup item check box. Apply, Close, and if/when prompted, restart your computer.
2- Remove the PowerDVD Software (not advised if you use this software for watching DVD's on your notebook). To do this, open the add or remove programs window (start->run->appwiz.cpl), locate PowerDVD, click change/remove, and follow the steps through for removal of the program.
Posted on Jun 30, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Press the button on the back of the mouse to free the battery cover on top.
Remove the battery cover and put the supplied AA battery into the mouse.
Replace the battery cover.
Insert the wireless USB dongle into a USB port on the laptop or desktop computer.
Move the mouse and watch your computer screen.
Confirm that the mouse is connected by making the cursor move.
Hope this helps
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