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2 Annoying Problems

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#1 xtinctss


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Posted 19 January 2008 - 05:24 PM

I am getting very annoyed with vista here. I hope some one can help me out.


Acer L100 small form factor desktop, unmodified. (additional 1 gig of memory was installed when I bought the machine.)
Logitech MX 900 bluetooth mouse/cordless elite bluetooth keyboard and reciever
Acer Ferrari F-20 monitor on DVI output
Samsung SyncMaster 174v monitor on VGA output. (Soon o be an additional F-20 Acer in this spot.)
one 320 gig IDE external HHD via USB
D-Link 7 prt USB2.0 hub.
Logitech 6 speaker surround sound.
HP photosmart 7550 printer running on the HP 5550 driver (No "correct" driver is avalible from HP)
HP Scanjet 4370 (drivers loaded but still does not function correctly )
Vista Home premium was installed when I got the machine, I upgraded to Vista Ultimate a ew months back. (It was free!)

Thats the whole system. I don't care, at this point, about the scanner. Maybe in another post! My biggest problems are with the mouse.

Problem #1:

SOMETIMES when the computer goes into sleep mode, (monitors power off when left alone), I lose the mouse pointer on my DVI monitor. Its there but I can't see it. It is visable on the VGA monitor. The only way to correct this so far has been to reboot. Any Ideas on how to fix this? I am running Display Fusion to manage my two monitors.

Problem #2:

I have several mice that I have tried to plug into the front USB ports. I get the installing driver screen but it always fails to install. It claims it can not find a driver. One of these mice came with the computer. When looking in the device manager, the now unkown device is listed not under the mouse "folder" but in the folder with the printer. Any ideas? I may just pull this BT crap off the machine. I never did like it and even with XP pro it caused trouble.

Please someone help me!!!

Edited by xtinctss, 19 January 2008 - 05:28 PM.

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Posted 20 January 2008 - 07:26 AM

I'm just guessing here, but I suspect the HP printer software. Using an incorrect driver can result in issues like you describe, although I am surprised that the mouse shows up as a printer! :huh:

I suggest removing all of the HP software entirely and rebooting the system to see how the meeces behave. I'm unsure of how the BT software could relate to it, but if it's anything like the AT&T/Yahoo DSL software here on this side of the pond - it's more trouble than it's worth. We have customers call AT&T and demand a "manual network setup" in order to avoid installing the software.
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Posted 20 January 2008 - 11:32 AM

Well, Before I could read your reply........The silly mouse started working! I don't know what to do. Could I have a Ghost in my machine? Anyway, thanks for your time. Maybe I'll work on the scanner or 6to4 issue next.

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