Posted 15 August 2009 - 10:38 AM
Yesterday my mouse started acting really stupid, locking up, not moving, the sort of thing. I spent awhile trying to deal with it I ran out of ideas.
It's an HP ps2 optical wired mouse. HP.com have no updated drivers for it. When it stopped working, i uninstalled it from Device Manager, rebooted and upon start up it went insane. Clicking everything, zooming around the screen, that sort of thing. Sometimes it works, Sometimes it doesn't. Right now I can move it, but occasionally it locks up. It's receiving power all the time because the laser light stays on. Sometimes the computer doesn't even see the mouse is plugged in, although the light remains on.
I've read the mouse could be dirty, however, if that were the case...why would the computer fail to recognize it's plugged in? I've never had a problem with it until yesterday. Is this one just ready to be replaced? Thanks for the help.