I have a Dell Studio 1737 laptop that's a little over 1 yr old running Widows Vista Home Premium with both SP1 and SP2 installed.
I've tried 3 different wireless optical mouse's and I cant get one to work. The device manager finds it when I turn it
on and plug the receiver thing in the USB port, says that it needs to install drivers for it. It will find the drivers
automatic and install them but the mouse still wont work. Then sometimes I get some sort of error message
saying something about a damaged ini. file or inf. file or something like that.
A couple of the mouse's I've tried there could be something wrong with since I got them off of eBay and they came
from China. But one of them I got at Radio Shack. I got 2 of the Radio Shack ones and gave one to my sister for
her Toshiba laptop and her's works fine. But I got the same weird thing with mine that I got with the cheap ones from
China. My assistance coverage and tec help has just expired too, of course, so I cant get any help from Dell tec
I've tried finding and installing drivers for a wireless optical mouse but it still wont work. I just tried using the wireless
mouse again. When I plugged the receiver thing in the USB port I got the pop-up box that says, "Found new hardware"
"Windows needs to install driver software for your unknown device". Then the usual locate and install drivers,, or
Ask me again later,, or Don't show this message again. I selected the Locate and install drivers, and it does its thing.
After it installs the drivers I get the little pop-up that says, "unidentified device drivers installed correctly". But the mouse
still wont work. I don't get how it can say the "drivers installed correctly" when it also says they are for a "unidentified
I hate trying to use the built in touch pad for the mouse so I got one of those mini-mouse on the retractable wire
things. It works OK but its a pain in the butt when I need to move my laptop. Anybody have any idea of what's wrong
with this thing and how to fix it? I'm sure its not a problem with the mouse so its got to be something with the Windows
Vista, right? Thanks everybody.