I am using a MS Wireless Laser Mouse 5000. It was working just fine but I noticed the scrolling was slow and the side magnifier wasn't working, no big but I use those a lot so I checked out msconfig, ipoint was enable. I also re-enabled defender to see if I had somehow disable it, nothing there. I also scrolled through services.msc to see if anything in their about plug-n-play was disable or anything relating to the mouse/microsoft intellipoint was disable but didn't find anything.
So this is where it begins. I decided to go to the MS site and install Intellipoint 8.1 and correctly selected my mouse/OS/etc. Near the end of the install something came up saying I don't have a certain system file "mouhid.sys" I noticed in my Windows\driverscache\i386 I didn't have the drivers.cab file but sp3.cab. Well I copied the drivers.cab file into it from my original XP sp1 disc. Still didn't change anything
To keep this post from going on forever I have erased and reinstalled my original 5.5 intellipoint disc, searched for drivers automatically and manually in device manager, tried different usb ports, removed the mouse and plugged back into various usb ports always getting the "there was a problem with your hardware install etc" message. What's strange is I can't re-create the missing system file message when installing 8.1 for whatever reason.
Anyway I spent about 5 hours on it (I'm stubborn I know) and all I know is that my laser mouse worked like a charm, then I tried installing Intellipoint 8.1 and it completely tanked the mouse. I have also tried (from hours of google search) disabling services/boot.ini etc in msconfig and restarting to no avail. I have done all the obvious things like new batteries etc. I have a light on the usb transmitter and it lights up but rarely connects with the mouse but sometimes it does, either way the pointer just sits in the middle of the screen
One more thing. It no longer list my mouse correctly in device manager under the Mouse section. The crappy ps/2 shows but it keeps saying MS optical mouse 1.0 under human interface devices. I disable/remove/update driver/remove driver and every possibly thing and restart to no avail. I have also always erased the previous intellipoint install before installing a new one, and also tried just removing all together and seeing if some default drivers on xp could run the mouse. I also tried to get the wireless mouse to work with the plugin mouse and without it as well to see if I couldn't run both at the same time.
I also did a sfc scan with my older disc but was told that wouldn't work with my sp1 disc b/c I am running sp3 so I'm currently downloading a sp3 recovery disc. Unfortunately I disable system restore, not sure if that would of done anything anyway.
Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated.
EDIT: FWIW I just unplugged my optical mouse from my vista laptop and plugged in my laser mouse and it worked right away. I noticed the drivers for the optical were in Windows/system32/drivers/ and point32k.sys, mouhid.sys and mouclass.sys
When I plugged in my laser mouse it just showed mouhid.sys and mouclass.sys.
Edited by cvcooper, 28 February 2011 - 03:41 PM.