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targus optical mouse wont work on hp laptop xp

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#1 slowlybutshelly


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:07 AM

I am running a HP L2000 special edition windows XP. My touch pad works fine; I think it is sp/2. My optical mouse from Targus is old and was working until today. I am searching for a driver update but so far nothing seems to be working. Optic is fine. Love the mouse. It has a scroll wheel on top with rt and lft buttons; s/n B0508039183. I do not know if you call that a wheel ( I thought wheel was on bottom). there is nothing but light coming out of the bottom. anyway, I know it is an HID device that may not need a driver per se; but the microsoft windows HID upgrade is not working. I paid for (cough) driver tool, driver navigator etc and went to the hewlett packard site where it suggested I download another drivertool - then I realized I shouldnt keep paying.

Can anyone help me get this old mouse continue working?
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#2 noknojon


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Posted 13 April 2012 - 04:33 AM

Hello -
Is THIS your model and the drivers you are looking for -
Place your pointer over each one, and see if they match yours -

Thank You -
EDIT - Will your XP version update to SP3 or not ??
To check your SP - Go > Start > Right click on My Computer >Properties and it will show Version and Service Pack -

Edited by noknojon, 13 April 2012 - 04:39 AM.

#3 hamluis



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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

An optical mouse should not necessarily require drivers other than the ones XP installs, IME.

Go to Device Manager...uninstall the mouse drivers...reboot.

You might also just try a different mouse.

Since it's a laptop, you might also try uninstalling the touchpad drivers.


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:49 PM

if its old and worked great all along ,then maybe, just maybe its broke

Edited by caperjac, 14 April 2012 - 02:51 PM.

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