stevecasper Posted March 18, 2009 Report Share Posted March 18, 2009 Hey Everybody, I recently got an upgraded computer here at work (finally, I might add). And it is fantastic. I've gone from 512 to 2G of RAM, and now have dual monitor support and I just absolutely love my set-up. Unfortunately, there has been one major drawback. My mouse doesn't behave. Specifically: if I don't use the mouse for, say 2-3 minutes (as I prefer keyboard shortcuts and run a lot of macros), but then need the mouse, it can take as long as 5 seconds or so before the mouse pointer actually starts to move on my screen. Some of the movement is buffered (I guess), and the pointer eventually gets to wherever I moved it (though it is difficult to be exact when I can't see it moving), but mouse-clicks don't catch up. So if the pointer is where I want it, but non-responsive, I'll click several times before the clicks start getting noticed by the PC. (The 2-3 minutes is a rough average, I've left the mouse for much longer than that without the pointer getting stuck... it's very inconsistent.) Specs and attempted fixes: * I'm using the same mouse (Wireless Intellimouse Explorer 2.0). * Before the upgrade I was using the PS2 port to connect the wireless hub, as the old tower didn't have any free USB slots. On the new machine I am using the USB connection (default for the hub). * The old computer didn't have the Intellimouse 6.x drivers and it worked fine, so I figured that wasn't the problem... still I installed them on the new machine to see if that fixed the problem. It did not. * Intellimouse 6.x driver allows me to see the battery level of my mouse - level displays as "Good." Nevertheless, I switched to brand-new batteries, just in case: No improvement. * Mouse commands within macros do not appear to be affected (thankfully!) My next move will be to switch back to the PS2 port. A co-worker suggested my mouse may be "going to sleep to preserve battery life." I've never had a mouse hibernate on me before. I have the same mouse set-up at home, without any similar problems (also using USB). If that is the problem, how do I turn that off, or extend the delay before hibernation occurs? And why has it never happened before (at work or at home)? I did a google search for "mouse pointer sticks" and "mouse sticks" and got a whole lot of irrelevant hits. Can anybody here point me in a new direction? I hate to bug our IT guys here at work (they're not actually on site unless they are setting up a new work-station). If, after I switch back to the PS2 port, the problem is resolved, I'll post a retraction and apology for wasting PGM space with unrelated problems... Heck, I apologize for it anyway, but any help would be truly appreciated. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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