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Will USB Mouse solve the Dell Mouse Issue?

Discussion in 'Laptops' started by Rowan, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. Rowan

    Rowan Guest

    I've got a Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop runing Windows XP. And very nice
    it is too until you plug in a PS/2 mouse. At which point it does the
    classic self-drifting mouse thing. I ahve heard this suggested that I
    must be tapping the touchpad when using the mouse, but I can assure
    you that is not the cause. I've tried wiping the hard drive and
    rebuilding it from scratch and still the problem persists. I'm not the
    only person to experience this problem. Just take a look at these
    posts (http://groups.google.co.uk/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&safe=off&th=dbb9a539091d837f&rnum=3)
    and here (http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=a7ifa4$jji$)
    and here (http://groups.google.co.uk/[email protected])
    I tried downloading new drivers but that didn't seem to solve the
    problem either. I was going to resort to buying a USB mouse to see if
    that would solve the problems. Has anyone else tried that? And will it
    solve this problem? Any guidance welcome!
    Rowan, Feb 27, 2004
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  2. Rowan

    BigJim Guest

    I've never had the problem, I use a Logitech mx 300 USB in my Inspiron 1100
    with no problems.
    I don't even use their drivers, just plugged the mouse in and that was it.
    If you want all the functionality of their mouse then use the drivers.
    BigJim, Feb 27, 2004
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