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Laura McQuillen Nov 13, 2010, 11:53am EST Report Abuse


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john albrich Nov 13, 2010, 12:36pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wireless mouse issues.

Sometimes it's as easy as blowing the dust out of the lens assembly on the bottom of the mouse. Depending on the mouse (esp wireless ones I've found), dust can make a profound difference in how the mouse operates on ALL functions (might have something to do with the mouse's tiny processor being overwhelmed?).

If that doesn't work, try re-booting.

Laura McQuillen Nov 13, 2010, 12:55pm EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wireless mouse issues.
I've tried both of those things, and neither thing has worked. :(

john albrich Nov 14, 2010, 12:08am EST Report Abuse
>> Re: Wireless mouse issues.

Since this seems to of some urgency, and diagnosing some problems can take awhile, I'd go ahead and buy a cheap $15 wired mouse and give that a try first. Get your work done, (if possible) then tackle the problem.

If you've installed or updated/patched the OS, any programs, or any drivers recently that could also cause problems.

Rolling back to a restore point to the day prior to the update/install could eliminate the problem. Restore points are automatically created when most updates/installs are performed. However, backtracking to a prior restore point can cause other issues, so you should search for and read up on "restore point" and "side-effects" or permutations of related words before you do.

I'd also make a FULL system backup before doing anything. I highly recommend either freeware Macrium Backup Free Edition, or DriveImage XML. I consider them very high-quality, safe, and reliable programs, and numerous tutorials (even videos) exist if there is any question how to do something using either backup tool. I consider either one far superior to Microsoft's backup program, although I personally prefer Macrium Reflect Free Edition.

With a full backup if you make a change and it causes more problems than it fixes, you can always return to your exact current state within minutes without any problem.

http://www.macrium.com/reflectfree.asp

http://majorgeeks.com/DriveImage_XML_d4919.html
http://www.runtime.org/driveimage-xml.htm


I have no personal or financial interest in either program mentioned above.

James Dean Aug 17, 2011, 05:51am EDT Report Abuse
>> Re: Wireless mouse issues.
you might need to try updating your bluetooth drivers, since that could be the reason you are experiencing the issue with the mouse disconnecting. Usually, we find that the bluetooth drivers are slightly outdated, and this can correct the problem.



 

    
 
 

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