Ok, here is the rundown. I have an IBM optical mouse model #MO27FO. I've had this mouse for a while now, and have always been using the PS/2 adapter. Well ppl have been tellin me that if you use it via the USB it is smoother in games, specialy FPS. So I installed the drivers and everything that came with the mouse. When I boot up with the mouse using USB the cursor just sits there and i can't move it, i can't even right click on the desktop, so i figure its got to be somtin with my drivers. well i can't find any new drivers for this thing. Is there some special way to installing USB mouses i don't know? oh and by the way i am using a via kt333 motherboard with usb 2.0 in case that has any affect, i have those drivers installed too. plz help
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It is best not to load the IBM mouse drivers. Let windows detect,
and setup the USB mouse. If you use the IBM drivers, you might
find that the scroll wheel (if yours has one) does not work in alot
of other applications (and games).
Try uninstalling the IBM software. Unplug the USB mouse in
windows, then plug it back in, that should straighten things out.
I no longer use my IBM mouse, it does not work on my laptop.
It does not power up right or something, I have the IBM mouse
that has the scroll wheel that lights up blue. And it does not
light up properly on my laptop for some reason.
I've found that the best way to resolve this particular problem is to boot the system with ONLY a PS/2 mouse connected, (borrow one from a mate if you have to!).
Ensure this works, then power off the system.
Now connect the USB mouse AS WELL as the PS/2 (i.e. both mice connected).
Boot up again, let the OS find any new hardware, and then BOTH mice should move the cursor.
Now power down again.
Disconnect the PS/2 mouse, and boot back up.
After setting up the hardware change again, the USB mouse should be OK to use from now on.
Hope this helps!
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I have the ibm optical mouse with the blue wheel and at least twice a week on booting up the computer i cant move the curser, i usuall just move my desk and unplug and replug it back in to the ps2 port.. its had the same problem with windows drivers first then i installed ibm drivers for it but its the same with either. i will try uninstalling ibm then maybe try going the usb port.
Actually, what you were saying about smoothness is exactly the opposite of what I heard. We used to play a lot of Medal of Honor: Allied Assault at a company where I used to work. An Electrical Engineer there said that using the PS/2 port was supposed to support a much higher sampling rate and result in smoother mouse use.
I haven't taken the time to try it, but the guy in question was pretty knowledgeable about both gaming and hardware. Darned good sniper, too, the biatch!
I have the same problem with this mouse (MO27FO) when plugged in to the USB port. I eventually got fed up with having the mouse locked up at boot time and reverted to the PS2 connector. This occasionally locks up on booting, but just unplugging the mouse and replugging it again fixes the problem. I looked on IBMs website for drivers but gave up when I couldn't find any easy link to driver downloads.
Ok, this isn't going to make any sense, but I was having problems with the IBM "Blue wheel" mouse, MO27FO, and seemed to have fixed them by switching the USB/PS2 adapter to the one THAT CAME with the mouse.. (it says IBM on it).. looks like a standard part, makes no sense at all, but seems to have worked.. I had replugged in the other one at least ten times with various but not good results..
Andy and DNA are both correct.
USB must first be enabled in BIOS to work.
Whenever a USB device is plugged in Win2k or XP, they will tell you.
BTW USB is faster than PS2 port - with an optical mouse the "sampling rate" or resolution is greater than with any old ball mouse, plus the USB port speed is faster.
My MS mouse woks great on the USB port, much faster/smoother than my old Labtec optical.
"If I cant fix it, I will f**k it up so bad no one can fix it!"
I have been facing the same problem with my IBM MO27FO. However, this problem surfaced only a few weeks back. I have been using the same mouse both at home and work and the problems have seems to have started at the same time. This initially led me to believe that my mouse has gonw out of its wits...well..looks like there are so many of you who have the same problem. The PS/2 solution works fine.
I have similar issues. My PS2 mouse works ok, however I sometimes get 'double-clicking' with only a single mouse click. Its frustration when you select 12 emails and all of a sudden 13 open up when you click on the last one.
I had this problems across 2 systems. I sat and tried to figure out the common bond between the 2 machines and could not find one.
What i do know is that my USB mouse will lose power momentarily then come back on a few seconds later. Its frikk'n nuts.
For make the USB mouse work, sometimes you need to enable the USB mouse/keyboard support from the Bios.
And, USB is alot faster than PS2, and USB2.. obviously is the fastest
Unless you want to use some special buttons of your mouse (4,5,6, etc) I reccomend you to let windows use the USB Mouse default driver (left-right-center-wheel) works excelent for optical and mechanical USB mice.
Do you know if any other USB devices stop working at the same time?
Is your keyboard a USB keyboard and it keeps working or stops working?
Have you tried plugging in a USB memory stick to see if it works while the mouse does not work?
Can you borrow and try a different (non-IBM) USB mouse? I've seen problems with IBM mouse drivers on multiple Windows platforms.
edit to add: Re IBM mouse drivers/software
If you installed a special IBM application pack that came with the mouse (some mice come with software that provides added functionality for that specific mouse), you might try uninstalling it, and just use the standard Windows USB/mouse drivers. See if that makes a difference in how the computer responds.
1. Do you know if any other USB devices stop working at the same time?
MK -> No, the problem is with the mouse only, as i used to work properly with the pendrive & external USB hard disk.
2. Is your keyboard a USB keyboard and it keeps working or stops working?
MK -> Keyboard is not a USB keyboard, and it keeps working.
3. Have you tried plugging in a USB memory stick to see if it works while the mouse does not work?
MK -> Yeah the other USB devices work propery with or withour internet connectivity.
4. Can you borrow and try a different (non-IBM) USB mouse? I've seen problems with IBM mouse drivers on multiple Windows platforms.
MK -> Yeah I borrowed a MICROSOFT USB Mouse and it was working fine, I will go & buy that mouse this weekend.
5. If you installed a special IBM application pack that came with the mouse (some mice come with software that provides
added functionality for that specific mouse), you might try uninstalling it, and just use the standard Windows
USB/mouse drivers. See if that makes a difference in how the computer responds.
MK -> Actually i didnot got any CD for drivers etc with that mouse, I asked the vendor he says, its a plug & play mouse & no need for any kind of drivers. and on the vendors place I connected that mouse to my laptop, it was working fine, as it was not connected with internet that time, but when i came home and connected with internet then the mouse stops working.