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Old 01-08-01, 04:33 PM
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Occasionally my mouse sort of freezes up, lags, skips, or something of that sort. Now when I put it together, I was one fan short. I have the fan connected to the CPU, one in the power supply, but that's it. I ordered one today to blow onto the board, could this be the problem? Would that cause 'mouse lag'?
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What brand/kind of mouse?

Heat would generally cause the whole machine to lock up, not just the mouse.

I will assume when you say the mouse locks up, that keyboard commands still allow you to use windows

OS ? Win98 still ?

What was that old video card brand/model?



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quote:<HR>Originally posted by 4KRG:
What kind of mouse?

Heat would generally cause the whole machine to lock up, not just the mouse.

I will assume when you say the mouse locks up, that keyboard commands still allow you to use windows
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Logitech 'Thumb-Ball' optical cordless. Battery level is fine. I'll have to check the next time it does it, but I'm pretty sure it's just the mouse that lags. It only last for 10-15 seconds. I move the mouse around (in a frantic manner) for the 10-15 seconds, then it appears to be OK.
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by dvdsteve2000:
Logitech 'Thumb-Ball' optical cordless. Battery level is fine.
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Never seen one, so I do not know their qwirks.

Make sure the drivers are updated is about all I can offer. Sometimes video card drivers will mess with the mouse, make sure those are curretn also (soon won't be an issue when you get the radeon)

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...another thing-

I have a couple 'undefined components' in my hardware settings. One is the PS/2 port(mouse), but the mouse works. When I removed the 'undefined' PS/2 component, the mouse didn't work, and I had to re-install my mouse/software, but it's right back up as 'undefined'. Another 'undefined' component is my DVD-ROM drive, but it works perfectly too. The last one is PCI System Management Bus. What gives??
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by 4KRG:

OS ? Win98 still ?
What was that old video card brand/model?
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Yep, 98 2nd ed..

Video card...NVIDIA VANTA.
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Do you have the latest drivers for the mouse? This solved my 'erratic mouse' problems.

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quote:<HR>Originally posted by dvdsteve2000:
...another thing-

I have a couple 'undefined components' in my hardware settings. One is the PS/2 port(mouse), but the mouse works. When I removed the 'undefined' PS/2 component, the mouse didn't work, and I had to re-install my mouse/software, but it's right back up as 'undefined'. Another 'undefined' component is my DVD-ROM drive, but it works perfectly too. The last one is PCI System Management Bus. What gives??
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dvdsteve this shouldn't be! You need to find hte drivers that windows is looking for and install them ASAP. Did the motherboard come with any drivers? I am not sure how win98 handles the 815 chipset (I don't use 98)

X any idea?

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what programs are you loading at bootup? could this be all related to system resources.
are you running a few programs at the time when you notice the slow down?
I agree you need to get the most current drivers for your undefined components. are you running any virus software?
try this information:
http://www.logitech.com/cf/support/1225.cfm
they mention disabling the ps2 mourse port in this hardware profile
i hope i got the right cordless trackball optical mouse

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WHEW!!!!! OK, I got all of the correct drivers installed and nothing is coming up undefined now!!!

I'll just have to wait and see if the mouse acts up again. It was weird, it kept asking me for "Mouse Suite" software, which was the old wheel mouse that I was using. I installed that, then the new Logitech software, removed "Mouse Suite", and everything is perfectly fine. Go figure?????????

gcribbs-I run bare minimum at start-up...my sys resources is usually at 90% at startup.

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I do the same thing. I am amazed at the junk people allow to load at startup. I usually sit down and ask them if i can speed up their computer and get rid of the junk. I think my friends invite me over everytime their computers slow down a bit Although i hope it is for the great conversation.
Glad to hear things are back on track until the next time

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