Mouse meets Resistance in its travels up the screen
Posted on 2004-09-21
Having decided to upgrade my wifes mouse from a two button, to a 3 button ball mouse with roller, I smiled knowingly to her as I plugged it in saying her Internet experience would be so much better.
However, on starting the machine (windows 2000) I was greeted with a sluggish mouse, that paused randomly on its journey up the screen. It seemed almost like it was meeting resistance while it travelled. Obviously I checked the desktop space allocated to the mouse, checked the mechanical operation, and then checked it in my PC where it behaved admirably. I then scanned the internet to ensure I had the correct drivers, after installing this had no effect.
I then purchased an optical mouse,and tried again....still the same problem. It seems the 3rd button/roller is causing her environment problems.
Any suggestions on how to route out the problem?