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Optical mouse problem in win Xp

Hi pal
I have a typical problem with my system,the problem is with optical mouse -( samsung) which is running with out control some time, it just jumps from one end to another ,and the pointer moves itself without any user operation
my system config is PIV 2.4 ghz,azuz MB with SIS chipset,256mb ram,52xcdromdrive,48x cdwriter samsung
winxp professional with SP2,i was earlier using PS2 - samsung scroll mouse ,it was still now not giving any problem .I have tested the optical mouse samsung in other systems with different O/S (win98,winxp) it was working fine ,can some one help me for solving this problem,thanks

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You are going to want to put the thing on a mouse pad, the surface you are using has flaws that are scattering the LED.
I've experienced this several times, i had a couple of optical mice that move randomly in some directions. those mice were somehow cheap.
I bought a logitech MX 510 mouse  and I have never experienced the same movement again a logitech MX 1000 laser and it works perfect also.
I also installed the drivers that come with my logitech mouse.  It might have solved the problem.
I didnt test the logitech mouse without the manufacturer's driver.
I recommend you (if it's a big issue) to test different brands of mice, as i told you before  logitech's have worked great for me.
by the way, I never changed the mousepad.  I'm still using the same one and the movement stop.

is it a usb mouse? try another usb port, or delete all the usb entries in device manager and reboot.
check also for errors in device manager.
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Try updating the drivers of the mouse from the CD or the samsung website. Its also possible that windows might be corrupted and hence this problem. Also as Onedeej mentions you need to put a magazine of a surface under it that doesn not reflect light at all. Mica surfaces or glasss surfaces wont do at all.

sasi1976Author Commented:
Hi thanks for all the experts(onedeej,jazz250,nobus,mysticaldan) for sharing the information, i will try all the things said here ,i once again thank for replying
it even does it with wood, even my Logitech Media Play. Logitech are the best mice in the world, but if they cant see clearly it wont make a difference.
Yup..sometimes the mosuepad or lack of mousepad is the problem with the optical mouses.
I've seen it a million times... try and get a mosuepad for an optical mouse... with no pattern on it... no pretty pictures or anything... and give it a shot.


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