USB Mouse has Delayed Response

Posted on 2006-05-26
Last Modified: 2008-03-10
I have a Gateway notebook computer with a built-in navigation pad or whatever you call it.  I bought a Logitech optical mouse cause I'd prefer to a mouse instead.
The mouse has a delayed response of a couple of seconds very often. I think this is because I need to designate the mouse as my pointer instead of the built-in pad.  Can someone guide me through the steps on how to do this? I went to the Logitech website and followed their instructions but they indicate to navigate to certain folder names that don't even exist on my computer.  Thanks
Question by:dbfromnewjersey
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    If you have the correct drivers installed you may take a look into your BIOS. Usually on boot up you will select the Del key to enter the BIOS. There may be an option in one of the tabbed areas within the BIOS to turn off the on board mouse. You didn't state it but I am assuming that this delay happens in more than one location and that you don't have anything physical or electrical near by that might be causing interference. :-)
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    Active synch software binds to com ports. If you have this running, shut it down and see if your mouse works fine afterwards.


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    Are you using USB or PS/2 ports for the mouse?
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    Check that you have the latest drivers for your mouse, if not you can download the latest drivers from,CRID=1792
    Just click on your model, select a language and click download
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    If you are on XP, Start>>Control Panel>>Mouse>>tune the settings for Buttons/Pointer options to increase the mouse performance.

    Author Comment

    I wound up buying a new mouse (also Logitech) and it works fine.  The mouse I was using prior was also new but was sitting around a couple of years.  Maybe had older software or something.  I'm trashing the mouse that gave me the problems. Thanks.

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