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Microsoft USB Mouse Quits, Lights out and goodnight,

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I have a Microsft Intellimouse (comfort mouse) 3000, usb connection.   The mouse seems to die.   Initially I had it connected to one of the USB ports on the back of the computer via an extention cable, but I had to move it up a bit on the desk and no longer needed the extention cable.

Anyway, the mouse died, the red "laser" light ceased.  So I unplugged it and checked the connection and it came back online.   Ok.. I assumed that maybe the plug was bad. I connected it to a different USB port and it worked, but the software wanted to go through the re-install .

I did it, and it worked for a few hours then quit. I assumed that the mouse was dying and bought an exact replacement, some problems.  It runs for a while then it is dead, requiring the mouse to be unplugged and replugged in.

Now this happens all the time, can go a day or longer.  No new software, nothing new,.    Anyway  I went back to CompUsa and bought a HP wireless and I couldn't get it to work and took it back.  The system wouldn't recognize it.  So back with the MS mouse.
My configuration is basically an gateway 500s, with SP2, 2 gigs Ram, 3 external drives that are working fine, my printer is on the parallel port and nothing fancy plugged in.  

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