Yet Another Mouse Problem!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bablos, Dec 20, 2002.

  1. Bablos

    Bablos Guest

    Hi There...

    I'd been having problems with the mouse on one of my PCs, in that it would start to stick when trying to move it left-right. Cleaning the mouse didn't solve the problem.

    I've since replaced the mouse, but even with a brand new one, the problem still occurs.

    Any idea what the problem is? Any suggestions for a solution?

  2. pappcam

    pappcam Guest

    Try uninstalling the mouse in device manager and reboot and let XP reinstall the drivers or, if you need to, reload the drivers yourself.
  3. Bablos

    Bablos Guest

    Hi There...

    I've uninstalled the device, and upon reboot, XP is now looking for a file from Logitech Mouseware - I uninstalled this several days ago, so something must still remain of it.

    I see the following message;

    The file 'L8042Pr2.sys' on Logitech Mouseware Driver Disk is needed.

    Type the path where the file is located, and then click OK.

    D:\Program Files\Logitech\Mouseware\Drivers\WinXP

    Could this be the problem? How can I get rid of this? If I just press cancel, the mouse shows up as 'unknown device' in the hardware manager, and the scroll wheel doesn't respond at all.

  4. zeke121

    zeke121 Guest

    If you don't already have one, try getting a optic mouse. The drivers seem to be easier to find, (I don't know why) and they are more precise. Hope that helps! :happy:
  5. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

  6. Bablos

    Bablos Guest

    Hi There...

    The second mouse I have is an optical mouse - it's one made by (or rather badged as) Chieftec, to match their coloured cases.

    This solves the problem of the missing file, but;

    a) My mouse isn't a Logitech one, so why is the system looking for a file from the Logitech install disk?

    b) I shouldn't need to have Logitech Mouseware installed just so that I can use a mouse that has nothing to do with them!

    c) It takes me back to square one - if I try to uninstall the driver, upon reboot, it just gets recognised as a Logitech compatable PS/2 mouse, and the problems are still there.

    d) Surely the system shouldn't be looking for Logitech files if I've already uninstalled Mouseware?

    Hope someone can help me out!

  7. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Uninstall the Logitech Mouseware either with it's own uninstall or go to "Control Panel" and uninstall from there. Then go into the Regestry and do a search for all listings of "Logitech and remove/delete them (BACK UP YOUR REGESTRY FIRST... Just in case something goes funky). Then reboot and let MicroSquish install it's own drivers for your mouse. See if that clears it all up.
  8. Bablos

    Bablos Guest

    Makes no difference - I run into the same problems outlined above. Despite doing everything I can to rid my machine of Logitech's Mouseware, when I try to get Microsoft to install it's own drivers, it suddenly needs a file from the Logitech Mouseware Driver Disk.

  9. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Is this Mouse by any chance made by Logitech... You know like a cheap version of their name brand but with a different name???
  10. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    If not, but your OS keeps lookin for that file then just install Mouseware and if there are no glitches leave it alone... For now anyway.
  11. Bablos

    Bablos Guest

    Haven't a clue - no sign of manufacturer on the mouse, other than 'Chieftec' on the top of the mouse.

  12. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Well their web site doesn't have a link to any drivers... Hmmmmm, did it come with a CD with drivers and such???
  13. daddyo

    daddyo OSNN Addict

    Take a look in the device manager and see if any other mouses are listed. If they are, delete them. You may have a conflict of some sort that is causing the machine to look for your Logitec mouse. Hope this helps.
  14. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Yes that is a good idea, but if you do it in "Safe Mode" *Device Manager* will list all of them if there is more than one and they did not get fully removed. Then just delete them all, use your keyboard to close out Windoz and reboot. Then Windoz will install new mouse.