Mouse problems

Question

Well you see when im playing certian games my computer and my mouse responds late to my commands. Games like Battlefeild Vietnam and Halo are the main ones that give me trouble. On the other hand Rollercoaster Tycoon is fine. Maybe its the newer games that lag. On the desktop the mouse is fine, no problems, but it craps out as soon as the game starts. I'm stumped maybe you can help. oh ya, and the games were fine at first only recently have they been doing this. Im wondering if its a virus or CP problem.

Answer

This question was answered on July 25, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Check your mouse connection

or your mouse could be dirty

remove the cover to the mouse ball from the bottom of the mouse the cover usually comes off with a simple press and shift motion.

clean the rollers with a cotton swab dipped in a very small amount of liquid soap.

check the mouse cable connection to the PC if you find it loose, connect it and reboot the PC

for a serial mouse , verify that the serial ports is enabled in the CMOS setup and that there are no resource confilicts.

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Posted by Fred of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on July 25, 2004