Why does the mouse work better on the ps 2 port than the usb port?

Question

I have an ms optical intellimouse for my gateway laptop and when i attach it to my usb port it behaves like a touchpad. The movements are not as fluid and it moves slower. The strange thing is when i attached it to the ps 2 port via the adapter it behaves normally. I want it to stay on the usb port so i can use a keyboard also. I have tried loading microsofts software and i also tried a logitech usb optical mouse with its software and the exact same problem arises. I have played around with the mouse settings but it still doesn't work as good as connectiing it to the ps 2 port. Any ideas?

Answer

This question was answered on February 6, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Well what the problem could be is that the mouse that you purchased may not be compatible with the computer or there may be a problem with the usb port on your laptop

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Posted by erik of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 6, 2003