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Windows 7: PS2 to USB mouse freezes randomly

26 Jun 2011   #1
perfection

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
PS2 to USB mouse freezes randomly

I have a PS2 mouse but no PS2 port at the back of [COLOR=#000096! important][COLOR=#000096! important]my [COLOR=#000096! important]PC[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] cabinet - instead they have provided for a [COLOR=#000096! important][COLOR=#000096! important]USB [COLOR=#000096! important]port[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] for the mouse.

I have however noticed that the mouse freezes randomly and i need to unplug the USB and replug it in to wake it up

I run OS Win 7

Any advise or feedback to prevent this or explain this



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26 Jun 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

1. You may be using a faulty USB port so look in Device Manager to check for any problems there.

2. You may have a faulty USB to PS2 adapter.

3. You may have a faulty mouse or the trackball is sticking and wants cleaning.

4. Have you tried a different mouse or USB port?

5. Have you tried updating your mouse driver?
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26 Jun 2011   #3
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by perfection View Post
I have a PS2 mouse but no PS2 port at the back of [COLOR=#000096! important][COLOR=#000096! important]my [COLOR=#000096! important]PC[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] cabinet - instead they have provided for a [COLOR=#000096! important][COLOR=#000096! important]USB [COLOR=#000096! important]port[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] for the mouse.

I have however noticed that the mouse freezes randomly and i need to unplug the USB and replug it in to wake it up

I run OS Win 7

Any advise or feedback to prevent this or explain this
Go to Device Manager.
Start orb type Device Manager select it from the list.
Scroll down to the Mice section and double click it to open, double click on your device, select the Power Management tab and make sure there is no tick in the box "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
click on OK close Device Manager and restart your PC


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26 Jun 2011   #4
perfection

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

...but the option you mentioned under "Power Management" tab is unavailable and greyed out
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27 Jun 2011   #5
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not very helpfull then lol
Scroll down to and open the USB section of Device Manager, right click on each Hub and under the Power Management tabs remove the tick as suggested above.
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27 Jun 2011   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Thinking about this issue I think you'll find that as you're using a PS2 to USB adapter, I'll lay odds that Windows is installing a USB driver for what is essentially a PS2 keyboard.

Change to a USB keyboard and you'll have no further problems.
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01 May 2012   #7
WernerBerlin

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

I had the same problem with a standard Logitech mouse on a USB port of an ASUS board with Windows 7 running.
This problem with USB mice seems to be very frequent, because I found many reports about that in many forums.
I tried all the software solutions poposed in these forums but to absolutely no avail. On the contrary, the mouse freezing for some seconds with the "USB device connect/disconnect" sounds happened more and more frequently.

Finally I found the very simple solution:
It is a simple hardware problem and had nothing to do with software:

The Logitech mice (and their various similarly constructed clones) have an extremely cheap cable connection. The relative thin and cheap cable has no antikink device at all. The only strain relief is an S-shaped channel through which the cable is lead into mouse case. Obviously the isolations of the wires inside the cable are chafed in the kinks of the S-shaped channel after longer use so thin, that tottering short circuits happen between the wires in the cable, which appear to the system like connecting and disconnecting the USB device.

I screwed the mouse encasement open and took the cable out of the S-shaped channel and bend it straight thus removing all kinks in it. Then I shoved the cable one inch into the case. so that I could lay a "fresh" (= unkinked before) section of the cable into the S-shaped channel.

I did that 2 weeks ago. I had no problems since then anymore.

Werner

P.S.: Be careful opening the mouse case:
Remove the single screw which holds the case closed.
Then lay the mouse on a table while you take off the cover of the case and keep it lying on the table while you do the above described operations with cable and close the case again before you lift it off the table.

By this you prevent that the mouse wheel falls out of its position, cause it is a lot of enervating hustle to put the wheel and the 2 spring wires holding it back into correct position, if you don't know how to do it. So better keep it untouched in its position while you do the cable operations.
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