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How to eliminate pointer drift?

By Blackcurrant ·

I have recently bought a Creative wireless optical 5000 mouse. I am having a lot of problems with it. The most infuriating is that the pointer drifts up and/or across the screen.

The correct driver is installed, and I have tried a variety of surfaces - standard mouse mat, matt surfaces, shiny surfaces, card, paper - all the time the pointer drifts. It is driving me mad!

Does anyone know of anything else I might try to resolve this please?

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to How to eliminate pointer ...

While not a Creative Mouse I had the same problem with a MS cordless mouse and all I did was to slow down the Mouse in the options in the control panel. You'll find in under Scrolling after you've opened the Mouse options.

That worked for me.


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by Blackcurrant In reply to

Thanks, Hal 9000 (whoops - I demoted you in my comment...). This has done the trick. Unfortunately, I am so fed up with the poor quality of this product that I am going to bin it and buy a proper mouse.

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by Blackcurrant In reply to How to eliminate pointer ...

Thanks, Hal 2000, I shall try that and let you know how I get on.

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by sgt_shultz In reply to How to eliminate pointer ...

this has happened to me on laptops and i've had to disable the touchpad on the laptop to get it to quit. my guess is that it was a resource conflict. I would have tried to fix it with a laptop BIOS and touchpad driver update but it was a nobrand laptop and i did not succeed in finding drivers for it.
other things i can think of is try upgrading (or removing, which would be my choice) any mouse software that installed with the mouse. do you think it could be vibration?

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by Blackcurrant In reply to

Hi, sgt schultz, thanks for answering one of my questions again.

I have had problems with this mouse from day one - the drivers would not install and Creative told me that I did not need to install the drivers as Windows would have them - this is true so long as you are prepared to lose the majority of the functionality of the product. No conflicts were detected, BIOS settings are OK, and there is no vibration. Although the pointer drift has been eliminated, it is still jerky and ahhhhhhhhh - it is going in the bin.

These are all good trouble-shooting tips. 250 points for each of you. Thanks again

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