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By BIINFBPOKCQW ·
I reloaded a Win98SE update under a clean boot. That is, I had installed Win98SE over Win98 plain and now have installed Win98SE again under a clean boot to fix some stability issues. Now the x axis on the mouse works in reverse. The y axis and button controls are normal. How can I correct this?

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to mouse x-axis reversed

Hi,

One of the following should help...

1. Turn the mouse around so the cord points away from you :-)
2. Come down to Australia.
3. Reinstall the mouse drivers.

Also try another mouse to isolate the problem to either the mouse itself or the PC. Preferably another "Type" of mouse like a USB one if you currently use PS/2.

I'm not aware of any settings within windows that will reverse the x axis. Buttons, yes, thats the "left handed" option. You may want to find that on the control panel -> "mouse" and have a play with the options there.

Cheers,
Tim.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to mouse x-axis reversed

Oh... one other thing to be considered is that you have a virus. Do you run a virus checker? If not then you should...

Cheers,
Tim.

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by GuruOfDos In reply to mouse x-axis reversed

Sounds like a faulty mouse....or, the mouse has been dropped and the chopper wheel has jumped out of line or one of the sensors has dirt on it.

Optomechanical mice work using the quadrature principle, that is, two optical sensors per axis, generating square pulse trains to represent movement. The frequency of the 2 pulse trains gives velocity information, i.e. amount of mouse movement and the change in logic level of the two pulses gives direction according to which sensor goes high or lowfirst. If the wheel or detector has become dislodged or fouled, this can occasionally reverse the quadrature and hence the axis direction. Of course, unbeknownst to you....someone may have taken a soldering iron to your mouse...just to mess with your head?!!! Done that meself!!!!

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