New mouse causes system to restart

  Ralphie85 10:23 11 Aug 2006

The other day my trusty Packard Bell wireless optical mouse bit the dust, so I bought this as a replacement;

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Ever since I plugged it in my pc has been restarting itself at random intervals. I got the latest drivers but 10 minutes after I installed them and manually restarted, it did it by itself again.

I've been using the supplied PS/2 adaptor instead of using up another USB port, but I can't see that being the problem anayway.

What's going on?

  Sethhaniel 10:42 11 Aug 2006

the PS/2 in the right port as the keyboard & mouse ports are similar in appearance

-have you tried the USB port and see if restarts happen when connected there ?

  Ralphie85 10:45 11 Aug 2006

I've got them right, purple to purple and green to green. I didn't want to use a USB port if I could avoid it, but do you think that will help?

  keef66 10:51 11 Aug 2006

were there drivers for the old mouse you should've removed first??

  Sethhaniel 10:54 11 Aug 2006

Packard bell mouse drivers are uninstalled in case of conflict there ??

but Try USB as you can always get a USB 4 way adaptor for less than £5 (as you can link up to 128 usb items through the one port)

  Ralphie85 10:55 11 Aug 2006

I can't find any drivers for the old mouse, it was a pretty standard 3 button scroll wheel. The new one has 4 way scrolling and 5 buttons, anything dodgy about that?

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