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Difference between MS Intellimouse Optical and MS IM Optical 1.1

Q: Difference between MS Intellimouse Optical and MS IM Optical 1.1

As the title says, I would like to know the differences between MS Intellimouse Optical and MS Intellimouse Optical 1.1. I will buy one of those, and they have almost the same price. Thank you in advance.

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Preferred Solution: Difference between MS Intellimouse Optical and MS IM Optical 1.1

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I ve upgraded to XP for a about 4 weeks now and I realized that I cannot use the 2 extra side functions of my mouse because i have not installed the intellipoint software. I installed it and now the mouse is slighty jumpier than it was before. Help?

A:intellimouse optical skipping

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Hi all, my computer is all fine and dandy now. Yea! Except for one thing.. I just went out and bought an Intellimouse optical and I installed it. It works and all except the two little side buttons. In the quickstart guide it lets me choose the mouse as the Intellimouse Optical but it only tells about it. Then in the Intellipoint software v4.0 it doesn't have the option to choose intellimouse opt only intellimouse. I'm thinking of downloading v4.1 but it has LOTS of bad reviews. What do i do?

A:Microsoft intellimouse optical

I had trouble with the cd that came with my last one, ended up downloading the newer version, that one worked. 4.1 I beleive

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I tried to contact Microsoft Tech Support but they wouldn't help me since I was out of the 90 days for Free Tech support, go figure! Anyhow, I keep getting an Error 1101 when I install the software for this mouse. It says the following: Error reading from file c:\windows\TEMP\_isA164\1033.MST

How can I resolve this error so I can use the full capability of this mouse?

A:Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical

What OS are you using?

And what mouse were you using before? Does that one still work?

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Does anyone know if microsoft will ever release a Serial version of their IntelliMouse Optical? Yes, it's sad, I only have a serial port, and nobody seems to make mice that are compatiable with it(they're all USB and/or PS/2).

Take a mega-byte out of my mega-chip!

A:Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical

I'm not sure about this, but i think it'd be tehnologically impossible to make a Serial optical mouse. I don't thinik the Serial Port would be fast enough.

Just remember, i could be wrong.

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I have been using this mouse for about a year now. I was just surfing on the net today when the mouse froze and would not work (light at the bottom did not light up like usual). I usually connect it to the computer with a PS/2 converter and decided to unplug it from the converter and just plug it in the computer, using its original USB plug and it worked.

However after every about 15 minutes it stops working, every 15minutes I would need to unplug the mouse from the USB port and reconnect again. I have tried my other USB ports, all did the same. Everytime it disconnects on the right bottom it would pop up a message saying "Unrecognizable tool connected" something along those lines however when I do reconnect it it'll recognize it sayin the mouse model.

I was wondering is there a problem with the mouse or is it the computer? Anyway I can "fix" this problem? I'm broke at the moment haha and have no money therefore can't get a new mouse at the moment and this problem is annoying me.

A:Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical 1.1A problem

Have you tried downloading and installing the latest MS Intellipoinit drivers? the latest version is ip5.4

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I bought Intellimouse optical yesterday. I installed the software. I prefer using Netcape
rather then the explorer. My mouse doesn't work that has the back and the forward on my
mouse. I clicked on explorer and It works. Which version of Netscape will I have to use for the
back and forward?

Thanks a lot,

A:Microsoft Intellimouse optical problem?

I have a Wireless Intellimous Explorer and all 5 buttons work in every program that uses a back function. A little advice: I don't use the forward button much, but do use the back. I changed the forward button to function as the close button... because I use that one a lot... works great. Back to your mouse... it is possible it doesn't work with netscape because microsoft made it... and you know how microsoft is. It really should work though, even if you are using netscape. Try upgrading to the latest version and maybe even upgrade your intellimouse software, if there is an upgrade. Also, make sure you have the correct mouse selected in the settings of your software. If you have the wrong one selected the regular left and right buttons should work without software because they are basic, standard functions.

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Alright heres the story...

girlfriends comp won't load her wireless logitech mouse, I disconnect my optical explorer bring it over and let her use that until she buys her own. No problems works fine on hers. She gets her new one I bring mine home and reconnect it, boot up, umm no mouse...wha? Yeah me = angry.

So basically I've tried lots of junk, regedit stuff (may have missed a few files possible), updated intellipoint software, tried USB ports.

This is what has happened...it gets detected in the USB port however Win XP doesn't know what the device is...doesn't even know its a mouse.

The lights work, the camera light and the back one. So it doesn't seem to be the mouse. It worked fine on this system only 2 days ago.

Is it possible for viruses to spread to hardware peripherals like my mouse?

I've included pics from "msinfo32"...3 different shots...one showing I have no IRQ conflicts, another showing that I have an "ERROR" and the other telling me what my error is "Device Cannot Start"...real helpful...you'd think it'd tell me why.

My computer is an Alienware P4 1.7Gig...mouse worked fine 2 days ago on this computer and fine on my girlfriends recently bought Dell machine (don't have the exact specs on hand). Any help?


A:Intellimouse Explorer (Optical) Woes

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I have a totally new problem with my MS Intellimouse Optical. I have used this for some time (98, ME, XP) with no problems. I now have a new system - Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I have downloaded and installed the latest Intellipoint software (7) from Microsoft, and installed the Mouse. But...
- The Mouse is recognised not as an Intellimouse Optical, but an Intellimouse Web
- I cannot therefore change the side button settings on the mouse (via Control Panel>Mouse) from the default "Forward" and "Back", or the centre button either.
This is annoying. I have uninstalled and reinstalled a number of times, to no avail.

Does anyone know...??
(a) How to get Windows 7 to recognise my mouse as the proper type (Device Manager etc)....or
(b) How to hack the settings (XML / Registry / whatever) to change the default option, so the mouse does what I want it to without trying to change the buttons via the Control Panel.

Many thanks

A:Intellimouse Optical buttons can't be changed

Hi Walrus1963 and welcome to Windows 7 Forums

When you installed the driver, did you correctly select your mouse model from the dropdown list during installation? If not, uninstall the driver and reboot your machine. Now, reinstall the driver being careful to select the correct model when prompted. What is the model of your mouse?

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I'm very used to my 5 button mouse selecting, copy and paste with 1 hand is very convenient against the short cut Control C and Control V and single clic for double clic So I wonder if there is a solution to get a Windows 10 driver Or do I have to quite with this mouse? What can we expect from Microsoft to one of his own products ??

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Recently I have tried to install my Intellimouse Optical USB and PS/2 Compatible mouse onto my dell computer(running with XP), replacing the Intellimouse 1.3A PS/2 Compatable mouse that came with the computer. I went into "Help and Support" and found the appropriate article to tell me how to remove mouse.

"IntelliMouse: The Mouse Pointer Moves Erratically or Does Not Respond with Windows XP (Q321122)"

After following the instructions I tried to install my optical and it still refused to work. One thing that I noticed is that some of the files that they told me to delete were'nt there in the first place. Would all the mouse need to be unpluged while i did this? I'm not sure if anyone could shed some light on what i did wrong with the info i'v given but any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:Can't intstall Intellimouse Optical USB and PS/2 Compatible mouse :(

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Simple question here guys,
Are there any differences between these two Pioneer OD DVR-219BK and DVR-219LBK?

I suppose one is Retail Box and the other OEM but that's just my thinking because I couldn't find any info about it so..

A:Is there any difference between these two Pioneer Optical drives?

Hi TheTemplai.
DVR-219LBK has LabelFlash: Allows users to create custom labels by utilizing the drive's laser to burn images onto blank CD or DVD LabelflashTM media RoHS Directive & WEEE Directive Compliant.
DVR-219BK doesn't.
Hope that helps!

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i'm about to enter the 21th century and buy an optical mouse with scroll thing.

are all optical mouses created equal? i have a choice between a store brand or a name brand(the one with a green/white package--forget the name,but not microsoft).

the store brand is 4 dollars less.

A:Optical Mouses versus Optical Mouses

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Is it possible to add an hdd to the optical bay of the 15t-ay100?  I've purchased a caddy but when the drive is inserted into the optical bay I'm not able to boot my machine.  I have updated my bios and can confirm both of my drives work when placed into the main slot.  

A:hdd in optical bay

Hi, Yes you can install HDD to the ODD bay but you CAN'T boot from the bay and no point to boot from the bay because the interface is slower. It is good to store files/data. Regards.

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We are wanting to read 3995 optical cartridges now on an MS Windows 2000 box, but it will not recognize the format of the cartridge on a hp5200ex

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Which external optical drive is suitable for either a 7040 MT or 7040 SFF? Looking to install software via DVD/CD and maybe burn data to a DVD.
1. Dell USB Slim DVD +/-RW Drive - DW316 (Dell Part# 429-AAUQ)
2. Dell External Trayload USB 8 xDVD+/-RW Optical Drive (Dell Part# 429-16655)

A:Which Optical Drive?

Virtually any USB optical drive -from any reputable brand- should be compatible, in addition to the ones from Dell.  
Speed and features (disk formats it reads/writes) are what matter, as long as the drive supports whatever version of Windows you're using. If you have USB3 ports on the PC, look for a USB3 drive for faster data transfers.
Shop around...

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I have a TV/monitor that I just purchase and it only has optical audio out. How can I connect this to a speaker system or my computer without spending a bunch of money.

A:Optical audio out

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I just turned my machine on and went to install a new program and nothing happened (auto-load didn't kick in). Checked my Windows Explorer and both of my DVD drives are not listed. So, I rebooted and still the same thing. I went into device manager and the Optical Drives are shown but with the "!" Yield symbol.

What gives? These drives were working just fine yesterday!

Help! Need to install this program ASAP for work...

A:Optical Drive MIA

Your CD or DVD drive can't read or write media

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i ran a read and wright test on my optical drive and got an error code RUOAKT-63587S-QFPKO1-6HHWO3  i also ran everything on all the forums and nothing worked my drive will read and play cd/dvd even oned a coppied but will not wright to a blank cd and when i say i tried everything evryone sugested i mean everything please help   agin its hp pavillion dv7 entertainment notebook

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I went to control panel/backup and created a system image on my WD USB Passport portable drive. When it finished, I tried to create a system prepare disk I couldn't because my CD/DVD drive is no longer recognized. I went to my computer and my hard drive is shown but no optical drive is present anymore. I have tried restarting and that didn't help. I went to the device manager and it has a yellow mark by the optical drive an it said this "Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)". Can someone please help.


A:optical drive gone

If the problem is at the registry then this fix is supposed to work.

Try this, I hope this helps
1. Click on Start --> Run --> and type in 'regedit' followed by the enter key ( if Vista Start search or windows+R )
2. Expand the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" key (looks like a folder) by double clicking it (or
3. clicking the "+" next to it.)
4. Expand the "SYSTEM" Key
5. Expand the "CurrentControlSet" Key
6. Expand the "Control" Key
7. Expand the "Class" Key
8. Please look for a key containing the following string of letter and numbers:
9. High light this key by left clicking once on it
10. On the right hand side you are looking for "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" under the "Name" column, once you find these please delete them by right clicking on them and choosing "delete"
11. Please exit the registry by clicking on the "X" in the top right hand corner of the screen

Reboot your computer

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Ok, I recenty purchased a Sony Playstation 2 and it has an optical output on it to hook up surrond sound or speakers of some sort. Here is my quwstion, I have this sound card Model #CBIC87386S It has Optical In and out. What I would like to do is use my computer speakers for the Playstation 2. But I can not get them to. I have audio mixer, or the software that they gave me with my sound card, but i am not seeing anything about optical input, only optical output.

Here is a link that has the manual online....

'priciate it

A:Optical Inputs

Hi, Do you have the analog speaker setup set to 2 spkr mode ?
When you hav it set to 2 spkr mode that is suppose to enable the optical SPDIF outputs digital mode and so automatically disables Analog Mode. So you won't see a setting for it in the softwr. From what i can see you still need to run a digital output to a Dolby Digital Receiver or to special speakers that have an optical input and output with a Digital Processor built into the spkr's amp.
This is how i interpret what you have and what you need to have to do that. Hope this helped.

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Hi All!

My optical drives, DVD and CD drives are not visible in my computer. But they are visible when I go to BIOS. But when I insert a disc after booting, neither it autoruns nor I could explore as the drives are not at all visible in My Computer.

OS is Win XP SP2

A:Optical Drives

is this a new problem?

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Ok now i have a question... do you need a blu-ray optical drive to watch blu ray disc on your comp.. cause when i was on newegg and was looking up stuff it had dual layer dvd burner/whatever... does that mean i can watch blu ray with it? since it is a dual layer dvd. idk i was just wondering cause im wanting to get a laptop with blu-ray so i dont have to buy a hdtv and a blu ray player and be poor for the rest of my life cause then im gonna have to get hdtv cable and what not. lol.. i was just wondering what the basic essentials are for watching blu-ray disc on a pc.. or buring as well.

A:Blu-ray optical drive?

The dual layer burner doesn't mean bluray. There are Dual Layer DVDs, in fact, that is what most store bought DVDs are. Single layer will only get you ~4.3 gigs. Dual will get you about 8.5.

You can buy a bluray drive for a PC though for less than $100, and then output your video to a HDTV and get full bluray HD.

If you get a laptop with bluray and never output it to TV, you are doing yourself a disservice, because the resolution for bluray movies is going to be higher than your laptop's display can do (in most cases).

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Hey Paul -Hope you had a glorious Christmas? My clients HP Tower (see specs above) has decided - from 1 day to the next - not to 'see' the HP brand optical drive that came in it from the factory. What I've done to trouble shoot the issue: 1. I removed that drive, connected it to another HP tower here in my shop.  Works PERFECTLY.2. Got a different optical drive from my stock and installed it in clients HP.  Does NOT 'see' it.3. Installed different cable to both drives while in clients HP. NO CHANGE.4. Connected a NEW External USB optical drive.  NO CHANGE. I'm STUCK, Paul.  Suggestion - other than a NEW HP tower - would be appreciated.... ! Patrick Dowling

A:Optical drive not available.

Hi, Pat: Yes I did, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too! The only suggestion I can offer regarding that issue is to see if one of the resolution steps at the link below resolve the problem. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/314060 Normally, Resolution step 6 fixes the problem of the DVD drive not showing up, but try them all if 6 doesn't work. 

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I have installed an extra dvd burner to my tower the system has recognized the drive as D.and it shows in my computer as D. but if I go into my docs or any other folder and right click the send to box it will not show drive D - E together it either shows one or the other.
I have reinstalled it but that does't work. When i do access it it does work correctly.

A:Optical Drive

You can't send to multiple locations, so I'm confused as to what you're trying to do.

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i have been looking 4 a new cd drive for my HP Pavilion zt1130 but i cannot find a model name or anythign for a replacement. it is a Multibay drive so that eliminates alot of them out there..

A:new optical drive?

You can try this site: http://www.sparepartswarehouse.com/ or eBay. I think those would be your best bets to insure you get the proper drive.

Good luck.

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Yesterday I noticed that my DVD Reader & DVD burner were not displayed in MY Computer.. They are detected and shown in the bios and during initial startup but not in windows..
What WAS bad timing I've since turned off System Restore while bug hunting and so cant go back..
I've also found that my Acronis True Image claims it cannot detect ANY hard drives... and I have 3, all of which I see and can access...

I tried running sfc /scannow from command but it tells me the cd I put in was incorrect, it isn't.. so I guess its either not seeing the drive either or is , like me, confused..

I can do a restore from boot but I'm hoping someone can shed some light upon this strange abberation. In CP/Device Manager it show a yellow exclamation next to the optical drives and says its probable the drivers are corrupt.. but its looking more like the IDE system has problems as clearly the HDDs are not being perceived as they should be..

Any ideas??

ND.. the only program that was installed around that time was a trial version of XPRepair which, after it demanded registration to do anything other than detect, I uninstalled thru Add/Remove.. but it didnt go ( ???.. hmmmm?) so I took it out of the startup and physically removed it.. Still no go on the CD/DVD..

A:Can't see my optical drives in XP Pro

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i want to buy a new optical drive. which is the best? samsung, pioneer, lg, sony, or asus? your help are much appreciated

A:Best optical drive


Pioneer DVR-116D followed by LiteOn, is presently reviewed as the best

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I have a Sony VGN-FS790 with a Matshita UJ-840D optical drive and it operates on WinXP.Why did my optical drive stop recognizing some cd and dvd disks. I've already updated the drives and also did a System Recovery to no avail. What went wrong, and what's the solution. Does anybody have an idea. I would appreciate any help. Thank you.

A:optical drive

How old is the optical drive?

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I just bought a SAMSUNG sh-202 super writer so I that can burn dual layered dvds. After I unplugged the old one and plugged in this one the D: and E: drives are missing! I noticed this after roxio said that I had no drive selected. I tried all this bs with deleting registry info and installing nero but none of that crap worked. I do not know what is wrong but I will answer any questions needed to diagnose the problem. Please Help!!! This is pissing me off!

A:Where did my optical drives go?

What OS are you running?

There's a fairly common problem with Windows XP x64 that causes the IDE drives to disappear.

IF you don't have XP,

1. Click start

2. Control Panel

3. Admin Tools

4. Computer Managment

5. Double click "storage"

Tell me what you see....


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I have a splitter that connects my XBOX360 and my Windows 8 desktop computer to my amplifier. However, when I have both my XBOX and Computer on, the sound does not work.

The solution is that I turn off my computer whenever I want to use the Xbox. This fixes the problem because it turns off the light of the digital output.

Is there a way for me to turn off the digital output light without actually turning off the computer?

A:Optical Splitter

Did you try just muting the sound in the PC ? If that doesn't work maybe you can temporarily disable Digital sound from Control Panel /Sounds /Playback.

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Just recently finished installing new Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H mobo into existing case and new installation of Win 64bit on a new HDD. I have two HDDs - C and D and two CD/DVD optical drives which should be E & F but am only seeing E - that is, only one of the drives (in both Device Manager, Disk Management and Explorer).

I have proved, by swapping the SATA leads over, that both optical drives work - and their LEDS both blink when I am booting up. They are connected, respectively to SATA ports 6 & 7 on the mobo. Both optical drives worked with the previous MSI mobo before it gave up the ghost. FYI, my HDD 'D' drive holds the previous OS so is effectively not acccessible, though it is visible.

When I go into BIOS Features / Boot Option Priorities / Boot Option #1 or #2, I can see:

However, when I go into CD/DVD ROM Drive BBS Priorities / Boot Option #1 or #2, I see:

From this, it would appear that the BIOS is seeing both of the optical drives

I don't know if it is of any relevance, but under CSM support / Display Boot Option Control it is set for Legacy Only.

Any assistance to see and use both optical drives will be appreciated.
Thanks Pedro

A:Have two optical drives but can only see and use one

Hum Pedro mate just what is showing up in Computer management like in my pic.

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Optical or Laser mouse? Merits?

A:Optical or Laser

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My Inspiron 620 desktop came with a DVD/CD that apparently can only be opened ("eject")  if the OS is running. How can a recovery disk be used if the OS won't load and the drive door cannot be opened ?
Bewildered Bob

A:Optical disk use

The red arrow is pointing to the button of the first drive, the green box is around the button of the second drive. The buttons are the vertical, rectangles that are flush with the drawer and case:
In this configuration Boot / Recovery Media should be in the TOP drive.  The 2nd drive is an option.

The Slim Model has only 1 button HERE:


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A while back I smelled a burning smell from my computer and after some investigation figured it was my PSU. So I buy a 650( old was 750) PSU and install. I turn my computer on to find out my hhd and optical drives aren't working. My ssd which has my operating system shows some file damage on it. So I buy another ssd and get rdy for a Windows move. My new optical drive comes in and ends up not working. So I try another one from a older computer and it shows up in Windows and the light for power lights up but the tray wont open from emergency eject, regular way or from windows eject. I tested it on the old computer before and it worked. Anybody know a possible solution?

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I just got a wireless M$ Optical Mouse and so far I am not impressed. It seems more jumpy than the regular mouse. Is this normal? I will be using the mouse when the pointer dissappears and shows up over the start menu at the bottom of the screen. I had better performance with the wireless mouse I had before. I thought these were supposed to better and smoother. Is this a common issue or did I make a bad choice with the M$ brand mouse, or did I get a lemon. Any thoughts? Thanks.

A:Optical Mouse

The surface you use it on makes a difference. To eliminate the surface, Try it on a clean sheet of printer paper and see if that works smooth.

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Basically, I've recently purchased this: http://gibbysaudiovideo.com/toshiba...HF85C%2034-Inch%20TheaterWide%AE%20Television

I haven't recieved it yet, but one thing I notice is that there is no optical audio out. I have a pair of Z-680 speakers that I'd like to use while watching HD/Non-HD channels and such, but I've no place to plug them in. Is there something I can buy so that I may use these speakers with my T.V.?

I know this isn't exactly a computer related question, but I'm not sure where to turn at this point.

A:T.V. doesn't have an optical out :-(?

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Hey guys, I am having a problem with my MSI 915P/G socket T(LGA 775) mobo. When I got my HD and my optical drvie in and go to setup windows, it laods a bit and gives me an error, or it will tell me a file is corrupted. I have tried setting up the HD and optical drvie in all sorts of confgiurations to no avail. I need some help, thanks.

A:MSI and optical drives.

Have you tried flashing the bios to the latest version?

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I have a issue with my mouse i have a Microsoft optical mouse, the thing is it all works and all but when i boot the system, it wont boot up until i hit delete, and it mentions that either i dont have a mouse present or something else i kinda forgotten at this point, i just think its too bizzare but its only been with this mouse as i can recall, what could cause such a thing, how can the computer say it isnt present or installed when it is and it works just the delete issue

any suggestion would be appreciated it thanks

A:Optical mouse

Try another mouse. It may have a fault.

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I have a computer here - I have installed a second CD Drive (a cd-rom, to jjoin the current CDRW).. Now the problem is only the secondary master drive works - no matter the combination (slave/master, primary/secondary) I cannot get both drives going - it's always just the primary master that works. After booting off a startup disk both drives work fine in DOS.. But they arent found In windows device manager... Any help??

A:2 Optical Drives under Win XP

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Help!!!evrytime i press th eject button on my laptop, a warning message appears(cannot open the tray of the optical drive.Pls try agaim to eject tray after close the all using softwares or shutdown the system and then start thw windows.If none of the above options work,insert a thin,straight object in the manual eject hole on the side of the drive)the only option thats works is the inserting a paperclip in the hole.when i put any of my cds in it,it doesnt respond at all.when i go to my computer,the icon for the dvd/cd-rom drives is gone.tried the help and support center.it told ma to uninstall optical drive(matshita uj-832d) and then install again.doesnt work still.It says that windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing.(code 39).
i just used the dvd drive yesterday and today,it just mysteriously stopped working. whats so bizzare is that when i click my computer, the icon for my optical drive is missing..so strange!!!help me plssss.....tnx

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Let's go way out into dumb question land:

Here's some background. I have registered a website domain and I want to set up a server. Being of the "there's no substitute for cubic inches" mentality, I wanted the fastest reasonable connection to the internet "system". Having done some half baked research into this via the internet, I find there appear to be several options T1/T3 lines etc and the OC-3, 12 etc SONET system. One guy tells me major telecom providers can hook you up with an OC connection if you are located in a relatively large city. OC appears to be the closest connection to the so called internet "backbone". No real research has yet been done on what this would cost per month.

So what form does this take? I envisioned a server (basically a powerful PC) connected to a fiber optic cable coming out of the wall in the basement of a bar in a good sized city.

So how do you connect a fiber optic cable to a PC? Details on the 'net seem somewhat scanty. I looked for some kind of OC PCI card and actually ended up buying a couple of Fore Systems PCA-200 MMF OC-12 PCI ATM NIC Adapters (sic) off ebay for $9.00 each. I figured I couldn't go wrong at that price. I have no bloody idea what these things are and if they'll even work. I don't think they are OC-12 (622 Mbps) but perhaps OC-3 (155 Mbps) but that's probably fast enough at the moment. Anyway, in theory, this card plugs into a PCI... Read more

A:Anyone really know about optical internet?

Need to clear up some layers here..

You have to understand that T1/T3, OC-X are just carriers. These standards say how much data you can shove through that channel. They don't say anything about the format of the data. You can imagine that this is the diameter of a pipe coming into your house. It doesn't say whether the pipe carries sewage, water, gas or cables or whether your utility company supplies any of these.

ATM is a network stack (completely different from ethernet and TCP/IP BTW), that was quite popular in the 90s. It is being phased out now I believe. Yes, you can push internet through ATM too. And yes, you can use both Windows and Linux with it. It may just be that your nearest local ATM loop is 100 miles away, since no one in your area has bothered to deploy it..

First you have to find out what services you have available. Ask your local business-grade ISPs what they can give you. If you are in a reasonably built-up area, then you have a good chance of getting gigabit ethernet (that's 1000Mbps BTW). It has a range of 300 feet, runs over relatively cheap copper wire and plugs into your standard ethernet adapter. All reasonable OS work with ethernet out of the box.

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Which of these optical drives should I buy? Are they compatible with the MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) motherboard?


Thanks in advance.

A:Which optical drive is better?

Personally I would purchase the LG. I've had to replace too many Samsung units in machines that are just a few months old.

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hi i am just bought a laptop v3-575t but there is no optical drive, i wonder do we have option to get oneand where can i buythanks

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I just installed the MS trackball optical and I can't get the back-forward buttons to work. They only work if I'm in the USER'S GUIDE or in Explorer. I went to the web page and I downloaded the newer version of Intellipoint(version4) and I also downloaded their user guides. When I tried to access them the computer said "file hh.exe could not be found." I am a novice-please go easy on me-I need details. I have an eMachines computer and Windows ME.

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My DVD drives seem to be running slow. I am having trouble loading games.
Seems to take a long time. My system specs are the same as in my profile.
Any ideas anyone?

A:Optical Drives

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