New mouse broke screensaver
October 13, 2006 3:33 PM Subscribe
My new Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 5000 broke my screensaver. Help?
posted by AstroGuy to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
All the details: eMachines T6522 Media Center PC w/TV tuner card, remote, etc. This mouse replaced a wired el cheapo MS Intellimouse which did not exhibit this issue. Since installation, screen saver or power save mode will not activate (previews fine).
Googling the issue turned up a few leads. A MS KB article talked about disabling ehtray and a DVD process. An online suggestion was to plug the USB connector into a green USB-to-PS2 connector (didn't work--mouse not recognized).
Called MS support and they had me disable the stuff listed in the KB article
. That made the screensaver work. It also disabled the Media Center remote control. And the ehtray.exe process restarts if Media Center is started via the Start menu, which again breaks the screensaver.
Anyone else have this problem and fix it?