Ever since, Iâ€™ve experienced a number of weird things. No matter which way I look at them, I canâ€™t see any other reason other than SP2 somehow has Done (or Undone) Something.
What else would you think when things like this have been happening only since the service pack was installed:
- Using the scroll wheel on my wired Dell laser mouse to click on things, not only to scroll pages, suddenly stopped working. It was clicking away just fine before SP2. The mouse applet in control panel doesnâ€™t include any way to set the scroll wheel to click. I canâ€™t recall whether it did before. But before SP2, I could click with the scroll wheel!
- Now there are two identical entries for â€˜HID-compliant mouseâ€™ in Device Manager. Before SP2 there was only one entry.
- The little network icon in the system tray intermittently now shows no network, even when there is one (which is always the case with this wired PC). It didnâ€™t do that, ever, before SP2.
- Device Manager shows three entries for â€˜Bluetooth Peripheral Device,â€™ each with â€œThe drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)â€ explanation. No details at all as to what these devices are; having the system try to install drivers doesnâ€™t work. Those entries werenâ€™t there before SP2.
Iâ€™ve never had that error before, though!
I guess the most frustrating thing is not having a clear idea on how on earth to successfully troubleshoot all these things.
Any suggestions, anyone?