Yet another Bootcamp/Bluetooth mouse problem

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Nick T., Dec 7, 2007.

  1. Nick T. macrumors regular

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    FedEx delivered my new Apple wireless keyboard and mouse today. Easy to install on my Mac mini with 10.4.11.

    In WinXP under Bootcamp I had to start with a wired keyboard and mouse, go to Control Panel, Bluetooth Devices and discover both devices. The Wizard discovered them both. Unplugged the USB K&M and used the wireless K&M for the rest of the session.

    The next time that I booted into WinXP under Bootcamp the keyboard was fine, but the mouse was dead. Used the keyboard to navigate to the Control Panel and went through the routine to add the mouse (even though it showed as being recognized). It was discovered and worked fine - - - until the next reboot.

    It only takes about 45 seconds to go through the setup - - but it’s a PITA.

    Also, when restarting from WinXP the option key is NOT recognized so there is no boot option menu. The option key is always recognized when restarting from OS X.

    Does anybody know of a fix?
     
  2. Nick T. thread starter macrumors regular

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    bump - -

    any ideas would be appreciated.......
     
  3. Nick T. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Isn't anybody else having this problem with their wireless mouse?
     
  4. tjeerd macrumors newbie

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    Hello Nick,

    I have the same problem. Installed yesterday windows XP on my mac mini in bootcamp and discovered exactly the same issue

    I'a m looking for an answer yet.
     
  5. Nick T. thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's difficult to believe that we're the only two people in the entire Mac mini world that are having this problem.
     
  6. DINKSTER macrumors newbie

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    Hey fellas. You are certainly not the only two people having this issue, and it's not just with the mac mini. See the thread 'wireless mightymouse problems'. I believe it's on page 2 of the 'Windows on the Mac' directory that we are in now.

    Synthesis: must power off/on keyboard every time you reboot windows. I do this and it works. There is a new reply on above thread stating that holding down the mouse for 3 to 5 seconds does the trick, but I haven't tried it yet. Rebooting: sometimes the option key doesn't recognize when restarting to windows from mac, but if you shut down and restart while holding option it's far more reliable.
     

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