Ok, fed up of the problems with the other lappy so I bought a new one, cheap, last one at PC World.
Lenovo c205, 4gb Ram, 320gb HDD, 1.6ghz Dual Core.
Right, PC is pretty good once I got rid of the installed bloatware etc. until I plugged in a USB mouse which worked fine on my old Visa laptop.
It makes the "Duh Dah" sound as though its recognised it, the optical light on the bottom of the mouse is on.
Windows doesnt recognise the drivers and it has a yellow exclamation mark in the Human Interface Devices section. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and it tried to download drivers from MS but says "Cannot install this driver, check with your manufacturer."
Its just a generic USB mouse from Advent (Retractible cable one, not Wireless) didnt need drivers last time.
I also tried a MS Scroll Optical USB mouse and its baulking when its trying to get the drivers for that too, fooked it off after 30 minutes of it trying to find it.
Any ideas whats going on? Could it be my synaptics touchpad interfering with it? Never had that installed on my last laptop.
Are there alternatives to Synaptics that allow scrolling with the outside of the touchpad?