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Anonymous
June 26, 2005 8:35:44 PM

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Mouse pointer started to behave uncontrollably -- it moves quickly all over
the screen: stop-and--go... Re-boot has brought almost no improvement.
Virus check has reveled nothing abnormal. Please help with any idea!
Thanks.
Anonymous
June 26, 2005 8:35:45 PM

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Mark Shell wrote:
> Mouse pointer started to behave uncontrollably -- it moves quickly
> all over the screen: stop-and--go... Re-boot has brought almost no
> improvement. Virus check has reveled nothing abnormal. Please help
> with any idea! Thanks.

Wireless or wired mouse? Wireless - change the batteries..
Is it USB or PS/2? If USB, have you tried plugging it into a different USB
port?
If USB - is it plugged directly into the computer or into the keyboard/other
USB hub - plug it directly into the computer.
Is it optical? Have you cleaned the mousepad/area it is used on?
Have you tried a different mouse?
Have you removed the drivers and installed the latest drivers from the
manufacturer web page?

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Shenan Stanley
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Anonymous
June 26, 2005 9:26:38 PM

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Thanks Shenan! I will go step by step using your isntructions. Thank you so
much!! -- Mark
June 27, 2005 12:03:28 PM

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I found that happening to my optical mouse and someone here advised to
change the mousepad to a light colored one. I was using a black pad and it
seems that the mouse works harder on the dark pad. I switched to a light
colored pad and the mouse stopped moving around the screen uncontrollably.
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Mark Shell wrote:
> Mouse pointer started to behave uncontrollably -- it moves quickly
> all over the screen: stop-and--go... Re-boot has brought almost no
> improvement. Virus check has reveled nothing abnormal. Please help
> with any idea! Thanks.
!