A few weeks ago, I noticed that when I launch certain games on my desktop, it acts as though I'm rotating the mouse counterclockwise nonstop. ie in an FPS I sit there spinning in a circle. I can actively balance it by moving the mouse, but when I let go, it keeps spinning. It's not in all games, just Borderland, Homefront and Sniper so far, which have worked historically.
Things I've tried:
- unplugging mouse and keyboard, still spins
- inserted another mouse, completely deleted the first mouse's driver, reinstalled, tried again, didn't help
- downgraded my graphics driver/program (AMD Catalyst) from 12.4 to 12.3, didn't help
- Tried a system restore, but I didn't realize it was turned off on this computer and I have none saved...
I feel like it has to be some kind of GPU-Windows interaction. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 445 Gana
GPU: Radeon HD 5850 1 GBDDR5
Mouse: Sidewinder X5 wired
RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
OS: Windows 7 64-bit, updated daily
MoBo: ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD
no joystick or other analogue controller plugged in thats not zero calibrated?
Turns out you were right, I feel awfully dumb. My son had a MadCatz controller plugged in that could have been leaning on its joystick before I unplugged it. Removed it and everything's fine. Thank you so much!