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Need help with cursor and mouse wheel acting on their own

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Anonymous
June 21, 2005 10:14:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Hello.

From time to time ( seemingly at random ), my cursor will move up or down just
as if I had pressed the up or down key on my keyboard. The same things happen
with the mouse wheel, where the effect of a wheel-up/down will be seen on the
screen, but I haven't actually moved the wheel. The cursor never moves more
than one line, same with the wheel. Just one quick move.

This is getting incredibly annoying however, especially when programming. It's
also a pain in game, where a mousewheel often changes the weapon you are using.
Pretty damaging when there's a gunfight going on and you revert to the lousy
pistol instead of that plasma rifle ;) 

I have a PS2 and USB mouse, but both of these hardware parts are not the
problem as I exchanged both the keyboard and mouse, in turn, with another
computer that didn't exhibit this problem, but on my system the cursor and
wheel moving was still there.

My keyboard is a cheap keytronic, I admit, but it doesn't cause problem on
another computer. My mouse is a MS intellimouse optical. It doesn't cause
problem on other WinXP computer.

This problem occurs even after a re-install of Widows XP!

Here is a description of my computer:

P4 3.0 Ghz
1.25 GB of memory
Asus P4C800 Motherboard
i875P rev.A2 chipset
AGP 3.0 8x
Asus Radeon 9800XT video card

I have a hard time believing that it's my motherboard. Maybe a fudged driver
somewhere?

*ANY* suggestion is most welcome.

Thanks!

Eric Fortier
http://www.tlnewsreader.com
Anonymous
June 21, 2005 10:24:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

This occurrence may happen if your video adapter drivers are
corrupt or the video adapter itself may be defective. Download
and install the latest drivers for your video adapter. If the problem
persists, replace your video adapter.

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/window...

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"Eric Fortier" wrote:

| Hello.
|
| From time to time ( seemingly at random ), my cursor will move up or down just
| as if I had pressed the up or down key on my keyboard. The same things happen
| with the mouse wheel, where the effect of a wheel-up/down will be seen on the
| screen, but I haven't actually moved the wheel. The cursor never moves more
| than one line, same with the wheel. Just one quick move.
|
| This is getting incredibly annoying however, especially when programming. It's
| also a pain in game, where a mousewheel often changes the weapon you are using.
| Pretty damaging when there's a gunfight going on and you revert to the lousy
| pistol instead of that plasma rifle ;) 
|
| I have a PS2 and USB mouse, but both of these hardware parts are not the
| problem as I exchanged both the keyboard and mouse, in turn, with another
| computer that didn't exhibit this problem, but on my system the cursor and
| wheel moving was still there.
|
| My keyboard is a cheap keytronic, I admit, but it doesn't cause problem on
| another computer. My mouse is a MS intellimouse optical. It doesn't cause
| problem on other WinXP computer.
|
| This problem occurs even after a re-install of Widows XP!
|
| Here is a description of my computer:
|
| P4 3.0 Ghz
| 1.25 GB of memory
| Asus P4C800 Motherboard
| i875P rev.A2 chipset
| AGP 3.0 8x
| Asus Radeon 9800XT video card
|
| I have a hard time believing that it's my motherboard. Maybe a fudged driver
| somewhere?
|
| *ANY* suggestion is most welcome.
|
| Thanks!
|
| Eric Fortier
!