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Squirrely Mouse

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#1 samralh


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Posted 09 September 2007 - 12:40 AM

This only happens when I have the mouse off my work network and am using at home or on the road. The mouse will go in the total opposite direction or run to a corner of the screen. This happens with both the mouse, rollerball and touchpad. I have re-installed the mouse driver, Run Spybot and done a virus scan. Again, this only happens off the network. At work, it is fine.

What else can I do

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#2 jhsmurray


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Posted 09 September 2007 - 04:17 AM

Just to be sure, I would use a free online scanner to 'hedge your bets'. A few are listed here:

Is there anything in device manager showing conflicts with the mouse or other pointing device?
To get there, click Start, Run... and type devmgmt.msc in the textbox. Hit the enter key.

Network related super-long-shots:
Do you have anything like PCAnywhere or VNCViewer installed, with your PC acting as the 'server'?

(Assuming you have XP) Are you allowing remote connection? Right-click on the My Computer and select Properties. Select the Remote tab. If Allow users to connect remotely to the computer is checked, uncheck it and see how the mouse behaves.

Acer Aspire 5732z
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Processor: Intel Pentium III Xeon, 2200 MHz
Display: Mobile Intel GMA 4500M

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