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#1 MissingMinnesota

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 11:14 AM

Yesterday my computer started acting really funny. The cursor is moving around randomly and it won't let me select text. The computer is really slow. Sometimes when there are buttons to push "Yes" "No", "Continue" "Exit" etc, it won't let me pick one. It will just switch back and forth between them very rapidly and it doesn't do anything when I click on either of them. In Firefox, when I go up to the top drop down menus and select one it just starts cycling through all of them really fast so I can't choose anything.

I ran my anti-virus yesterday and it didn't pick up anything. I'm also getting booted off the internet rather frequently. I also did a system restore last night, and the same problems are happening anyway.

What can I do???

I'm running Windows XP on a HP Pavillion.

Do you think this is a virus or a problem with the actual computer hardware? The computer is pretty dusty. Should I take it apart and clean it?

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 11:54 AM

Hello,

I have had similar problems before, what type of mouse are you useng, ie optical or ball? is there any dust or obstructions there?

What security set up are you using, it could be that some malware got through.

Have you checked the device manager for conflicts in drivers etc?

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:03 PM

My mouse is working properly, it is free of dust/debris. I was using AVG for anti-virus protection, and I ran spybot S&D pretty regularly. I'm sure something may have gotten through, but neither of those programs picked it up. When I tried running spybot yesterday it wouldn't load. It kept pulling up this stupid BeeMovie game trial I had downloaded for my son. Should I try to open it again since I did the restore?

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:18 PM

I also did a system restore last night

How far back did you go? You may want to go back a little further.
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Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:21 PM

I also did a system restore last night

How far back did you go? You may want to go back a little further.


I tried using that function where you just go back to a restore point, but because of the issues I'm having with the cursor and not being able to choose the 'yes' or 'no' buttons I was only able to go back a day. I did a FULL system restore last night. The one where you hit F10 when the computer is starting. The problem is still there. I thought for sure that would fix it, but it didn't.

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:28 PM

You should be able to use the arrow keys on your keyboard instead of the mouse.

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:36 PM

You should be able to use the arrow keys on your keyboard instead of the mouse.

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I tried that, but it doesn't work. It doesn't effect the craziness going on at all. I think all of my previous restore points were wiped out anyway when I did the F10 recovery.

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 12:42 PM

My mouse is working properly

Try switching it out with another to confirm that. If your using a usb mouse, try using a PS2 adapter.
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Posted 08 November 2007 - 03:03 PM

I just wanted to come back and update...

I tore my computer apart and cleaned out all the dust *cough cough*...the issue seems to have resolved. Thank you so much for the help though!!

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 04:06 PM

So you have one of those "dust bunny" infections. :thumbsup:

Glad to hear the issue is resolved. Keep your broom and vac handy for the next time.
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