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#1 doug61111

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 08:54 PM

Hi:
my name is doug61111, and I just join the forum. I was wondering if someone could help me out. I have a crazy mouse, sometime it works fine, and sometimes it just starts going crazy opening and closing programs. I have to shut down the computer in order to regain control. The only was to shut down is if I hit the control, alt, delete buttons two times or turn the computer off! this is starting to drive me crazy. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
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#2 Rimmer

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 04:10 AM

Hi Doug
Please answer these questions for me:
Is it an optical mouse or a ball mouse?
What kind of mouse mat are you using (describe the surface please)?
If you put a piece of newspaper on top of the mouse mat does the problem go away?

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Edited by Rimmer, 05 May 2005 - 04:10 AM.


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#3 doug61111

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 07:41 PM

1. It is a ball mouse
>2. It is a mouse pad that gateway sent us, and I have tried useing a
blank
>paper under the mouse, and it is still doing it's own thing
>
>It just goes crazy opening and closing different things like it has a
mind
>of it's own. Is it possible that I have a virus or spyware trying to
read
>imformation from my computer. I have Avast anti-virus protection.
>thanks for the response to my first entry.
>
>doug61111

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 09:30 PM

Well there goes my theory about optical mice. :thumbsup:

Is this a USB, PS/2 or Serial mouse? Have you tried a replacement and got the same erratic result?

The same problem was posted a while ago but the individual never posted back to say what fixed it so I don't know what to suggest.

You can do a spyware check on your system by following this:

Do you have any anti-spyware installed? If not download and update all of the following:Reboot your computer in Safe Mode and run the anti-virus scan and anti-spyware scans there.
If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode

See if that helps :flowers:

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Posted 16 May 2005 - 07:05 AM

hi, I would like to check in here, I have the same problem with my logitech optical mouse. It totally randomly starts pointing dragging clicking etc. At the logitech site they told me to install the newest version of a program called Setpoint. I don't know what the program does, but it doesn't help. The next thing logitech tried to tell that the problem will be solved by cleaning my mouse... yeah right, my mouse is clean.
So I find this forum, I did all the spyware en anti-virus scans but did not find anything relevant. I don't wont to install a new mouse because I like this one. Can you help me out?

tx,

weizman




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