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I Think My Computer Is Being Controlled


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#1 Passion4Muzik

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 08:32 PM

I'm on a compaq presario and I use a detachable mouse instead of the built in mouse pad because I don't like how it works. For a while now, my mouse seems to have a mind of it's own. Sometimes the scroll cursor pops out of nowhere and is scrolling on the screen, but it had never worked when I tried to use it. Sometimes I'll be using the mouse and all of a sudden the cursor will go to the X at the corner and close the window down. Can someone tell me what's happening? Am I being controlled by a remote source? Also, periodically, my cursor will freeze for 3 seconds at a time.

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#2 gunner

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 09:37 PM

Yes. The remote source is you! Go to the control panel click the mouse and disable the touchpad. Then configure your mouse until it opens and closes correctly (test it). You didn't say if it was optical or wired, so I assumed wired. They all benefit from a good cleaning. If none of that works, check the driver. Good luck.

Edited by gunner, 07 September 2005 - 09:39 PM.

Spike's advice: Backup your data routinely.




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