Posted 21 September 2005 - 06:14 PM
Please indicate what hardware, specifically, you are using. There have been, for example, problems like this reported for certain Dell systems with certain types of mice (sometimes dependent on what type of surface the mouse is on). I would never have believed it, until I experienced it myself! Anyway, there are various type of failures that have symptoms like the one you have reported, but in order to distinguish between software- and hardware-related problems, we'll need more information. I can sympathize, because I've had (what sounds like) the same problem, at least four times. My problem was solved in one instance by replacing the mouse (so that does not reveal whether it was the mouse, or its cable, that was bad). In another instance, basically all I did was uninstall Microsoft Intellisoft, letting Windows just use its built-in mouse driver. In a third instance, the problem was "solved" by getting a new mouse pad (e.g., optical USB mice seem to have odd problems on certain types of underlying surfaces). By the way, by "specifically" I mean very specifically which brand and model of mouse, and describe its physical characteristics (e.g., does it have a wheel?). And, it would be nice to know specifically which PC, since some have notoriously tight, or loose, mouse connectors.