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#1 Toria123

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 04:22 AM

Wasn't sure where to post this.
Basically what the title says, last night i was moving my cursor down the page i stopped but the cursor kept moving i thought that was strange but didn't think anything of it then later on i was watching BBCiplayer on full screen and i was sitting away from the computer, then the cursor appears and moves a wee bit and i noticed this because when watching a programme and you move the mouse the task bar thing at the bottom with play,stop etc. appears so it done this a few times then it moved from the middle of the screen right over to the left hand side thats when i got a bit freaked.
Is there any reason for this to happen? i had my phone charging right beside my mouse and i never do this could that do anything, im just trying to think of anything that isn't malicious.
My computer is a desktop, windows xp with just a basic mouse (i think its called mechanical.)

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 08:04 AM

Try going to Device Manager...uninstall the drivers for the mouse...then reboot Windows. The drivers automatically reinstall upon reboot.

Start/Run...type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter. This will get you to Device Manager.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 09:33 AM

Toria, in addition to the good advice you received from Louis, I'd like to suggest you clean your mouse. Sometimes small dust particles will attach to the rollerball and cause erratic behavior of the cursor. I would also suggest you recharge your phone away from the computer, just in case.

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 10:41 AM

Thanks Louis, i uninstalled the mouse drivers.
Thanks for the advice Tulsarose, im going to give it a clean now and keep my phone away.

So you dont think it was anything bad really then?

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Posted 27 July 2011 - 12:54 PM

Well...I can't say with certainty...but the only times that I've had problems with mouse movement...have all been...driver corruption, loose connection, or something I self-inflicted by inadvertent placement of pressure on the keyboard :).

If I used a wireless mouse, I would have to include batteries as a possible cause.

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