Posted 02 September 2012 - 05:12 PM
Start - Control Panel - Mouse. On the panel 'Buttons' - Double click speed in the middle. You make this slower by moving the indicator to the left, and faster by moving it to the right, and you can test by double clicking on the sample folder in the box at the right hand side. Then 'Pointer Options' and the top section 'Select a pointer speed'. Again, slower to the left, faster to the right. You can test this after you have made an adjustment by just moving the cursor about before you close the panel. Pick a speed that suits you, then click 'Apply', and then 'OK' at the bottom, and close 'Control Panel'.
If that doesn't do what you want, the possibility is that your mouse may be dirty, or the surface you are using it on may not be suitable.
If you are using an old style mouse with a ball in the bottom, take the ball out and clean it, and clean the two rollers inside that the ball rests on. Cotton buds and methylated spirit are good for this. These old mice were designed to attract dirt !
Newer optical ones - the ones with a light in the base - the lens can get covered with dirt but that is unusual. But they do not work very well on very smooth uniform surfaces. If your work surface is something like one-coloured very smooth plastic, use a mouse mat.
Best of luck,