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Mouse Scrolling Is Lagging


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#1 schmo_lh

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:23 AM

hi there, recently i reformatted my computer and since then my mouse has been playing up. when browsing webpages or just reading documents. my mouse doesn't scroll smoothly. it's...um....can't find the word to describe it....when i use the wheel, the page doesn't scroll down smoothly but has jolts. and it is doing this very very slowly like it is lagging. what can i do to fix this? it is getting quite annoying

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:39 AM

It could be as simple as cleaning the mouse.
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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:41 AM

but the thing is that the mouse was working perfectly fine before i reformatted my computer which was only a matter of 3 hours ago

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:44 AM

My experience has been it happens often and the symptoms are exactly as you described. Did you clean the mouse?
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Posted 19 September 2006 - 08:44 AM

sorry, furthermore i think i should clarify that the page isn't scrolling smoothly, not exactly the mouse. the page scrolls, stops, scrolls, stops, it's not consistent and the page takes ages to scroll down to the bottom

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 09:44 AM

Those are DIRTY MOUSE symptoms. Again, did you clean the mouse? It would be the first thing to do before looking for less obvious reasons.
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Posted 19 September 2006 - 10:00 AM

Did you try the mouse troubleshooter you can access in the mouse section of the control panel?
Click on "Mouse", then the hardware tab to access it.

You can also try updating the mouse driver using the device manager.

Do you have a mouse that came with proprietal software and if so have you reinstalled it?

If it is wireless, you can also try changing the batteries.

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 10:53 AM

Did you reinstall your hardware drivers after reinstalling Windows? In particular your motherboard/chipset drivers? Any mouse software drivers also?
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Posted 19 September 2006 - 06:34 PM

THis works sometimes for this problem.

In the Control Panel, select Mouse and the Pointer Options tab. Uncheck “Enhance pointer precision” and the problem may go away.

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 06:46 PM

thanks for that tip, but in my pointers options, there is no box that says 'enhance pointer precision' but thanks again for your tips

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Posted 19 September 2006 - 07:24 PM

Are you seeing any other anomalies in the way the system is working like lag when you are typing a document or doing anything else other than using the mouse?




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