I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop with mouse stick. For about a week now when I log onto windows the mouse pointer gets a mind of its own and travels by itself to either the top right or bottom left of the screen. I use the mouse stick mostly, so it occurs with this, the touch pad, a USB optical mouse, ps2 mouse, and a usb mouse plugged into a pcmcia usb 2.0 adapter. It's a very strange phenomenon. Sometimes I can restart the computer and it will work for about 2 minutes then bye-bye. A bit later it lets me control it, then again it takes off. Sometimes I can fight with it and pull it from the corner, but it always wins and returns.
I have reinstalled updated drivers from the Dell website, did a virus scan with AVG, spyware scan with Spybot, and unchecked the 'mouse precision' box under 'mouse settings' in the control panel. Nothing worked.
What else?Moderator Edit: Moved topic to more appropriate forum. ~ Animal
Edited by Animal, 25 January 2007 - 12:57 PM.