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Bleeping Mouse!

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#1 katari


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Posted 25 January 2007 - 11:47 AM

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.

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#2 projectfocus


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Posted 25 January 2007 - 11:52 AM

This is normally a issue with Optical mice. The issue that the surface the mouse is on normally reflects back at a strange angle making it think that the mouse if moving. Try the mouse on a different surface and see if that makes a differance.

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