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« on: 17/02/2008 14:19:58 »
The mouse just randomly moves to the bottom left or the top right of the screen and won't let me move it back for a period of time, which varies. What the hecks going on? I am just about certain it dont have a virus, but it might. It's been how long since we used it (the charger went bad and we just figured the laptop was broke since it's purdy old and that was already the 2nd charger) and it's been doing that forever. We have that thing in the middle of the keyboard that moves the mouse, but that fell of and who knows where it went to so I uninstalled it.

It is also having a problem installing Windows Live One Care.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 17/02/2008 14:38:32 »
I don't think it is a virus either.

Are you using the built-in mouse (what sounds like a "trackpoint" device used on IBM thinkpads), or is it an external mouse.

It does sound like some sort of hardware issue with the mouse, or possibly a problem with the mouse driver (although if you have not updated the mouse driver recently, that would be less likely).
 

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« Reply #2 on: 17/02/2008 14:54:59 »
I have one of each. I normaly use the touch pad, but when it happens i tried putting the mouse on and it still does the same thing.

I will try finding an updated drive today sometime..its been doing it about since we got it so maybe it is a drive problem. never tired getting a new one. if they have made one. I needa go look. thanks
 

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« Reply #4 on: 17/02/2008 17:42:37 »
thanks. it hasn't acted up since i updated it a few hours ago. i'll get back to you a in a few days and if it happens i'll let you know
 

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« Reply #5 on: 17/02/2008 17:43:09 »
And about the one care. I got it.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 23/02/2008 00:30:51 »
Yes it is defiently fixed now.
 

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« Reply #7 on: 23/02/2008 04:03:50 »
Nice to know.  Sorry I did not get around to looking at the list of drivers to help you out on that.  I had left it on my list of things to get around to, but somehow slipped through.  But nice to know you found your way around them, and it fixed your problem.
 

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« Reply #8 on: 12/07/2008 17:40:09 »
The keys, still do their things, but I can fix them, but the mouse has been doing its stupid thing more and more..
 

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« Reply #9 on: 12/07/2008 19:40:09 »
The keys, still do their things, but I can fix them, but the mouse has been doing its stupid thing more and more..

At the risk of stating the obvious, try replacing the batteries in a wireless mouse.

If the mouse is wireless the random cursor movements could be due to RFI. Try a wired mouse and see if the problem persists.
« Last Edit: 12/07/2008 19:45:59 by RD »
 

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« Reply #10 on: 12/07/2008 21:07:00 »
i dont use that. i use the touch pad.. and using each type of mouse still amkes it hahppeneds..
« Last Edit: 12/07/2008 21:11:08 by Simulated »
 

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