Can only move cursor up or down

By doriley
Feb 22, 2007
  1. Have made no changes to system and cursor only moves up or down by mouse or keyboard. What could cause this? If it is bad video driver how do I reinstall if I can't communicate to the computer.

    Also cleaning mouse & keyboard and made sure they were plugged into correct slots.


  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    Possibly a bad mouse. Do you have another to test?
  3. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Make sure the rollers are moving correctly (inside of mouse, next to ball).
  4. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    Thats right

    If you have a ball mouse it probably needs a good rollers cleaning.
    I used a toothpick,qtip and canned air.
    Now i have a Logitech rechargable Laser that doesn't need cleaning.
    Xmas gift.

    Edited by Moderator: Removed quote. There`s no need to quote the post directly above your own. ;)
  5. doriley

    doriley TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cursur only moves up and down

    Would a bad mouse affect the keyboard also?

    I don't have a spare wired mouse but if I could load the drivers on the other computer I could try my logitech mouse on it. Without the keyboard working I'm not sure how to load drivers. Any suggestions?


  6. zipperman

    zipperman TS Rookie Posts: 1,179   +7

    So it's wireless.?

    If it's a wireless set then you should know enough to
    change the batteries.
    Note: Don't put the transmitter near the power supply or monitor.
    How would you know what drivers to load ?
    ****Windows supplys the drivers****
    It's automatic.Honest.
    So forget that as a problem.Just plug them in as PS2,not USB.and move the transmitter away from high power sources.
    This is my conclusion from what you,ve supplied.
    This is the wrong forum and you havn't named your OS.
    Your makeing it hard to help you.
    It's not an audio or video problem.Why did you post it here ?

    Edited by Moderator: Removed quote. There`s no need to quote the post directly above your own. ;)
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