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Jumpy mous  pointer

By vhawk
Feb 19, 2008
  1. i hope this is the right place to ask this: my mouse pointer has been getting very jumpy of late and seems to want to wander about the screen by itself

    i'm using windows xp and have kaspersky anti virus up too date


    anyone got any ideas about the cause?- its a usb mouse made by technica
     
  2. mattfrompa

    mattfrompa TS Guru Posts: 493   +23

    Did you try going into device manager and uninstalling the mouse, then letting windows reinstall the drivers? (with some computers I have had to reboot before it worked correctly)
     
  3. pioneerx01

    pioneerx01 TS Maniac Posts: 274

    My pointers jump occasionally as well. You have laser or optical, correct? Sometimes the light bounces of the wrong way from the surface and makes you PC think you moved the mouse very fast. Try using a nice mouse pad.
     
  4. vhawk

    vhawk TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 177

    thanks its opticali'll watch out for that
     
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