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Window Xp: Losing Control!!

By Ryanxxl
Sep 8, 2007
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  1. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    As i have believed all along, its a hardware issue. Is your mouse ps2 or usb?
  2. Ryanxxl

    Ryanxxl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    It is a Ps2.
  3. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    If you have one, try a usb mouse, it's possible that your ps2 port is faulty.
  4. Ryanxxl

    Ryanxxl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Hi Everyone.

    Well, It SEEMS that I have got rid of the problem by turning off one features of the mouse, namely the double click speed. I have set it to slow completely and now its ok. But When I installed Window Media player 11, the problem was back.

    Then I restore my PC and now, this problem has not happen again HOPEFULLY.

    I have been able also to switch off my PC completely by enabling a feature in "power" called APM. It was enabled in Bios. So, it matched!!

    One week again with those problems and surely, I would have been mad.

    All these crazy things can really make you sicks!

    I want to thanks all those who has try to help me, particularly rgary75, Rik and others.

    If the problem come back, I will make a post! But I HOPE NOT!!!!!! lol
  5. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    I will keep my fingers crossed for you, but not while typing.:D
  6. Ryanxxl

    Ryanxxl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Hi Everyone!

    Well, bad news! The problem is back!!

    But MAY BE I found the solution. I think that the problem was link to the size of my virtual memory which I set greater than space available on my Hard disk.

    I have change it to a minimum of 1000mb on each partition and a maximum of 2000mb on each partition!!

    My God, I hope this Works..

    Rik, Keep your finger crossed and type with your foot!! Lol:dead:
  7. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,712

    Best bet is to let the system manage it - it will take what it wants providing there is enough space.
  8. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 743

    yeah, no need to configure VM yourself unless you're advanced enough to know what you're doing and why.
  9. Ryanxxl

    Ryanxxl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Hi Everyone.

    Well, The Problem is back AGAIN. I have let the system to manage my VM and it was worse. So, the virtual memory is not the problem, it is the MEMORY itself which is too small for WINXP (128 mb!).

    So, I have resign to installed win98 Second edition.

    Thanks again to everyone who tried to help me....
  10. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 743

    This was post no.13.
    If you had followed the advice, then on this occasion no. 13 would have proven lucky for you! :)
  11. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    I believe its a mobo fault personally.
     
  12. mk_once

    mk_once TS Rookie Posts: 21

    it IS the problem - if you stick with windows as your OS..

    anyway - i also see not other OS than linux capable using 64bit as well as this.. but yeah.. just a hint.. (and you wouldn't see a trojan anyway)
  13. Ryanxxl

    Ryanxxl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Hi Everyone!!

    The problem of my jittering mouse is BACK! Even with windows 98 SE.

    When the problem happens, and I lift my mouse, the problem stops but it is back as soon as I put it on the table again.

    I have change my mouse but the problem remains.

    I have try something.

    When this strange things happens, I disconnect my mouse from the PS2 port and try to work using the keyboard.

    But the ENTER button did not work, making it impossible to open program and even shutdown the PC.

    I restarted by using ALT + F4. So, the problem is not with the mouse.

    Note, the other key works!

    It is crazyyyyyy!! I have become mad with all these crazy things!

    PLEASE, HELPPPPPP!!!!!
  14. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 743

    Just a thought here, have you got the mouse and keyboard in the correct ps/2 ports? If you had them the wrong way round, you could expect even bigger problems that what you are having, but its still possible.
    Also, are you not getting any IRQ conflicts?

    I think, the most likely cause, as has been stated already, is possibly your ps/2 ports or at least the controllers are shagged! Change your mobo.
  15. Ryanxxl

    Ryanxxl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    I have not misconnected the cable! What is mobo?
  16. sexymama420

    sexymama420 TS Rookie

    computer freezing

    my computer freezes on me sometimes and i cant do anything at all i have to manually shut it down. i can go on the games and play java and go on messenger but when i go on most sites its freezes on me sometimes and sometimes alot and also when my pc starts up where it does a memory test it says that the system fan is 0 rpm and power fan is o rpm and cpu fan is 4411 rpm and then something comes up main memory clock 133 mhz pls help if u can
  17. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 743

    Oh good lord! :rolleyes:

    MOTHERBOARD!
  18. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    You have a trojan on your computer pure and simple. Now either your computer is being infected with the trojan from the internet, your intranet OR the software you are using is infected with the trojan. Do you have other computers connected to your computer? Do you have a wireless internet connection? RyanXXL are you using priated software?

    None of those things you have changed would allow your mouse to move around and open new windows or to control your computer. When mice break they usually don't send any signal at all to the motherboard or a button quits working. When keyboards break usually only a few buttons stop working or send the wrong character.

    sexymama420 please start your own thread.
  19. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 743

    Cinders, he zero'd his hdd. On the advice of a successfull businessman who seems to be an expert in this area, so no way could a trojan survive that! :rolleyes:
    Ryanxxl, did you have a network/internet connection active whilst reinstalling winxp or win98se? If so, its possible that you re-downloaded a nasty trojan or something similar.
    Win98se no longer has legit support, so its far more vulnerable to attack than winxp.

    If you've tried a usb mouse and it still doesn't work, change your motherboard....AND GET MORE RAM!! :grinthumb
  20. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    Yeah I saw that he zeroed his drive, but If he is installing software he downloaded with a P2P program then his software is more than likely tainted. If he is Internet connection sharing with another computer on the premises then the other computer is infected. If he is using wireless broadband with a second computer acting as a server then the server or a third unknown computer is infected. If he lives in Asia or Russia or anywhere for that matter and is using pirated software then that software is probably infected. Hardware failure does not usually cause his symptoms. He has a human inteligence (other than his own) controlling his computer with a nasty trojan.
  21. Ryanxxl

    Ryanxxl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Hi Cinders.

    Well, all my software are genuine, with purchased license. I use a standalone PC (Not in a network).

    And k.jacko, I have no network/internet connection active whilst reinstalling winxp or win98se.

    The problem is elswhere! You know, it is like trying to decode the MATRIX, it is something very hard to realise!!
  22. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 743

    I now really do thinks its hardware. Can you put your same keybaord and mouse onto another pc, just to make sure they work fine.
    If so, then i think its either your motherboard or your ram.
    If you started a thread on here saying "What problems has ram caused to your pc?" I reckon you'd get pages of posts all reporting different problems.
    Ram is probably the one piece of hardware that elicits immeasureably random behaviour across the board.
    Seeing as you are running the bare minimum for xppro, although not for 98se though, it may just be faulty.
    I'd change the ram first as its cheaper to buy a stick of 256mb than to buy a motherboard. Then change the motherboard.
  23. Ryanxxl

    Ryanxxl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    I have just change my 128 ram, maybe one month ago! So, I don't think that it is the RAM.

    The motherboard too is new. I change both at the same time!

    I have not got this problem today, I hope that it will last long, very long!!
  24. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 743

    Just because its fairly new does not mean it isn't faulty.
  25. Ryanxxl

    Ryanxxl TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 35

    Hi everyone.

    May be someone will be able to find the right solution from my IMPORTANT observation about the leaping mouse issue.


    When I got this problem, where the mouse starts to open program and move around the desktop in a crazy way, I disconnect the mouse from the PS port and reconnect it afterward!

    The problem was solved !!! When the problem reappears after a month, I did the same and the problems stops.

    So, surely there is a problem with the PS2 port which is on the Motherboard.

    I hope that this may help some to get round this issue.

    Note: I nearly turn mad with this problem. This happens when I had Winxp Installed.
    I format my PC hundreds time, I even zero the harddisk before finally installing WIN98. When the mouse started to leap again, I was ready to blow everything!
    All this due to a PS port! It's unbelievable sometimes!!
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