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Jumpy mouse

by rdoyle3 / November 30, 2003 10:17 PM PST

Recently i have noticed that my mouse is jumpy. When I move to a location or move very slowly the mouse seems to jump a bit further or move up or down. The whole system is only about 6 months old. I have cleaned the mouse and tried to remove the mouse pad. I have tinkered with the settings in the properties without sucess. It is just a standard wheel mouse from MS.
Any ideas?????

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Re:Jumpy mouse
by shah_48 / April 30, 2004 2:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Jumpy mouse

It could be a broken mouse or a very slow processor and if you perocessor is fast enough then there is a software or spyware running on your computer which is loading you cpu to it's maximum.

There are more posibilities but these are the most common ones.

Shah,

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Re: Jumpy mouse
by shayne / December 7, 2004 1:20 AM PST
In reply to: Jumpy mouse

I don't have an answer for you but a few coments. We have just installed about 400 PC's with Microsoft Optical mice 1.0A. They all have similiar problems as you describe. Occaisionally a small movement of the mouse causes a big move in the pointer on the screen. We have tried the differenet settings and mousepads too but the thing that solves the problem is switching to a Logitech mouse - problem disapears

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