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mouse keeps jumping around, all over the place

by Cokimnster / August 26, 2009 7:52 PM PDT

I am running windows xp pro. My problem is that my mouse keeps jumpimg all over the place, it just started a few days ago and i can't figure out how to fix it. Help

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What type of mouse?
by nino8888 / August 26, 2009 8:09 PM PDT

Do you mean the pointer jumping around on the display when you move the mouse? Do you use mouse pad? Have you tried using another mouse if you have another one? Have you tried plugging it to different port?

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mouse jumping around...
by Cokimnster / August 27, 2009 10:43 AM PDT
In reply to: What type of mouse?

my mouse is a gigaware usb mouse now. I was using a reg. serial mouse but it broke so I had this one and started using it. what happens is that it will jump from the middle of the screen to the coners, eighter by the start button or in the right hand top corner. If i'm playing freecell and am moving a card it will jump to the start button to move up to the corners, eighter the right side or the left. It seems to bounce from one corner to the other. It is a usb and the only way that I can get it to work is to plug it into the reguler mouse port on my computer with an adapter for that purpose.

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My pointer runs around on certain surfaces, not on Mouse Mat
by Ol Rod / August 27, 2009 6:42 AM PDT

My mouse is old Logitech Optical, and cursor is erratic if I run mouse on a desk with certain woodgrain, but on a mouse Mat it is stable, rock solid! Just a suggestion.

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Check Start menu in msconfig.
by Samhri / August 28, 2009 11:50 AM PDT

I had same type prob. Look at start items [n msconfig and make sure that gigaware is checked.

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reply to: mouse keeps jumping around.
by caktus / August 27, 2009 7:40 AM PDT

Have you tried the same mouse on another system to see if it acts the same. They do ware out. I recently had to replace one after it had been doing the same thing for a week. I was amazed it lasted six years of extensive use.


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Mouse keeps jumping around
by oumom / August 28, 2009 3:44 AM PDT

Sometimes that is the indicator that the battery is low. Try replacing it and see if that helps.

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Erratic Mouse
by FiOS-Dave / August 28, 2009 10:58 AM PDT

I've seen this happen if you have speech recognition enabled. Your Mic will pick up bakground sounds and the mouse thinks it is getting commands. Make sure that your mouse is set up properly via the Control Panel, as well.


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Wired or Wireless? Optical or Ball?
by Flatworm / August 28, 2009 11:09 PM PDT

If it's a wired mouse, the cable might be getting a bit frayed inside the sheath. Get a new mouse. If it's a ball mouse, try taking the ball out and cleaning the ball and all the rollers. Or just get something more modern.

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test mousing surface
by johngarm / August 29, 2009 3:22 AM PDT

Sounds like an optical mouse on bad surface. Put a piece of white paper on your desk and try it on top of that.

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