I am having problems with my pointer moving erractically. Is this a bug or a security issue? Please help!
My pointer will move while I am clicking and cause me to click on something I did not want it to such as closing my browser window in the middle of doing something which is very aggravating.This problem occurs repeatedly no matter what program I'm using. I don't know why it began doing this. I haven't changed anything and I don't open any ads. I only open emails I trust. I don't search the web often unless I need an answer to a question. I use Hotmail for emails and when I play games I usually go thru Firefox w/No Script.I use Error Fix to block all Bad ActiveX objects. I use Microsoft Security Essentials for security. I have Windows XP SP3 with IE8. I am by no means a tech wiz and I need as simple a fix as possible.1 person got this answerI do too
November 23rd, 2009 9:48pm
What type of mouse or pointing device do you use? Perhaps there's a problem with it.
November 24th, 2009 7:27am
I have a Microsoft USB Basic Optical Mouse and I have checked for driver updates and it says everything is working properly. If you have any ideas I sure would appreciate your input. ThanksThanks! Cherokeelady
November 24th, 2009 4:26pm
I have a Microsoft USB Basic Optical Mouse and I have checked for driver updates and it says everything is working properly. If you have any ideas I sure would appreciate your input. Thanks Thanks! Cherokeelady ===============================Maybe the following articles would be worth a look: (321122) When you use a wireless USB Microsoft pointing device, the pointer moves erratically or does not respond, the pointing device buttons do not respond, or the pointing device is not detected or stops working http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321122 (914348) The mouse pointer may randomly move to a corner of the screen when you use the Basic Optical Mouse on a portable computer http://support.microsoft.com/kb/914348 John Inzer - MS-MVP - Digital Media Experience - Notice_This is not tech support_I am a volunteer - Solutions that work for me may not work for you - ***Proceed at your own risk***
November 24th, 2009 5:29pm
I had to get a new mouse because the mouse I had was not compatible with my laptop. The more I updated the programs the worst my mouse acted erratically. I now have a Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 3000 series and it works great. Thanks for the help. Have a great holiday!Thanks! Cherokeelady
December 15th, 2009 3:38am
Nice going. Thanks for letting as know the solution.
December 15th, 2009 3:49am
I am having a similar problem. I too am running IE8, Vista HP SP2, Windows Live One Care. Have not found the answer yet, but will let you knowas soon as I get it.
February 14th, 2010 8:41am
I use a Logitech wireless mouse on a computer with a 3.0 GHz AMD quad core CPU and Windows 7 OS. My mouse would often stutter and stop at different times and I tried several solutions. Putting the USB receiver (wireless only) at the back of a desktop computer may not be a good solution because there is a lot of steel that can block the communication. With a wireless mouse, look to see if any steel is between the mouse and the receiver such as a steel panel or the desktop computer case.A second issue I encountered is that my BIOS had the AMD Cool & Quiet turned on (Advanced tab in BIOS). This changes the CPU multiplier dynamically to save energy. Setting this to Disable improved the mouse performance a lot.Make sure your mouse driver is up to date from the manufacturer.
February 16th, 2010 12:12am