My computer cursor is crazy!

  Si_L 13:18 16 Jul 2007

It keeps sliding for no reason whatsoever. I have tried 3 different mice, including an optical one and a USB one, all to the same effect.

Does anyone know what could be causing this? The cursor just jolts (usually left and upwards).

Thanks :)

  VideoSentry 13:30 16 Jul 2007

Do you have any cats? i.e I suggest a scan using Anti Virus and Spy bot etc as it may be one of those bees.
Good Luck

  VideoSentry 13:32 16 Jul 2007

For bees read beesties.

  Stuartli 13:33 16 Jul 2007

This is really a Helproom topic

  Si_L 13:37 16 Jul 2007

I have tried anti virus scans, didn't pick up anything.

  €dstowe 15:35 16 Jul 2007

There is some so called "joke" software called Crazy Mouse that produces effects like this. Make sure a friend (hopefully soon to be an ex-friend if it turns out to be true) hasn't nobbled your machine.

Do a Google for Crazy Mouse to find out about it.

Another thing it could be: do you have a graphics pad - Wacom or something similar? If you leave the stylus resting on the pad and try to use the mouse you can produce all sorts of strange effects with the cursor.

  Si_L 15:39 16 Jul 2007

My system is free from Crazy Mouse, and I don't use a graphics pad.

Thanks for the suggestions Edstowe.

Its still wobbling all over the place as I type!

More comments always helpful!


  Si_L 13:31 17 Jul 2007

Its getting even worse now, I can hardly use the computer.

I took the casing of and cleaned the inside, no effect.

Seeing as it jumpy with USB and stardard mouse socket, optical and ball mouse, could it be some kind of chip on the MB that controls the mouse activity? Just a thought?

I could really use some help here!

Thanks :)

  umbongo(uk) 13:42 17 Jul 2007

go to
control panel

go to the pointer options
check that pointer speed is centre you can move this down if you wish to slow down the pointer speed
make sure only the snap to box is ticked and the
hide pointer wile typing is
others should be blank

try this then get back to us

  CodenameCueball 14:03 17 Jul 2007

try a new optical mouse mat, then try the optical mouse. Just a thought.

  Si_L 16:05 17 Jul 2007

Ok, I have done what you suggested umbongo(uk), and it didn't show any improvement.

I tried different mats, the result is the same.

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