Cursed Cursor

  AubreyS 16:21 10 Nov 2003

Hi all.
I have a Dell Latitude C510 running XP Pro. The cursor has suddenly been taken over by unknown powers and is shooting around the screen like a wild thing and opening up things on its own. The only way I can stop it is by shutting the PC down. Any ideas?

  Taff36 16:26 10 Nov 2003

Have you got up to date anti-virus software running?

  AubreyS 17:28 10 Nov 2003

Hi Taff.
Yes, that was the first thing I thought of. Its bang up to date. The problem seems to be a bit intermittent.

  SGT BARNES 19:33 10 Nov 2003

check the batteries in the mouse , if its cordless , dead batteries can cause this

  Mike ® 19:36 10 Nov 2003

Just a thought, there are one or two joke programs that give this effect.

  froggg 19:38 10 Nov 2003

there is a programme that will do this-checkout your 'friends'!
I think if you point the mouse to the top left corner it switches off!

  AubreyS 19:39 10 Nov 2003

SGT BARNES. Its a laptop with a touchpad.

  AubreyS 19:41 10 Nov 2003

froggg. when it actually does it, you can't use it at all, its just flying around the screen like its bottoms on fire.

  A_World_Maker 19:46 10 Nov 2003

Is it an optical or ball type??

  AubreyS 19:50 10 Nov 2003

Neither, its a touchpad. SGT BARNES asked that. I've tried cleaning the touchpad as well and at the moment its working ok, but it does that for a while then goes mad again.

  A_World_Maker 19:54 10 Nov 2003

He did???????? in invisible ink???

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