mouse problems

  steve-252371 14:47 13 Dec 2003

I am running windows98 and have a problem with my mouse.Every now and again my cursor sticks whilst surfing.This causes various problems including pages sticking and video clips sticking.This can only be resolved by frantically moving the mouse back and fore.Ihave changed my mouse for anew one and changed my mousemat to no avail please help.

  Diodorus Siculus 15:16 13 Dec 2003

I don't think that the mouse is a cause, more a symptom of your problem

It seems as if your pc is slowing down / pausing for some reason: lack of memory (RAM) is a common cause.

Check what is running via the task manager - there are many programs loaded at startup which are not infact ncessary.

Go to start, run and type


then under the startup tab, untick anything that is unnecessary. If unsure, ask here - people will give some suggestions.

  Diodorus Siculus 23:23 27 Dec 2003

abacab - any resolution yet?

  canard 14:13 28 Dec 2003

Getting rid of loadqm.exe [one of those mystery apps which U can live without] in my first Win98 PC worked wonders for mouse behaviour.

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