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Q: mouse/keybd stops working. mouse sometimes "sticky"

Hey folks,

This is very frustrating and I am at my wits end. I have tried 5 different wireless mice and two wireless keyboards with nearly no success.

Hardware tried:

HP Wireless mouse. Returned to store.
Logitech mk320 mouse/keyboard combo
Logitech m325 (two different ones)
iHome Mouse (works best actually)
Logitech v220 wireless mouse (very old)
Microsoft wireless mouse and keyboard 1000

With all of the mice I experience issues where the pointer disappears or seems stuck on elements on the screen, for example, the pointer seems to get stuck on the edges of windows. Pointer motion is erratic at best. With the mk320 and m325 mice the pointer does not stay in one place long enough along with the windows scroll up or down a line or two which leaves me with the pointing device version of "whack-a-mole" attempting to click on something. The v220 is a very old mouse and while it works is resolution is fairly low.

With the microsoft mouse it sometimes stops working and needs to be reset. The keyboard does the same and needs batteries removed and replaced. Sometimes that doesnt work and I need to reboot.

With the keyboard on the mk320 combo some keys don't work consistently and sometimes no keys work. Cycling power fixes the no keys issues, moving the keyboard away from the computer fixes the keys that don't work consistently otherwise.

This issue has persisted with windows 8.0 and 8.1 with two different motherboards. At no point has the wireless transceiver and device been more than 5 feet apart and usually within 2.

For logitech I have updated to the latest setpoint and used the devices without setpoint. The v220, while recognized by setpoint, doesn't work with it at all making the pointer motion completely random. I have used different unifying transceivers for the logitech devices and none of those work any differently.

Outside of setpoint for the logitech devices there are no drivers specific to the others. I have made sure windows is updated. Used every usb port on the computer and even used a different with usb ports.

I use a lot of usb devices at random to communicate with my cell phone, usb flash drives and two guitar interfaces (line6 ux1 and fender mini-mustang). All of the other devices seem to work without issue.

What I need is either ideas to further diagnose the problems or failing that known reliable wireless mice and keyboards that are neither MS, Logitech or HP.

I have tried contacting each company regarding these problems. Microsoft was unreachable through a complex phone tree. Logitech doesnt always answer the phone in the number of rings my telco gives to place a call (15), and HP kept transferring me to the correct department and I gave up after 10 transfers.

Any help at all, ideas, tips, pointers, anything would be appreciated!

Preferred Solution: mouse/keybd stops working. mouse sometimes "sticky"

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: mouse/keybd stops working. mouse sometimes "sticky"

Hi jenny4, welcome ...

You obviously sound like you're no newbie to computers so forgive me for asking this but have you checked for Malware lately?

Needless to say, the fact that some mice work better than others is strange.

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My mouse is sticking to different spots as I try and use it, my computer is going unbearably slow, odd color changes are happening on various programs. I've done spyboy and ad aware, and scanned it via trend micro. I really hope someone can give me some insight on this.

Here is my hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 12:46:00 PM, on 8/12/04
Platform: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:

R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - {CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497}_ - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - C:\PROGRA~1\SPYBOT~1\SDHELPER.DLL
O2 - BHO: (no name) - {AA58ED58-01DD-4d91-8333-CF10577473F7} - c:\program files\google\googletoolbar1.dll
O3 - Toolbar: &Radio - {8E718888-423F-11D2-876E-00A0C9082467} - C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSDXM.OCX
O3 - Toolbar: &Google - {2318C2B1-4965-11d4-9B18-009027A5CD4F} - c:... Read more

A:"sticky" mouse, slowww running computer

Please help?? I'm rather desperate here.

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Hello all,

I just made a fresh install of Vista Home Premium 64bit, installed all updates and essential programs like MS Office. However, now the mouse cursor becomes smooth/deaccelerated when I move it to very right top of screen (about 1/2 inch from the right border and just a millimeter from the top border).

While this seems to be the problem only with the Logitech G9 laser mouse (no matter if the drivers are installed or not), I can also sense some small slow down with my Microsoft Optical Mouse 3000.

A few months ago I made a similar Vista re-install (with the same set-up and programs) without any problems.

A:Mouse cursor becomes "sticky" on right top of screen

Should not be hard to diagnose
Run in safe mode
If it contiunes post back
Safe Mode
If it does not continue
run with clean boot to diagnose the problem
Post results.
Be sure that it is not the mouse.
Disengage the touch pad for testing.

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Two weeks ago,I picked up an HP Envy Desktop w/16GB memory and have only installed about a dozen apps. I have noticed that in the initial days the performance seemed pretty smooth. However, today it seems as though the mouse (Logitech m705) is not performing well. As I move it across the screen it will be OK, then all of a sudden it grabs - it stops moving - then begins moving again.

I have downloaded and installed new drivers for the mouse and no software has been added for a few days, nor any changes in hardware. The machine has a 2 TB HD and the current software is not media related in any way. Any suggestions?


A:Mouse "sticky" or skipping

Try a Clean Boot, if that works then add one startup item at a time rebooting after each one, until the computer does it Minnie freezes, Then you will know what the troublesome driver or App is.

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My mouse cursor is constantly flickering between the normal "arrow" and "working in background". I restarted the pc, but that didn't work. Anyone had this happen before, or know how to stop it?

A:Mouse cursor constantly flickering between "arrow" and "working in background".

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Mouse cursor constantly flickering between "arrow" and "working in background" .
How can this be fixed?

A:Mouse cursor constantly flickering between "arrow" and "working in background"

Hi, is this a desktop or a laptop?
Let us have some Pc specifications.
Check and post
TSG System Information Utility - found here.

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I was having an issue with my Windows 7 cursor flickering between 'arrow' and 'working in background' at an irritianting rate and found the following TechSupportGuy thread a couple of minutes ago:


One of the posts in the thread lead me to the solution but unfortunately it seems most people have opted for reinstalling the OS instead!

Given the the original thread is closed I decided to create a new one and post the solution here in an attempt to prevent people from taking such drastic measures to get rid of this (incredibly irritant) issue in the future.

I simply disabled the Windows Search service and killed the process behind it (SearchIndexer.exe) in Task Manager. My cursor is now back to normal

Disabling this service means any new files will not be indexed although you can re-enable it and leave the pc running for a couple of hours every now and again so that new files are indexed. Hope this helps!

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This error i'm having seems very common (seen videos and such) but I can't seem to get this problem fixed.

Everything was running fine, until last Sunday. Then the mouse started to have this problem - It doesn't matter what USB port it's in or anything, and tried the device manager tricks and that isn't either.

I have a Cougar E-Sports gaming mouse. Has anyone got a workaround for this problem, it's driving me nuts!


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Help! This annoying little problem is driving me nuts. When I right click on the mouse the options that use to appear on the screen no longer do & I cannot use ctrl c or v on the keyboard either. What can be causing this & how can I fix it?? Thanks in advance!

A:Mouse will not show "right click" options-keyboard ctrl c & v not working either???

Does this just affect Word, or all programs, such as Notepad?
Did you make any changes recently?

If this is just affecting Word you may need to go to the following link for additional Keyboard shortcuts for Word and support:

Character and paragraph formatting
To do this Press

Copy formatting from text.


Apply copied formatting to text.


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I use win xp pro service pack 2.
I don't know how or when (little brothers) but my mouse pointer goes to the "working in background" graphic from startup.
I noticed in task manager, in the processes list that regsrv32.exe keeps blinking on and off. Which would be the reason for the pointer problem.
This happens in safe mode as well.
I ran two diff online virus scans which said i'm clear. Ran adaware. Ran yahoo anti-spy which removed something.
I've opened hijackthis and things seem ok except for a bho that won't fix or delete.
I've run CWShredder, which said it removed VX2.Look2Me. After restart it said the same thing. I then used a symantec tool for look2me removal. Said I was clear. Even tried manual removal steps. Nothing there. CWShredder still says it removes it each time I run it.

I have nothing unusual in my startup list. No regsrv32.exe listed. No sign of W32/Rbot-GM worm.
I tried searching for regsrv32.exe on my computer. The search thing must be faulty because it finds nothing. In my system32 folder though i have the proper microsoft file.

The last thing I tried was a windows update. 14 files were listed. After restart, automatic update still came up asking to download and install 4 files.
I did it again, and again, and again. The 4 files won't install.

pls help

A:mouse pointer constantly on "working in background" graphic


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I have a very strange problem on a computer we are attempting a repair on. No keyboards or mice, either ps/2 or usb, will work properly on this computer.

The computer is running Windows 7 x64.

The reason why it's very strange is that when I plug in a new mouse or keyboard, one that has not been previously installed, it will work until it has become fully installed. The moment the hardware installation popup says "your devices are ready to use", the device becomes completely unresponsive. Lights remain on the mouse and the numlock light continues to stay on but will not respond to any buttons or keys. The computer's time still ticks and the computer will shutdown properly if the power button is pressed so the computer is not frozen.

The same result occurs in safe mode.

We have tried running the windows 7 recovery disc and running 2 different system restores but neither would complete.

A:Mouse and Keyboard stop working after "installed". USB and PS/2

Give this a try.

Shut down the computer.
Unplug the keyboard and mouse. (USB)
Boot the computer then plug in the keyboard and wait for the sound and the popup to go away.
Then plug in the mouse and do the same thing.
Try the mouse and keyboard.
Reboot and see if they still work.

It's very unusual that a PS2 won't work.

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I woke up this morning to find that my mouse would not go back to normal. It continuously has the "working in background" blue/green circle next to it and won't stop. This is bugging the ever-loving CRAP out of me! I went into the mouse properties and found nothing wrong. I was going to do a system restore, but I never manually set a restore point. For some God-awful reason, Windows 7 doesn't periodically set restore points. I'm running Windows 64-bit Home Edition. I have also had no problems with this computer until now. I'm doing a virus scan right now with Trend Micro. I did not visit any dangerous websites between last night and this morning. Please help!

A:"working in background" mouse continuation

As a follow-up to my first post, I know I can just change the appearance of the "working in background" option, but I would much rather find the solution to the problem if possible.

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All of a sudden my mouse has ceased to open menu items and programs when I click on them. It also won't double click and open anything. I tried to do a search on this topic in the forum but kept getting an error message.
Everything was working fine until yesterday when I got my new Ipod and I hooked it to Itunes which was already installed on the computer. I left the Ipod syncing and charger and went to work. When I returned home, BAM the problem existed.
I did a system restore back before the Ipod hookup but that didn't help.
Any suggestions?

A:Mouse "Click" function not working

Hello ,

what type of mouse is this

usb or PS/2

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 (laptop, so it has a touchpad -- You'll be amazed how many people didn't realize this until i told this them at the end... it was a confusing conversation with them)

If any of you know, you can automatically set your MSN Messenger to Away to a set amount of minutes. Well about a month ago, I had my small Dynex USB mouse plugged in when all of a sudden it died (4th one!). It was around this time I also realize my status was NEVER changing automatically to Away.

I have a feeling it still things a mouse is in there. Any way to test movements in the mouse or touchpads sensors?

A:MSN "Away" status not working. Mouse still moving?

I'd try uninstalling and reinstalling the touchpad driver, and also check Device Manager to see if that other mouse still has a driver installed.

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Hello!I have 2 problems that have happened before and after wiping the laptop and reinstalling W10 they go away. But when the battery runs out they come back after recharging.
Originally this machine was running 8.1 and these issues were not present.I've gone into F5 and run the Pre-boot System Assessment and everything says it's fine? Confusing.
1. When booting up I get the message "Alert! The AC power adapter wattage and type cannot be determined. The battery may not charge. The system will adjust the performance to match the power available." 

I select F2, go to Battery Information and the AC Adapter = Unknown.
The little light on my adapter is a solid white so it is in fact charging.

2. If I select F1 and go into the laptop ignoring the adapter warning the mouse pad does not work.

I've uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers and still have the same problem.
I've also checked to see if it's locked, it's not. 
I've tried plugging in a mouse and it doesn't work either, only touch screen

Like I said, if I wipe the computer and reinstall Windows 10 the laptop works fine in both laptop and tablet mode, but if the battery runs low and turns off these 2 issues come back. Any ideas besides reinstalling w10?

A:Latitude 7350 battery "unknown" & mouse pad not working after battery ran low

I have exactly the same issue. Did you find a solution?

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Apparently only the REAR usb ports are sick.  If I connect the devices to the front USB ports - they work.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.
Had some minor stuff - mostly PUP's.
After cleaning and rebooting the PS/2 Mouse and the USB Kybd are CODE 10.
What I have tried:
1. Upperfilters/Lowerfilters - no change
2. SFC /Scannow - no problems found
3. Uninstalled devices and reboot - they re-install but stay at Code 10.
4. I am currently getting things together to perform a repair install if necessary.
There are no restore points available.
Funny thing is if I plug the USB mouse to the front of the PC rather than the back where it currently is - it installs and works.

A:No PS/2 Keybd or USB Mouse after virus cleanup

I would go to Device Manager...scroll down to USB...expose the detail.  Then uninstall every detail item under USB which contains the word "controller", no need to bother with other items.
This reinstalls the USB drivers.

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To staff:I do indeed apologize sincerely, as i posted this topic first in the hardware forum since i thought that hardware was the issue.Then for the sake of things i did a couple scans and this computer i am working on is totally virus riddled.So if you would like me to delete the other,i am more than happy too,though on top of the sick computer,i still also mighjt have hardware issues. Win Vista sp2 home premiumTOSHIBA SATELLITE M205-S4806Toshiba laptop "sticky keys" message pops up,caps comes on at will,mouse selects multiple things-(also external mouse) random prog's openAs i stated in my other post,thank you for even LOOKING at this as i know you must be incredibly busy,you folks are amazing,point me to the donate link when were done here

A:Toshiba laptop "sticky keys" message pops up,caps comes on at will,mouse selects multiple things-(also external mouse)...

Hello i would like this deleted....Problem isnt mine anymore,got rid of the pc thank you

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Any mouse that I connect to my Toshiba Satellite Laptop works in a really floaty way. I currently own a Logitech g502 .
I have googled to the best of my ability and tried to fiddle with my mouse drivers and settings to no avail. I need some feedback on this matter, super frustrating.

Worth a mention; My LCD is bad i believe it either be the video cable or lcd but i have my latop hooked up to a vizio tv via hdmi.

Toshiba Satellite p755-s5120
Mobile Intel HD graphics
64 - 1696 MB

Type : Intel Core i7-2670QM quad-core processor
Speed : 2.2 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.1

Mobile Intel HM65 Express
8 GB DDR3 1333 MHz

750 GB 5400 rpm SATA
Toshiba Hard Drive Impact Sensor (3D sensor)

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Ok, the keyboard and mouse are both usb. Ive tried other types of keyboards and mice... Don't matter. Its not recognizing them when it gets to the space needle clock screen. Or even for that matter as soon as Bios is done booting. I am able to get into the bios screen no prob and mouse and keyboard work there. What do I do? Had this sh*t for a day and downloaded my games last night and bam I restart PC and bam, Windows 8 Hates me! Oh I hit Activate on windows update. That was the last thing i did.

Well it seems that now I cant even get into Bios.... Keyboard blinks and I spam delete.... Nothing. Computer loads so damn fast that its hard for me to get a moment to hit up the Bios. Ive thought about complete re-install but it doesn't even pick up the disk! I'm kinda at a loss.

A:All I have is a 42" Clock! Keyboard and mouse not working.

Please don't double post. People will see your original post. If we know the answer or have any suggestions, we will comment.

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Ok, the keyboard and mouse are both usb. Ive tried other types of keyboards and mice... Don't matter. Its not recognizing them when it gets to the space needle clock screen. Or even for that matter as soon as Bios is done booting. I am able to get into the bios screen no prob and mouse and keyboard work there. What do I do? Had this sh*t for a day and downloaded my games last night and bam I restart PC and bam, Windows 8 Hates me! Oh I hit Activate on windows update. That was the last thing i did.

Well it seems that now I cant even get into Bios.... Keyboard blinks and I spam delete.... Nothing. Computer loads so damn fast that its hard for me to get a moment to hit up the Bios. Ive thought about complete re-install but it doesn't even pick up the disk! I'm kinda at a loss.

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Keyboard and mouse won't install due to policy. Using CMD line only, how can I install mouse or keyboard or change the policy in the register. I have access to the system disk through another operating system. My system is Windows 7 x64. I have PS/2, USB, or Bluetooth keybd & mouse. keyboard works with CMD on the Windows 7 install disk. Thanks in advance.

A:Puzzle: How do I install keybd and/or mouse using only CMD line?

You don`t do anything to install a kboard and mouse, you just plug them in and bootup.

If this is an employee owned work PC, we cannot help you.

If this is someone else`s PC you are hacking into, we cannot help you.

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Just this really. And then I have to go to task manager and close it down and open it again but I can't get any work done as I can't save anything. I just installed the windows 8.1 patch two days ago. Any ideas anyone?

A:Word stops working when I press "save" or "save as"

Hey tra,

Go into control panel's uninstall programs section, find office, and select 'change'. Click repair, restart, and let me know if that helps.

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I've started getting the message Microsoft Mouse & Keyboard Center has Stopped Working (see error report below) when Windows 8 starts. I've tried uninstalling and re-installing the latest version of the Mouse & Keyboard Center but still have the same problem. Does anyone have a solution to this?

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: itype.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 50934cc8
Fault Module Name: KERNELBASE.dll
Fault Module Version: 6.2.9200.16451
Fault Module Timestamp: 50988aa6
Exception Code: e06d7363
Exception Offset: 00000008221F811C
OS Version: 6.2.9200.
Locale ID: 2057

A:Microsoft Mouse & Keyboard Center 'Stopped Working"

Hi Steve C,

Have you tried just leaving the software uninstalled and; thereafter, is your keyboard and mouse properly recognized and useable?

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Windows 7 comes with Sticky Notes, which is very nice. I use it often enough that I would like to put it in the list of options when you right click and choose "New". What is the best way to do that?
For that matter, what is the best way to trim this list, as it has stuff in it that serves no useful purpose for me.
I'll bet there is already a thread for this, if someone could please point me to it, I would be grateful.

A:Win7 - how to Add "Sticky Note" to right click "New".

Okay, Google is my friend. I found out how to trim the list, but I still don't know exactly how to add Sticky Notes to it.

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I have a computer with an ASUS A7V133 motherboard and Win 98 OS.
I changed from a P/S 2 mouse to a serial mouse. I would like to change back to a P/S2 mouse. When I boot up with the P/S2 mouse installed a window pops up stating that the system detects no mouse. It further says if I want to install a P/S2 mouse to plug it in and reboot. Which is what I do and get the same message.
I was told I should check in the BIOS to see if it is set to accept a P/S 2.
When I get to the BIOS screen (DEL on bootup) it is frozen, ie, I cannot use any of the keys on the keyboard to move around the BIOS screen.
I effect I have 2 problems. The inability to install a P/S2 mouse and a frozen BIOS. I know the mouse is ok cause I just moved it from another system that worked fine.

A:P/S2 mouse not "seen" after using Serial Mouse

Have you tried resetting the bios?

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Version of IE (Internet Explorer) : 7.0.6001.18000

Operating System : Windows Vista Home Premium SP1

What you have tried : Nothing. Windows is fully updated. Virus definitions updated. I don't know what else to do except cursing this stupid program each time it happens.

What the problem is : IE stops working everytime I shut it down.
Give detail explaining your problem : Everytime a page has not been fully loaded, and if I close the page "X", it will display a popup "Windows Explorer has Stop Working and needs to shut down", "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available". The most annoying thing is that all the current browser pages inter-related to the page (that I closed and has now "stopped working") will also "stop working" and shut down. It's very very annoying and irritating for me. Must I wait till every single darn thing is loaded in a page before I can close it? This doesn't happen in WinXP IE.

If you get any error message please post them : "Windows Explorer has Stop Working and needs to shut down", "A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available"

A:IE7 "Stops working" everytime it's shut down before page fully loads

most of the ie7 users today are getting many problems related to browsing..i also used to get many problems wid my iexplorer...but i switched to free and secure mozilla..
your internet explorer is infected with malware which your anti virus cannot occasionally find and fix..run "hijack this"..google it and download the latest version and post it into the forum..we will see whats the problem..before scanning with hijack this clear all ur temporary folders including temp internet files and everything..and post ur hijack this log here..

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I am using the usb TP-LINK WiFi Adapter with the latest drivers.
Every time I use the "Add Printer" from "Devices and Printers" the WiFi temporarily stops working.
It shows that it is still connected to the router, but network is not accessible. Then it shows that it is not connected. Then in a few minutes it reconnects to the router again. All of these happen on its own.
For this reason I cannot automatically install a printer connected to the WiFi network.
This did not happen under Windows 7.
Any ideas?

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I have a problem:
When I right-click Computer to open "Manage" windows explorer stops working and looking for a solution .. Everything is blocked and the desktop disappears for 2 seconds and reappears! I open "manage" with shortcut(Computer Management) but the right- clic does not work!
Thank you for your patience to help me.

A:To open "Manage" windows explorer stops working

Quote: Originally Posted by ridakash

I have a problem:
When I right-click Computer to open "Manage" windows explorer stops working and looking for a solution .. Everything is blocked and the desktop disappears for 2 seconds and reappears! I open "manage" with shortcut(Computer Management) but the right- clic does not work!
Thank you for your patience to help me.

Hi Ridakash, Welcome to SF,

You could try this ShellExView

The rule is to disable non-Microsoft context menu handlers *one-by-one* and verify if the problem is solved. If disabling one does not solve the problem, undo the disabled item and disable the next non-Microsoft handler. Do the same until the problem is solved and finally identify the culprit. Scroll right to see the Company Name column in ShellExView.

If that didn't help

Download this attachment Attachment 50723 Save it under C:\Windows\System32\

Go To Start > Type Regedit and do a search for CompMgmtLauncher.exe

Mine was located here.

Under this key you will find a line that ends in CompMgmtLauncher.exe
Change the exe to bat and Manage should now work.

Hope this helps,

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I have this rather old HP Pavilion laptop that I use for one thing only, and that is to feed aircraft data to a website called Flightradar24.com

I've not installed many programs on this computer. Except for the data feed software provided by Flightradar24 I have installed these software:

Auslogics Disk Defrag
Google Chrome
McAfee Antivirus
TeamViewer (So that I remotely can control the laptop when needed from a more suitable computer)

What happens is that after a few days I'm unable to reach this laptop via TeamViewer. When I then physically open the lid the screen appears to have "frozen". I can move the mouse and usually open software, press the start button and restart the computer. The clock however is wrong and do not change though. The feed software has sent its last data at the time the clock displays. For example, the correct time can be 1420, but the laptop clock will perhaps show 0826.

I've made a task schedule to restart the computer every night at 0200. This is done as expected until the computer freezes.

After manually restarting the computer everything works as expected, the clock is correct, the computer feeds data and I am able to remotely connect via TeamViewer for another few days before it freezes again...

Any ideas and help on how to fix this would be highly appreciated!

Thank you.

A:Laptop "freezes" and stops completely working after a few days

Hi, Check you CMOS battery.
How to stop your PC's Windows clock losing time - How-To - PC Advisor

Suggest doing a memory check, and run a program such as this:
PassMark BurnInTest software - PC Reliability and Load Testing

to stress test your PC.

Also check your event viewer and see if there's anything helpful there. Reliability History may help too. That's assuming it managed to log anything before freezing, of course.

If nothing shows from above, you can try leaving it on in Safe Mode and see if it remains functional for long enough.
If so, try a clean boot and repeat.

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hi all

I am new to this forums and here is my question.

I tried to verify whether the F8 restore factory function is working in my dell inspiron 1545. I got this error -

Windows failed to start. A Recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your windows installation disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your langugae settings, and then click next
3. Click "repair your computer."
Status: 0xc000000e
Info: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible.

there is only one operation system - windows 7 home premium installed. it boots correctly.

I found a thread at - Windows 7, "Repair your computer" F8 boot option not working (SOLVED) | Knowledge Base. it utilizes bcdedit to fix the problems.

for my case, the output of bcdedit /enum all shows unknown device as well. but I also noticed my output has 2 different guids.

i have no idea which one indicates which partition at all.

i will post my bcdedit output later today. hopefully, it will help troubleshooting.

thanks in advance,


there is the output of bcdedit.


Windows Boot Manager
identifier {bootmgr}
device unknown
description Windows Boot Manager
locale en-US
inherit {globalsettings}
default {current}
resumeobject {13d11a3c-b853-11de-82fc-002564641051}
displayorder {current}
toolsdisplayorder {memdiag}
timeout 3
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A:F8 "Repair your computer" stops working with 0xc000000e

All boot repair commands are automated in Win7 Startup Repair.
You sometimes have to run it more than once to sort all of the issues as it runs multiple test and fixes.

You said that you attempted to run Dell Factory Recovery from its F8 hotlink, but the error you report is one which is received when one tries to boot into a HD which will not boot.

Did you choose the Repair My COmputer link on the F8 Advanced Boot Options?
Did you then see the Factory Recovery Option as shown in this tutorial? Dell Restoring Your Computer?s Software to the Factory Settings

We need to know exactly what happened: What you did and when you got the errors, not just saying you booted into F8 and got this error. Please retrace and report every step.

It's possible what is needed is this if clicking Factory Recovery errors out: Dell Recovery Partition - restoring F8 link

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After about 30 minutes XP stops working and the Program tray says "Empty". All Icons stop working and pressing start will only broing up the change user window so I have to stop the computer by pushing the off button.

Can anyone help?


A:Program tray says "Empty" and XP stops working.

Welcome to TSF....

What is the make and model number of the computer?

Do you have the recovery/restore software for this computer?

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My laptop had a problem before.
Windows XP could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM
The blue screen of death. I get this right after the Windows green bar loading page and restarts immediately. And it loops.

So what I decided to do was to do a complete reinstall of Windows XP Home. But, the set up stops at the message "Restarting computer..."

I've turned off my computer manually and boot it up again, but it still has the same problem. Please, help!

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Hi all!

I have a Dell Zino HD. It came with Windows 7 64bit, but I would like to use that license on another computer so I want to swap in a copy of Vista that I own that is currently not in use.

I did a clean install of Vista, and it made it all the way through the install process, and when it rebooted it just stopped at a black screen with the mouse cursor arrow. I can move the arrow around, but it does nothing else.

I tried reinstalling, reinstalling on a secondary partition (wondering if there was something goofy with the front of the drive) all to the same effect. Safe mode will not boot either.

I have a copy of XP MCE lying around so I thought I would try that. I put that in, and it just got past loading the inital drivers and hit "Starting Windows" before I could do any input at all and then blue screened with a message that I should run CHKDSK /F.

I got the harddrive out, got it into my Windows 7 Professional-running desktop and ran CHKDSK. It found nothing wrong. I ran all of Dell's harddrive checks. It, too, found nothing wrong.

On a whim I tried Windows 7 again, and it worked just fine.

Any ideas on what on earth is going on?

System specs are:
Dell Zino HD (400)
ATI HD3200 Integrated graphics (running on VGA for this experiment)
500 GB HDD
1.6 Ghz single core AMD cpu.

Thanks so much guys!

A:Install hangs on black screen with mouse after "Completing Installation"

I would prepare the HD properly, using this tutorial as a guide.
SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation - Windows 7 Forums

and here is a guide for Seven installation problems.
I think that it applies to your situation, also

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hello all,

using "dual monitor" software program. mouse would switch screens with my two monitors. replaced one monitor with a new one - now mouse will not move from screen to screen unless the setting is "duplicate displays". If i choose "extend displays", the mouse will not switch. I can see on the second screen an update window from the "dual monitor" program but cannot move the mouse over to that screen.

one monitor is on dvi and the other on vga but that was not a problem with the old monitor.

suggestions? I am considering a stand alone graphics card with dual dvi.

A:problems with "dual monitor" program and mouse changing screens...

Not the proper answer to your question obviously, but the best (most probably) program to manage multiple displays is DisplayFusion. You may try it. Usually it satisfies the users.
DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar, Multi-Monitor Screen Savers, HotKeys, Multi-Monitor Wallpaper, Windows Logon Changer and more!

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Hello all,

As of yesterday I've been having a problem where my cursor and audio/video have been skipping every second or so for a millisecond. It seems to coincide with the processors 'whirring'.

The skipping of the audio/video is best described as similar to when the computer goes to sleep or wakes up whilst something is running (a millisecond of audio repeats very quickly for a short period of time.

I tried reinstalling Windows 7 to cure this problem but unfourtunately found that the problem exists. Here is the HijackThis report (I had a pop-up indicating that it wasn't a read file so I would have to delete the files manually, if that makes any difference).

Any help would be MUCH appreciated. Thank you very much.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 13:58:24, on 17/01/2012
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16912)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Users\Richard Ledger\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Ledger\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Ledger\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Ledger\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe
C:\Users\Richard Ledger\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe

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A:Windows 7 mouse cursor and audio/video "twitching" issue...

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I was wondering if there was *some* way to launch Modern apps with the "Microsoft Mouse And Keyboard Center", or whether there's a Modern version of "Microsoft Mouse And Keyboard Center" in the works.

Is there some sort of command or something that can be put into the "Open a program, webpage, or file" field?

If nothing else, is there a program that can be launched that can automatically launch a metro app?


A:Launching Modern apps with "Microsoft Mouse And Keyboard Center"....

I was wondering if there was *some* way to launch Modern apps with the "Microsoft Mouse And Keyboard Center"

The only method that I have seen is using macros.  E.g. find the minimal, most reliable method of using the Start Screen to do whatever it is that you want to do via the keyboard, then express that sequence by a macro and assign it to an "unused"
function key.

Robert Aldwinckle

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My friend is having this problem where he gets the error "Power Surge in Hub Port" and his mouse stops working. Usually he is able to just take it out and put it back in and it will work for another 10-15 minutes. However, as of today, he got that error and tried several times but nothing, it's just stopped working. The stupid thing is it tells him to click on it if he wants to fix it, but his mouse isn't working, and when it does work, the message goes away. Is there anything I can do to help him out? So far, having checked out the problem, its not the mouse, unless both of the mice he has are both defective. I just can't locate the problem. Thanks in advance.

A:Unresponsive Mouse "Power Surge in Hub Port" Error

Is this USB or PS/2? In other words, is it a little round connector, or a rectangular one?

If it's round (PS/2), I'm not sure what to do, but if it's rectangular (USB), try plugging it into a different USB port. Maybe plug it into a port on the front of the case.

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First, sorry about my bad english. I'll try my best.

And the problem. Installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit on my computer. It's working with that 30 days trial now, cos I'm testin how does it work on my HTPC. It runs fine, no crashes or BSOD. I can use it and no problems.

It is updatet with windows update, and also I have loaded and installed latest drivers for my hardware and other devices.

Ok, so Windows runs like it should be. But when I'm not doing anything whit it, it start acting weirdly. For example. I'm listenin music from netstream. It's ok. But after while I try to click running programs (like firefox) tab in taskbar, it doesen't bring allready opened firefox to screen. It opens new one. In firefox, when I click link, it wil open in new tab and that shoudent happen. Mouse lost scollin, and it turns to zoom (the middle button in Logitech Anywhere MX). In desktop, if I click any of the icons, it won't start the software, but instead it opens "Properties" window instead.

It helps, when I log out, and log in. Works some time, but after not doing anything it starts again.

Don't know what to do? Is it Windows, or is it my hardware?

Sorry, I really don't know if I used proper terminology. Ask for more details. It's easier to me to answer a question, than write from my own(?). I've tryed to google if I can find some answers, but the answers are for Internet Explorer opening new windows and that's not the pproblem, because every software does that.

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A:Mouse click opens new program, window, tab etc. after "idle"

Problem solved. SSD is broken so that's why windows is acting weirldy.

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Like I said in the title, the mouse on my HP laptop hangs every few seconds. It happens whether I am using a wireless mouse, wired mouse, or the trackpad, and persists when all USB devices are unpluged.

System Specs: HP laptop, A8 AMD processor with Radeon r5 graphics, 6Gb memory, 64-bit Windows 10
Userbenchmark Link: HP Notebook Performance Results - UserBenchmark
This laptop is a little bit over 2 years old.

I have tried the following items to fix the problem:
-A driver update did not fix the problem
-A mem test returns zero errors
-CoreTemp measures my CPU cores at 22-24 degrees Celcius (eg. no problem with overheating)
-Freeing up a large amount of log and junk files from my hard drive did not affect the problem.
-A anti-virus scan pulled up zero hits
-Task manager states that the CPU and disk usage do not go higher then 20-30%(eg. this issue is not due to a pegged CPU)
-Restarting with all services in both task manager and msconfig disabled does not remedy the problem.

The only lead I have is booting into safe mode fixes the problem. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Is it possible to write a batch or a simple program which hides a terminal "outside" the screen on a border (let's say right side) and when mouse coodrinates are equal to screen width-1 the terminal moves left till it's entirely visible? It should not be re-opened, just start at startup (as administrator) and stay there. Possibly with a fixed width, no chance of resizing the border, no topbar, no chance of moving it. Just sliding inside/outside right border. It's hard to do? It's possible? How to?
(note: my programming knowledge is limited to essential c++ terminal without interacting with Windows, some java and plenty of gml, but gml is not made to interact with outside world unfortunatelly)

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I posted the question a while back and never got the issue solved so I'm trying again.

Many times, when I am on a web page and I move the mouse the slightest bit the page will "go back" to the previous page I was on. Sometimes it will go back and forth. It's very random and can be quite annoying as I work online.

Thanks in advance for any help. I'm not much of a techie, so please explain very simply for me


A:Solved: Mouse radomly makes web go "back" a page

I know this is pretty obvious but have you tried another mouse?

Also uninstall the driver for your mouse then reboot.

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Since a while, my mouse often does a double click when I do a normal click, this can have very serious consequences, such as closing 2 programs instead if 1 when I click the X, or deleting 2 emails instead of 1.

Is there any software that can detect "super human" double clicks that are too fast to be intentional (the double clicks it hallucinates are too fast to possibly be done by a human) and send a single click signal? That would save me from having to get a new mouse.


A:Any software to correct mouse "hallucinating" double clicks?

Troubleshoot mouse double-clicking when you single-click

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I had to reinstall Windows XP in order to fix a previous problem. The installation seemed to proceed without any trouble. However, immediately after the reinstallation, whenever I attempt to boot up, the mouse (USB optical) which previously was fine, is inoperative. At the end of the boot up a screen appears which says,
"The feature is on a CD ROM or other removable disk that is not available. Insert status disk and click ok."'
I don't know what disk is required. Trying the Windows XP disk in the D drive did not help.
If I click OK the following screen comes up,
"..........try to find the installation package status.msi in a folder from which you can install the product Status."
There is nothing wrong with the USB port. Another mouse which works on another computer also fails. With the limited function I have using the keyboard everything else seems intact. I am submitting this post on another computer.
I have no idea how to fix this problem

A:Solved: Lost mouse function, need "Status.msi" file

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I tried searching for this but couldn't find satisfactory information. Maybe I am using the wrong search terms.

I want to change the "Mouse-Hover-over-a-Menu" Color.
This is really tough on eyes & I wouldn't mind a dark blue color.
Can someone please point me in a specific direction, like
if Visual Styles are needed which one should I use because I am
pretty OK with other GUI elements.

I have attached the image. In this image, I am Right-clicking on the
Desktop & am hovering the mouse over the Refresh menu-title.

Thank you.

A:Change "Mouse-Hover-over-a-Menu" Color in Windows 7

How can i change the hover and selection color?

Maybe the above old thread may help you?

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I have a problem that I've never experienced before in XP, Vista and Windows 7. I have researched the problem but the only thing I can find is how to turn on and turn off the "jump to" default button pointer setting. In the past, the jump to feature worked as intended but appx. two weeks ago I started having this problem. We all know how the function works and the fact that it will not work with all default buttons, which is good. Here's the current situation: the pointer still goes to the window in which the default button is located but instead of landing on the button the pointer goes to the upper left corner or mid-left side of the window. I haven't installed any software lately that would cause such a thing to happen and I haven't made any changes. The problem occurs in both my user account and my wife's user account, mine being an Administrator account and hers being a Stanard account. My Microsoft Mouse and Keyboard software is up to date and the current driver is installed. I have not changed/updated the driver in the software. I have uninstalled, rebooted, reinstalled and rebooted to no avail. The mouse settings are properly set to enable the jump.

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 on a Dell XPS-17 L702X laptop. All updates are current. This is not a widespread problem because I can't find any discussions related to the problem although I've searched the Internet for hours. I simply don't understand it. I can't take a screen shot using Paint as the m... Read more

A:Mouse pointer "jump to" (default button) function

It's not solved, but I'm going to mark it as solved.

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When clicking in a field with the mouse, it likes to select all the contents. Like this:
To edit some part of the field, I then have to click again to clear the highlight, then click on the spot where I want the cursor to be. Is it possible to turn off this highlighting/select-all feature so I can just place the cursor where I want it on the first click?

A:How to disable "select entire field" when clicking with mouse?

Don't think so. About the best you can do is place the pointer where you want it and double click.

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