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Q: Mouse behavior deteriorates over time after restart

Okay, this is a strange one. I have included all the troubleshooting steps I've tried, so please read through before making suggestions.

Last night out of the blue, after always working perfectly, my mouse pointer started to randomly freeze for a second or two. When it did move, it moved smoothly and normally; but every few seconds or so it would get stuck for a moment (you can check out what kind of mouse it is in my specs). The mouse wheel and buttons are fine, no problems at all; just the pointer is messing with me. The touchpad works perfectly as well.

It works perfectly after a reboot. But over time it starts to break down again. In fact, I left it alone overnight, and this morning the pointer would barely move at all.
I rebooted again, and noticed that at the blue "Restarting" screen the mouse pointer was instantly back to normal. But again, after reboot it would be fine at first but then start acting up, getting worse as time went on.

Troubleshooting I have already tried:
1. Replaced the mouse battery.
2. Removed the USB receiver and put it back in.
3. Uninstalled the drivers, rebooted, Windows installed generic HID-compliant driver.
4. Malware scan
5. Tried a different mouse

Oddly, after trying a different mouse and then switching back to the original, it worked fine for much longer before starting to break down again. At the time of this post, the pointer is sticking but not as badly, and taking longer to deteriorate.

I'm about to try a system restore, but really don't like going there if I don't have to. So if anyone has any other ideas, please share.


Preferred Solution: Mouse behavior deteriorates over time after restart

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.

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A: Mouse behavior deteriorates over time after restart

dUDE CHECK YOUR task mangaer and see system interrupt usage(cpu) is it going up and you have the same problem as me i still can fix it though

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I've been invaded!!! The mouse cursor is quite irratic. When performing a single click on a form, it is sometimes interpreted as a double click. When dragging a form the form doesn't respond or it will respond to the drag sporadically. When attempting to highlight text, image, etc., the highlight doesn't happen or only a partial highlight will occur. It is very annoying which is what I'm sure is the mission of the designer of this bug, virus, trojan, whatever. Also, at the same time this invader changed the format of the system date/time form standard time to military and month/day/year to year/month/day. I've ran the AVG anti-virus program and AVG root toolkit - they've both came up without finding any foreigners. I've ran Spybot and it to came up empty-handed. The operating system on this computer is XP sp3.


A:Abnormal Mouse Cursor Behavior, Date/Time reformatted

System manufacturer and model?

FWIW: System problems such as have (so far) described...may occur for various reasons...malware may be among them, but let's try a few things.

First...I'd like you to run the chkdsk /r command. Start/Run...type chkdsk /r and hit Enter. Type Y in response to onscreen query and hit Enter. Reboot the system and let the command execute, the system will boot into XP when the command has completed.

Second...I'd like you to enter the BIOS and check the time/date reflected there and ensure that all settings are still as they should be.

Third...if your mouse still behaves erratically, try a different mouse.


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Troubleshooting a fairly new HP laptop. Had been infected with a virus. Cleaned it all up but was experiencing erratic mouse behavior. The customer claimed the behavior started when he got hit with infection. While the pointer itself moves fine the left and right mouse buttons intermittently act like they are being held down causing the pointer to drag and highlight everything in site. At other times the buttons do nothing at all. At other times the left mouse button triggers a rightclick menu. And at other moments all mouse control is fine. This occurs equally on the touchpad or when using an external USB mouse. I tried disabling the touchpad completely but the problem still occurs when using the external mouse. I tried updating the sypatics touchpad driver but that made no difference either. I finally resorted to wiping and completely reinstalling windows but the problem still persists. For the hell of it I then updated the BIOS firmware but that made no difference either. All keyboard function work fine so I have been having to resort to using the arrow keys and alt tab and such to navigate around. I ran a Passmark Burn in Test and everything passed. 
A couple of additional points. I ran the Hirens Boot CD which is similar to the Ultimate Boot CD. I then booted into the Mini Windows XP and the same erratic mouse behavior occured so this is clearly not an operating system issue. Also when I wiped and reloaded Windows I used the HP Recovery partition and ran thei... Read more

A:Erratic mouse behavior with external mouse or touchpad on HP laptop

Try a different mouse?
Uninstall, then replace...mouse/touchpad drivers?

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Running W8. For some reason, when the screen goes dark, the sound becomes very choppy and unclear, whether using the speakers, headphones, or a bluetooth speaker. It affects streaming audio and video from the internet, but not (though I want to check on that again) saved audio played through Windows Media Player.  I could not find any information about a problem like this. Any suggestions?

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While I was away I let vidoe play on my monitors and when I came back My PC restarted and my usb key board and mouse did not work. Luckly I have a PS/2 key board connected to my PC for such an emergency. Then from their I shut down the PC but I did a restart and during the shut down phase It gave me a BSOD.
The restart reinitialized both my keyboard and mouse. And when my PC started back up after proper shut down and I let it set for a while it gave me this.

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033

Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: fe
BCP1: 0000000000000008
BCP2: 0000000000000006
BCP3: 0000000000000006
OS Version: 6_1_7601
Service Pack: 1_0
Product: 256_1

Files that help describe the problem:

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This is my first post I hope I followed the proper procedure.

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A:Keyborad and Mouse did fuction after restart BSOD during next Restart

Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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I am new to Win XP, and am having a problem with my mouse. If I let the cursor rest on a menu item, folder, etc. for a few seconds, it behaves as though I had clicked the mouse button, causing things to happen that I did not want. Is this normal? Can it be changed?

A:Mouse behavior in XP

HI, Got to folder options in the control panel and it will give you a list of options in regard to mouse clicks.

If you are new to XP I would persevere with the start menu as you will get use to it and once you do it is rather neat.

If you don't want to try to get use to it go to the Start Menu, right click, click on properties, then click on advance and once again there is a menu. Uncheck open when I hover mouse box. Peace Mal

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Recently when I use my mouse, the cursor goes flying off in a different direction. I can be right in the middle of creating a mask in Photoshop, or simply perusing websites in a browser and "zing!", off it goes. Now that is my (Old style) wired mouse. My wireless mouse is acting lethargic and, well, for lack of a better word, queasy. It wiggles and acts strange. What in the world is going on?

A:Mouse behavior

Here are a few tips:

Check the surface the mouse is used on. Is it clean? Smooth? Consistent surface texture?

Is the bottom of the mouse dirty? Clean the sensor, and the feet.

Does your wireless mouse need new batteries?

Are these old mice? Even though the last a long time, they don't last forever.

Can you test with a different mouse? Maybe borrow someone elses for a few minutes.

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New default behavior in Windows 10 bs win8 was that I used to be able to scroll an inactive window by hovering my mouse over it. And this was great.

After thinking something was wrong for a while I've finally realised why my window management is so iffy. I've noticed that the inative window I'm hovering over will now automatically turn into the active window after a few seconds of hovering on it, displacing everything else which overlaps it.

E.G. File Explorer window positioned partly over firefox. before I could scroll down the inactive FF window with my mouse wheel, but now the FF window automatically becomes the active window, hiding the File Explorer window.

Is there a fix for this?

A:new mouse behavior?

Hi, have a look at your setting here:
How To Activate A Window Hovering Mouse Over without clicking it | Next of Windows

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Basically I've been having problems with my computer crashing badly ever since flash 10.3 I think it was, maybe 11.3 if that was about 5 months ago. While an interesting aside it's probably not relevant. Basically in that circumstance it will just slow down to being unworkable, I turn it off and back on, everything back to normal.

Anyways last night while watching a movie everything went like it was going to crash, explorer.exe was failing blah blah blah, eventually it fixed itself and as the movie didnt stop working. I didnt think it was a big deal. After that my mouse wouldn't work properly. Basically somehow my left mouse button no longer switches windows, my right mouse button does, which causes massive problems with games, any drop down menus or using the desktop as everything on the desktop and taskbar have the left click acting as the right click would.

Basically to switch windows now, I have to bring up that window using alt tab, and then right click into the window, and then things work normally again, left click to move around, scroll wheel things work fine. It's changing panels, windows, frames, dropdown menus.

This situation persists into games as well, any game where part of the screen is a distinct window of it's own requires a right click to get into it.

Things I've tried:
System Restore
Different Mice
I've also explored all the mice options and nothing seems to be relevant if you go from the control panel->devices->mouse
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A:Odd mouse behavior

Hello Coramoor0 and welcome to TSF,

When you say "Switching Windows"... Do you mean putting focus on that particular window so you can input text, or operate buttons?

Do the other standard mouse functions work properly?

Also, are the mice you used USB or PS2?

One last question, do you have any other pointing devices or HID's installed? (human interface device... keyboard, mouse, trackpad, gamepad, etc.)

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My mouse behaves erratically about 2-3 hours into a computing session then locks up. If I reboot, it is active for a few minutes before lociking up again. I have keyboard access to my computer , just no mouse function. I have not added any new programs before the problem surfaced. Since then I have updated the mouse driver but problem persists. I'm using Win 2000 with >500k ram. Both manufacturer (dell) and microsoft service people have not been helpful. Since everthing works fine for a few hours I'm thinking heat problem. Any other suggestions - fixes? Thanks

A:Mouse Behavior

If it's wireless, there may be your problem. I've been to LAN parties with my wireless stuff and we all end up going back home for wired stuff.

Try a different mouse, if wireless turn off anything that may interfere with it (other wireless stuff). Try replacing the batteries (if wireless).

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I have an older Microsoft optical mouse. Recently, the buttons on it started acting odd. At first I would have to smash down hard on the buttons for them to work. Then the following day I had to alt tab to a different window and back for them the buttons to work.

So figuring it was just some crud that got under the buttons I poured some rubbing alcohol on to the mouse. After that the right mouse button works fine its just the left mouse button that doesn't work.

I was hoping the forum here had some suggestions on what I could do, or tell me I just killed my mouse by pouring rubbing alcohol on it. Thanks.

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hi there, my mouse jumps around the screen, and upon restart neither my mouse or my keyboard would work without unplugging them and re-plugging them in...also i have alot of suspicious processes running that wont turn off and my internet is very jumpy and pages take along time to load...below is my HJT log...thanks for looking

Hello there thank you for taking the time to help me i really appreciate it..

below is my HJT log file, i also have an active scan log file which found a trojan i believe...any help would be greatly appreciated...thanks!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 4:10:12 PM, on 10/19/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16608)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Airlink101\AWLH3026\WLService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Airlink101\AWLH3026\WLanCfgG.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
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A:Solved: mouse moving irradically, keyboard and mouse not working on restart, trojan?

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Frequently items get selected or activated when the mouse simply hovers over the icon without every purposely clicking on it. How do I turn the 'feature' off.



A:Irritating Mouse behavior

Try reinstalling your mouse driver. That actually has nothing to do with Vista.


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When I left click to 'open in a new tab' a web page from a link I get the new tab open plus the current browser switching to the url as well! It's very annoying.
Not sure if its the mouse driver, the browser (Chrome) as it seems to have updated , or a nasty (browser hijack?) or the mouse itself.
Malwarebytes finds nothing nasty, i've run a defrag on the off chance that might help but still occurring.

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I strongly suspect malware since mouse problems began about same time pc was infected with malware and FakeHDD virus. Avira, Ad-aware, and Malwarebytes all report clean system now, however mouse still acts erratically (a simple click will often act as double-click opening multiple windows wherever the pointer was resting, drag and drop almost impossible to accomplish, etc).

I booted to safe mode, uninstalled mouse drivers, then using keyboard deleted mouclass.sys and mouhid.sys. I then scanned for hardware changes and allowed drivers to be reinstalled. Is this the correct way to reinstall the mouse drivers? Where is the system reinstalling the drivers from? The mouse behavior is still present, so, assuming malware is the culprit, I am not confident that I am performing the reinstall correctly.

Win7 64
optical usb mouse

fyi: mouse configuration doesn't seem to be connected with the erratic behavior.

Any input appreciated, Thks.

A:Erratic mouse behavior

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Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator)
A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed.
If nothing happens or if the tool does not run, please let me know in your next replyDo not reboot your computer after running rkill as the malware programs will start again. Or ... Read more

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Recently I've been using a vista ultimate x64 os machine for some gaming, however I'm having strange behavior when I need to right click.
Things go pretty smoothly otherwise, but if I right click and do not follow up with another left mouse button click, then the cursor disappears and things go haywire, erratic, constant movement in seemingly random directions until I right click again a few times. In addition to this, the computer starts accepting ghost imputs from the keyboard, such as shift and spacebar, also seemingly at random. I then discovered that the strange behavior is not limited to games, but that if I right click on the desktop very similar behavior ensues. I just tried that again before writing this post and the cursor disappeared, various icons were highlighted on my desktop, then a confirmation box came up asking me if I really did want to send an msn shortcut to the recycle bin. All sorts of weird stuff, and it's starting to get to me.

I do have AVG antivirus software, and have been scanning periodically, and I've tried to keep my drivers up to date. The only notable thing that I can think of is that there's an unknown device in device manager, however I've been unable to discover what device it actually is, nor locate a driver for it. And yes, I've tried switching from the mouse port to just usb ports, and tried three different mouses, all laser, exact same behaviour with all of them.

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A:Odd mouse behavior when right clicking

Try this first: go into your mouse setting by clicking Start, click Control Panel, click Classic View, click Mouse.

When the mouse properties window opens, make sure that under the ?Right button? heading, this shows up in the drop-down: Right-click (default). If there is something else in that drop-down, that might be what?s causing the problem. If it?s already set to Right-click (default), then we have another problem and can address that.


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Hello all!!!

I'm running Vista SP2 on a Dell XPS 1530.. Now I get weird behavior every now and then, but i have no idea if it's viral. For instance, my mousepad buttons keep getting switched around (left mousepad button now becomes right mousepad button, so when i left-click something the right-click menu appears). Now, this does not happen at random times like I assume would happen if, say, it was a virus. It usually happens when i enter hibernate after leaving the laptop idle, or when my wife logs onto her profile, and then I log back onto mine after she logs out. Could this be a hardware/software issue, or is it some sort of virus?? Also, I get the whole "You are at risk for virus infection!! Something-or-other scan will scan your computer now. OK?" kind of alert, maybe once in a blue moon.. I never click on it (soon as that crap appears, I kill firefox with Process Explorer, then restart Firefox and delete all history, even saved forms and clear the cache), and I also have Root Repeal, which I use immediately to verify if anything gets loaded and hidden. So far, Root Repeal logs are clean (from what I can tell - no hidden modules or hidden processes, a few allocation mismatches, though, usually on c:\..\temp\sqlite-something\ or on c:\..\temp\mcafee\ - always the same items..). I can run a fresh scan if you need me to and post the results here.

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I've looked through the hardware forum but I think this is a little different from other problems I've seen regarding the mouse. Anyway the software is Windows 2000, the hardware is HP. HP computer Vectra VL with a HP mouse. The system no longer detects the mouse. Cold reboot or either a restart doesn't work. I tried switching out the mouse with another mouse but that didn't work either. When I restart it boots up but doesn't recognize the mouse. Rebooting does take me to a screen where it says mouse not detected wait a few seconds. Anyone got any ideas?

A:weird mouse behavior

After further investigation, it seems my problem is the connection. It seems that over time the place where the pins are pushed in have receded. So perhaps I can remedy that. Thanks anyway guys.

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Occasionally my mouse pointer drifts across the screen without the mouse moving at all. It is a wired ms scroll wheel mouse. Occasionally the scroll feature kicks in and a web page will scroll rapidly up and down when I move the mouse. Multiple clicks and mouse movements usually get it under control.
The drift movement runs right to left and then stops before the edge of the screen.
Sound familiar to anyone? An annoyance mostly. Not in any particular program.

Is there a fix?


A:Odd mouse behavior - moves on its own

See if the thing is plugged in firmly. If you are using a USB-to-PS/2 adapter, try without. Try with another mouse?

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I have a Thinkpad Yoga 14 (bought from BestBuy) which I understand is identical to Thinkpad Yoga 460.  I have been using it for the last few weeks and everything was fine. In the past few days, the mouse has started behaving erratically.  Specifically: When I drag a window to move it, the mouse loses its grip half way through the motion, and then re-activates itself.  When it does that, the window I was moving stops, and the mouse clicks on (or selects) whatever happens to be below where the mouse cursor is at that moment. When I try to select some words or a paragraph in an editor, the mouse will reset itself and my selection gets reset.  I have try over and over again just to select some text (so I can do copy/paste, etc.).  Again, sometimes it will reactivate itself halpfway and select (or auto click on) random and unrelated stuff. Now, normally I am not moving the mouse very fast, or very slow.  I have varied the speed and movement but to no avail. I see this behavior with an external USB mouse (on different surrfaces), with the trackpad and trackpoint, as well as the touchscreen. It started recently and it is infuriating to say the least.  Lenovo Companion says everything is up to date and I haven't updated anything in the last couple of weeks. Has anyone seen this behavior?  I would be grateful for any recommendation to solve this issue. Thanks!    

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I use a KVM to share I/O of three computers running Vista. XP Home and XP pro. The set up has worked without a problem for several years, but recently something very odd started to occur. On occasion, while using the mouse on the Vista computer, it suddenly goes nuts -- pointer disappears, moves erratically, starts outputting 3's at the cursor point etc. If I switch to another computer, the mouse behaves normally there. When I switch back to the Vista computer, the mouse again behaves normally.

This "Wacky Mouse" event happens randomly, only occasionally and not on the same program or operation, but it is annoying. It has not occurred in the past and does not happen on the XP computers. KVM problem? Maybe I should try switching ports and see if it occurs when I am using one of the other two computers, but if it still happens on the Vista could it be software related?

A:Weird mouse behavior

Another thought. Weird mouse behavior only happens on the computer that uses a USB to PS/2 adapter. That computer had no PS/2s for mouse and keyboard. Needed the adapter to connect to the KVM. Could that be the cause of erratic behavior? Have not had the problem since a recent reboot.

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I have a new ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd gen and have issues with erratic touchpad and mouse pointer action when undocked. The pointer suddenly moves up to the browser tabs, opens a new one, just disappears for a few seconds and the like. I have not figured out a systematic behavior yet. I use Vantage to keep drivers updated and they seem to be. And I went through the mouse and touchpad settings and switched off all fancy features that I don't really need. Anybody experiencing the same or with good advice out there?

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Okay here's the basics, I logged on this morning and when I clicked on my internet browser my mouse (with the left mouse button acted as if I was clicking on the right button, HOWEVER after I system restored it now when I use the start menu (where the mouse works fine) clicking anywhere on any program just makes it gray out as if i had clicked on another program, and I am forced to use my keyboard alone as my only navigational tool. Also the scroll wheel is not working.

Edit: okay when i go to windows task manager and click on that a few times it goes back to semi-normal but I have to minimize and maximize the window now before anything will respond...... oh and my scroll wheel and my right click won't respond

A:Mouse behavior Weird

What is the make and model of this mouse?

What is the make and model of this computer?

Is your clock keeping proper time?

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I have just purchased a brand new Ideapad 510-15 15K running W10 with no external mouse. The pad mouse at times is extremely erratic. Before I take the laptop back to the shop for repair or replacement is there a work around to solve this problem which makes the laptop nearly unusable?

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ALL I did was replace the almost dead batteries & now its a pita to click on something.
Its like the cursor is on ice, I move it up to click on a bookmark & it slides on by & I have to s l o w l y move it into the area.Its a wireless Microsoft mouse.

A:Odd wireless mouse behavior

Open Mouse by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking Hardware, and then clicking Mouse.
Click the Pointer Options tab, and then do any of the following: To change the speed at which the mouse pointer moves, move the Select a pointer speed slider towards Slow or Fast.

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Computer is suddenly freezing from time to time and i need to restart to undo it dont know what is causing this. Thanks for looking into the .dmp file.

A:Computer suddenly freezing need to restart from time to time

It is a Stop 0x116.

* *
* Bugcheck Analysis *
* *

Use !analyze -v to get detailed debugging information.

BugCheck 116, {84f63318, 8e43e5bc, 0, 2}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
Probably caused by : atikmdag.sys ( atikmdag+105bc )

Followup: MachineOwner
Follow the guide: STOP 0x116: VIDEO_TDR_ERROR troubleshooting

Start from updating the display driver.

lmvm atikmdag
start end module name
8e42e000 8e882000 atikmdag T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: atikmdag.sys
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\atikmdag.sys
Image name: atikmdag.sys
Timestamp: Fri Apr 24 16:20:20 2009 (49F1996C)
CheckSum: 00402D61
ImageSize: 00454000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
It is extremely old. Get the latest version from AMD Graphics Drivers & Software.

Let us know the results.

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Hi Everyone,

I hope anyone can help me with my problem with my laptop! Currently when I log onto my computer, it takes more than 5 minutes to load. I have already browsed through many threads and have minimized the number of start-up programs. It was a little better but it still wasn't like how it was before.

Also, when I want to shutdown my computer, I have to wait 10 minutes before I will hear the "Windows turning-off sound" and it will shutdown. Does anyone have any clue about how to fix this?

The computer in general appears to be running smoothly once everything is loaded into the computer except for when I want to add/remove any programs where there is a huge lag after uninstalling a program!

These problems started occurring about a couple days ago. I haven't been doing anything differently nor have I installed any new programs onto the new computer. I have scanned for viruses using Symantec Endpoint Protection (and no results) and also used CCleaner to clean everything else.

Here are my laptop specifications:

Dell Latitude ATG D630
Intel Core 2 Duo CPU T9500 @ 2.60 GHz
2 GB of RAM
Operating System: Windows XP Professional Version 2002 SP3
If any help can be provided, it will be much appreciated!!

Thank you in advance!

A:HELP! Long boot time and shutdown/restart time!!

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I have an old IBM PC300GL with Windows NT4 and as soon as I login the mouse flickers and moves from top to bottom and the keyboard also be comes unusable. These actions stop when the task manager is opened and they do not occur before I login. I'm thinking there is a process running that is causing them to act like this. The problem is I can't tell a good process from a bad one. Anyone have any ideas?

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I have just purchased a brand new Ideapad 510-15 15K running W10 with no external mouse.
The pad mouse at times is extremely erratic.
Before I take the laptop back to the shop for repair or replacement is there a work around to solve this problem which makes the laptop nearly unusable?
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

A:510-15ISK - Erratic mouse behavior

Hi there, Man  -
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
Please click here for better understanding on erratic behaviour.
Update us how it goes.
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
Tap that Kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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Running win7 all updates current.

I've been noticing something that seems really bazaar to me. I've never seen it before.

I haven't figured out what confluence of circumstances cause it but what I see is shown in the two sets of images attached. In these images the scheme I have set is the `windows inverted extra large scheme'.

In the default scheme (windows aero system scheme) (not in the image) it is not near as ugly.. but I think mainly because its quite a lot smaller. In that scheme it appears as a bit of a double image but still quite noticeable. (aero scheme not shown below)

I did before and after in the images.... top row after the bazaaro thing started, bottom normal

I first tried to do the screen grabs by taking a short video with camtasia and then save out the appropriate frames...(in order to capture the cursor) but oddly enough, in the video, the problem
just disappears. or rather it cannot be seen, so I had to resort to taking the shots with
my cell phone. Those are the top row below.

Since the bottom row is in plain mode I was able to grab them with my little cheapo screen grabber.

I did 3 shots against different backgrounds so it would show better what I see.
... What in the heck would cause something like this happen?

A:Bazaar mouse cursor behavior

From the images, it looks like something easy we can fix:

Click -control panel. Hardware and sound. Mouse-pointers tab-UNcheck allow themes to change mouse pointers. Click ok and restart.

Issue still exist?

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So this is just weird.

1) When I come out of sleep, the keyboard acts like my ALT key is depressed. If it press alt a few times normally it clears up and behaves as normal. No UAC and sleep works fine

2) When playing games, if I have UAC turned on the mouse gets stuck accelerating further and further until a mere tap of the mouse results in the game's camera spinning wildly 360 degrees over and over. When I disable UAC the mouse behaves just fine

I recently upgraded my computer and I am using the same kb/mouse as my old one. I have 2 sets of both actually and swapping between the PCs doesnt help, never had this on my old win7. My old pc never had UAC on, but I was giving it a another try this time around

Logitech MX518 with setpoint 6.32
MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 with IntelliType 8.2

A:Weird Alt key sleep & UAC mouse behavior

Well for #2 I'm not sure if you mean that weird mouse movement happens if you have UAC turned on at all or if as you're playing the game and the UAC window pops up, THEN it starts acting strange. Assuming you have the latest drivers for the mouse, I'm not sure what could cause that. And it happens to all games whether they're in fullscreen or not?

#1 is extremely interesting. If it isn't wireless, maybe something's just wrong with it, heh. Try it on another computer perhaps and see how it works?

Sorry, forgot the bottom part of your post altogether. So you have two of those mice and two of those keyboards, and each act up in the same ways? Also, could we know what you upgraded exactly? And even if you turned UAC off, you say that the keyboard would still do that regardless, or am I misinterpreting you?

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I purchased a bluetooth mouse yesterday for my Dell Studio 15 laptop. The problem/issue that I'm having is the primary mouse button. In order for my touchpad to allow the left mouse button be primary, I have to set the mouse properties in Vista to reverse the buttons. Then my bluetooth mouse buttons are reversed. This doesn't make any sense to me. Anyone know why this is happening?

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Right now I have 3 displays sitting side by side. The only way that I know to move the mouse from one to the other is by moving the mouse horizontally from one display to the other. But what if I stacked my displays?

Lets say I got a 4th display and stacked them by 2's. Is there a way to get those 4 displays to act as one large display in the sense that I could move the mouse horizontally and vertically to get the cursor to where I want it to be?


A:Mouse behavior with multiple displays.

You can set that up in the Vista display properties... The monitors in that tab can be dragged anywhere you wish... I only got 2 screens, 1 and 3, but you can see I moved 2 and 4 above them.

Now the 1 hugh screen, with 1 large wall paper, i'm unsure off...

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I have a Logitech M305 wireless mouse plugged into a USB port. The pointer is accompanied by the blue, circular, busily spinning icon which is flashing continuously. I have never seen it flash before. Would anyone have any idea why this is happening?

A:Strange Behavior of Logitech Mouse

Check your running programs in Task Manager. Make sure there isn't an app "going crazy."

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In the last 48 hours or so, my optical mouse is showing bizzare behavior, especially if I am playing free cell and I try to move cards by clicking on them. Also, when I click on certain menu buttons on some web sites, it also takes several attempts to open the menu with the mouse. Is this a hardware problem or is it in windows settings? Should I try replacing the mouse or could it be something else. Any help with this issue would be most appreciated. Thank you Kevin

A:Erratic Optical Mouse Behavior

Sounds like the mouse may be dying. Can you at least borrow a replacement to see if it's as simple as bad switches?

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Every now and then, my mouse goes haywire, becomes uncontrollable, and then my computer freezes. Nothing will help but a shutdown. The mouse acts like this: It lags behind when I drag it. Soon after this, the little circle thing starts going, and then it's over, I have to shut down. Anyone have any idea what's going on here? thanks, Mike

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This problem concerns a customer of mine. I do not have access to his computer, as it is owned by his company and its use is heavily restricted (he can't even access Control Panel). I work for an ISP and installed for this customer a static IP with a Zyxel cablemodem/router, which is configured to be used as a cablemodem only, because it is connected to just one client (my customer's laptop.)
The laptop is a Dell Latitude C610 with Windows XP Pro loaded, and is connected to a docking station that came with it (also from Dell). It has a Dell Ergonomic 1.2a USB Compatible Mouse that fits the docking station. All of this was set up brand new just a few days ago by his company. The drivers for it are installed, according to the customer. The customer called me and said that his mouse was jumping all over the place and that his own tech support had not been able to figure out why - they even dial-accessed into his machine and looked at the configuration. He also mentioned (finally) that his cable light was blinking, which means that his Zyxel modem was not online. As far as I know, the only time I have seen this kind of mouse behavior in the past, has been when the drivers were not installed for the docking station mouse. I said that as far as I know the network connection should have nothing to do with the mouse working properly or not, but that the cable modem should be online all the time - and tried to explain how a static IP works. He *says* he didn't disconne... Read more

A:mouse - network = weird behavior

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I have a HP Presario laptop.When I get very close to where I want to go (with a Logtec mouse or with the inbuilt mousepad ) the cursor will suddenly shoot away,usually to the bottom left of the screen ?
Example: I am about to close a window.So as I go twords the top right of the screen,when I get a few centremeters away from the cross the cursor will suddenly shoot of to the bottom left of the screen.This will happen around 3-4 times out of every 10 times ?
It cant be a virus or malware or anything like that as my laptop is not connected to the internet.

Any help with this strange problem will be much appreciated.

A:Strange mouse/input behavior

I would suggest you connect to the internet and download all the latest updates from MS and then check and make sure you have the latest drivers for your mouse pad on laptop and for logitech mouse.

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In the last 48 hours or so, my optical mouse is showing bizzare behavior, especially if I am playing free cell and I try to move cards by clicking on them. Also, when I click on certain menu buttons on some web sites, it also takes several attempts to open the menu with the mouse. Is this a hardware problem or is it in windows settings? Should I try replacing the mouse or could it be something else. Any help with this issue would be most appreciated. Thank you Kevin

A:Erratic Optical Mouse Behavior

try unplugging and replugging in your mouse.
you may want to try cleaning up your temp. files, cookies and defragging your system.

then again it may be time for a new mouse....is it very old?

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I guess this is hardware related. Bear with me. I don't have a lot of "scientific" data here, but please read and tell me if you have any clue as to what may have happened. This is a long story.

I reinstalled Windows XP on a friend's Dell Dimension 3000 last weekend. I started out by wiping the HD using DBAN and then running SeaTools to check the HD for errors. I also ran Windows Memory Diagnostic to check the RAM. Both checked out just fine.

The Windows installation went just fine. I acutally installed three times, as I used the Dell CD (XP SP 2) first and when it did not install drivers for the Intel Extreme 2 graphics, network, or sound, I thought that maybe it was watered down for Dell, so I tried an OEM CD instead. I had installed another 3000 using this OEM CD and for some reason thought I remembered at least basic drivers installing for at least one of these devices (I was wrong). So i installed once again with the Dell CD.

Anyway, I followed my usual routine by installing Windows, installing drivers in the Dell recommended order, installing antivirus (Avast Home), and then going online and using Windows Update to install the 91 + updates (where the heck is Service Pack 3?)

After XP was installed and fully patched, I installed Office 2003 (Dell OEM) and ran Microsoft Update to update Office. I believe I was done with all of this by Sunday evening.

I then spent the next couple of evenings installing some of my favorite freeware apps that I thoug... Read more

A:Major mystery - very odd mouse behavior

Some KVM's just will not work with some mice.
I have 1 mouse that will not work at all on a KVM,
but works fine when directly connected.

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I built a pc a few days ago. It has windows 7 ultimate 64 bit. Today when i started it and i clicked on start it also right clicked on its own. As i was typing in MS Word in the middle of a sentence when i clicked the space bar the pc acted as if i right clicked on my mouse. I ran CCleaner it did not help. I uninstalled the usb drivers for the keyboard and mouse using USBDeview that didnt help either. I uninstalled naturally dragon 11 because it was the last install i did before i noticed the problem but that didn't help either. Anyone have any ideas?

A:Sporadic behavior right mouse click?

#1. Check for viruses in your PC.
#2. Try a different mouse to diagnose whether the fault is with your PC or the mouse.

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About a month, month and a half ago I started experiencing my Logitech G5 mouse just turn off and then after a random amount of time turn back on. Doesn't not make for a good scenario when gaming especially in clutch moments.

The mouse is five years old and the fabric around the cord has frayed away and some of the plastic sheathing has stripped away as well. I'm figuring the the cord had a short in it. So I order a new mouse.

My new mouse a Cyborg R.A.T. 5. I must have gamed with the mouse for about a week, week and a half and then it started exhibiting similar behavior. It would turn off and not turn back on. I'd have to unplug the USB plug and then wait a few seconds and plug it back in. Some times it would work, sometimes it would not.

I've done the following:

Full virus scan with nothing foundMove the mouse (both of them) to the other three ports on the back of the PC and even the front two ports. Same behavior.100% up to date drivers and softwareSearched fruitlessly for a solution

Any of the other devices plugged in act fine! And those devices would be a web cam (not in use), printer (not in use) and my keyboard.

I've attached my msinfo32 file. I had to pair down the windows errors and program hangs back to December. If you need the whole file just let me know.

msinfo32 .txt

I'm super grateful for any help! Cause this is really un-nerving!

A:Mouse turns off and on .. erratic behavior

Here are a few suggestions, hopefully one will work.
Optical mouse turns on and off

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I have custom mouse pointers that refuse to start when Windows starts.
Let me explain.

When Windows starts up, I have my default cursors. If I go to personalize->mouse pointers, my custom pointers are already up. Apply isn't even an available option, as if the computer thinks that my cursors are in use. When I click 'ok' my cursors come up.

I made a YouTube video. CLICK HERE TO VIEW IT.

I think that the video should clearly explain what's going on. I'm on Vista Home Premium. I don't have SP1.

Thanks for the help

A:Strange Mouse pointer behavior

I knew it was strange, just didn't know that it would stump so many people.

Thanks for the help

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I'm just desperate now, I'm about to buy new ones but what if it doesn't help....

These are compaq mouse and keyboard that came with the computer... PS/2, both corded, mouse with a ball, two button and a wheel. Windows XP Media Edition.
It started a couple of months ago, only related with Internet browsing. Worst affected was Firefox. WHen I clicked to write in a field, the cursor behaved as if I pressed the wheel and turned into the cross arrows to move the page around. The page was thus scrolling up and down depending how I moved the mouse. In IE the cursor seemed "not working", clicking had no effect whatsoever. Most of the time it would "pass" by itself. Just leave Internet for 30 mins or so and do something else.
Then it stopped, I had no problems for maybe a month.
Now the same problems came back, with an exception IE is fine. Only FF and it's rare. My problem is that now one of my favorite apps seems to be affected by these weird problems. And it's even weirder. When I open Photoshop, (not any other part of the suite, ImageReady works fine) certain parts of the screen are un-clickable. It looks as if the mouse click on them (you know, the mouse-over effect), but nothing happens. Sometimes keyboard shortcuts work, sometimes they don;t, but there's no shortcut for some important functions that I need to do.

Is it my Photoshop suite not working? Is it mouse? Is it OS?

A:Strange Mouse Behavior (and Keyboard?)

I would uninstall all of your Firefox add-ons, then uninstall Firefox. Then install a freshly downloaded copy to see if it fixes your problems. Add the add-ons one at a time and test to see if the problem returns.

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I booted my computer yesterday and Windows XP Pro's date/time was misconfigured. Also on my desktop was an MS-DOS file named IOG. I doubled clicked on IOG and a DOS window opened up and closed real quick. Didn't have time to catch what exactly it was processing. I'm not sure if my computer is infected or not so I appreciate any help I can get. AVG Free didn't catch anything and neither did AVG Anti-spyware. Tried running Kaspersky Online Scanner but I keep getting an error message.

My HJT log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 08:47:06, on 5/12/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Arquivos de programas\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\guard.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\VIAudioi\SBADeck\ADeck.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Grisoft\AVG Anti-Spyware 7.5\avgas.exe
C:\Arquivos de programas\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe
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Hey all
I've got a Razer copperhead that for some time now the factory software has been unable to 'find' on my desktop, but the mouse worked fine otherwise. I took it with me last weekend to use with my laptop and EVERYTHING worked, the configuration program, the on-the-fly sensitivity adjustment, everything. Unfortunately, I got spoiled, and decided I wanted that level of functionality using the mouse on my desktop, so I upgraded the firmware, having already tried everything I could think of on the desktop. Nothing changed while using the mouse on the laptop, but when I plugged it back into the desktop, it lit up, but did nothing. Clicks, movement, everything gets no response.
Any ideas?
I've upgraded the mouse drivers (which fails because they can't 'find' the mouse)
I've upgraded the motherboard drivers
I've upgraded the bios
In the device manager it says the drivers are not installed, but every time (no matter what else is plugged into my USB ports) the wizard says it was unable to complete because "the name is already in use as either a service name or a display name"
To compound the issue, I installed a VPN client, Hamachi, just before the mouse failed, which I have since uninstalled
TIA y'all

Oh yeah, the laptop is a Dell Inspiron 1520, and both it and the desktop are running XP Pro

A:Very Strange Mouse Behavior (Razer Copperhead)

It was a firmware/software conflict. By updating the firmware, somehow the computer thought it was a different mouse, but was still holding its name available for its old self. Deleting a few regestry keys, slaughtering a chicken, and standing on my head got things squared away.

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