Mouse Cursor Moves Eratically

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Alex, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. Alex

    Alex Guest

    The mouse cursor starts to mover eratically and
    open tabs and close windows. This only happens
    after a while, not immediately at startup.

    Does anyone know what it is and what to do?
    Replace some file? I vaguely remember having
    a similar problem years ago.

    Alex, Oct 25, 2005
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    Toolman Tim Guest

    And I'm supposed to guess what brand/type, etc.? C'mon...

    First guess (and that's ALL it is) would be update the mouse drivers. Next
    suggestion is clean the mouse ball (if it has one - I can only guess).
    Following that, it could be a bad cord (unless it's a cordless mouse, but
    I'm supposed to guess about that too). Or it could be totally buggered - at
    less than $20 for nice wireless MS mice, get another one.
    Toolman Tim, Oct 25, 2005
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    Evan Platt Guest

    Type of mouse - trackball? optical, etc?
    Operating system? age of mouse?

    Evan Platt, Oct 25, 2005
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    Mitch Guest

    Wait -- are you saying the mouse pointer moves specifically to close
    windows and click on other specific items?

    Then you must have someone hacking in to control your computer -- run a
    spyware check right away.
    Mitch, Oct 25, 2005
  5. first remove mouse drivers from device manager and refresh, secondly
    load yahoo anti spyware tool and run. it should solve the problem
    dineshnegi2005, Oct 25, 2005
  6. Alex

    Alex Guest

    Where can I find the mouse drivers?

    I didn't mention, but the mouse is an average mouse with ball,
    brandname "Trekker".
    The OS is Windows 98 SE, 1000mhz Intel Celeron.

    Thanks to everyone who has responded, by the way.

    Alex, Oct 25, 2005
  7. Alex

    Alex Guest


    The mouse drivers are (in windows/system/):

    If I remove them, won't it be impossible
    to use the mouse?

    Alex, Oct 25, 2005
  8. Alex

    Toolman Tim Guest

    Those are generic drivers - Windows should re-install them automatically
    when you reboot.
    Toolman Tim, Oct 25, 2005
  9. Alex

    Toolman Tim Guest

    Oh - wait - you posted elsewhere that it's Win98. That may not work the same
    as XP. Copy them to another location first, just in case. But being the
    generic drivers, it should still be okay. You might have to open the device
    manager and have it scan for new hardware to get the mouse drivers to be
    Toolman Tim, Oct 25, 2005
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