I have had this happen at least half a dozen times and it's maddening because every time it seems to be for a different reason:
My mouse pointer won't go where I point it. It just does whatever it wants. (I'm typing this on my partner's computer.) I have three mice--an optical mouse, a roller ball-type mouse, and an optical mouse with a cord. ALL of them are doing it, so it isn't a matter of needing to clean the mouse.
I ran my spyware program, my antivirus program, removed all programs on the control panel that I don't recognize and/or don't use, rebooted, reinstalled the drivers for the mouse and rebooted, and the damn thing still doesn't work.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
You are likely to have a conflict of Interrupt request (IRQ) between your mouse and another plug & play device. I have a pc that I connect to a phone using Bluetooth. If I place the phone more than 2 fts., then the mouse pointer will start dancing at will all over the pc screen.
OMG--that was it exactly! I just got an iPod, and as soon as I unplugged it the cursor worked fine.
I am soooooooo grateful! Thank you thank you!
by spryte8 years ago
Christoph has a problem with his laptop and I'm hoping that somewhere in hubland we have a puter geek with a solution.Chris' cat took a catnap on his laptop keyboard while it was running and now the pointer is stuck and...
by egiv6 years ago
There are too many guns in the United States. How many more shootings need to happen for people to realize that the second amendment is outdated. I'm not trying to say that nobody should be allowed to have one, I have...
by Jack Lee11 days ago
Recent revelations by wikileaks, if true, is really scary. Can you imagine what the CIA can do with these cyber tools? They are illegal and who will watch over the CIA?Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts...
by Don W21 months ago
Another example of unreasonable (and therefore unlawful) force being used by a police officer who was evidently away on the day they covered "de escalation" at the...
by RKHenry7 years ago
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.