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Windows 7: Glitchy Mouse Pointer

30 Jun 2011   #1

WIN 7 x64
Glitchy Mouse Pointer

So past week had this odd problem with my mouse pointer. It will sometimes glitch/lag on my desktop screen while I am moving it. Similar to like when you are playing an online game and you experience lag and bounce forward several spots or something like that. Resources are available and cpu is not running high under load. Checked drivers and they are up to date.
Windows 7 x64
Specs are:
RocketFISH 700W PSU
Phenom II X4 940 Black edition (not overclocked)
8GB DDR2 1800 RAm, (think its 1800, its the highest you can go for DDR2)
Asus M4A785-m (I think, not positive) Recent Bios updated
ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB
WD 1GB internal and WD 1GB external (OS on internal)

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30 Jun 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64

What make and model is the mouse and how long have you had it?
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30 Jun 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Hello, first you can try a System Restore to a point before you noticed the problem.

Also if you don't have it, download CCleaner and run it do get rid of ole temp files and clean your resistry of uneeded entries.

If your mouse is old, it may be worn out or have a dirty ball/optical sensor, depending on which type you have.
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30 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise

Are you using a mouse pad?
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01 Jul 2011   #5

WIN 7 x64

Ive used this mouse on both pad and non pad. its a logitech M510, month old of use, fresh batts. NO temp files clogging up . Registry is peachy clean, and no trace of old mouse drivers and software anywhere on or in system. Hooked up old school ball mouse for checks (its so hard to find an adapter to go from usb to ps2), made sure it was clean, cycled the system with it in, checked it for a day, still same issues. So my guess is that its not the mouse.
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01 Jul 2011   #6

W7 Professional x64

Did you use the same USB port?
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01 Jul 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Well that seems to eliminate the mouse. If you installed any Logitech mouseware, uninstall it, reboot and let Windows install a generic driver. Move the Receiver to a different USB port in case the signal is blocked (probably not though).
Run SFC scannow. Did you try a sytem Restore?
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02 Jul 2011   #8

WIN 7 x64

Restore had no effect. And generic driver from Microsoft also did nothing. Tested heavy in browser today, [Google Chrome, IE9, Firefox] all had same effect but all showed more lag when it seemed that i had more than 5 windows open at once. Did a Mem test not too long ago so there isnt an issue there running scannow turned up nothing
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02 Jul 2011   #9

Win 7 SP1

I have a G9 and there are times it just won't work right. It will not track correctly either in a game or on the desktop.

When that happens, I clean the mouse (using compressed air to clear the laser area and wipe clean the bottom), clean the mousepad (I've got one that has a plastic type covering that sometimes gets dirt spots on it that clean easy with Windex and a rag), and reboot.

I usually have to do that every 4-6wks or so depending on usage.

I'm not sure if this is similar to your issue, but when my mouse will not respond those are the steps I take.

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02 Jul 2011   #10

W7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
Did you use the same USB port?

As in, did you try both mouses in the same USB port, or have you tried a different one?
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