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Windows 7: Mouse cursor & functions are lagging behind by a few seconds


16 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
Mouse cursor & functions are lagging behind by a few seconds

Ok this is getting REALLY frustrating!

For some reason my mouse cursor & functions are lagging behind by a few seconds. Even when I type sometimes it takes a few seconds for the words to appear. Hightlighting doesnt work right away and sometimes the cursor takes a few seconds to even appear.

Any ideas what this is at all & how to fix it?

It just started in the last day or so and I cant deal with this any more.


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16 Jun 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Sounds like it may be memory. Take memtest86 and tell us how it goes.
http://www.memtest86.com/

You may also want to check graphics card and drivers.

Whenever there is an unexpected change, I always recommend a anti virus scan
and to
Download and run a scan with malwarebytes.
http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

Since it is so easy, type cmd, in search. Then right click and run as administrator. Then in cmd type sfc /scannow

If available, try another mouse, too.
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16 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

it cant be memory, I've got 8g's and its only running at 38% (which still seems like a lot but I've got a few things going) I have the CPU usage widget on my desktop

I just ran microsoft security essentials and it came up fine, I'm also in the process of running spybot.

What else could I try? Its not just the mouse either as the words dont appear when I'm typing either...
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16 Jun 2010   #4

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Use malwarebytes. It has found a lot that the others miss. T

Try the SFC too.

Has anthing happened, just before the problem. Updates, installs, uninstalls, trying to improve OS, overclocking?
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16 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Use malwarebytes. It has found a lot that the others miss. T

Try the SFC too.

Has anthing happened, just before the problem. Updates, installs, uninstalls, trying to improve OS, overclocking?
Ok I'm installing it now.

What is SFC?

Not that I know of, but there may have been a couple of things that were updated within windows, but I think I made the new paragon backup of it already... But I know the mouse issue was working fine at the time of the paragon backup otherwise I wouldnt have made the backup...
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16 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (Full)
 
 

I'm certainly not the highest authority here but from my experience with XP and now using Windows 7, (which I was really hope would have fixed this) I typically use my machine for long periods during the day and I especially spend a great deal of time on net.

And I find that after several hours of intensive work and leaving many programs open, I have that exact issue and for me I have found that it is indeed a kind of a memory issue as the way I solve this is to run cCleaner and with that I find many temp memory areas filled that then get flushed via cCleaner.

Once I run cCleaner it fixes up stuff nice.

The only thing that sucks is that I have to close everything that is running to do this correctly.

Just by the by, my old machine was XP 32 bit with 4 gigs memory and the new one is basically a whole new hardware build with 8 gigs of new memory and a 64 bit system so it defiantly is using all of it and it still works out this way. Although I will say it takes much longer for it and I find that the mem level amounts cCleaner is flushing are much much greater so all in all I think I have increased my fill point.

If you haven't tried cCleaner give it a shot, as well a good way to test this may be to try rebooting the machine and see if that has any effect as that will flush some stuff out too.

But if this is your issue, cCleaner is the best thing to use.

Hope that helps
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16 Jun 2010   #7

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WBFAir View Post
I'm certainly not the highest authority here but from my experience with XP and now using Windows 7, (which I was really hope would have fixed this) I typically use my machine for long periods during the day and I especially spend a great deal of time on net.

And I find that after several hours of intensive work and leaving many programs open, I have that exact issue and for me I have found that it is indeed a kind of a memory issue as the way I solve this is to run cCleaner and with that I find many temp memory areas filled that then get flushed via cCleaner.

Once I run cCleaner it fixes up stuff nice.

The only thing that sucks is that I have to close everything that is running to do this correctly.

Just by the by, my old machine was XP 32 bit with 4 gigs memory and the new one is basically a whole new hardware build with 8 gigs of new memory and a 64 bit system so it defiantly is using all of it and it still works out this way. Although I will say it takes much longer for it and I find that the mem level amounts cCleaner is flushing are much much greater so all in all I think I have increased my fill point.

If you haven't tried cCleaner give it a shot, as well a good way to test this may be to try rebooting the machine and see if that has any effect as that will flush some stuff out too.

But if this is your issue, cCleaner is the best thing to use.

Hope that helps
Yes I was thinking this was an issue, but I could have sworn the computer has been restarted in the last 24 hours.

I do surf the web ALOT.

But why when we are running this much ram do we see the system start to bog down and not function as smoothly as it should?
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16 Jun 2010   #8

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

hmm is there any way to prevent it? Or at least reduce it?
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16 Jun 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit (Full)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WBFAir View Post
I'm certainly not the highest authority here but from my experience with XP and now using Windows 7, (which I was really hope would have fixed this) I typically use my machine for long periods during the day and I especially spend a great deal of time on net.

And I find that after several hours of intensive work and leaving many programs open, I have that exact issue and for me I have found that it is indeed a kind of a memory issue as the way I solve this is to run cCleaner and with that I find many temp memory areas filled that then get flushed via cCleaner.

Once I run cCleaner it fixes up stuff nice.

The only thing that sucks is that I have to close everything that is running to do this correctly.

Just by the by, my old machine was XP 32 bit with 4 gigs memory and the new one is basically a whole new hardware build with 8 gigs of new memory and a 64 bit system so it defiantly is using all of it and it still works out this way. Although I will say it takes much longer for it and I find that the mem level amounts cCleaner is flushing are much much greater so all in all I think I have increased my fill point.

If you haven't tried cCleaner give it a shot, as well a good way to test this may be to try rebooting the machine and see if that has any effect as that will flush some stuff out too.

But if this is your issue, cCleaner is the best thing to use.

Hope that helps
Yes I was thinking this was an issue, but I could have sworn the computer has been restarted in the last 24 hours.

I do surf the web ALOT.

But why when we are running this much ram do we see the system start to bog down and not function as smoothly as it should?
Yeah I don't know and it really sucks, especially as sometimes I'll have many many browser windows open and need them all to continue my research but don't really want to bookmark them as that fills that up fast.

As well to I might have a complex word or name or html line in my memory that I'm keeping to paste and I have to then copy that to a doc file so I don't loose that.

Sometimes I can flush the cache on the browser and that helps a bit but not for long, as well I have tried running cCleaner when the browser is open (use Firefox btw) and that won't clean it out or clean any other program that is open so all in all its a pain to have to save or bookmark everything an have nothing running so cCleaner can work right.

Another weird part is too that I can say is that sometimes I have run cCleaner and have found almost 1.5 gigs of cookies and other crap in there and sometimes I have run it an found almost nothing but in either case its still plugged up, but never the less found cCleaner straightens it out.

Again I'm hardly an authority but all I can guess is that when you run a lot of programs and keep them open, especially one such as a browsers which is making a lot of changes that don't get flushed till it closes, that all the stuff that is getting stored for that and just eventually builds up enough that instead of a program essentially taking up say 20 megs its now like a gig. Plus I think the programs themselves typically have a cache limit so once that's filled then it's plugged up.

Btw I did find some relief by increasing my browsers cache limit.
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16 Jun 2010   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Memory loss is not as bad with the current OS as it was for the older systems, prior to XP. It is just Windows in Action.

The only remedy that I can think of is to close all programs, windows etc not being used.
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