XP: Cursor/mouse problem...It's not moving

Wed, 2007-12-05 18:36 by anonymous · Forum/category:

As the title says. Windows is fully booted, but the mouse arrow won't move. If I move the mouse, the arrow changes as if it is actually moving. So basically, the computer is recognizing that there is a mouse plugged in, and that its moving, but the graphical arrow isn't moving around the screen...Any ideas on how to fix this? Or what might be causing the problem.

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Tue, 2008-01-29 03:20 by Marieaa65

Take your Mouse apart and clean the Ball, some times a hair will get in and screw it up , good luck
Hope this works for you.

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Yes they do

Tue, 2008-01-29 18:11 by Marieaa65

Some of us cannt afford new type mouse and keyboard, Retired and enjoying life on the computer , I forgot that there all these new things out, that get stuck in the mud some times and won T run the way we want them to,
This is a great web site for learning about all the new things to play and use, thanks

The optical ones don't wear out

Tue, 2008-01-29 18:52 by admin

Unlike the older mechanical mice the optical ones don't wear out. A little external cleaning keeps them going almost forever.

So even on a tight budget you can try to find a used one from one of those who always buy the latest and greatest every few years. You can also find cheap optical mice in the shops that are still better than any of the ones with a ball.

Optical mouse

Tue, 2008-01-29 07:39 by admin

I didn't even know mice with a ball still existed. They are so bad!

If you still have one, run to the nearest computer shop and get an optical mouse. Those are so much better.

Your message made my write down a few mouse recommendations.

Rare problem

Wed, 2007-12-05 19:26 by admin

This is a rare problem, difficult to analyze. Therefore the solution is to kill it with a big fly swatter.

I can think of three ways to proceed, in increasing order of swatter size (:-)

  1. If the problem appeared only very recently, use System Restore.
  2. Uninstall the mouse driver, reboot, reinstall the latest mouse driver. (With a bit of bad luck you may have to control your computer without a mouse for a short time, so learn how to do that first, using keys like Tab, Alt, etc.)
  3. Perform a repair installation of Windows.

If anybody else knows this problem and has a better solution, please chime in.

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