Mouse hesitation

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July 4, 2007 at 06:16:39
Specs: WinXP Pro w/SP-2, AMD 2100+/1 GB PC2100

What factors contribute to causing the mouse to hesitate in either clicking on a file or button or just trying to move it across the screen? It has been doing this lately and is very annoying. It doesn't make any difference if the HDD LED is ON, OFF or blinking. It seems to be doing it more and more lately. Any ideas would be appreciated. Mouse is P/S 2.

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July 4, 2007 at 07:42:18

Everything you do on the computer requires CPU cycles and memory. If your system is infected with spyware/ malware or you simply have too many programs running you can get that sort of result. That MAY not be the ultimate solution but I suggest you start by cleaning out the spyware. Try Adaware 2007 and Spybot search & Destroy. Find both here:,175...

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July 4, 2007 at 08:55:05

open your task manager and see what is using up your resources.
Now if I'm not mistaken...isn't that a ball mouse? If so, clean the rollers extensively with a q-tip and rubbing alcohol. You may also want to delete the mouse in the device manager and reboot and let XP re-install it.

Long time no hear from gilloz

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Hopefully my advice will help you...Please post back with your results as it will help others.

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July 4, 2007 at 20:31:24

Thanks for the replies. Ok, I have accomplished OtheHill suggestions and yours XPUser4Real. The hesitation has subsided a little, but comes and goes. Could the fact that installing new RAM sticks cause this problem? This is on my daughter's computer which is an MSI mobo circa 2002. PC100 168 pin SDRAM 256MB sticks. I have been on Linux which I dual boot with Windows and getting it configured to switch over. Haven't been around that much. Thanks for asking.

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July 4, 2007 at 20:35:58

I doubt the extra RAM would have anything to do with it.

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