Mouse get stuck

August 19, 2010 at 10:50:31
Specs: Windows XP

I've been having this weird trouble for the last few days. At a random time the mouse pointer will get stuck on one line somewhere on the screen. . Any ideas as to what might be causing this trouble? I know it's not the mouse itself cuz I've tried a couple and get same problem.
At a random time the mouse pointer will get stuck on one line somewhere on the screen. It then only allows me to move the pointer
AFTER I PRESS alt only after that it is moving



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#1
August 21, 2010 at 22:40:11

rishu chopra, a couple of things come to mind. First is installed memory. Too little triggers buffering which can really slow things down. Any amount of memory <500 Meg is suspect.
If you can rule that out, I'd look for some sort of nasty (virus, worm/trojan, etc.) The mouse is a frequent target. Be aware that a virus and a Trojan are similar, but not the same. Many times, an AV detects one it can't clean, other times, it gets missed entirely.
If you need to clean one, Superantispyware (info only. I’m not paid for recommendation) can do the job and you can get it free @:
http://www.superantispyware.com/
among other places. They have a Vista compatible version if needed. Dunno about Windows 7 or later.
If it turns out that you need to use it, be sure to update Superantispyware prior to running and disable 'restore' (restart after cleaning) so the nasty doesn't get put back. They just released a new update recently and it changes all the time. Things are in a constant state of flux.
The restore thing is critical. May not be your deal at all, but won't hurt anything to try.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
January 11, 2011 at 02:23:17

Hi i had the same problem, stuck on a vertical line and next day for some reason on a horizontal line REALLY annoying.
I tried everything from reinstalling software to looking for virusses but as it turned out, it SEEMS there was something (a dust particle probably) in the little laser hole, so I blowed in it rly hard and it was smooth again immediately so problem seems to be solved, for now....

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#3
January 11, 2011 at 09:29:41

Do you use mouse software? If so try either uninstalling it if you are not fussy about fancy features or use a different version.

We all live on a ball.


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