Intermittent mouse pointer egg timer activity

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June 26, 2010 at 14:37:28
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.614 GHz / 2015 MB
I am running windows xp pro 32 bit. My
problem is this. After loading the operating
system at start up and after all apps are
loaded my mouse pointer changes to a mouse pointer with the egg
timer about every 5 to 7 seconds then back to
the pointer again in about 1 second. I have done a full system
scan with Norton Internet Security 2010 and
Malware Bytes with it's latest updates. All viruses and tracking cookies have been removed. Why is the mouse activity acting this way? It doesn't stop no matter what I do. It just keeps switching from a mouse pointer to mouse pointer with egg timer then back to mouse pointer then back again to mouse pointer with egg timer about every 5 to 7 seconds.The mouse pointer with egg timer only lasts about 1 second then it switches back to mouse pointer only. This activity is in all applications and at my desktop.
Thanks

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#1
June 26, 2010 at 22:05:20
Problem fixed. I went into the Task Manager and by observing
the activity of programs I was able to determine that a
program HPzinw12.exe was trying to load. I watched the
mouse activity while inside the Task Manager and each time
the above mentioned program tried to load the mouse pointer
displayed the egg timer then would stop then start again. I
went into the windows search program and looked up all .exe
files. I went through all of them a removed each incident of the
HPzinW12.exe. Then I went into my recycle bin and removed
the same files from there. I restarted my computer and
discovered the problem solved.
I found this link http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic442...
most helpful and would recommend you read it for advice.
I wish success to all who read this.

Always Hope


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#2
June 27, 2010 at 00:11:17
You may start getting error messages because the program
you've removed is still possibly being referenced in the registry.
If you haven't got an HP printer or scanner connected to your
system any longer then I'd recommend removing any remaining
HP software you have on your system - it's amazing how many
programs get installed alongside (HP especially) printers these
days - majority of it isn't necessary.

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