Curious Quivering Cursor

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000' started by CWLee, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. CWLee

    CWLee Guest

    I'm using Windows 2000/Pro. Now and then, with my hand no
    where near the mouse, the cursor moves back and forth on the
    screen, sometimes in a smooth sweep, other times in a jumpy
    mode.

    Any idea what causes this? Does it forecast a problem to
    appear one of these days? It doesn't bother me, and I can
    easily live with it, but I worry that it is a hint I should
    do something similar to changing the oil in my car.

    Thanks.

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    CWLee
    Former slayer of dragons; practice now limited to sacred
    cows. Believing we should hire for quality, not quotas, and
    promote for performance, not preferences.
     
    CWLee, Jan 15, 2005
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  2. CWLee

    Jud Guest

    "CWLee" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > I'm using Windows 2000/Pro. Now and then, with my hand no
    > where near the mouse, the cursor moves back and forth on the
    > screen, sometimes in a smooth sweep, other times in a jumpy
    > mode.
    >
    > Any idea what causes this? Does it forecast a problem to
    > appear one of these days? It doesn't bother me, and I can
    > easily live with it, but I worry that it is a hint I should
    > do something similar to changing the oil in my car.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    > --
    > ----------
    > CWLee
    > Former slayer of dragons; practice now limited to sacred
    > cows. Believing we should hire for quality, not quotas, and
    > promote for performance, not preferences.
    >



    Try changing your mouse,
    Jud
     
    Jud, Jan 15, 2005
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  3. CWLee

    Guest Guest

    There are some "joke" programs and a virus that are responsible for some
    weird mouse activity.

    Go Here:
    http://us.mcafee.com

    Search in the Virus Database for "mouse" and see if any of these match your
    symptoms.

    -BMR777
    www.rusnakweb.com
     
    Guest, Jan 16, 2005
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  4. CWLee

    aD Guest

    CWLee wrote:
    > I'm using Windows 2000/Pro. Now and then, with my hand no
    > where near the mouse, the cursor moves back and forth on the
    > screen, sometimes in a smooth sweep, other times in a jumpy
    > mode.
    >
    > Any idea what causes this? Does it forecast a problem to
    > appear one of these days? It doesn't bother me, and I can
    > easily live with it, but I worry that it is a hint I should
    > do something similar to changing the oil in my car.
    >
    > Thanks.


    I've had mouse problems when direct sunlight was shining on the mouse - it
    confuses the infared signals inside that detect roller movement. That's
    assuming it's not a ball-less mouse!

    It could also be a damaged cable or plug, so as a previous poster mentioned
    try switching the mouse.


    aD
     
    aD, Jan 16, 2005
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