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My cursor started moving without moving my mouse

Question: My cursor started moving without moving my mouse

I am a bit worried because my cursor started hovering over my programs when I went to click the all programs on my start button. I'm not sure why but i'm pretty sure it wasn't my mouse. The reason being my cursor started hovering up and down over programs and I think it might of clicked something. I'm not sure if it did since i shut it off directly after I saw it move. I'm not sure what to do since i use mcafee total protection and it didnt find anything.

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Preferred Solution: My cursor started moving without moving my mouse

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Cursor moves only with the mouse.

Answer:Cursor not moving without the mouse

i think we all have that problem...i hate computers!but cant help myself....

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I recently got a new wireless mouse - my old one broke - and it all worked okay. Then today, it started not moving the cursor. Left and Right click works absolutely fine. The light on the bottom of the mouse is on as well. I've tried restarting my computer and unplugging the mouse. Still no luck. Also, the touchpad works fine, so its probably not a sensitivity problem.

I probably put this thread in the wrong section, I wasn't quite sure where to put it.

Answer:Mouse not moving cursor

There isn't really a whole lot you can fix with those things. Your best bet is to take it back and get a replacement.

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I just upgraded my computer and many problems have arised from it. This one is a major issue. Everytime either in-game or on the desktop when I move my mouse while holding key down will cause major lag and distort any audio and make it echo beeps.

CPU - i5 6400

GPU - Geforce GTX 1050Ti Windforce

Motherboard - H110M-E

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Ok so for a few months now my HP Pavilion Dv5 has had an issue where my mouse will move all over the screen on its own and I cant control it when I want to use it. Usually if I unplug the charger it stops and I am able to use it. If it gets too out of hand I have to shut the computer a few times then it will go away for a couple weeks. Now I am over it and want it gone. I think its effecting my usb ports bc I was attempting to root a phone for a friend and it wont install drivers properly. I have run Vista and Win 7 Malware Removal/Cleaning Procedure
and I still am having the issue when charging. I am attaching the logs from running the programs for you guys to read over. thanks in advance.

Answer:mouse cursor moving on its own malware?

Welcome to Major Geeks!

While there are a few minor things to cleanup ( and we will get to that ) the issue with you mouse is likely not due to malware. We have had many dozens of similar complaints over the years and every single time it was a hardware issue and not malare.

Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Seven, right-mouse click it and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Note: That JRT may reset your home page to a google default so you will need to restore your home page setting if this happens.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your desktop and will automatically open.
Attach JRT.txt to your next message.

Uninstall the below very old versions of software:
Java 7 Update 7
Java(TM) 6 Update 31

Now install the current version of Sun Java from: Sun Java Runtime Environment

Now rerun a scan with Hitman Pro and attach the new log.

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hi guys, My mouse cursor moves automatically by it self without touching it, this is really annoying especially when you are writin a document, the page will go up and down automatically, So could it be a spyware or something similar, becauze i had already scanned my entire pc and found non threats.

any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Mouse cursor is moving automatically!

I think there is a "joke" malware downloaded via MSN that does this. In any case, it sounds like malware.

Do you have a firewall ?

Do you have an AV solution ? If so, what is it ?

Are the AV definitions updated ?

Do you have any other "odd" symptoms ?

Does the mouse move all over the place, or does it "crawl" always in the same direction ? Is the mouse USB, or PS-2 ?

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I have a mouse that works completely fine on my laptop and even when moving the cursor really fast, there is no skipping or any problems at all. The tracking is good and smooth. However, when I plug the mouse into my pc, it works fine when moving the cursor slowly, but when I move it quickly, the cursor just goes crazy and skips all across the screen.

I have also tested this with other mice and it seems like the mice work fine on my laptop, but go crazy on my pc...Could the problem be my pc and not the mice?????

Help is greatly needed!!!!

Answer:Mouse lag/spazzing out when moving the cursor really fast

FYI 'spaz' is considered highly offensive in the UK.

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'two countries divided by a common language' - George Bernard Shaw

as for the mouse on different computers, try control panel, mouse, pointer options, pointer speed

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Hi, my mouse model is a Logitech Marathon M750 (Wireless).

I just got this mouse along with a keyboard in a mouse-keyboard combo I got off Amazon. The keyboard works great, completely functional, but the mouse, not as much.

The mouse's left click, right click, middle click, scrolling, etc., all work perfectly, but oddly, the cursor is not moving despite my attempts to move it. My previous mouse I had was also by Logitech, a M135/M125 (also wireless), with a fully functional cursor ability and button ability. I'm actually using that M135/M235 to post this.

This is the first forum post I have posted anywhere on tech support, because usually I get the problems figured out, but this has me baffled. Any ideas? Thanks in advance

Answer:Mouse cursor not moving, but the buttons work

Sounds like the mouse is faulty. If the buttons are working, you should be able to move the cursor as well.

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Has anybody ever had this problem... my mouse cursor will only move when i hold either left or right click.
Otherwise it doesnt move.
Don't know if I'm being really thick here but I can't seem to solve this issue.
If anybody can help me fix this it would be appreciated.

Answer:mouse cursor only moving when I left or right click.

I've never seen or heard of that happening before. It sounds like someone pranked you? Make and model of mouse please? Make and model of PC may help too.

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I am using LLC 2.6.0 (302) on my iMac 10.5.6. I receive the pop up window indicating that my USB MX air is connected but unable to move the cursor. I have switched the on/off slide button while holding down the left mouse button, then clicking the right mouse button five times, then releasing all mouse buttons. I still have no mouse movement at all. While doing the above I disconnected my old laser mouse. My mouse is fully charged. Has anyone had this problem. No response from logitech.

Thank You
John Flanagan

M/N M-RBP123
P/N 832323-0000
Software version 2.6.0 (302)

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Hello everyoneI have a 533mhz with 128mb ram running win98se, the pc keeps freezing on me and the only way to restore it is to switch off the power and reboot. Sometimes it will be ok for 10 minutres sometimes it's 2 minutes  - it is driving me nuts. I've tried waiting, ctrl/alt/del but nothin gworks once it freezes apart from the mouse cursor will still move but the web page is dead when you run the cursor over it.Its driving me insane, any help very much appreciated.RegardsJason

Answer:screen freezing mouse cursor still moving

How about make/model of the computer or motherboard, what happened prior to this, what adware/virus/spyware protection is in place and being used and some more specifics?

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so sometimes, randomly, my mouse cursor stops moving, i can see the mouse lights are still on etc, but the cursor won't move, only a restart solves this, until the next time it happens.
I have windows 7.
you can see all my rig in my profile i guess... including the mouse etc .

any idea what can cause this?

Answer:(USB) mouse cursor sometimes stops moving, windows 7

Is the mouse plugged into a USB 3.0 port, or a 2.0 port?

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Hi there. I hope you can help.

I have a Toshiba Satellite U500, less than a year old, and am having real problems with the mouse cursor moving where it wants, when it wants, sometimes even when my hands are nowhere near the laptop. I've run every virus/trojan/malware scan and there are no problems there. Tapping is disabled and the sensity levels etc are low. I am using Windows 7 and there were no problems until the last couple of days (apart from an occasional hour or two of the same thing a few months ago.

Oh and I don't have an external mouse; only the inbuilt Toshiba one. Any ideas? It's making working very difficult.

Many thanks.

Answer:Re: Mouse cursor moving erratically and even moves on its own


try to update touchpad driver:

To be honest, I don't know what suggest you more as you have already scanned for virus, disabled tapping, sensity levels. As the last hope is reinstall Os itself with a recovery disk

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I just bought a lenovo laptop with synaptics 7.5 installed. I've just tried playing a few games and well... I'm unable to move the mouse whilst using the arrows keys. Any idea how to fix this? I searched the web and tried what is mentioned on the hp forums... but my synaptics menu doesn't offer palm enhancement or sensitivity.

Help is greatly appreciated!

It's a lenovo g580 laptop if that helps.

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I'm new here at Tech Guy, seems a good place to learn some computer tips and to get help ! So signed up straight away !

Not long after, I came across a problem.. My Mouse Cursor is moving when i left click ?!
It usally moves downward towards right hand corner of the screen ..

I just bought this mouse it's a Razor : Imperator .. Installed drivers and the mouse correctly ! ..
I also believe this was happening with my old mouse, so must be the computer in some way ?

I also noticed it after playing music, from my computer ( YouTube ) that comes out of a HiFi, the HiFi speakers are on the same desk as my mouse and i do play my music loud! Maybe its effecting it in some way ? I'd maybe expect it while im playing music but when the music is off, its all quite, it still does it ?

I did read afew other post's and i saw one about getting HijackThis and posting what the scan shows, i have done this below.

If theres anything somone could suggest it would be greatly appreciated !

Thanks !

HiJackThis Scan Results :

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 19:45:20, on 01/08/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Razer\Imperator\RazerImperatorTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Pr... Read more

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I've had a problem thats been persistent throughout the past week. Sometimes while I'm browsing a website and I try to move my mouse cursor, it will sometimes click on a link that it passes over, even if I didn't click on it. This tends to get annoying especially if the site has ads on it. At first I thought it may have been my laptop's "tap to click" feature but I knew that I had it disabled months ago, so I checked to see if it was still disabled, and it is. This problem also occured when I was in the process of removing a previous infection but persisted even afterward, and no spyware or virus detections pop up. I'm thinking it may have something to do with some registry values that were changed to solve an issue I was having with automatic key strokes, since sometimes if I press two keys at once and let them go it will act as if I'm holding the key I first pressed, which gets annoying and irritating while trying to play certain games. I'm using an Acer Aspire 5517 with Windows 7 installed in case it's a software or hardware issue with either one that I'm not aware of.

EDIT: On one instance I do recall leaving the cursor over a link by accident and, upon moving my hand away from the keypad, it would load the link about a second later, which led me to believe that some kind of malware may be involved.

Answer:Mouse cursor randomly clicks links while moving?

Try going to the manufacturer's website and downloading the latest drivers for your trackpad.

If that does nothing, try disabling the trackpad and plugging in a USB mouse. If the behavior stops, you know the problem is with the trackpad.

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Every now and then - usually 0/1/2 per day starts automatic random clicking only on the place where is cursor (I have a touch-pad but I use a mouse), and the cursor is slowly moving. After restart it is usually fine again. I have no info when this has started, since the owner of the computer don't know, and I'm trying to help as I use this PC, too. AV is AVG, and I tried spybot scan - no difference, and AVG scan that I made now found 22 tracking cookies, but nothing important.

Thank you for the help!

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8099 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics Family, -238 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 474898 MB, Free - 339503 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0HVRTT
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated and Enabled

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 15:53:16, on 2011.12.08
Platform: Windows 7 SP1 (WinNT 6.00.3505)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7601.17514)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\uTorrent\uTorrent.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Nero\Lib\NMBgMonitor.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Renesas Electronics\USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver\Application\nusb3mon.exe
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Hi there im very new in here so plz have patience and my english aint the best so bear with me

3 days ago i started up my comp, went in to dying light and very fast it hit me something was wrong.
When ever i was moving my mouse cursor everything started to lag, like a mini freeze lag and chopping performance.

Ive been checking out taskmanager and while moving around the cursor my cpu jumps to 30-40% and my sound starts to distort. Another strange thing, as we speak my cpu usage is about 8% and my memory is 63% wich i find very strange (idle).

And my SSD with my OS on it, is also acting strange it has a high % in usage despite being idle. I managed to fix this cursor problem, by shutting down Intel technology access service.

I really dont have a clue why this process is causing all this fuzz, but after i shut it down i immediately feel the strange feeling when moving the mouse. Like a input lag of some sort, hope some one can help me out here (win 8)

Answer:Very laggy and choppy performance when moving mouse cursor

Welcome to the Forums.

First thing I would do is a complete scan with MBAM

The free version scans the same as the paid.
If nothing shows up then I would go in Device Manager and delete the driver for the Mouse.
Just right click on the mouse device and click Delete.
Reboot. When it comes back up it will say
"Windows has found new hardware..."
and it will install the same mouse driver it had before. For some reason about half the time this fixes device problems for some time if not permanently. If this doesn't work then there may be some other hardware issue.

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Hi all,

This has been going on since yesterday and started just like that. I haven't made any changes to the system other than to install an application over a week ago (un-installing it makes no difference).

Basically, every time I launch these two applications:

- Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
- Microsoft Expression Web 4

(could be more too)

...the mouse cursor stops responding as soon as the splash screen appears. It's not just my wireless Logitech mouse that behaves this way, the built in touchpad also no longer responds! No movement and no clicking is detected. The strange thing is when I press CTRL+ALT+DEL and the screen changes to display the options (lock, switch user, change password, launch task manager etc), I am able to move the mouse. I.e. the mouse doesn't work only when the desktop or any open applications are in the foreground. If I lock my machine, at the logon screen, the mouse works too! The problem is fixed after a reboot but comes back whenever I launch these two applications. Both applications have also been reinstalled.

This can't be a hardware or driver issue as the mouse does work in some cases and everything on my laptop is 100% up to date in terms of updates and drivers (checked just now). I really don't want to rebuild Windows as I have thousands of settings which I will not be able to reproduce. Anyone?


Answer:Mouse cursor stops moving after launching certain applications

Do you run malwarebytes or Antivirus in your PC?

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Title says it all.

Am I having broken OS?

My system:

AMD Athlon II X2 250, 3.0 GHz Dual-Core, 2 MB L2-cache
GA-MA78GM-US2H (rev. 1.0), 780G chipset
2x2 GB DDR2-800 CL6
AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5750 (original), 1 GB
...Windows XP Pro SP3 (32-bit), video-driver vers. - 8.812.0.0

Desperately need help.


P.S. If you need more info - just tell.

Answer:Videos hang on playback (until moving mouse cursor)


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Not sure which sub forum to put this in as I don't know what the cause it.

I just noticed recently and I'm pretty sure it wasn't doing it before, but whenever I move my mouse cursor on the screen there is this really faint beeeeeeeep beeeeeeeeeep coming out of my speakers. It also produces the same sound when I disconnect my speakers and use headphones, so I'm thinking it's likely a software problem and not interference in cables or something like that.

Anyone else experienced this and know how to fix it?

Answer:Annoying beeep noise when moving mouse cursor?

Sounds like EMI of some sorts.

Have you done anything different you can remember when it happened? Do you have a lot of stuff plugged in or is the mouse plugged in to the usb adjacent to the speakers? Also, do you have a wireless mouse or wired?

Typically, these things shouldn't cause the problem under normal circumstances, but the information can help us eliminate some things.

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I need help on my mouse cursor issue. mouse cursor moving on its own even with mouse removed from USB

Answer:mouse cursor moving on its own even with mouse removed from USB

Anything plugged into your serial ports? COM ports?

Wireless mouse?

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Alright sooooo.

I completely reformatted my computer. I have two drives.

I deleted/created partitions on both, and chose to format/install Windows xp on the C: driver. The format got to 100%, then said the format couldn't be completely probably due to a bad hard drive. I switched out my drive for another spare I had thinking I just got unlucky and my drive had died...

To my surprise, I got the same error with a completely seperate hard drive. Trying various things, I swapped the xp disk into my other DVD-Rom on my computer and the formatting went fine!

Xp was installed, no problems. Now, however, my CPU usage spikes to 100% when doing very minimal tasks such as moving a window around the screen (computer lags, leaving traces of the window around the screen) or even scrolling up and down on a web page with the mouse wheel.

Weird thing is, I can navigate both hard drives just fine. I don't know if my CPU is dying, motherboard dying, or what... But is there anyone that can help me out with this?

I'm currently reinstalling all my drivers praying that this somehow magically fixes it

Answer:CPU usage 20% just moving mouse, 100% moving windows or scrolling websites!

trustandfall said:

Alright sooooo.

I completely reformatted my computer. I have two drives.

I deleted/created partitions on both, and chose to format/install Windows xp on the C: driver. The format got to 100%, then said the format couldn't be completely probably due to a bad hard drive. I switched out my drive for another spare I had thinking I just got unlucky and my drive had died...

To my surprise, I got the same error with a completely seperate hard drive. Trying various things, I swapped the xp disk into my other DVD-Rom on my computer and the formatting went fine!

Xp was installed, no problems. Now, however, my CPU usage spikes to 100% when doing very minimal tasks such as moving a window around the screen (computer lags, leaving traces of the window around the screen) or even scrolling up and down on a web page with the mouse wheel.

Weird thing is, I can navigate both hard drives just fine. I don't know if my CPU is dying, motherboard dying, or what... But is there anyone that can help me out with this?

I'm currently reinstalling all my drivers praying that this somehow magically fixes it Click to expand...
Does your graphics adapter have dedicated memory and, if so, how much? If it doesn't, how much does the RAM lend to it and how much is left over?

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Hi 10forums,

I've been finding this hard to describe and search for so I'm just going to upload a .gif to illustrate my problem.

I want to stop the window moving back onto the screen when the mouse is against the screen edge. Does anyone know if this is possible? Or even just what the 'feature' is called in Windows?

Much thanks

EDIT: Disabling Aero Snap will not stop this behavior.

Answer:Stop windows moving when moving the mouse to the edge of the sceen

You have to disable "Snap to border/edge". Always check the Tutorials first on here. Brink has spent a lot of time giving us the best resources on the Web.

Aero Snap - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Recently i have problem , sometimes my cursor keep moving randomly and do scrolling. First i think it is because of mouse, but after i unplugged my mouse (and using my touchpad) the problem still occurs and the pointer is moving randomly. The movement is lag and do random clicking to something/scrolling (Like somebody remote my computer) and when it is work again, the windows explorer in bottom is blinking and mouse work correctly again. Am i infected by some spyware or something? Or it is just the device problem and/or mouse problem? (i have not try to change my mouse) Thank you.

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I have windows vista.
A couple of weeks ago someone on here assisted me with my computer. I had search engine redirect, along with other problems.
It was okay for awhile but then all of a sudden it started working very badly now. One thing is norton 360 seemed to disappear from my computer. I got directions and uninstalled norton and then reinstalled it again, now the norton seems to be working okay.
But since then, the mouse cursor has been moving erratically, totally disappearing and freezing up the whole screen. The screen keeps flashing to blank screens or my previous screen for a few seconds and then coming back to the screen I am on. It is having problems restarting alot of times and sometimes I can not even do anything before it freezes. I have started it in safe mode with networking and still seemed to have the same problems. The mouse pointer was still moving erratically and not working well. Just in the time that I have typed this so far the screen has flashed to a previous screen 4 times.
I have run norton scans and I dont think it is finding to much but tracking cookies.
Any other help would be appreciated.

Answer:computer freezing, mouse cursor disappearing or moving erratically

Hello Kim,,, may be having a hard drive beginning to fail or file corruption. I would recommend immediate backupo of important files in case. Probably not a malware issue. So I 'd run SFC and if you still hae trouble ask this in Vista and they can check your drive and other things.Please run SFC (System File Checker) Please run System File Checker sfc /scannow... For more information on this tool see How To Use Sfc.exe To Repair System FilesNOTE for Vista/WIN 7 users..The command needs to be run from an Elevated Command Prompt.Click Start, type cmd into the Start/Search box,right-click cmd.exe in the list above and select 'Run as Administrator'You will need your operating system CD handy.Open Windows Task pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESCThen click File.. then New Task(Run)In the box that opens type sfc /scannow ......There is a space between c and /Click OKLet it run and insert the CD when asked.

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My parents recently complained of their mouse cursor moving on its own. I had them immediately run a boot-time scan with Avast and it quarantined quite a few files related to something called Recipe Hub -- quite possibly a program they downloaded. I didn't check every file, but among the viruses found were the following:

Win32:PUP-gen [PUP]
Win32:FunWeb-K [PUP]
Win32:FunWeb-J [PUP]
Java:Agent-XB [Expl]

The only other step I've had them take is to make sure they are up-to-date with Windows Update. They are now. This issue may have been eliminated but I just want to make sure.

DDS (Ver_2012-11-07.01) - NTFS_x86
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16455 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.9.2
Run by Tom at 15:54:06 on 2012-11-18
Microsoft? Windows Vista? Home Premium 6.0.6002.2.1252.1.1033.18.3006.1281 [GMT -6:00]
AV: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {2B2D1395-420B-D5C9-657E-930FE358FC3C}
SP: avast! Antivirus *Disabled/Updated* {904CF271-6431-DA47-5FCE-A87D98DFB681}
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ================
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast5\AvastSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Fi... Read more

Answer:Mouse cursor moving on its own, many files quarantined by Avast (PUP-gen, FunWeb, Agent-XB)

Greetings and Welcome to The Forums!!My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your malware problems.I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of usPlease do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.Please read every post completely before doing anything.
Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.NOTE: At the top o... Read more

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Ok.. So.. I am hoping that someone reads this and has the magical answer for me... When using the built in touchpad, some times the mouse cursor fails to move when I attempt to use it...  Interestingly (and frustratingly), the mouse is detecting 'input'.. I have adjusted my mouse settings to keep the taskbar indicator shown all of the time... When the mouse fails to move on command, I can see via the indicator that the software is detecting the pressure of my finger (as it shows a green circle in the touchpad icon)...  Also, I can reproduce the problem on command - if I just gently place my finger on the touchpad and attempt to move the cursor down, I can get it to freeze 1 in 3 times at will...  I have attempted driver uninstall and reinstall as well as attempting to use the generic factory driver to no avail... I have also messed with the settings a great deal to try and correct this behavior as I am most certain that it is a software problem... Does anyone have any insight on this issue?  Any help is greatly appreciated! -Matt

Answer:Y580 Touchpad Issues - Intermittent freeze / mouse cursor stops moving

This might help you out. Most of us are experiencing issue with our Keyboard too. Keyboard picks up random characters while typing.

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Have had Y410p for years without this issue. Now when I move the mouse cursor across the screen, it auto clicks/auto selects (without me tapping or clicking) and then release automatically as well. It will do this continuously as I keep moving the mouse cursor with the Touchpad. This is super annoying and causes multiple issues with my ability do most things on my Lenovo laptop. The two biggest problems are: click buttons which I do not intend and selecting/moving icons & screens which I do not intend. And it makes it nearly impossible to use the laptop for gaming. I have downloaded and reinstalled the Touchpad ELAN driver (version for my O/S Windows 8). I have gone through Mouse Properities setting and ELAN Smart-Pad settings. I have disabled Tapping, but does not make a difference. I have set Sensitivity to max Low and then max High, but does not make a difference. Any ideas on how to solve this particularly annoying Touchpad issue? Help please! Thanks.  

Answer:IdeaPad Touchpad issue with auto-clicking/auto-selecting when moving mouse cursor

Disable TAPPING in the Synaptic control panel. See the screen shot via the Device settings tab and properties. TAPPING is unchecked - a useless feature and a easy way to wreck and operating system and/or loose files. Its far too easy to tap drag and drop a folder or worst without realizing it until its too late. If its a system fie/folder you likely won't boot the next time or you kill an application. I have been diabling this on notebooks for decades. DEADLY feature.  

z70-80I7 - 5500U 16GB GB - 1TB HD Window 8.1 64bitFHD 17.3 inch Display, Nvidia G840 w/2GB memory

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Cursor is smooth and fast at startup (and in safe mode), sound works fine (startup noise) but when everything loads and Windows is actually usable, it's like the PC works great .. until you move the cursor.

Cursor is choppy and affects sounds. I can watch video and listen to music perfectly, until I move the cursor.

I made a video of this:

Things I've tried: uninstalling / reinstalling / repairing / etc. mouse drivers, video card drivers, network adapter drivers (thought the problem was related to network activity because of startup/safe mode behaviour being normal), catalyst control centre, etc.

Gigabyte G31M-ESL2 (new)
Pentium D @ 3.40 GHz
3.25 GB ram (2x2 GB ddr3 tested with Memtest)
Radeon HD 6450 1GB
Atheros AR8131 Ethernet
XP Pro SP3
Mouse is a wired Logitech MX518, uses Setpoint software
All the specs I can think of, let me know if you think any other info would help

In task manager performance tab, cpu goes to 100% usage when the cursor is moved around.

New build, no viruses, scanned for good measure with Avast (then uninstalled Avast to see if it helped), Malwarebytes, Spybot, Microsoft Security etc. I don't see how infection could even be a problem at this point

Anyone recognise this problem or have any ideas?

Thanks in advance

Answer:Choppy cursor + audio, 100% cpu when moving cursor, hardware found noise at startup

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I donīt know how I how I enabled that feature (or is it a bug???) and so I donīt know at all how to disable it. Please help me to get my good old cursor backThaksBisonb

Answer:When I use the cursor buttos the screen scrolles instead of moving the cursor

go into control panel->mouse->ultranav tab, there is a selection which you can switch your screen scroll off and get back the normal mouse function.

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Have i7 16gb ram 6gb gtx 1060 win 10
Was working fine then mid game last week request to install program popped up, cancelled it but it made the above problem happen then crashed the game (PUBG). It came back and thinking it was windows update installed it and have had the problem since.

PC was build two months ago, I use it for gaming maybe three hours a week max and admin/emails less than 1 hour a week.

Problem is happening with all games, worse when I lower the graphics quality and better when it is on ultra.

Temperatures have been good, no overheating, all drivers up to date.

Have a video but cannot post it here but in pubg for example on the start screen the man stands in the middle and it is like triangles are slashing across his body not quite in line with the colours of the character. If I turn the quality down lines go across the screen as well as the above.

Hope someone can help.

Answer:Moving graphics started stuttering

Additionally rest of the computer runs fine no other visual problems cinabench score was the same with no visual stutter; just gaming.

Have windows defender up to date and suggests no virus. I have tried to check graphics card for faults but cannot find a problem to do so and windows says it's working properly.

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I bought my kids an Acer10 4300 amd 1gig memory 250K HD with Vista and it was working great plenty of speed.

That was about six months ago, now it has gotten pretty slow and loses internet connectivity often.

Can I revert it back to that time.

Or... what would you do?

Any ideas apprteciated.

Answer:Vista Has Started Moving Very Slowly These Days

If you've setup the Acer eRecovery options you should be able to restore it to factory condition there. I would highly recommend using that utility to create recovery disks for the system.

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please see the postsDeckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Veeramani on 2008-04-17 20:52:17Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --25: 2008-04-17 15:22:27 UTC - RP25 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point24: 2008-04-16 07:42:34 UTC - RP24 - Installed Windows Live23: 2008-04-16 07:42:00 UTC - RP23 - Installed Windows Live installer22: 2008-04-14 21:41:37 UTC - RP22 - System Checkpoint21: 2008-04-13 21:30:31 UTC - RP21 - Software Distribution Service 3.0-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-04-12 13:04:29 UTC - RP1 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2008-04-17 20:53:38Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16640)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\system32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINDOWS\explorer.exeC:\Program Files\McAfee&#... Read more

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Hello Karthik V. to BleepingComputer.comMy name is Billy O'Neal and I will be helping you. (Billy or Bill is fine)We apologize for the delay in response we get overwhelmed at times but we are trying our best to keep up.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having would appreciate you letting us know If not please perform the following below so I can have a look at the current condition of your machine.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.If you still would like help, please follow the following instructions: Please download Deckard's System Scanner (DSS) and save to your Desktop.alternate download siteDSS will do the following:Create a new System Restore point in Windows XP and Vista.Clean your Temporary Files, Downloaded Program Files, Internet Cache Files, and empty the Recycle Bin on all drives.Check some important areas of your system and produce a report for an analyst to review.Automatically run HijackThis. It will also install and place a shortcut to HijackThis on your desktop if you do not already have it installed. So if HijackThis is not installed and DSS prompts you to download it, please answer yes.You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges when using.Close all applications and windows.Double-click on dss.exe to run it and follow the prompts.If your anti-virus or firewall complains, please allow this script to run as it is not
malicious.When the scan is complete, two text files will open in Notepad:main.txt <- this one ... Read more

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The wireless mouse coursor keeps moving. When i removed the wireless keyboard battray(disable keyboard) then this problem doesnt occur. plz help.

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Hi, My cursor is flying on it's own, I also sometimes hear noises.
Here is my Hijack Log. Any help would be great, can't really use the trackpad at all.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 7:03:10 PM, on 3/13/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\Program Files\Groove Networks\Groove\Bin\Groove.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpotdd01.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hposol08.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\bin\hpoevm08.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Digital Imaging\Bin\hpoSTS08.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Moss\Desktop\HijackThis.exe

O2 - BHO: AcroIEHlprObj Class - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3} - C:\Program Files\Adobe\Acrobat 7.0\ActiveX\AcroIEHelper.dll
O2 - BHO: Acr... Read more

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Question: moving cursor

how can you move the cursor/arrow if your mouse wont work?also is there a keyboard shortcut to system restore?I use windows xp home5regards,

Answer:moving cursor

Maybe some help here here

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my cursor is moveing all arond

cleaned the mouse
bought a new 1
did a visuse scan came up clean
i have a dell latitude d800 idk the specs or were ti find them

Answer:my cursor is moving by its self

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Question: Moving Cursor

I have an optical mouse and just recently it has taken to wandering around my monitor screen of its own volition!! and sometimes even jumping from one side of the screen to the other, does anyone have an explanation for this? or do I need the services of an exorcist!

Answer:Moving Cursor

Do you have a very reflective or with no pattern surface? I've seen this on for example a white surface or a reflective mouse mat. Try a different mouse mat / no mouse matt.

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I have a latitude d830 running with windows 7 professional(SP1, 32bit). The cursor on my computer has been randomly scrolling by itself and hopping into places where i do not intend to type for a while now. I recently had windows xp removed and replaced with windows 7 because of multiple bothersome issues, but behold the cursor issue remains. My files were backed-up and reloaded to the computer and I now wonder if the "suspected" virus was transfered to my system again. Any ideas on how to resolve this?

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Hello, I am having problems with my cursor. The arrow moves on the screen on its own without me even touching or moving the touchpad. It randomly clicks anywhere on the laptop and opens applications or closes them. It happens when I turn my laptop on from the sleep mode. The cursor works fine after I restart or shut down my computer, but not when I start it from the sleep mode.  Laptop - HP ENVY x360 m6 Convertible PCEdition - Windows 10 HomeSystem Type - 64-bit Please let me what is causing the cursor to work that way. Thank you

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Question: Moving cursor

I have a cursor that will move vertically and horizontally, but never diagonally, when mouse is perfectly still; no vibrations on desk, just absolutely still.
I have had problems with mice freezing on this Vista machine; this is my third mouse. But this one never freezes, just moves on its own.
Any ideas besides buying yet another mouse? Thanks.

Answer:Moving cursor

This seems to be a problem that is happening alot lately seems to be a bug in the machine....

Microsoft says;EN-US;Q321122

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when i move my cursor it some times moves in the wrong direction does this mean my pc is infected.or is there some thing else

Answer:is some one moving my cursor help

Undo the disc on bottom of mouse and clean the rollers inside, if there is a lot of dirt the ball could be sticking.

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I am an old, computer iliterate, lady that has a problem. My mouse cursor moves no matter what I'm doing, even if my hands are not on my mouse. What is doing it, and is it something to worry about.

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ok so i posted my problem about this on the Windows XP thread and another poster told me to uninstall my mouse drivers, i done that and also clean my mouse i've done that, its not happened today and only started doing it yesterday, but how do i know its not something nasty?Here's what my problem was i wrote on the other threadWasn't sure where to post this. Basically what the title says, last night i was moving my cursor down the page i stopped but the cursor kept moving i thought that was strange but didn't think anything of it then later on i was watching BBCiplayer on full screen and i was sitting away from the computer, then the cursor appears and moves a wee bit and i noticed this because when watching a programme and you move the mouse the task bar thing at the bottom with play,stop etc. appears so it done this a few times then it moved from the middle of the screen right over to the left hand side thats when i got a bit freaked. Is there any reason for this to happen? i had my phone charging right beside my mouse and i never do this could that do anything, im just trying to think of anything that isn't malicious.My computer is a desktop, windows xp with just a basic mouse (i think its called mechanical.)

Answer:Cursor moving on its own

Hello,And welcome to, before we can assist you with your question of: Am I infected? You will need to perform the following tasks and post the logs of each if you can.Malwarebytes Anti-MalwareNOTEMalwarebytes is now offering a free trial of their program, if you want to accept it you will need to enter some billing information, so that at the end of the trial you would be charged the cost of the product. Please decline this offer, if you are unable to provide billing information. If you want to try it out, then provide the billing information.Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.Download Link 1Download Link 2MBAM may "make changes to your registry" as part of its disinfection routine. If using other security programs that detect registry changes (ie Spybot's Teatimer), they may interfere or alert you. Temporarily disable such programs or permit them to allow the changes.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
For instructions with screenshots, please refer to the How to use Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Guide.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update the program bef... Read more

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Dear kind Tech people,

I have a problem I think might be due to a virus.. a mad jumping cursor. It's making writing documents and emails a bit of a nightmare, so any help is much appreciated!

The cursor problems possibly date to my putting something called driverscanner on my sony vaio laptop, running Windows 7

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU M 330 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3758 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator HD, 1751 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 466244 MB, Free - 367184 MB; G: Total - 305242 MB, Free - 180298 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, C603YQ7T
Antivirus: Norton 360, Updated and Enabled

This programme caused me other problems so I uninstalled it, but the cursor still jumps.
I tried to restore the laptop to a date prior to my putting driverscanner on, but it wouldn't let me.

I'm not very technical, so I will do my very best to follow any advice I receive on this. It's driving me nuts

Best Wishes,


Answer:Moving Cursor

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I have a dell laptop rinning XP home edition. The cursor has started devceloping a mind of its own and moes about the screen all by itself, does anyone know what is wrong and what I need to do about it.



Answer:Moving Cursor

Hi have you run an antivirus program to see if you have any., also run antspy as well, also well you are doing that, do a disk cleanup and defrag, that should speed you laptop up.

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My cursor has a mind of its own and moves rapidly around the screen. Anyone please have any ideas on how to remeve this joke application.



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Hey, my cursor is acting and moving on its own. WHen i'm typing it skips over letters and goes back to the beginning of the sentence or page. when i have a document open, it also goes back to the first page. How can I clean this virus.. I'm using the touchpad mouse on my laptop. Thanks

Answer:cursor moving on its own

Before we dive into malware hunting, lets try a couple simple fixes. It may be that you are accidentally grazing the touchpad or the sensitivity is set too high.

Have you tried connecting an external mouse to the laptop and using that?

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Wasn't sure where to post this.
Basically what the title says, last night i was moving my cursor down the page i stopped but the cursor kept moving i thought that was strange but didn't think anything of it then later on i was watching BBCiplayer on full screen and i was sitting away from the computer, then the cursor appears and moves a wee bit and i noticed this because when watching a programme and you move the mouse the task bar thing at the bottom with play,stop etc. appears so it done this a few times then it moved from the middle of the screen right over to the left hand side thats when i got a bit freaked.
Is there any reason for this to happen? i had my phone charging right beside my mouse and i never do this could that do anything, im just trying to think of anything that isn't malicious.
My computer is a desktop, windows xp with just a basic mouse (i think its called mechanical.)

Answer:Cursor moving on it own

Try going to Device Manager...uninstall the drivers for the mouse...then reboot Windows. The drivers automatically reinstall upon reboot.

Start/Run...type devmgmt.msc and hit Enter. This will get you to Device Manager.


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I think I have a virus...but cant detect it. My cursor keeps moving on its own..making life extremely unplesant. Any help?

Answer:cursor moving on its own

If your mouse cursor is moving on it's own and opening files, then someone is using your computer remotely.

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If I double-click (anywhere in the touchpad) on a scroll handle in a window, don't let up on th esecond click, and then move my finger down a bit the cursor starts moving down too.  This scrolls the Window but moves the cursor too.  Even after the scroller slider gets to the bottom of the window the cursor continues to move down. I don't want the cursor to move like this.  And I definitely don't want it moving outside of the Window.  How do I disable this behavior? This is on a lenovo x201.  Driver  Windows 7. I would like to use the edges to perform scrolling. 

Answer:cursor keeps moving

you should already be able to use your edges for scrolling. just go to the far right side of the touch pad, run your finger up and down, and it should go. does it on my x201. As for the settings on the cursor:1) goto control panel2)search for "mouse" or "cursor"3)click on the "mouse" group of options (any of them should open the same settings window, just on a different tab)4)The far right tab at the top of that window should read "UltraNav" - click on that5) at the middle of the window, right below the Track Point options, should be the options for the Touch Pad. click on settings. for the  double tap, hold  and drag:goto tapping - tap and drag, and uncheck the "Tag again and hold to drag" box. also In the settings menu, you can goto "scrolling - one finger scrolling - scrolling regions" to define where on the sides of the keypadyou want scrolling regions.   hope this helpsThuringen 

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Has anyone come across a virus which causes the cursor to jump back a couple of lines or so when typing? It's most noticeable in word but happens in other packages. It often happens shortly after pressing the shift key. I've ran several virus scans but nothing shows.

Answer:Moving Cursor

what os you using try ctrl -alt -del to see whats running could be a .exe. thats runningif you can identify it end task then search and del it,this make sense.exit:)

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Beginning 2 days ago, my cursor began moving on it's own. It is not a floating cursor, but it's movements look very deliberate, i.e., straight lines. It moves for a few seconds then stops. I've watched it to see what it does, but it doesn't click on links or do anything. What's this about?

(I have an '08 HP Pavilion, Windows 7 Home Premium.)

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Computer Specifications
'08 HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebook. Vista Home Premium, 32 bit system, 3.0 Windows
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The HP Pavilion dv6700 series laptop/notebook has 146 models listed at the HP support site, so we need to confirm which model you have.

What's the product number(P/N) and/or model number(M/N) that's on the sticker?


Have you upgraded it from Windows Vista to Windows 7?

Are you using its built-in touchpad or an external mouse?


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I wanna know if there are any programs where you can like draw on the screen and tell the cursor to move over the drawing. I need this because I dotn have steady hand. Any programs of this sort?

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cursor not moving(lenovo w7 lap)

Answer:cursor is not moving .it just moves only after sometimes or

Try re-installing the touchpad driver or buy a regular USB mouse.You can download the touchpad driver from here: USA: any other country, click the country selector box at the top and a list will appear.

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Question: Slow moving cursor

Seems that I have to reboot the pc when the cursor starting moving across the screen slugishly. After the reboot it works fine till the next time it starting moving slugishly slow across the screen. Sometimes it will be fine for an afternoon, a few days or a week but eventually it bottoms out and to get the cursor moving fast I have to reboot. I have it set for a fast speed but not sure what is going on in my system.


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When I open a webpage the cursor keeps moving the page up and down. I can try to scroll down put the page will jump back up. I can try and go back to the top but the page will then go to the bottom.I have tried system restore and took it back hours and then days- that did not work.I ran AVG and AD-Aware- not sure if I should have anything else. I had Firefox but now cant use it as, as soon as I click on "file" "edit" or anything the drop down menus just go "mad" and all open and close in rapid succession.

Answer:constantly moving cursor

Try Malwarebytes free edition update and then run it.

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Hi is there a code that will keep my screen from following the cursor while it runs a program?

Right now the screen follows the cursor as the macro copies and pastes info all over the sheet. Is there a way to make the screen just stay looking at the button that activates the macro?


Answer:Macro that keeps cursor from moving

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Hi I have an ASUS Laptop with XP
Recently whenever i switch on the laptop evrything is fine. On the desktop all the icons start getting highlighted automatically as when we highlight with ou mouse. it comes down and remains highlighted on the bottom last icon. Ive to keep pressed Fn key and double click internet explorer. Again the address bar keeps scrolling down automatically. Ive tried disabling the launch pad and just using mouse. Also have done spyware adware and antivirus checks. Pls help as this is very frustrating.

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Hi, all - I am new to this site. Last night, I noticed my laptop cursor moving wildly all over the screen when I was on FaceBook. FYI, I have a wireless HP laptop with Windows 7, a Linksys router, and a wired PC with Windows XP. I have WAP security, but I'm not real bright about internet security, hence this post.

I noticed a new wireless network when I checked, and I seem to have the problem when this neighbor is on. A few questions:

Did he crack my network? If so, what can he see?

Can he see what I type as a password even though it is not visible when I type it?

Can I lock him out?
I had to change my network password after a power outage a few month ago, and it was much shorter. Should I reset it to a longer one? Will this stop my neighbor, if he is on my network? Also, what can he see? Everything I do?

Thanks for your help. This is a great assistance to us amateurs!

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The cursor on my Toshiba labtop keeps moving and jamming up even when i am not using the mouse. I have tried mutlipe mouses and this is not the problem. Sometimes when I type the cursor begins moving accross the screen, then after i am finished typing and i try to move the cursor with my mouse it wont allow me to move it where i want. The cursor will move some but it wants to stay on the side of the screen, it is almost like playing tug a war! This happens about twice a minute, but other than that my computer is working perfectly. The problem goes through spells, but it seems to be getting worse. Please help!

Answer:Cursor Moving and Jamming Up

What kind of surface are you using?

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I have an ATI 5770 with the 5 mini display ports and am running 3 monitors. The cursor moves across all 3 monitors but stops on the right edge of the right monitor and the left edge of the left monitor. Is there a way I can get the cursor to move to the right from the right monitor to the left monitor and the left monitor to the right monitor? I hope this makes sense.

Answer:Moving cursor on 3 monitors

Hi, case1!

I'm not aware of any "wrap around" mouse function though others might weigh in differently.

In essence, an extended monitor, whether it is on one, two, three, or even six monitors still constitutes a constrained desktop - just an extended one.

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The trackpoint on this e540 keeps moving after I let it go. The issue arrises when I move the cursor downwards - it then moves upwards on its own, sometimes for several seconds. This happens quite often, and when it happens it obviously makes clicking things hard. I guess it doesn't matter since I'm returning it anyway because of all the issues.

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I have a 6 month old Packard Bell Easynote TE11HC. I couldn't get on with Win8 so I replaced it with Win7 after creating a rescue disc.

When typing the cursor will jump to a different line or back along the same line, completely randomly it did this also with Win8. It have tried Packard Bell tech support. They dismiss my problem out of hand by blaming Win7. drivers.
Out of desperation I tried to reinstall Win8 but the rescue disk failed.

I have downloaded all available drivers from Packard Bell support and installed them.

I have run Norton Driver Manager which reports the following:

Missing Drivers Base System Device
Base System Device
Broadcom Netlink NIC
Synoptics SMBus Driver

Out of Date Drivers
High definition Audio Controller
Sound, Video, Games, Keyboard
SDA standard compliant SD host controller
Standard enhanced PCI to USB controller
It has taken me 15 minutes to type this due to this problem.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-3110M CPU @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 58 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3914 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000, 1829 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476837 MB, Free - 356723 MB;
Motherboard: Packard Bell, EG50_HC_CR
Antivirus: Bitdefender Antivirus, Updated and Enabled


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i just bought windows 7 for a lot of money, and i've never had this problem until now. but it goes either to the top right or the bottom left, sometimes its fine. I HATE IT! its cost me money in poker games many times. i can't handle it anymore someone please help. i think i had this problem once before and someone told me to download a driver i think and it worked can anyone help!? please help

Answer:Cursor moving to either corner

Wanna give us some details on what kind of a puter you have, and what you have as a mouse and keyboard?

And don't despair. Someone will come along and help you fix it.

And finally, welcome to TSG

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At first I thought I was imagining it, but no, after a recent reinstall of XP my cursor has got wanderlust.I can be typing away quite merrily when all of a sudden the cursor will move mid word and I find I've started typing somewhere completely differently. I make sure I'm well away from the touchpad (it's a Dell Latitude D510)just in case but that doesn't make a jot of difference.My guess is that something wasn't reinstalled or reloaded but I haven't got the first clue what.All suggestions welcomecheers

Answer:Cursor keeps moving after XP reinstall

Maybe the mouse drivers need re installJust a thought,as this would cause the cursor to move erratically.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.40GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 502 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 57223 MB, Free - 14574 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, EAL20
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Answer:Solved: cursor moving on its own xp

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I am looking for a software that automates mouse movements. I am creating an online training course and would like to automate mouse clicks by defining either a path or a number of points on the screen and have the mouse go exactly along the path or from point to point. It is important that the cursor appears to go directly from one point to another, as opposed to me moving it, so that it looks more professional. I don't really even need it to click - just move!

As this is one of many goals I need to achieve, I would prefer it to be very simple. As simple as clicking a few points and hitting a 'Go' button. It would be much too impractical to have to script it manually.

Does anyone know of such a software? Of course I'd prefer freeware, but I also would pay for what it's worth. Any advice or references would be greatly appreciated!



Answer:Cursor moving software?

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After about 10 minutes of use, my touchpad cursor will do one of 2 things: Freeze and become unresponsive or move erratically around the screen clicking all over the place.  Lately it's been more of the latter.  Here's a video of what I'm talking about: 

After talking to tech support, I've restored twice (once to Windows 8.1 and once to Windows 10). We've also updated all drivers, reflashed BIOS, and ran diagnostics - no luck.  
I've tried to replace the touchpad entirely but Dell (or any 3rd party seller) does not offer a replacement part for the touchpad.

And the touchscreen and external mouse work fine, so I've just disabled the touchpad in device manager for now. I'm not experiencing the issue with the touchpad disabled.

Answer:XPS 13 9343 - Cursor moving on its own!


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When typing, my shift keys are moving my typing cursor. So, when I'm trying to capitalize or use a special character, the left shift key moves the cursor to the left and my right shift key moves it to the end of the sentence.

My computer settings are correct and there are no active locks set on my keyboard (like caps lock or num loc)k, I've already checked.

However, as a student trying to write enormous essays, this is quite irritating so any suggestions or insight would be greatly appreciated.

I am running Windows 7 Home 64bit and the keyboard is a Hip Street model HS-KB050 .

Answer:Why would my shift key be moving my cursor

I should also note that I have searched this online already and found a whole lot of nothing . . . I know it's likely not a problem with windows but I need some techie advice and this seems like a great place to get it

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Hello all

today I was bored so I randomly opened taskmanager and went to the performance-tab. My CPU usage was 30% in taskmanager when moving around my mouse cursor randomly (not opening anything, clicking anything etc). Then I had to do something downstairs, so went downstrairs with the performance-tab still opened, came back and saw that the CPU usage was 1%. But as soon as I moved my mouse the CPU usage went up from 1% to 30% in no-time. Though my laptop has no problems at all performance-related.

is it normal that the CPU usage goes up so high just because you're moving the cursor?


Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 @2.2 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240m 1 GB

edit: and ofcourse Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)

Answer:CPU usage from 1 to 30% when moving the cursor

Quote: Originally Posted by fANAT1C

Hello all

today I was bored so I randomly opened taskmanager and went to the performance-tab. My CPU usage was 30% in taskmanager when moving around my mouse cursor randomly (not opening anything, clicking anything etc). Then I had to do something downstairs, so went downstrairs with the performance-tab still opened, came back and saw that the CPU usage was 1%. But as soon as I moved my mouse the CPU usage went up from 1% to 30% in no-time. Though my laptop has no problems at all performance-related.

is it normal that the CPU usage goes up so high just because you're moving the cursor?


Intel Core 2 Duo T6600 @2.2 GHz
NVIDIA GeForce GT 240m 1 GB

edit: and ofcourse Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)

Same specs (dell Duo core) and yep it is the same. Mine rig 32bit- 4gigs win 7

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When I am typing, emails, chat msgs, etc and I am careful to avoid the touchpad, my cursor will automatically move back to the front or middle of verbiage I have already typed, and cause over typing.

Answer:Moving cursor while typing

Hi there

This is a really annoying problem that sometimes appears on laptops - it can make the computer almost unuseable for input.

Two possible solutions --

1) Disable the touchpad completely when using a mouse -- you might need to install the generic synaptic touchpad driver rather than the specific one for your computer in order to disable the touchpad.

2) Video driver is not correct.

Note also the problem might only occur when you are actually on the Internet - and even then only on some ISP's / Wifi connections - no idea why either.

This is a HIDEOUSLY irritating problem - but it's very hard to explain to those who've never had it. Usually finding a touchpad driver that allows you to disable the touchpad solves the issue -- note you might have to uninstall your current one and load the generic driver.


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Okay. I have a mouse plugged into my laptop. The cursor moves with the mouse, but not if i'm using the pad-thingy. I tried unplugging the mouse, but it still doesn't work. I want to know if I possibly hit a button in control panel or something. I have a Latitude D610 laptop, I don't know if that's important.

Answer:Cursor not moving on laptop

Look in device manager for the touchpad. If not listed there then you need to install the chipset drivers from the manufacture of the computers' website.

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I purchased my laptop about a year and a half ago and had no major problems till this week.
It began a couple of days ago when the image on the screen started shaking, moving up and down and lines started appearing on the screen and going away. I restarted the computer but the screen did not want to power on. After a few tries it eventually came and worked fine for a while before it began doing the same thing again. This happened a few times until yesterday when no matter how many times i tried it did not come on.

I do not think the problem is only with the screen because I have the laptop connected to my TV through the VGA cable and the image on there did the same thing once as well. Also even though the laptop powers up and the power light lights up, the words SATELLITE do not light up unless the screen comes on.

Also the CAPS LOCK key has a light on it that should be lighting up(when pressed) as well if everything is working fine and it does not light up either.

Does anyone know what I can do to fix this?

Thank you.

Answer:Satellite A215-S4757: screen started shaking, moving up and down


Have you installed the newest display driver from the Toshiba website?

In worst case the mainboard must be replaced. I doubt that?s an internal display issue because you have the same issue on the external monitor.
Therefore contact the nearest ASP.


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Have a Model # HP 245 G4 Notebook.SN# 5CG62560FV Computer starts up and finally gets to the log in screen.Once password is entered and it accepts the screen goes blank with moving cursor

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I have a new dell laptop w/windows vista system and using roadrunner as ISP. While typing an email, the cursor will jump around all over to a new spot usually back to the middle of previously typed areas. I'll then have to delete that part and replace cursor where it needs to be. Any ideas on what to do to fix this besides Hari Kari? It happens on websites, anywhere I type besides just emails.

Answer:Cursor moving around while typing emails

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If I am deleting a bunch of text, I will highlight it with the keyboard by holding shift + ctrl and using the left arrow to go back and select it all and then erase it.

Today, when I press those keys, nothing happens. I can highlight words by holding shift and hitting the left arrow. I can move one word at a time by holding ctrl and hitting the left arrow. But when I do them at the same time, nothing happens. Sticky keys is off. Filter keys is off.

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Hello everyone,
this is my first post here, and I will try to follow instructions listed in "Before You Post About A Problem".
1. Using a topic title that explains the problem
black screen and moving cursor
2. Explain your question or problem with as many details
a friend of mine asked me to clean his PC from malware/viruses.
I installed free AVIRA antivirus 2014, searched for viruses, deleted bunch of them. Additionally I ran CCleaner, deleted a bunch of other error files, etc. I did not backup anything. After restarting, I (and apparently many other users) have a problem - black screen and moving white cursor.
Computer boots normally, I enter password for Win7, then it goes to completely black screen, only mouse cursor visible. I can move the cursor, but left/right buttons are inoperable. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+Delete leads to a MENU where you can choose to LOCK PC, CHANGE PASSWORD, RUN TASK MANAGER, TURN PC OFF. However, TASK MANAGER does not work.
Safe mode leads to the same result - black screen, except for "SAFE MODE" message on the 4 corners and MICROSOFT ® WINDOWS ® (BUILD 7601:Service Pack 1 message on top center.
3. Advise what operating system
PC - Acer ZC3, Ferrari 5000 series
OS - Windows 7 (in Russian), 32 bit.
4. Include any steps you have taken already to fix your problem
Unfortunately, i dont have a repair disk. But pressing F8 after BIOS I can access ADVANCED BOOT OPTIONS. Choosing 1st option (REPAIR YOUR... Read more

Answer:black screen and moving cursor

Hello, sorry you have waited..So after all that you are still having a black screen.. Can you tell me r post what some of he infections were.I would like to try another scan if possible. you may have to try booting to Safe Mode with networking.I'd like us to scan your machine with ESET OnlineScanHold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.Click the button.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.Double click on the icon on your desktop.Check "YES, I accept the Terms of Use."Click the Start button.Accept any security warnings from your browser.Under scan settings, check "Scan Archives" and "Remove found threats" Click Advanced settings and select the following:Scan potentially unwanted applicationsScan for potentially unsafe applicationsEnable Anti-Stealth technologyESET will then download updates for itself, install itself, and begin scanning your computer. Please be patient as this can take some time.When the scan completes, click List ThreatsClick Export, and save the file to your desktop using a unique name, such as ESETScan. Include the contents of this report in your next reply.Click the Back button.Click the Finish button.

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I have recently upgraded from Windows Vista to W7.
Most things are working fine except that my cursor seems to be hyper-sensitive, jumps around without any apparent cause and makes using any typing programme a real chore as it will erase things onscreen if I don't watch every word I am typing or it will jump to another line and carry on typing there.
Please can someone help me get rid of this hyper-sensitivity?

Answer:Moving from Vista to W7 my cursor now jumps around

Update all your Drivers from the Toshiba website.

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how do i repair my laptop with moving cursor?

Answer:How to repair laptop with moving cursor?

That's probably a defective hardware problem. If you're using a corded or wireless mouse, it's common for the wires inside the cable to get damaged, for the corded mouse or the transmitter/receiver for the wireless mouse, usually right near where they enter the mouse or transmitter/receiver - try another one. If you're using the touchpad, you may have to replace it.However.... - have you dropped the laptop, or have you spilled any liquid on the laptop, or exposed it to liquid (e.g. rain) since the touchpad mouse last worked properly? It doesn't matter whether it was running at the time or not. - if you have just cleaned it, I have found some touchpads behave weirdly for a while after they have been cleaned, especially likely if you use isopropyl alcohol, or something containing that. Some behave weirdly when you merely get them wet. They continue to behave weirdly long after they appear to be dry, because the liquid has been absorbed into the touchpad, and/or into the chip(s) underneath it that control it. In that case, it will probably be okay the next day, but it's advisable to NOT use the laptop till then.

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This isnt a real problem but it is frustrating, My keyboard arrow keys used to move my cursor around documents like lotus notes and MS excel. Last week the arrows started only scrolling the page instead of moving the cursor. Really annoying when using a spreadsheet.. I humbly request some advice...


Answer:Arrow keys not moving cursor

It's called,... the scroll lock button. You'll find it on your keyboard as ScrLk. Press it... and you'll see one of the 3 lights on your keyboard go off, (1 light for Cap Locks, 1 for Number Locks, and 1 for Scroll Lock)

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Hi,I have a problem with my laptop. From time to time (aprox 20s) cursor is moving to one point, what is extremly annoying. After system restart (windows 10 pro 64bit) this point is in up-left corner of the screen. After pen calibration point changes its location to somewhere around center of the screen.Problem doesn't occur when I turn off "HID-compliant pen" in device manager.I tried to reinstal WinTab and UltraNav drivers but nothing changes.What else can I do to get rid of this problem?Regards, Aleksander Margolis

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I am using a wireless optical computer mouse, it started after I updated to windows 10.

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I have a Latitude E6410 with one odd issue- the cursor moves by itself, normally to the lower left hand corner of the screen, but not always. It doesn't seem to matter whether I'm using the touchpad or external mouse. It's pretty much always done this, but seems to be a little worse as of late. I just tried updating the latest version of the Alps software and the issue has persisted. Any ideas?

Answer:Latitude E6410 cursor moving by itself

Did you ever get to the bottom of your issues with the wandering cursor. I have a bad problem with that. I removed the battery, put back in. Changed power supplys, went into touchpad properties and disabled the pointstick, turned off scrolling, pinch zoom, desensitized it and I don't have any problems now. I don't know which one of these items actually fixed it. There is a video of guy having issues with his at this address. Copy and paste this:
He would have the issue when he hit the left side of his touchpad on the plastic. So maybe there is some touching of metal there.
Anyhow mine seems to be working ok now. I have tried to make it wander again and I have not been able to duplicate the problem so maybe it will not happen again.
What happen to yours?

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Good day everyone,

I would just like to mention that this beautiful machine of mine is 5-6 years old, so I'd understand if it's beyond repair, but I'd like to see if this problem could be fixed anyway.

For quite a while now, I've been experiencing some frame rate lag, whoever, it only lags whenever there's movement (For example, if flying a plane in a video game, I would experience screen tearing, but would be fine if I would just be sitting there with the plane doing nothing.)

I would be experiencing the same thing while watching videos, once again lagging whenever there would be movement, but would be fine if it was just some dude talking for example. Also, while watching a video on youtube, it would sometimes jump to 60% CPU usage, but would stay around 25-30% usage most of the time while the video is playing.

And just moving the cursor around makes the CPU usage jump to 50%. When idle, it's stays around 5-8%. Is this normal?

Would all of these be caused by a faulty CPU, or is it just the fact that the computer is slowly dieing of old age?

Thank you so much in advance for the help, and hope you guys had a merry Christmas and a happy new year. :P

P.S. Sorry if this wasn't posted in the right section.

Answer:CPU usage jumps to 50% when moving cursor around.

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Hello. This is a wonderful forum and am happy to have run acrossed it!
I am using a Compaq laptop with windows 7. I am having problems when using mozilla and click on a link, I get redicted to a different page. When I am typing messages the cursor jumps around and I type all over the page.
I tried running the GMER rootkit scanner I encountered problems, the checkmarks on the right hand side were not checked at all, I will attach a picture so that you will see exactly what I am talking about.

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFS_AMD64
Run by anna at 12:32:14.62 on Sat 12/25/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.7600.16385 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_21
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2812.1685 [GMT -5:00]
SP: Windows Defender *Enabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
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Answer:Website redirect, moving cursor

Wow...not sure what happened with that attachment... sorry about that! but I didn't hear back from anyone, can you help? When I type a message on yahoo, fb, IM, my cursor jumps to another point on the screen. I tried using both Firefox and IE and seem to have the problem w/both... thx

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in my hp mini netbook, when the windows 7 appear, the pointing cursor didn't moving

Answer:pointing cursor in Windows 7 not moving

You have shown N/A for your System Specifications, you have provided no information regarding your computer or anything else. How on earth do you expect the mind readers here to help you?

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Hello there. I have a problem with the touchpad: occasionally (but rather frequently) the cursor starts moving by itself in some diagonal direction. Eventually it stops moving autonomously, but the problem can resume later. When the problem occurs, the laptop becomes unusable.

I ask to a technician here at my work to look into the problem, and he said that the drivers are up-to-date.

Is there a fix for this?

Answer:Portege Z30-A-191 - the cursor starts moving by itself

Can you please make small test. Remove touchpad driver from the system and check how it works with “standard driver”. Please send us some feedback.

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Dell inspiron 1525 vista. Lap top. Listening to radio on media center. Shut it down, shut computer down. Next day, computer said corrupted files, repairing. Whole list of changing ID numbers, went on for a while. Now black screen, moving cursor, cannot access anything. Only thing new was usual microsoft automatic updates and I plugged in a mouse controller. Tried windows media cd, no help. Can anyone help me?

Answer:black screen/moving cursor/cannot use

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Im struggling on here
Im having trouble with my G550.......when im typing ....if im not watching the screen when typing, I find the cursor has moved into the middle of another word after pressing the space bar......also, after pressing the return key, the cursor has moved uptosomewhere bizarre and not where I want it to be.....
Its driving me mad and wastes so much time correcting sentences........
Im not a pc wizz but can get by !!!!
Please help.........
Moderator edit: Matched subject to content.

Answer:lenovo g550 cursor moving Please help

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