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Mouse jumping around!

Hi. Well, for the last few weeks, I'm having a problem with my mouse which was jittering. My system features: Operating system: winxp version 2002 service pack 2 Processor: Intel pentium 3, 801 mhz Memery: 128mb ram I have FORMATTED my hard disk coz I was unable to get rid of a trojan. But when I reinstall everything, my mouse started to jump around without me doing anything! When I got this problem with WinXP, I have zero my hardrive (using killdisk free version) and reinstall winxp but the problems remains. So, I have zero my hardrive again and install WIN98 SE. But the problem is still there. I have try another mouse, whether ps2 port or USB but the problem remain still! I'm really despair coz have try everything possible by following different advice I found on the net. I hope that you will be able to give me the solution!!!

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  • ryanxxl Sep 25, 2007

    Hi lambylamb.

    Thanks for answering.

    There is no electrical equipment placed near the mouse and no driver conflict.

    Moreover, I have zero my harddisk, delete the partition and set it again before formatting.

    Maybe it is a boot sector virus. I have trey almost everything. So, the solution, I think, has to be something really concrete.

  • Anonymous Nov 15, 2008

    Mouse jumping



2 Answers it a optical mouse?? if so...make sure the surface it is on is not WHITE or reflective like high gloss!!!

try a optical mouse pad...

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Firstly: Is there any other electrical equipment placed near it, like a TV, or radio, or (unshielded) loudspeakers, or the little power supplies from router/speakers/printer etc? If so, move these away from your PC and/or monitor. also if they are optical mice/mouse... then some surfaces "scatter the laser and this causes a jump. secondly: make sure there is no driver conflict, (post another question here too get me to go into details...) and i have heard of this prob happening with some PCI graphics drivers... thirdly: mice viruses are getting very pop, now when you cleaned out your HDD did you actually delete the partition, format and reload xp etc?? cause overwriting will not simple solve the trijan prob! anyhow try: for some cool stuff, to stop your mouse ADD problem. good luck.

Posted on Sep 25, 2007

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    John lamb Sep 25, 2007

    boot sector virus before i forget! look it up ;)

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    John lamb Oct 07, 2007

    hey... ok been away.. here are just 2 easy(est) solutions:
    Download a dos version of f-prot anti virus program from to an f-prot folder. If you don't have a boot floppy disk create one. Boot to the floppy disk and run f-prot in dos mode from C:\f-prot. This will scan the boot sector and hpefully remove the virus you have.
    2). reformatting does not always work as well depending on the construct (virus) is may be using the dos sector (higher memory) as a secure hiding place.
    so: read really carfully! :
    then: download:
    it is a different program to the win dos version but this is how you basically use it:
    1).Create any bootable floppy disk/diskette A: (even with older Windows systems)

    2).Run MbrFix to see the current list of partitions: mbrfix /drive 0 listpartitions

    3).Run MbrFix in the following way: mbrfix /drive 0 fixmbr

    4).If you have more than 1 physicial hard disk (hard drive), you have to use proper number for your disk. E.g. change 0 to sdifferent number (1, 2 etc.)

    good luck. if you still struggle. write a post back and i will do into super long detail on how to dual format.



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