My mouse is acting all weird.

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  1. Fluffy Clouds

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    My mouse is acting all weird. I move it sometimes, and it'll move a bit, and then freeze. And at times, it'll start moving down to the bottom, start clicking like mad, dragging shit into places, and mess with the program I'm using. I searched the internet, and found questions about it, but the answers were crap.

    Oh, and I'm using a Belkin mouse, if it'll help.
     
  2. Sintendo

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    Is it wireless?
     
  3. Wireless? Ball/Laser? Batteries? Details -._-.
     
  4. SeanieB

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    Uninstall any 3rd party mouse drivers, and see if it's better with Windows'/your OS'es default drivers.

    OH, and switch mouse pads, or if you're just on the table, try replacing the mouse pad with a piece of white printer paper, that's like the best surface and will rule out the table's reflectiveness from using the mouse a lot, or the worn out mouse pad.
     
  5. Flygon

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    I suggest swapping your mouse with another to see if it is a hardware problem. Its obvious but it works.
     
  6. Fluffy Clouds

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    It uses a ball, just so you know.

    It hasn't happened lately, but I'll take your advice if it happens again, Flygon and SeanieB.
     
  7. Hitaxas

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    I'd say get a laser/USB mouse if the problem is the mouse itself.
     
  8. Moogle!

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    Probably needs cleaned. The wheels that the ball moves around probably have dirt rings around them.
     
  9. Sintendo

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    ...and again, you failed to mention whether your mouse is wireless or not.
     
  10. Rusty

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    That wouldn't cause it to jump all over the place and randomly click things.

    The last mouse I owned that had that problem had a short in the cord, IIRC. Mice can do funny things when the signal is lost or corrupted. You most likely need a new mouse, but I would try a different one (or try the current one with another system) just to make sure the motherboard isn't going south.
     
  11. Fluffy Clouds

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    My mouse is not wireless.
     
  12. PsychoSk8r

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    I had this same problem on all 3 of my systems for a while. Then I got rid of Microsoft's remote access program, which comes with windows, and it stopped. I think it may have been the remote access being Hijacked.

    Edit: It'd definately happen if I was holding CTRL for too long (which I done a lot, while moving several files)