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    Jumping Mouse

    I don't know what it is eating when I am not here but my mouse often refuses to respond to me. <img src=/S/bouncenburn.gif border=0 alt=bouncenburn width=31 height=31>
    My original mouse would hardly roll up or sideways even after a thorough cleaning. I changed to an optical mouse and this installed fine and works a whole lot better - except that sometimes I am in the process of moving the mouse (fairly slowly) and the mouse pointer just vanishes from the screen. Shaking & rolling will not always reveal the pointer. I let go and sit back for thirty or so seconds and it appears somewhere but not always the same place. I have just attempted a drag and drop, dragging to the minimised icon on the task bar and the mouse pointer vanished!
    I have altered my pointers but it had no effect; I do not use "snap to default"; my Acceleration is set to LOW; I have two drivers attached (mousclass.sys & mouhid.sys) and attempted an update which was not required.

    Has any one else come across this and found a solution?

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    Re: Jumping Mouse

    It sounds a lot like it might be something else running in the background, hogging system resources, and not necessarily the mouse. Have you looked at Task Manager to see what's going on in processes? Just for curiosity sake, what antivirus program are you running?

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    Re: Jumping Mouse

    As an addition to Big Al's suggestions, you could test using the mouse on different surfaces (light, dark, shiny, matte) - optical mice are sensitive in this respect.

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    Re: Jumping Mouse

    Also, is it a wireless mouse, or a cabled one?
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    Re: Jumping Mouse

    Thank you all for the very prompt responses.
    For virus protection, we use Symantec Corporate Edition. I have replaced the mousemat with a dark blue book (non reflective). It is a cabled mouse.

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