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    Crazy Mouse

    Recently my mouse starting working according to a law of its own. When I first use it all is fine. If however I hold down the Ctrl key or the Shift key - to highlight a number of files to copy/move for example - the mouse goes haywire. I have to use the keyboard to close down programmes etc, shut down and reboot to get the mouse back to normal. What is causing this rather erratic behaviour ?

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    Re: Crazy Mouse

    <img src=/S/hmmn.gif border=0 alt=hmmn width=15 height=15> When was the last time you updated the drivers for friend mousey?
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    Re: Crazy Mouse

    Thanks - but I don't think it is a driver problem. It seems to be something of a conflict somewhere. If any other action starts to take place when you are using the mouse ot just loses control and goes skittering off all over the place abd you no longer are able to stop it moving. Have reloaded, re installed aetc but still happens evry now and again - this is the other puzzling aspect - does not always happen.

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    Re: Crazy Mouse

    What type of mouse do you have? I had a Microsoft cordless that would drive me crazy by doing erratic (no pun intended) things..I replaced the batteries..checked for drivers...checked all the settings for usage,etc. Turned out that I needed a new cordless, even tho this one was only 3 months old. I ended up buying a Logitech cordless - not a single problem since then.
    So maybe it is time for a new mouse?
    Perhaps one of the other members of The Lounge has better solution, but I can only speak from my experience. <img src=/S/thinks.gif border=0 alt=thinks width=15 height=15>

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    learningcurv
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    Re: Crazy Mouse

    I did buy a new mouse - still have the problem. Many thanks anyway for trying to help.

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    Re: Crazy Mouse

    Forgive me if this is being obvious, but have you cleaned the keyboard. Sticking keys can result in all sorts of strange behavior. (I assume as you have a new mouse that it is already clean?)
    Granville

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    Re: Crazy Mouse

    Also, have you installed any new or different software? Sometimes a download from the internet (IE Shareware or Freeware) will cause strange things to happen.
    Christopher Baldrey

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    Re: Crazy Mouse

    ..and, of course, you have checked thoroughly for viral infection....

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