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Posted on 01/09/2010 10:38:15 AM PST by Graybeard58

Mouse pointer skips and drags too, while typing, the key board repeats letters.

I've tried a different mouse and key board. I have reset the mouse and pointer speed on various speeds.

Posting from my sons house.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: areyouloggedin; beeber

1 posted on 01/09/2010 10:38:18 AM PST by Graybeard58
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To: Graybeard58

Power down, power up.


2 posted on 01/09/2010 10:39:20 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Graybeard58

Are your keyboard and mouse wireless? If so, and you have an external broadband modem (DSL, FIOS etc), the modem may be causing interference with your mouse and/or keyboard. (This happened to me recently). Move the modem a greater distance away, if possible.


3 posted on 01/09/2010 10:41:19 AM PST by Signalman
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To: ShadowAce

ping


4 posted on 01/09/2010 10:41:24 AM PST by tutstar (Baptist Ping list - freepmail me to get on or off.)
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To: Graybeard58

Is it a laptop?


5 posted on 01/09/2010 10:42:23 AM PST by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: Graybeard58

Do you have a spaceheater running close to the mouse/keyboard cables, or cell phone on the desk close to the cables?


6 posted on 01/09/2010 10:43:12 AM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Graybeard58

Maybe,if you’re really a graybeard as I consider myself now, it could be a heavy finger problem. I’ve seen that here.


7 posted on 01/09/2010 10:43:37 AM PST by John W
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To: Jaxter

Oops, missed the “tried a different keyboard” part.


8 posted on 01/09/2010 10:43:53 AM PST by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: Graybeard58

if running XP try a system restore to before you had no problem.


9 posted on 01/09/2010 10:44:22 AM PST by big bad easter bunny (A lie can get half way around the world before the truth gets it's boots on!-Mark Twain)
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To: Graybeard58

delete history and all cookies


10 posted on 01/09/2010 10:44:24 AM PST by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: Graybeard58

Your son is downstairs laughing his a** off.


11 posted on 01/09/2010 10:45:35 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Graybeard58

Move cell phones away from computer.


12 posted on 01/09/2010 10:45:52 AM PST by Petronski (In Germany they came first for the Communists, And I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist...)
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To: Graybeard58
Get Root !

13 posted on 01/09/2010 10:47:39 AM PST by Uriĺel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: Graybeard58

Have you tried a different computer? Or a different house? Or a different country? That usually works for me.


14 posted on 01/09/2010 10:48:04 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Graybeard58

is the mouse dirty?


15 posted on 01/09/2010 10:50:13 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Larry Lucido

Larry, someone’s looking for you on another thread:

Larry Please Email Me
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2424695/posts


16 posted on 01/09/2010 10:52:07 AM PST by Rocky (Obama's ego: The "I's" have it.)
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To: Graybeard58
I’d try a system restore..
Power down the computer, at power up press the F8 key, this will being to to the boot mode selection window , chose SAFE MODE. when the PC boots and is stable , go to Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore, chose a date prior to your problems and restore the system. If that doesn't work try an earlierr date
17 posted on 01/09/2010 10:55:39 AM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Graybeard58

How old is the computer battery? If it is dead or dying it can effect the keyboard and mouse.


18 posted on 01/09/2010 10:58:21 AM PST by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: Graybeard58

Try running your anti-virus scans.


19 posted on 01/09/2010 11:02:49 AM PST by duckman (My Grandma Isn't Shovel Ready!)
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To: duckman

When my mouse acts up like that, I give it a piece of Asiago, {but my mouse is Eyetalian}.


20 posted on 01/09/2010 11:11:54 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: USS Alaska

LOL!


21 posted on 01/09/2010 11:14:58 AM PST by ColdOne (ColdOne(Has he gone to church yet?))
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To: Graybeard58

Drive up the street and try in front of a different house.


22 posted on 01/09/2010 11:25:18 AM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Graybeard58
Hi, Graybeard!

Did you check your settings for the mouse and keyboard? Make sure some application didn't change your settings and neglect changing them back.

In particular, check keyboard speed and mouse pointer options. Keyboard delay should be longer than shorter; keyboard repeat should be shorter than longer. Make sure neither is pegged to either extreme.

I'm assuming you're running a Windows XP or Windows Vista system.

If the settings are fine, then do a shut down and then power back up. Don't just do a restart; make sure the system is completely powered down, to where you have to press the power button to turn it back on.

If it still happens, restart your computer in Safe Mode. To do this, do a normal restart of the system, but don't look away from the screen. When you see the Windows Flag screen (black background, colorful flag), start tapping the F8 key. If you're successful, you'll get icky-looking white text on a black background.

Using the UpArrow and DownArrow keys, select plain "Safe Mode" (the first item of the first group of selections) and hit Enter. This will start your computer up in a minimal mode --- you will particularly notice that the screen looks awful. You'll know you're in Safe Mode when you see the words "Safe Mode" in all four corners of the screen.

If you're experiencing the same aberrant mouse and keyboard behaviors in Safe Mode, then let me know, and we'll take the next step.

23 posted on 01/09/2010 11:46:53 AM PST by Rose in RoseBear (HHD --- ["All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."])
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To: USS Alaska
I used to know a Yugoslav mouse. Here he is with his friend Eddie.

Garde la Foi, mes amis! Nous nous sommes les sauveurs de la République! Maintenant et Toujours!
(Keep the Faith, my friends! We are the saviors of the Republic! Now and Forever!)

LonePalm, le Républicain du verre cassé (The Broken Glass Republican)

24 posted on 01/09/2010 11:57:37 AM PST by LonePalm (Commander and Chef)
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To: Rose in RoseBear
If the settings are fine, then do a shut down and then power back up. Don't just do a restart; make sure the system is completely powered down, to where you have to press the power button to turn it back on.

Thank you, your suggestion was the only one that worked, it's working fine now.

Prior to your reply, I had only rebooted by logging off the computer.

Can you tell me why it happened in the first place and how to avoid it in the future?

I can always depend on someone at F.R. My regards to the denizens of the "Hobbit Hole".

25 posted on 01/09/2010 12:40:58 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party." (Finny))
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To: BerryDingle
Drive up the street and try in front of a different house.

I don't have a cable and power cord that long.

Problem resolved anyway. See #25.

Thanks.

26 posted on 01/09/2010 12:43:32 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("Get lost, Mitt. You're the Eddie Haskell of the Republican party." (Finny))
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To: Graybeard58

I am sure someone already asked if you’re logged in...


27 posted on 01/09/2010 1:44:20 PM PST by JRios1968 (The real first rule of Fight Club: don't invite Chuck Norris...EVER)
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To: Graybeard58
I've got an optical mouse and a "Rag Doll" cat (Jasper). I have to clean the fuzz out of the mouse about once a week. Keyboard holds up pretty well if I blow it out w/ canned air every month or so.

That battery tip sound pretty good too if it just started happening and the computer is fairly old (8-10 years).

Regards,
GtG

28 posted on 01/09/2010 4:08:00 PM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Graybeard58
Can you tell me why it happened in the first place and how to avoid it in the future?

B.I.W.

Because It's Windows.
(Official IT acronym, by the way)

29 posted on 01/10/2010 7:31:38 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.)
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