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Why mouse slowdown?

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I've been getting strange, erratic behavior from my optical mouse lately,and I'm wondering if anyone may have a clue: I usually use the highesttracking speed in the Mouse Control Panel. However, recently I've noticedthat often, after starting up and then a few minutes of activity, openinga doc, graphics file, or other application, the mouse will suddenly slowto a crawl.  A check of the Mouse Control Panel shows the mouse trackingspeed is still set at the highest speed. And not incidentally, after theslowdown occurs, going into the Mouse Control Panel and  setting the mousespeed to a slower speed REALLY makes it slow down! So the Mouse ControlPanel is still functional when this occurs. I haven't yet figured out ifthere's any special operation I do that triggers this. It seems totallyinconsistent.The other day, it never happened at all. I thought the problem haddisappeared somehow, but now the behavior is baa-aack.Any ideas? It's annoying as hell. I have to restart to get the fast mousetracking back.
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When inconsistent things like this start to happen, I check firstly to ensure that the mouse is firmly attached to the keyboard, so do that. Pull it right out and then push it back in firmly. Sometimes moving around will bump it out.
If that doesn't work, check all other connections as well. Sometimes the cables plugged into the back of your computer aren't in as firmly as they ought to be - especially the one to the keyboard.

If that doesn't do the trick, then I suggest you try the following:

1. Use Techtool to rebuild the desktop. That's simple and easy and will solve a lot of little software problems.

2. Run Norton's Disk Doctor over your drive, including checking of disk sectors.

3. If no better, then get your original system disk and reinstall the system, as the mouse driver could be damaged, or something else could be that interferes with it. (Often fonts can be the culprit).

Restart the computer after these operations.

Those are the quick fixes, and they usually account for half the problems of this type. The other half are far more mysterious!

Good luck.

Rifty
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