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Hello,
     I have a Toshiba Infinia 7130 with a P-133, 24 MB RAM, running Windows95.

My mouse cursor took off *by itself* the other night. I haven't seen this before or since. At the time I was running
Netscape, Netscape News, and QVT Term with a ppp-connection
to my internet provider. I have PS/2 port mouse, which came with the machine. When I grabbed my mouse the cursor went back to behaving normally.

I have assumed a corrupt mouse driver. I removed my drivers
in Device Manager and hit Refresh. I then reinstalled the
Mircrosoft Intellipoint drivers. Everything is still working, but I want to be sure I've identified and solved the problem.

Can anyone tell me what on earth caused this, if not a corrupt driver, and how to fix it?

Thank you. Please let me know if you need more information.

Rodney Dunning
e-mail: dunnirb4@wfu.edu
URL: http://www.wfu.edu/~dunnirb4 
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czamudio earned 400 total points
ID: 1600080
This may occur when then internal controls are dirty, don't worry about it, just clean the internal controls.
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by:dunnirb4
ID: 1600081
If you mean the mouse ball and rollers, these are clean. I opened up the mouse and everything was spotless.
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by:dunnirb4
ID: 1600082
If you mean the mouse ball and rollers, these are clean. I opened up the mouse and everything was spotless.

Thanks.
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by:dunnirb4
ID: 1600083
Hello,
   My mouse problem has returned. This time was wife using the machine, playing a card game (Free Cell). Nothing else was open. She says the cursor began to move on its own. After grabbing the mouse, she says the sensitivity changed, and the cursor moved only very slowly (with the mouse). The game slowed down as well: the cards crawled to their positions (normally they move instantly). Eventually the keyboard and mouse locked up.

I rebooted into safe mode, and everything worked fine. I'm back in regular mode and everything is okay (for now). I've made sure the roller ball and pins are clean inside the mouse.

This is getting ridiculous! If anyone has any ideas about how to fix this, please let me know.

Thank you.

Rodney Dunning
e-mail: dunnirb4@wfu.edu
URL: http://www.wfu.edu/~dunnirb4
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by:su1fur
ID: 1600084
I hate to have to tell you this but the mouse is going bad. The same thing has happened to me twice the exact same way. I would suggest a logitech 2 or 3 button mouse. Hey mice die... or is it mouses. Oh well.
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