Help! Mouse going haywire!
Posted on 2003-02-20
I am running windows 98se, and I am using an intellimouse 1.1a
I suppose this started a while back; but this is basically it.
Every sixth time I boot up windows; I get a registry error, and am taken to the registry repairer.
All is fixed, and I am allowed to return to windows.
All of the programs I have installed since no longer seem to work.
Each and every setting I have applied (i.e. desktop background) reverts to how it was six boots ago.
I can only install programs on the boot directly after a registry fix.
Anyhow, I am drawing you away from the point.
Lately, rather than fixing the registry, I have closed the regchecker from the close program window. I have only done this a few times, but do I regret it!
My mouse, which I believed was already jumpy, has started to control itself.
On occasion, it used to, when left unattended for a while crawl to the bottom of the screen. It also used to be sluggish on occasions, and unresponsive.
Now, when I start up windows I only have 1 in 4 chance, or thereabout of starting successfully, as the system usually hangs.
When the system does not hang, the mouse appears fine.
As it is moved, it becomes sluggish, stopping on occasions.
At random intervals now, more often than not when I am using the mouse, the system hangs. This can occur ten seconds, or five hours after start-up.
After this, it beings to fad away and appear at the opposite side of the screen, regardless as to weather I am using it or not.
After this, it becomes hard and harder to move, jumping at it's own free well.
After it has passed this stage, everything seems to go on its head.
Moving the mouse causes it to go haywire, jumping about the screen and opening random icons, folders and properties.
I believe, however that there is an order to this chaos - right click causes the mouse to crawl to the right, etc.
I have cleaned everything unwanted from my start-up via msconfig.
I have deleted the mouse drivers, and reinstalled.
I have reduced the monitor refresh rate.
NOTHING seems to work.
I am now stuck to MouseKeys, which do not seem to be affected.
Also, a long, long while back a friend reported to have seen the error message something like 'mpeg table is left dangling. Fix problem or it will fall off!!’
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