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I have a Logitech Optical Mouse. At time the mouse pointer sticks for a second and then jumps to the correct place. Is it possible that I have a hardware problem? Is it possible to 'blow' the mouse controller? My next test is to buy another mouse and see if that has the same problem.
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by:rid
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USB or PS/2?

What processes are running on your computer, normally? (sounds like it's being "busy")

If USB mouse, are there any other USB things connected as well?
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USB

Perhaps PC is busy - have perhaps noticed it happens more when the hard drive is making noise.

Now have a USB printer connected - but had problem before I connected the printer.
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Yes. Do check how much is running in the background, and what.
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are there any tools to find heavy processes?
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Well sure! Windows 9x/Me has an awful tool that will sort of tell you how busy the machine is, but not what it's doing.

NT/2000/XP have the Task Manager (which is your friend). Press ctl-alt-del and if it you get a choice, click Task Manager. Click the Processes tab, then the CPU column to sort by CPU usage.

If I see a process you don't recognize, I use Google to find out what it's doing. On my machines, what takes unexpected CPU is drive indexing or registry checkpointing going on.
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In my 2000 system, there are 18 processes active while I type this into the EE comment box. Anything exceeding this is superfluous activity. Do check your process list.
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