Intermittent loss of mouse control & cursor moves on its own.
Posted on 2004-09-02
Intermittently my mouse stops working and the cursor starts drifting at an increasing speed. The laptop has both a touch pad and "joy stick" in the middle of the keyboard and neither work. I have a Logitech wireless optical mouse that does the same thing when connected to my laptop. Also, when my laptop is connected with the manufacturer's docking station the standard PS2 mouse does the same thing.
Once the drifting starts, the only way I can get any mouse to work is to shut down and reboot. Sometimes I need to do this 2 or even 3 times and than the problem goes away for awhile.
My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 4000 running Windows 2000 Professional that was installed as the original OS at the factory.
Any suggestions would be helpfull.