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Mouse and keyboard stops or skips in Windows XP Pro

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I have a brand new machine.  It is a Pentium P4 3.0 ghz with 512MB DRAM PC3200.  The Hard Drive is a Western Digital WD800JD. The motherboard is an Intel D915GAVL.  

The computer is about two weeks old.  Today when I turned it on I noticed that the keyboard was doing some funny things.  When I was typing an e-mail it only picked up about every third letter or so.  The keyboard problem seems to have subsided but now the mouse is acting up.  I have a wireless mouse so I thought I would change it with a corded mouse and it still gives me the same problem.  The problem being that the pointer seems to stick.  If you run the pointer across the screen it will stop somewhere halfway through then pick up again and keep going.  So it just pauses.  I don't know a better way to describe it.

Anyone have any suggestions?


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