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Mouse gets stuck in upper left corner...

Goatmetal asked
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Last Modified: 2013-12-09
I recently bought an optical mouse, and right away I had problems with it. Everyonce in a while it stops working for about 5 seconds, and then everyonce in a while it gets stuck in the upper left hand corner.
      So, I then got a regular mouse....The type with the ball. And this one also gets stuck in the upper left hand corner.

I'm running Windows XP Pro. And I just checked, and I have all the updates possible. Anyone out there have this same problem? Or know how to correct it? Thank you...
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I just noticed that this only happens when I click the upper right "X" to close a window. And it also happens when I click "ok" or "submit" when I am changing my preferences on my desktop. Seems like whenever a windows closes, the pointer goes to the upper left corner.
Try reinstalling the mouse drivers with an updated version

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Gary CutriData & Communications Specialist
Go to the control panel and open your mouse settings.  Have a look on the pointer options if you have selected the "Snap To" option.
Just check the Mouse setting from control pannel.
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maybe running sfc /cannow from the run box can help
Do you have the proper chipset drivers for your motherboard installed?
Is it a usb mouse? If so, is this the only usb device on your computer? If not, are the other usb devices acting erratically?  If so, you may need to go into control panel & delete all usb root & usb hub drivers then reboot so that Windows can redetect and reinstall these drivers.  If the other usb devices aren't acting erratically, I'd suggest motherboard chipset driver update (if one is available).  If not, I'd try an older version of the chipset drivers. The new ones might be buggy right now.  If it is the only usb device on your computer, I'd try the delete & redetect of the usb drivers.  If it's not a usb mouse, then I don't know...

is this on a laptop with a mouse stick or desktop?
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he cannot answer, his mouse is stuck in the upper left corner . . .
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