Mouse pointer keeps getting stuck

smcsmc

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Hi all strange thing has started happening when using the PC. ( using a USB type)

If I move the mouse pointer across the screen the pointer keeps getting stuck now and again the jumps to catch up.

VERY annoying.

I have already tried a different mouse and that does the same.
I have also re installed the mouse and drivers but still no luck

Anybody got any ideas

Please
 

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Sounds more like a resources issue.

When you get a stall like that it normally indicates full cpu usage, full pagefile, ram issues.

Apart from this, do things take long to load/open?

You may need to do some maintenance.
 

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If a usb mouse, then have you tried a different usb port? I mean its something to help rule out a dodgy port.
Im assuming your not using colourful mouse mats or something as you know what optical mice are like.
 

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thanks for all you help guys I used xprepair pro and also turned of as much as I could that was running in the back ground and now the problem appears to have gone away.

So thanks again and now just keeping my fingers crossed although it is a bit difficult typing
 

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Nice one :)

I should've explained in my post that sometimes the laptop casings can affect the mouse pointer, and by placing slight pressure on the palmrest can cause the cursor to behave erratically.

This is common in some of the older Dell models,
 
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