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why does my pointer/curser stick?


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#1 of 10 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted September 27 2001 - 04:03 PM

when on web my pointer sticks almost all the time. i have turned down the hardware accel button so thats not it anything else?
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Posted September 27 2001 - 06:21 PM

Does it stick completely 'till you reboot or is it just for a second? Could it possibly be a dirty mouse? That can most deffinately make a pointer stick. That has happenned to me several times and it always seems to take me a few hours to figure out that is what it is. Sometimes cheap winmodems with old drivers can cause the same thing.


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#3 of 10 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted September 28 2001 - 03:48 PM

it just sticks for a sec it sort a edges its way across instead of smooth across.i have a microsoft trackball mouse so pretty easy to keep clean. dont know about my winmodem and drivers? ------------------ "who needs padding when you can have quality over quantity? more isn't always better." just my 2 cents on post count padders.-----
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Posted September 28 2001 - 05:28 PM

Im not sure if this will help 100%, but check out a program called PS/2 Rate... It sets the refresh rate of your mouse up to 200Hz, so its super smooth... Try it...

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Posted September 28 2001 - 09:01 PM

Take NickSo's suggestion. Also, if it is not physically the mouse then there is most likely a resource hog that is causing the problem. Winmodems are one source of this because they rob processing power on the fastest computers. When they kick in they will stop all other computer functions as they "take over" a processor.

You might try cleaning up your startup executables by using msconfig.

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#6 of 10 OFFLINE   Glenn Overholt

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Posted September 28 2001 - 09:23 PM

I had that problem a few years back too, and its a conflict somewhere. Make sure that you have all of the newest drivers for everything, but you might start by removing the mouse and reloading it upon a reboot. Glenn

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Posted September 30 2001 - 08:41 PM

Actually, when your mouse sticks for a second and unsticks, it's usually your CPU at 100%

If you have WinNT or 2K, check out the system monitor when it's happening(the monitor stays on top), and you'll probably see that when it ticks 100% that your mouse freezes.

If it's web browsing, it's usually Java or some other script causing the CPU taxing.

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#8 of 10 OFFLINE   TonyD

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Posted September 30 2001 - 09:02 PM

it's web browsing and were can i get this PS/2 RATE program i'd like to try it. and thanks for the responses.
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Posted September 30 2001 - 11:16 PM

Still say it's not a refresh problem, but a CPU issue. Find the offending program that's eating CPU resources(look to all of the programs you have running in the system tray), or upgrade your CPU and you'll be able to enjoy your mouse without stutters. Sam
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Posted October 01 2001 - 05:41 PM

If it like freezes for like half a second, then i guess the refresh rate of the mouse wont work... but still its a nifty little app that makes your mouse moove real smooth..




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