View Full Version : Thinking mouse
08-20-2008, 08:56 PM
Since about 2 weeks my mouse has a problem. I click on something and nothing happens for a while (15-20 secs). Then the command is executed. This is inside and outside FSX. I have done a Kaspersky full scan, done a RegRepair with RegistryFix and Registry Mechanic. No luck.
What may cause that and how can I cure it?
08-20-2008, 09:13 PM
Go to Control Panel/Mouse and see if all is OK. It could be your mouse driver.
08-21-2008, 09:29 PM
Checked the driver. All OK. Any other ideas?
08-21-2008, 10:55 PM
It's possible that you're having a "spyware" problem. Often these are not picked up by anti-virus programs or registry cleanup programs. They are perfectly capable of causing strange kinds of system slowdowns.
Try using the freeware program SpyBot, which is generally agreed to be the best available anti-spyware program. You can get it from the developers here ... http://www.safer-networking.org/en/home/index.html
Folks, for other people who are reading this thread ...
Not everyone agrees with my rating of SpyBot, see the following article ... http://www.spybotdownload.org/
Safer Networking also publishes a number of other useful system utility programs, all of the trouble-free in my experience. I've been using their RegAlyzer, FileAlyzer, and NetAlyzer utilities for a couple of years. I just now downloaded their RunAlyzer utility but haven't installed it yet. The blurb says "Shows all the spots where malware tries to hide." My message here is that this developer is the Real Deal and knows exactly what he is doing.
vdemeer2 and others,
If SpyBot doesn't find/fix anything related to your problem, try the freeware anti-virus program FreeAVG, available here ... http://anti-virus-solution.com/avg/index.asp. However, I've been running an older version, 7.5, because it offers full manual control of the system. The current version, 8, is highly automated. For that reason I recommend taking a System Restore snapshot immediately before running AVG 8 so you'll be able to roll the system back if you don't like what AVG did. Also, I can't immediately tell but the system might be payware-only now.
Also, be aware that AVG has a higher false positive rate than other anti-virus programs. This is another reason for taking System Restore snapshots before use. If it finds something, try the system after AVG has done its surgery. If the system is better, and if AVG didn't clobber any important files, then you can leave things as they are after the AVG run.
On the other hand, twice I've seen AVG find things that Kaspersky did not, and the things it found were not false positives.
I hope this helps,
08-22-2008, 03:58 AM
Have you actually tried physically changing the mouse itself, and testing another one?
08-22-2008, 09:27 PM
Hmmm, worth trying (after Spybot). Thanks
08-23-2008, 09:26 PM
Spybot congratulated me: No problems detected.
08-23-2008, 09:43 PM
So now try a mouse from another computer or from a friend!
08-24-2008, 05:53 AM
Yeh... sounds like your mouse coud be a rat.
08-25-2008, 09:17 PM
Changed the mouse. It is NOT the mouse. There is probably a background program taking a too big slice of the CPU? Can I find that in TaskManager?
08-25-2008, 09:31 PM
Good idea, Task Manager indeed should show the offender, if there is one. Just be sure to select the "Processes" tab, and to run with as few applications open as possible.
Also, don't forget that there is a "system idle process" that may show up as using 99% of the cpu. If it does it will simply mean that nothing significant is running in the background. (The cpu time has to go somewhere, and the idle process takes whatever the applications didn't take.)
08-26-2008, 03:34 AM
I would recommend you get Ccleaner, and select Tools, and then Startup. This shows you all the processes that are starting up along with your PC. If you don't know what you can safely disable, provide me with a list or screenshot [along with the process locations], and I'll tell you what can safely be turned off at the moment. After that you can reboot and see if it's any better. :)
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.