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Mouse behavior deteriorates over time after restart

  1. #1


    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Mouse behavior deteriorates over time after restart


    Okay, this is a strange one. I have included all the troubleshooting steps I've tried, so please read through before making suggestions.

    Last night out of the blue, after always working perfectly, my mouse pointer started to randomly freeze for a second or two. When it did move, it moved smoothly and normally; but every few seconds or so it would get stuck for a moment (you can check out what kind of mouse it is in my specs). The mouse wheel and buttons are fine, no problems at all; just the pointer is messing with me. The touchpad works perfectly as well.

    It works perfectly after a reboot. But over time it starts to break down again. In fact, I left it alone overnight, and this morning the pointer would barely move at all.
    I rebooted again, and noticed that at the blue "Restarting" screen the mouse pointer was instantly back to normal. But again, after reboot it would be fine at first but then start acting up, getting worse as time went on.

    Troubleshooting I have already tried:
    1. Replaced the mouse battery.
    2. Removed the USB receiver and put it back in.
    3. Uninstalled the drivers, rebooted, Windows installed generic HID-compliant driver.
    4. Malware scan
    5. Tried a different mouse

    Oddly, after trying a different mouse and then switching back to the original, it worked fine for much longer before starting to break down again. At the time of this post, the pointer is sticking but not as badly, and taking longer to deteriorate.

    I'm about to try a system restore, but really don't like going there if I don't have to. So if anyone has any other ideas, please share.

    Thanks!

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    dUDE CHECK YOUR task mangaer and see system interrupt usage(cpu) is it going up and you have the same problem as me i still can fix it though
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  3. #3


    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 x64


    It does seem to be quite active. How did you fix your problem?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    still waiting for a solution
    i think it has something to do with the 10 March update
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  5. #5


    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I was starting to suspect that!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    last night ive checked all night on the net still no solution, if you find the solution please PM me
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  7. #7


    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 x64


    I will most likely try a system restore next. My job depends on this machine, and it needs to be working properly ASAP. I'll let you know!
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  8. #8


    Posts : 13
    Windows 8.1


    System restore came to mind to rollback the changes before the update but im looking for a better solution i also need mine since im praticing for EGamming Tournament
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  9. #9


    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 x64


    System Restore seems to have fixed it for me at this point. I'm still holding off judgment until it's been a few hours with no problems. I forgot to turn off Windows Update beforehand, so they all got reinstalled automatically. However, nothing has gone bad yet, so perhaps the restore fixed it, regardless of what caused. Might have been something unrelated to WU.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 x64


    More than 3 hours and all is well. While I don't know what actually caused the problem, system restore got rid of it. Marking this Solved. Hope you can get yours fixed soon, Larf.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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