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Thread: Cursor Jump!!!

  1. #1
    stillarfish Guest

    Cursor Jump!!!

    I have followed all advice and cannot stop the cursor from erratic jumping in
    all applications. Not the mouse battery, touchpad, nothing works. I can leave
    it sit untouched and watch the cursor jump randomly. All in all, while I can
    use my notebook, this has been my worst Windows experience and I've been
    using a PC since I met Gates in ABQ in the early days with his Altair
    strapped to his bicycle pedaling down Central Avenue. Even my old Commodore
    Pet was more user friendly. It seems to get worse with every Windows Update!!!
    --
    Fish

  2. #2
    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Re: Cursor Jump!!!

    stillarfish wrote:
    > I have followed all advice and cannot stop the cursor from erratic
    > jumping in all applications. Not the mouse battery, touchpad,
    > nothing works. I can leave it sit untouched and watch the cursor
    > jump randomly. All in all, while I can use my notebook, this has
    > been my worst Windows experience and I've been using a PC since I
    > met Gates in ABQ in the early days with his Altair strapped to his
    > bicycle pedaling down Central Avenue. Even my old Commodore Pet was
    > more user friendly. It seems to get worse with every Windows
    > Update!!!


    Since this is probably a new posting with all of the advice you followed
    missing - I have no idea what that is other than what you have given.

    I am unsure why you believe that your mouse pointer jumping around would be
    Windows' fault.

    - Have you tried another OS on the machine and it works fine?
    - Did you try booting with a BartPE CD to see if it was something with your
    configuration/something you had installed?
    - Did you try imaging the machine as is - installing BASE Windows XP and all
    the latest hardwware drivers to see if it jumps on the clean install?

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html



  3. #3
    stillarfish Guest

    Re: Cursor Jump!!!

    I don't buy a car expecting to rebuild the engine ergo I don't buy a PC
    expecting to fiddle with the operating system adnausem. Been there, done that
    for too many years. I just turn it on and that's it!!!
    --
    Fish


    "Shenan Stanley" wrote:

    > stillarfish wrote:
    > > I have followed all advice and cannot stop the cursor from erratic
    > > jumping in all applications. Not the mouse battery, touchpad,
    > > nothing works. I can leave it sit untouched and watch the cursor
    > > jump randomly. All in all, while I can use my notebook, this has
    > > been my worst Windows experience and I've been using a PC since I
    > > met Gates in ABQ in the early days with his Altair strapped to his
    > > bicycle pedaling down Central Avenue. Even my old Commodore Pet was
    > > more user friendly. It seems to get worse with every Windows
    > > Update!!!

    >
    > Since this is probably a new posting with all of the advice you followed
    > missing - I have no idea what that is other than what you have given.
    >
    > I am unsure why you believe that your mouse pointer jumping around would be
    > Windows' fault.
    >
    > - Have you tried another OS on the machine and it works fine?
    > - Did you try booting with a BartPE CD to see if it was something with your
    > configuration/something you had installed?
    > - Did you try imaging the machine as is - installing BASE Windows XP and all
    > the latest hardwware drivers to see if it jumps on the clean install?
    >
    > --
    > Shenan Stanley
    > MS-MVP
    > --
    > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
    >
    >
    >


  4. #4
    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Re: Cursor Jump!!!

    stillarfish wrote:
    > I have followed all advice and cannot stop the cursor from erratic
    > jumping in all applications. Not the mouse battery, touchpad,
    > nothing works. I can leave it sit untouched and watch the cursor
    > jump randomly. All in all, while I can use my notebook, this has
    > been my worst Windows experience and I've been using a PC since I
    > met Gates in ABQ in the early days with his Altair strapped to his
    > bicycle pedaling down Central Avenue. Even my old Commodore Pet was
    > more user friendly. It seems to get worse with every Windows
    > Update!!!


    Shenan Stanley wrote:
    > Since this is probably a new posting with all of the advice you
    > followed missing - I have no idea what that is other than what you
    > have given.
    >
    > I am unsure why you believe that your mouse pointer jumping around
    > would be Windows' fault.
    >
    > - Have you tried another OS on the machine and it works fine?
    > - Did you try booting with a BartPE CD to see if it was something
    > with your configuration/something you had installed?
    > - Did you try imaging the machine as is - installing BASE Windows
    > XP and all the latest hardwware drivers to see if it jumps on the
    > clean install?


    stillarfish wrote:
    > I don't buy a car expecting to rebuild the engine ergo I don't buy
    > a PC expecting to fiddle with the operating system adnausem. Been
    > there, done that for too many years. I just turn it on and that's
    > it!!!


    Sucks that the world of complicated devices (like cars, computers, etc -
    with many components working together for many purposes) doesn't work that
    way. Sooner or later you have to work on (or pay someone to work on) the
    car - the computer is no different.

    Given that - you really did not answer my questions - or were you posting
    just to complain and not to get help with your issue?

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html



  5. #5
    ato_zee@hotmail.com Guest

    Re: Cursor Jump!!!


    > > I have followed all advice and cannot stop the cursor from erratic
    > > jumping in all applications. Not the mouse battery, touchpad,
    > > nothing works.


    I assume this relates to your PC not to your laptop.
    Lack of adequate memory or processor power can
    cause this. Try running Vista Ultimate 64bit with
    512 of memory.
    USB wireless mice may need a USB extender
    to get the USB receiver nearer the desktop.
    Tried other mice, on other surfaces?
    Optical mice don't like shiny or reflective
    surfaces.
    Have you substituted an old PS2 roller
    ball, bog standard, but ancient mouse?
    I can have 3 mice related devices functioning
    at once on the same PC with no problems.
    Wireless optical, Logitech marble mouse
    (just rech for it and roll the ball) plus a
    graphics pad with mouse and stylus
    (MS calls these HID's Human Interface Devices
    and you seem to be able to run several
    at once.
    So it's not a common Windows problem,
    or a few millon other users would be
    complaining.
    Changing the mouse is a good starting point.
    Then try an OS that runs from a CD, like
    some Linux distros, if the mouse still jumps
    it's more likely hardware than software.

  6. #6
    stillarfish Guest

    Re: Cursor Jump!!!

    I assume I will simply wait till after RTM of SP1 so MicroSoft can make more
    money. Everything had worked well before the updates during November-December
    which is a MS standard of failing to QC updates. Many of my former clients
    and friends are reporting identical problems with Vista and some have
    reverted back to XP since MicroSoft has offered an inexpensive
    downgrade/upgrade to business customers only. The only fix I have found is to
    recover back to early January the last time it worked properly and not update
    Vista again until possibly SP1 is available. Trying another OS is not an
    option as I buy one computer, one OS and refuse to play with or incur
    additional expenses to troubleshoot a MicroSoft problem which may recur with
    each new update. Not a good way to run a business, I wouldn't think.
    --
    Fish


    "ato_zee@hotmail.com" wrote:

    >
    > > > I have followed all advice and cannng had gone wellot stop the cursor from erratic
    > > > jumping in all applications. Not the mouse battery, touchpad,
    > > > nothing works.

    >
    > I assume this relates to your PC not to your laptop.
    > Lack of adequate memory or processor power can
    > cause this. Try running Vista Ultimate 64bit with
    > 512 of memory.
    > USB wireless mice may need a USB extender
    > to get the USB receiver nearer the desktop.
    > Tried other mice, on other surfaces?
    > Optical mice don't like shiny or reflective
    > surfaces.
    > Have you substituted an old PS2 roller
    > ball, bog standard, but ancient mouse?
    > I can have 3 mice related devices functioning
    > at once on the same PC with no problems.
    > Wireless optical, Logitech marble mouse
    > (just rech for it and roll the ball) plus a
    > graphics pad with mouse and stylus
    > (MS calls these HID's Human Interface Devices
    > and you seem to be able to run several
    > at once.
    > So it's not a common Windows problem,
    > or a few millon other users would be
    > complaining.
    > Changing the mouse is a good starting point.
    > Then try an OS that runs from a CD, like
    > some Linux distros, if the mouse still jumps
    > it's more likely hardware than software.
    >


  7. #7
    ato_zee@hotmail.com Guest

    Re: Cursor Jump!!!


    > Trying another OS is not an
    > option as I buy one computer, one OS and refuse to play with or incur
    > additional expenses to troubleshoot a MicroSoft problem which may recur
    > with each new update


    There are a few free drive test utilities from Maxtor/Seagate and others
    that produce a bootable floppy, with mouse support.
    Set to boot from floppy, you get rid of Windoze (it's so bloated
    that's how fast it runs) and then if your mouse becomes stable
    you are looking at an OS problem, if the mouse cursor still
    dances more likely it's a hardware problem.
    A free test for the penny pinching.
    There are also free Linux distros, that run entirely off the CD,
    many of these are free give aways, only problem I ran into
    was getting network access, but maybe that's fixed now.
    Gives you a chance to test your mouse, and horror of horrors,
    for MS get the feel of an alternative OS.

  8. #8
    Melissa Guest

    RE: Cursor Jump!!!

    Fish....I know your frustrations too well! I am having the exact problem with
    my cursor jumping as you are. I agree with you, this isn't something we
    should have to monkey with. It is a Vista problem and I will downgrade to XP
    as soon as I figure out a way. I've never been so disappointed with a program
    as I am of Vista. Unfortunately, my laptop came preloaded with Vista and it
    seems virtually impossible to get any help from the yahoos at Microsoft.
    We're stuck with the crap I think.
    Please let me know if you figure out a solution. I am going crazy!

    "stillarfish" wrote:

    > I have followed all advice and cannot stop the cursor from erratic jumping in
    > all applications. Not the mouse battery, touchpad, nothing works. I can leave
    > it sit untouched and watch the cursor jump randomly. All in all, while I can
    > use my notebook, this has been my worst Windows experience and I've been
    > using a PC since I met Gates in ABQ in the early days with his Altair
    > strapped to his bicycle pedaling down Central Avenue. Even my old Commodore
    > Pet was more user friendly. It seems to get worse with every Windows Update!!!
    > --
    > Fish


  9. #9
    Shenan Stanley Guest

    Re: Cursor Jump!!!

    Melissa wrote:
    > Fish....I know your frustrations too well! I am having the exact
    > problem with my cursor jumping as you are. I agree with you, this
    > isn't something we should have to monkey with. It is a Vista
    > problem and I will downgrade to XP as soon as I figure out a way.
    > I've never been so disappointed with a program as I am of Vista.
    > Unfortunately, my laptop came preloaded with Vista and it seems
    > virtually impossible to get any help from the yahoos at Microsoft.
    > We're stuck with the crap I think.
    > Please let me know if you figure out a solution. I am going crazy!


    If your laptop came with Vista - Microsoft is not whom you need to speak
    with about downgrading to XP. The hardware vendor (OEM) that sold you the
    computer with the OS is. Only they can tell you definitively if they have
    drivers for the previous OS and what will happen to your support for the
    system when you downgrade.

    As far as 'monkeying with it' - why should you? You just bought it - it is
    likely under warranty - get the tech support you paid for from the vendor
    you purchased it from! ;-)

    --
    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
    --
    How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
    http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html



  10. #10
    Join Date
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    Re: Cursor Jump!!!

    Windows Cursor jumping around on laptops as to make them virtually useless for any productive communication. THIS HAS BEEN COMMON FOR YEARS, it is inherent in multiple windows OS -xp,vista, even 7 from what I see online in complaints AND MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE ON THE OTHERS, across MANY laptop manufacturers, and across all programs that use typing.

    Official responses from MS 'experts' include rolling back to a point where supposedly it works? then stop updating... FORGET ABOUT SECURITY UPDATES... or try your manufacturer... maybe they have solved this POS operating system for Microsoft.

    SO WHAT I REALLY WANT TO KNOW IS....

    WHY HASN'T THERE BEEN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT ON THE COMPLETE BS. IF I COULD GET SOMETHING BACK ON THESE USELESS PIECES OF GARBAGE FROM MICROSOFT... NO WONDER APPLE IS WHERE IT IS AND MICROSOFT IS WHERE IT IS...

    BOUGHT MY LAST MICROSOFT OPERATING SYSTEM - AND CALLING IT AN OPERATING SYSTEM IS A STRETCH WHEN A MANUAL TYPEWRITER IS TREMENDOUSLY FASTER THAN TYPING/CORRECTING/TYPING CORRECTING... HELL SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T EVEN CORRECT IT FAST ENOUGH TO GET IT RIGHT.

    SO WILL SOME ATTORNEY GET HIS HEAD OUT OF HIS BUTT AND START A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT BEFORE THEY GO BELLY UP.

  11. #11
    Join Date
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    Re: Cursor Jump!!!

    I found the solution. If you are using Windows 7 you are right, why should you have to change the operating system or any other feature to be able to successfully use it the same way you used to use it before these improvements that make things worse.

    GO TO THE CONTROL PANEL
    CLICK HARDWARE AND SOUND
    MOUSE TAB
    ELAN PAD
    DISABLE ELAN SMART PAD

    If you are not using the same as me ie. samsung laptop windows 7 core i3 operating system, then you have to find a way to disable the smart pad as this is the idiot that is thinking for you rather than allowing you to type where you freaking want!!! This drove me crazy up until this very day!!! Hope this helps you.

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