Why does my mouse become sluggish after sitting idle for a few minutes?

Question

My mouse works perfect when i first put my computer on, but if i let my mouse sit for a couple of minutes without using it. it then becomes very suglish, very slow.

please help

Answer

This question was answered on October 28, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

System resources could be slowing you down You may have too many programs loaded in the background and therefore taking up too many resources Disable some of the programs loaded at Startup Go to Start > Run and type msconfig Go the the Startup page and uncheck the programs that you don't need.

Low Resources: http://www.internet4classrooms.com/sysresource.htm

System Resources FAQ: http://www.aumha.org/a/resource.htm

The problem could also be a virus or spyware Check for virus and adware at:

Housecall Online Virus Scan: http://housecall.antivirus.com

SpyBot S&D searches your harddisk for so-called spyware or adbots: http://security.kolla.de/

or

Adaware http://www.lavasoftusa.com/software/adaware/

Hope this helps

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Posted by Jaquelyne of Mesa Community College on October 28, 2003