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Jerky mouse cursor

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Ok, I have looked through out this website and found a bunch of answers, i have tried them all and nothing is working. I have a dell system, with windows 7 on it. i have had it for about 6 months, it worked great until this morning. My mouse cursor is randomly jerky. It is just the mouse though, i loaded up a few video games and the cursor sticks but the game does not stick and the sound is fine when the mouse cursor sticks. I have tried unchecking "enhanced pointer precision" i have turned off all my programs in my msconfig. I installed malwarebytes and it comes up with nothing. i have ran my virus scan (PCcillin), i have ran a scan disk (full scan), i ran a disk defragmenter and disk clean up. It is weird because everything works great then all of a sudden it gets really bad for about 4 or 5 minutes, and the lag on the mouse is about 3 to 5 seconds. I have not installed any new programs for 3 months. i don't download anything. i use the system for gaming only. Only thing i can think of is something wrong with the mouse driver, but i installed the most resent version, and that didn't fix it either. I don't know what else to do... i also changed the batteries in the mouse and that didn't work, and i tried a wired mouse and it does the same thing...Please Help
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Hi drewblueeye
Only got one suggestion I can think of at the moment and that is have you gone into Control Panel> Right Click on Mouse and adjusted the properties to suit your requirements.
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and the lag on the mouse is about 3 to 5 seconds

That might give you long enough to pull up Task Manager (you just leave TM running while testing) and see what is hogging your resources. I suspect it is not your mouse (since you tried 2) that is having problems, but that all your resources are in use and the problems you are seeing with your mouse are symptoms of that.

I also note there are some multi-media programs that are notorious for hogging resources, resulting in jerky mouse and video - Roxio Creator comes to mind first.
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