1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

a mouse with a mind of its own

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by hestiay, Jan 12, 2003.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. hestiay

    hestiay Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2003
    Messages:
    4
    I am in desperate need of some assistance and any help would be greatly appreciated.

    My mouse has suddenly developed a mind of its own. Without warning, it begins to jump around and right-click itself. Or, it will just freeze up and do nothing at all. To correct the problem, I have to reboot...and everything might be fine for as long as a few hours or as little as two minutes. At the same time, I notice that I've developed a terrible lag.

    I've recently (in the last 24 hours) scanned with Norton and came up with nothing. I'm running Win 98 - and like I said, I am desperate...my foot is about to make contact with my computer, and if it does - I'm kicking it right out my front door. Don't let my computer become a homeless stray :)
     
  2. NetEngineer

    NetEngineer

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Messages:
    51
    Is this by any chance an "optical" mouse or infrared...? Also, is this on a laptop...specifially one with a "touch pad"...?
     
  3. Excursus

    Excursus

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Messages:
    17
    since you say it is clicking on its own and freezing, my idea probably isn't right for you, but I thought I'd put this up in the event that it might help someone. If you have an optical mouse (the kind with the light instead of a wheel), check to see if there is anything in the hole where the light comes out of. I had a dog hair in it and since the light works by "seeing" where the light hits, it would hit the hair and make it go crazy.
     
  4. hestiay

    hestiay Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2003
    Messages:
    4
    Nope, nothing fancy here...just an old school mouse (no laptop here) that's messing with the desktop - opening and closing programmes on its own and freezing all the time. Thanks for the suggestion though!
     
  5. NetEngineer

    NetEngineer

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Messages:
    51
    PS2 or serial mouse.....?
     
  6. hestiay

    hestiay Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2003
    Messages:
    4
    it's a ps2...do you think this is a mouse issue then? I didn't think it would be that simple :)
     
  7. VirtualMe

    VirtualMe

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2002
    Messages:
    867
    Download, unzip and run the StartupList.exe program from the site below, then copy & paste the results here. You may have a virus that norton didn't find for some reason.

    http://www.lurkhere.com/~nicefiles/
     
  8. VirtualMe

    VirtualMe

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2002
    Messages:
    867
  9. hestiay

    hestiay Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2003
    Messages:
    4
    StartupList report, 13/01/03, 12:47:08 AM
    StartupList version: 1.50
    Started from : C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\QZTEMP\8047066\STARTUPLIST.EXE
    Detected: Windows 98 SE (Win9x 4.10.2222A)
    Detected: Internet Explorer v5.51 SP2 (5.51.4807.2300)
    * Using default options
    ==================================================

    Running processes:

    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\KERNEL32.DLL
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSGSRV32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MPREXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\mmtask.tsk
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MSTASK.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYGATE\SPF\SMC.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCEVTMGR.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\EXPLORER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TASKMON.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\SYSTRAY.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\LOADQM.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\COMMON FILES\SYMANTEC SHARED\CCAPP.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\WMIEXE.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYMPATICO\ACCESS MANAGER\APP\ENTERNET.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\DDHELP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\CDPLAYER.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\PSTORES.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\INTERNET EXPLORER\IEXPLORE.EXE
    C:\PROGRAM FILES\QUICKZIP\QUICKZIP.EXE
    C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\QZTEMP\8047066\STARTUPLIST.EXE

    --------------------------------------------------

    Listing of startup folders:

    Shell folders Startup:
    [C:\WINDOWS\Start Menu\Programs\StartUp]
    Microsoft Office.lnk = C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\OSA9.EXE

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    ScanRegistry = C:\WINDOWS\scanregw.exe /autorun
    TaskMonitor = C:\WINDOWS\taskmon.exe
    SystemTray = SysTray.Exe
    LoadQM = loadqm.exe
    SmcService = C:\PROGRA~1\SYGATE\SPF\SMC.EXE -startgui
    WinampAgent = "C:\PROGRAM FILES\WINAMP\WINAMPa.exe"
    ccApp = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
    ccRegVfy = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccRegVfy.exe

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices

    LoadPowerProfile = Rundll32.exe powrprof.dll,LoadCurrentPwrScheme
    SchedulingAgent = mstask.exe
    SmcService = C:\PROGRAM FILES\SYGATE\SPF\SMC.EXE
    ccEvtMgr = C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
    ScriptBlocking = "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Script Blocking\SBServ.exe" -reg

    --------------------------------------------------

    Autorun entries from Registry:
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run

    msnmsgr = "C:\PROGRAM FILES\MSN MESSENGER\MSNMSGR.EXE" /background

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating Active Setup stub paths:
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components
    (* = disabled by HKCU twin)

    [{89820200-ECBD-11cf-8B85-00AA005B4383}] *
    StubPath = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\IE4UINIT.EXE

    [>PerUser_MSN_Clean] *
    StubPath = C:\WINDOWS\msnmgsr1.exe

    [PerUser_LinkBar_URLs] *
    StubPath = C:\WINDOWS\COMMAND\sulfnbk.exe /L

    [{44BBA840-CC51-11CF-AAFA-00AA00B6015C}] *
    StubPath = "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\setup50.exe" /APP:OE /CALLER:IE50 /user /install

    [{7790769C-0471-11d2-AF11-00C04FA35D02}] *
    StubPath = "C:\Program Files\Outlook Express\setup50.exe" /APP:WAB /CALLER:IE50 /user /install

    --------------------------------------------------

    Load/Run keys from C:\WINDOWS\WIN.INI:

    load=
    run=

    --------------------------------------------------

    Shell & screensaver key from C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM.INI:

    Shell=Explorer.exe
    SCRNSAVE.EXE=
    drivers=mmsystem.dll power.drv

    --------------------------------------------------

    Checking for EXPLORER.EXE instances:

    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe: PRESENT!

    C:\Explorer.exe: not present
    C:\WINDOWS\Explorer\Explorer.exe: not present
    C:\WINDOWS\System\Explorer.exe: not present
    C:\WINDOWS\System32\Explorer.exe: not present
    C:\WINDOWS\Command\Explorer.exe: not present

    --------------------------------------------------

    C:\WINDOWS\WININIT.BAK listing:
    (Created 12/1/2003, 6:9:54)

    [Rename]
    NUL=C:\WINDOWS\TEMP\PFT92F4.TMP\VCSETUP.EXE

    --------------------------------------------------

    C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT listing:

    C:\ESSAUDIO.COM -BLASTER

    --------------------------------------------------

    C:\CONFIG.SYS listing:

    DEVICE=C:\ESSAUDIO.SYS

    --------------------------------------------------

    C:\WINDOWS\DOSSTART.BAT listing:

    C:\ESSAUDIO.COM -BLASTER

    --------------------------------------------------

    Checking for superhidden extensions:

    .lnk: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
    .pif: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
    .exe: not hidden
    .com: not hidden
    .bat: not hidden
    .hta: not hidden
    .scr: not hidden
    .shs: HIDDEN!
    .shb: HIDDEN!
    .vbs: not hidden
    .vbe: not hidden
    .wsh: not hidden
    .scf: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: NO!)
    .url: HIDDEN! (arrow overlay: yes)
    .js: not hidden
    .jse: not hidden

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating Browser Helper Objects:

    (no name) - C:\PROGRAM FILES\ADOBE\ACROBAT 5.0\READER\ACTIVEX\ACROIEHELPER.OCX (file missing) - {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}
    NAV Helper - C:\Program Files\Norton AntiVirus\NavShExt.dll - {BDF3E430-B101-42AD-A544-FADC6B084872}

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating Task Scheduler jobs:

    Tune-up Application Start.job
    Symantec NetDetect.job
    Norton AntiVirus - Scan my computer.job

    --------------------------------------------------

    Enumerating Download Program Files:

    [Shockwave Flash Object]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MACROMED\FLASH\FLASH.OCX
    CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab

    [{41F17733-B041-4099-A042-B518BB6A408C}]
    CODEBASE = http://a1540.g.akamai.net/7/1540/52...le.com/samantha/us/win/QuickTimeInstaller.exe

    [DepHlp Control]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\DOWNLO~1\DEPHLP.OCX
    CODEBASE = http://www.worldwinner.com/games/shared/dephlp.cab

    [Shockwave ActiveX Control]
    InProcServer32 = C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM\MACROMED\SHOCKWAVE 8\DOWNLOAD.DLL
    CODEBASE = http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/director/sw.cab

    --------------------------------------------------
    End of report, 6,894 bytes
    Report generated in 0.949 seconds

    Command line options:
    /verbose - to add additional info on each section
    /complete - to include empty sections and unsuspicious data
    /force9x - to include Win9x-only startups even if running on WinNT
    /forcent - to include WinNT-only startups even if running on Win9x
    /forceall - to include all Win9x and WinNT startups, regardless of platform
    /history - to list version history only
     
  10. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/112938

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice