Hello, I have 2 problems with my computer the frist one is when I turn off my computer and back on again my home page changes from yahoo to some scearch site. And now as of this morning my shortcuts are all gone. Anyone know how totry ad-aware 6 or spybot search and destroy for the home page problem
update, etc, if it requires me to reboot, I'm in trouble. I can get through the log in screen, but as soon as the desktop appears, my mouse freezes. still have use of keyboard and xp seens to be running fine in the background, just no mouse control. I usually get it back eventually by re-starting a dozen times or so. ANNOYING!!!! Please Help>>>> ANYONE?????Try removing and reinstalling the mouse driver. Also, if it's MS make sure you have the latest version of Intellipoint. I have had this problem on occasion with specific combinations of hardware and reinstalling/updating has usually taken care of it. HTH, John "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" ***Arthur C. Clarke***
or closing an app. All though it also happens when using an app. It's not specific to any 1 app. If I'm using IE for example, after a page loads, and I want to scroll, it might give me the "ding" and I have to wait until it "dings" again in a few seconds before it responds. The system seems to be "busy" doing "something else" when it won't respond to the mouse. If I'm rushing through a project, it gets worse. Sometimes, even with all apps closed just sitting at the desktop, I will see the hourglass on the cursor. If I try to move the mouse at this time, I get the "ding". I have run current anti-virus scans, ad-aware, monitored the event manager, I've closed everything on the taskbar. My HD seems to be busy
worked fine in VB on 2000 box.. Thanks!Does the same for me using VB6. Also using excel 2003 and vb inside it does the same thing. The scroll wheel doesn't work. I can only assume they disabled it so when your writing code the hundreds or thousands of lines long that you can't accidentally scroll and lose your place . maybe, I don't know, but like you mine doesn't scroll either. (using optical ms wheel mouse)does maybe, after a quick hunt ..it seems that you can either get ver.4 of intellimouse drivers or use this utility for your mouse to resolve the problem http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/2060/freewheel.html post back if it works for youI already have version 4 of the intellimouse drivers. I don't use vb all that much so its
hold for longer than 3 seconds. It should drag right away. How can i fix this problem? Therefore i can also not highlight words or icons in both internet explorer and my desktop. Please help A.S.A.P. this is driving me crazy!!!!!!??!?!I'm not quite sure if this is your problem but Have a look at the settings for the mouse buttons (eg Control Panel -> Printers and other hardware -> mouse -> buttons tab). Take a look at the speed setting there.As crazy as it may sound, try to update your video drivers. Also see if the issue occurs in safe mode. if the issue does not occur in safe mode a video driver update or "cleanboot" should asist. We want to implement the Cleanboot process using MSCONFIG to rule out 3rd party software as the cause
Hi, On my windows XP computer (which I use at home) I use to have the standard (non-network) login screen which consisted of some logos and valid users displayed on the screen. No passwords were required. However, someone was messing with the network settings and now when I start the machine I get the cntl-alt-del popup, like you wold get on an office computer which would login to an office domain. can someone tell me how to get rid of this and back to the old default screen where I don't have to press any keys and just click on the logo to login. It's home computer so I don't want anything else. Thanks! Cookie.
How do I back up the all files and programs (except those that can be recovered by System Restore)on my 100GB internal drive to the Western Digital 80GB External Drive I have purchased and installed? The new external drive appears to be working, but I do not know how to use Windows XP Home Edition to transfer copies of my files and programs to it. I have a Compaq 8401 computer. I am a novice user as may be evident from my question. Is there a step-by-step tutorial that would guide me through the task? If so, how and where do I access it? If not, is there anyone out there with the necessary knowledge who will assist me? Thanks, RalphMy recipe for moving a system to a new drive: (the same program will
later make and restore backup images of the system to a different drive
Hi all, I use Windows XP home. I don't know when and why, all of sudden, my back button does not work. After I click the bakc button, I will get a "warning: page has expired". KWHi kwso, That will happen if the Temporary Internet Files folder is full. Go to Tools>Internet Options and in the Temporary Internet Files section, click on Delete Files. Click on OK then OK again.Not necessarily. If the user has set the rsstricted/advanced property in IE "Do not save encrypted pages to disk" the pages that have fields filled will not be saved, and you would get this message. So check that in IE properties/advanced. If you need to, remove the check next to that property. [apply][ok]. Close IE shell. Restart/refresh system. Then access page.
is with the driver for the nifty little extra things, [apoint2k/apntex.exe by alps] including scrolling and back/forward operations for IE. it never used to happen, but for some reason now whenever i boot windows this program is visible in the taskbar, instead of just running hidden in the background somewhere. it's annoying, especially when there are several other windows open, and it takes up space in the taskbar. i can close it, but then i lose all the functionality of the scrolling, etc. even if it's a driver issue, is there anyway i can force a program to hide from the taskbar, and just sit as a running process where i can't notice it?Start, Settings, Control Panel, Mouse - in the "Others" tab un-check "Display icon in Task Bar
explorer for a while, does it have the same problems? That gets around maybe one of the problems with explorer, for now. If you want to bump this up to microsoft you can go to support.microsoft.com/windowsxpsp2 and start it up, give them as much detail as you can and any patterns to this that you have figured out. THere is no guarantee that their diagnosis or treatment will be right or even not make things worse, but sometimes it works out. Other than the one work-around, it appears to have worked for me, there have been no reports whether it works for the other folks like you that have it crash on mouse clicks, and there have been no other fixes that look like they actually do help with the windows explorer problem yet. Hopefully in the near future there is going to be a fix for this.
While the scroll wheel on my mouse works on most applications it won't scroll any cmd.exe windows. Could someone please explain this? [email protected]
: Does the command window have any scroll bar to the right of the window? What mouse are you using (and what drivers, if any)?
Greetings After the computer starts (XP), after some use, the mouse hangs. About a year back, some gave a very simple remedy which I have now forgotten. Please advise. nazar hayatAre you sure it is just the mouse? Are you able to keyboard around the system? Try a different mouse. If wireless, change the batteries. Update video drivers. Update mouse drivers. Try one thing at a time. Malke
move. Also after hypernation, the Internet access is no longer connected even when I'm on Cable all the time. Not sure how to start solving this mystery.will come back when I touch a key on the keyboard but the mouse does not move. Also after hypernation, the Internet access is no longer connected even when I'm on Cable all the time. Not sure how to start solving this mystery. I am not sure if this will help you but my sister had a similar situation sometime ago with a USB mouse and a USB cable modem and the problem was that the USB ports would not "wake up" after hibernation. I think this had to do with a VIA chip on the motherboard and there was a patch on the VIA or Microsoft website. I do not know if that steers you in the right direction but it may help.
upgrade, especially given the number of people I've found suffering a similar problem. Short of uninstalling SP2, which has been great otherwise, is there anything I can do to sort this out? kieranVery unique in that the drivers in Service Pack 2 haven't changed. Even more unique in that XP comes with standard mouse drivers only, and that, any other mice (other than the standard Microsoft or Logitech mice) must be supported by a third-party. Since the Service Pack resets the settings back to the default, have you gone back into the Control Panel, Mouse Properties and set them to your liking? For the record, I have a Logitech diNovo keyboard and MX900 mouse, both bluetooth. I have the full Service Pack 2 installed. So far, absolutely no problems. courtney sends .
Whenever my mouse tries to move to the left, it stops as if it hit a wall, and won't move the left. What do I do?Have you tried a new mouse? Cleaning the mouse ball/rollers in this one, if it isn't an optical mouse? Note - posting your valid e-mail address in a newsgroup post, or in your news account settings, is a surefire way to get spam and SWEN and other viruses sent to you .see http://www.mailmsg.com/SPAM_munging.htm for help in the future, but note that now that your address is out there, there's not much you can do other than changing your address.
I just got an laptop with xp pro and when you move the mouse into an area to do some typing the cursor goes invisible and is driving me nuts. How do I get the cursor to blink in black?Start > Settings > Control Panel > Mouse > Pointer Options. Uncheck the little box next to "Hide pointer while typing" and click Apply.I did that already, it did not work. I had to add pointer trails for it become visible, but that should not have to be the fix because I don't care for trails either. Options. typing" and aspx
I have a logitech mouse (Bluetooth). Recently it started jumping when I am moving it towards its target. Sometimes it goes in the wrong direction and other times it jumps sideways. Any suggestions please - I have used the XP trouble-shooter and cant see anything wrongIf it is a ball mouse, you should try cleaning the crud off the little rollers that contact the rubber ball.Thanks - no it is not - it just picks up the movement somehowWeak battery? My wireless mouse (not Bluetooth) jumps when the battery is weak.
I'm working on a client's computer and find that the 'double click' on the mouse does not work. I substituted a new mouse and got the same results. Things that require a 'single click' work fine.the 'double click' on the the same results. Go to control panel, mouse, activities, and check your mouse double click speed.
in different programs. I does not matter whether I am connected to the internet or not. Once it freezes up, I have to hold down the power button until it shuts off. Hitting CTRL ALT DEL has no effect. It seems to be doing it more often and lately it seems to be happening when I first turn it on. I have to re-boot. I have added quite a few programs this past year and I am not sure, when this began. What I am wondering is, if this is hardware related?I have done virus checks and system clean ups, etc. Nothing seems to help. I switched to a different mouse but that did not help. When I downloaded the XP Service Pack update it got worse so I uninstalled it. How can I pin down my problem? Is it a program problem or conflict? Is it hardware? Help!Yes, this is probably hardware related. Start by
I'm running XP and can't seem to get the @ key and " keys to be in their right positions the " is on the same key as 2 instead of on the commer key. i've tried changing the language to australian english???Control Panel/ Regional and Language Options/Language/Details Make sure the default input language and the keyboard associated with it corresponds to your physical keyboard type.thanks for that i tried it but still no luck Options/Language/Details associated with it message keys asYour problem is typical of having a US keyboard selected vs a UK keyboard (or the other way round, can't remember :-)). Despite what you think you may have done, just change one for the other and reboot. That will fix it.
speakers via a Belkin 2-port KVM switch (model F1DL102P). Whenever I turn on the Win XP computer, the mouse is not recognized. I have to reboot and then it works fine. If I turn on the Win ME computer, it always works fine. If I turn the Win ME computer first, then turn on the Win XP machine, the latter recognizes the mouse w/o having to reboot. The Win XP machine is a Sony Vaio Desktop with a Vaio optical mouse (model pcva-ms1pl). It lists two mouse driver files, the standard "mouclass.sys" and another named "i8042prt.sys" I have tried uninstalling these drivers, but XP automatically reloaded them after restart. How can I get XP to recognize mouse at initial startup?This is the type of problem that occurs if an external power source is not connected
When I have OE open, if my mouse pointer is on the folder side, the scroll wheel works on that side. If I move the pointer to the message side, the scroll wheel works on that side, even though I haven't clicked on a message. But in Explorer, I have to click on whichever side I want to scroll before it will work. I see this behavior on 2 different XP machines with different mice and on a Vista machine with a 3rd different mouse. Any idea how to make Explorer windows behave like Outlook Express Windows? TIA, SC TomWhen you're doing what you describe in OE, you're still moving the pointer/cursor focus to a separate area.This is true, but I'm not clicking in that area. No matter which area I click in, the scroll works in either. I'd like to have
I hope I can explain this clear enough for someone to understand. When we go to log on, as we get closer to our names the mouse pointer starts to (don't quite know what word to use) bog, jump or drag. This is the only time it acts this way. Once we're logged on everything is fine. Does anyone know why this is or whats going on? Thanks so much.Just a guess, but you may have a rather large and complex non-ms mouse drive loading. I wouldn't worry about it.
scroll bar, the page advances to the end, instead of down one frame. How can I fix this?Fix for the recent scroll problem. In display/appearance/advanced change the scrollbar to size 1. This way you will be forced to use the keyboard and/or mouse wheel to scroll. -------------------------------------- position cursor "close" to the top/bottom of the slider and it will scroll one window. farther away from slider and it will scroll farther. press on actual slider and it slides as you move mouse (desktop computer laptop will be using the button or touchpad) might try using the up/down arrow keys (adjust in keyboard properties window). pageup/pagedown keys do what is obvious. home/end keys are too good to be true. right click scrollbar menu
is a feature of the Internet Explorer application, but I hope that there is something else I can attach this button configuration to. IE, of course uses the scroll wheel to move up/down a web document and I don't especially want to mess that up. Thank-you for any help! Richard in Va.Go into Control Panel, click the mouse icon, and change the properties of the wheel and buttons on your mouse. That is the better way to control the behaviour of those features on your hardware.OK gosh, please allow me to re-word my question. I access the IntelliPoint 4.1 Mouse driver through Start>Settings>Control Panel>Mouse. On the "Buttons" tab, at the lower left corner, there is a check box "Enable Program Specific Button Settings". When I
I am having a problem with the mouse freezing. The keyboard is usually still functional. I have all ready eliminated the unnecessary programs from the start-up list. What else can I do?Try upgrading your video card drivers to the latest. Get the drivers from the card mftr.'s website, not from Windows Update. Malke
somewhere, anyone know where? TIA Ian B.Thanks for suggestion. Strangely there is no setting in the control panel for this with the driver installed. I downloaded latest driver from MicroS with same result. All mice tried have been USB mice with a PS2 adaptor. In the end I downloaded a Genius driver which did the same thing so as a workaround I disabled reverse scrolling in the Genius setup. Weird. I use an identical mouse on another site with same hardware (Dell) with XPHome (not Pro as I have). This is installed as a USB mouse using a microsoft HID mouse driver. Maybe PS2 adaptor is the problem. Off the web scrolling is fine. Ian B scrolling up with click on Mouse, select wheel, make sure that number of lines is selected and not pages. Post back if you need further assistance.
Yeah i had that problem, but mine go tto the point were it just stopped working, so i bought a USB mouse, if you dont know what it is, go into curry or anny shop that sells computer hardware, and ask for a U.S.B mouse, and then you can ask were abouts to plug it in on your computer. temporarily for long periods of time and my keyboard has been doing the same. Sometimes they freeze simultaneously and the LEDs on the keyboard flash. Then after some time the mouse and keyboard freeze permanently and i have to reset the computer and after i enter windows after resetting the mouse freezes for a few minutes. can
's base.Well, maybe the other input devices have a lower power consumption (check with the device manager). In this case, a powered USB hub connected between the PC's USB port and the 'base' *might* help.It might need to be re-enumerated. If you are plugging it into the same USB port. Leave the mouse un-connected. Open Device Manager, Click View -tic/check "Show Hidden Devices". Then expand the Mouse category. If you see a grayed out entry for the Intellimouse, Right Click it and from the context menu click the Uninstall option. USB mice also have a entry in the Human Interface Device category. Usually, it's here you'll find a Vendor specific entry. If it also has a grayed out entry - Uninstall it as well. Then close DevMgr
Can a faulty HDD cause the PS/2 mouse hang? My mouse hang after 10 mins and the HDD stop responding too. This happening on and off for the last twoYup. If the hard drive freaks out, the entire system can seem to hang for a few seconds. Matt Gibson - GSEC
take the Repair Install approach to getting a workable system. Have you tried Safe Mode and then do a System Restore from there ?I booted using "last know configuration" and the keyboard and the optical drive are working again, but neither the mouse (USB), the eraser head nor the touch pad are working.Uninstall any software for the problem devices from Add/Remove programs, remove those problem devices from device manager then reinstall the drivers and the software.I got the keyboard back using the "last known configuration", and the CD was now visible as well. I then used System Restore to go back a week, and now the keyboard and mouse both work, but the optical drive is no longer functioning. Back to square 1 - no thanks to Dell tech support.
explore.exe process -the freeze condition would cease. However, in that explore.exe was no longer running I had to use task manager to log off, or reboot. Once back into the OS, fine -unless I right clicked. (What is interesting is that the Tasm Manager processes indicated 5000k -and if I right click the explore.exe process would be 12000k.) So this got to be so annoying and because it was oem compaq I bought a full microsoft version, xp pro. Installed this fresh full new version. Installed my applications. Ran the updates. Everything running good. Thought all was perfectly normal. Suddenly, this right click mouse scenario begins all over. Unbelievable! I go into my computer right click to check out properties freezes. Anywhere that a right click would be usefull freezes. In event
do I need to partition the external hard drive so it seems like two drives as well to be able to back up both C and D, or I can just keep one partition? Thanks in advance for any feedback.Both of the two choices would be okay. It depends on what kind of backing-up you perform. If you just want to backup your personal files, such as photos, music, and your documents of your work, you can simply format it into 1 partition, and orgranize the folders/files well. Also, you can use some 3rd party software like Norton Ghost and etc. Then, to decide separating or not, you may have to refer the manual of the software.Thanks for the reply I guess I need to ask another question. I will be using this to do a total backup of C (where all the programs are) as well as D (where all my documents