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  1. Gina B

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    My computer has been taken over by evil forces! Twice this am while online if flipped, trying to throw documents and shortcuts away, throwing up the start menu, kicking me offline, and no way to do anything because the arrow was flashing all over the screen and couldn't be caught. I restarted it, ran the virus scanner, no viruses found, and yes the virus scanner is updated. Right now I'm running maintenance on it, but I have no clue if that'll help or not. NO clue on what the problem is! I haven't done anything different lately except tick a few more people off. ROFL.
    Any ideas?
    I'm reduced to using this computer I'm on now, which has fait2000, which means everything is in CHINESE and that's makes it reeeallly hard to figure anything out since I don't KNOW chinese! It sure makes things interesting though!
    WAAAAAAAA! :(
    Gina
     
  2. Don

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    Call a priest? [​IMG]

    Seriously--just on a whim, open your control panel, open up Add/Remove Programs, and click on Internet Explorer. When it comes up with the option window, try running a "Repair Files" and see what happens.

    Waiting for some of our other more talented gurus to answer this one....
     
  3. jcrowe

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    Does it only do this when you are online or when you are offline too?
     
  4. Gina B

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    It was only while online, but I don't usually use that computer except to be online.
    It didn't flip out during any of the junk I just did though, going through files, running the scanner and the maintenance and the repair on IE.
    Ok, nevermind, it IS offline too. I just opened up c drive and it did it again, mouse flashing all over, things popping up, and a confirm file delete for the online services folder.
    Gina
     
  5. Scott_Bushey

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    Chrys,
    Do you have an *UPDATED* active, virus program running?
     
  6. Gina B

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    It's just that the mouse is fried. Have to get a new one, and no, it's flippin' out, it's not just dirty. And I have it set to use the mouse instead of the keyboard, so I can't reset it back to using the keyboard without the mouse. I can get to where I need to do it, but that's it. GRRRR.
    Gina
     
  7. LadyEagle

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    Hey, Gina, I don't know much about this, but have you gone to the Microsoft.com & updated your Windows Program? It updates your browser, too, which could be your problem. :confused:

    I don't know much about computers, but when in doubt, I shut everything down for an hour or two, and then boot back up. Sometimes it fixes itself when it acts goofy. LOL! :D

    [ November 14, 2002, 07:04 PM: Message edited by: SheEagle911 ]
     
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    Darn dirty mouse! :mad:
     
  9. Gina B

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    Ahhh..shiny, smooth, non-curly tail, little scroller, molded, spankin' new mouse!
    I'm gonna have to name this one..
    Franklin. [​IMG]
    Gina
     
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    One time my dog killed my mouse [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Seriously, he chewed through the mouse wire and I thought he had killed my computer. Would not work at all without the mouse.

    Glad you have it fixed.
     
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    Was it a Microsoft optical mouse? Three of those have fried on me - I think they've got timers in them to self-destruct after 3 months. I've since bought only Logitech optical mice and none of them have failed yet.

    (Most problems are Windows-related. If you don't know if your computer is possessed by Windows, here are the tell-tale signs: Your monitor spins all the way around and then vomits pea soup all over your keyboard.)
     
  12. Gina B

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    No, it was just the plain old mouse that came with the computer. E-mouse. [​IMG] It lasted over two years, so guess I can't complain. I just bought a $10 GE one to replace it. Seems like cheaper ones without all the fancy stuff has much less that can go wrong! Although I was kinda lookin' at the remote ones!
    Gina
     
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    Do you mean the cordless mice? They take gettng used to, because you have to limit what you do to a small area. The advantage is: no more snags, no more cleaning.

    Our cordless mouse is faster, and once we adapted to that one, everything else seems slow. The stylus is a neat bonus, too.
     
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    Hi Gina,
    I just saw your post a little while ago. Had a good laugh reading it, as I could empathize what you were going through. I recognized that problem right away; went through the same thing. I have a laptop, where the mouse is anchored into the center of the keyboard. My computer was acting as if it was being invaded by some force. The mouse would mysteriously move all over the board, closing down applications, sometimes opening others. After a couple of days of complete frustration, one of my sons disabled the mouse and plugged in an external mouse which worked just fine. But I had to get it fixed. Fortunately it is still under warranty. It took them 10 days to replace the entire keyboard. I just got it back today. Ah the horror of a malfunctioning mouse.
    DHK
     
  15. Sularis

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    Learn to use the keyboard -

    Not only is it educational - It help builds stress
    ;)

    He he he he he

    Seriously I only use keyboard on BB
     
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    But the optical mice are so cool. They even light up when you move them, just as if they have a mind of their own.

    Just as if they have a mind of their own ... :eek:
     
  17. DHK

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    Yeah, I had to learn the keyboard for a while. It was educational, sometimes frustrating, and always a lot slower than the mouse. My kids have an optical mouse on a desk not too far from me. They have a habit of not keeping it firmly on the desk. Every time they lift it, I get blasted in the eyes with its red beam.
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  18. Gina B

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    Now I don't remember how to set it back up for that. ? :(
    [​IMG]
    Gina
     

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