View Full Version : Something Wierds Happening

02-15-2003, 09:21 AM
something wierd is happening to my computer u know when u like double click a program and that hour glass loading thing comes up well thats flashing all the time even when i havnt clicked a program its like on the mouse how do i stop it ive restarted and restarted nothin still the same??? :(

02-15-2003, 09:23 AM
;) Try restarting your PC...maybe even turn it off for a minute or two.

02-15-2003, 09:35 AM
have you got any programs running in the background that you dont know are running, check in task manager

02-15-2003, 09:36 AM
ive restarted my comp 3 times and left it of over night and i have checked the task bar thats first thing i do??

02-15-2003, 09:37 AM
Try booting into safe mode (usually F8 as it's booting) then try scandisk from there.

If that doesn't sort it,you could try deleting the mouse from system properties device manager & rebooting.You get to that by right-clicking on 'my computer' then choosing properties at the bottom of the pop-up window.

02-15-2003, 09:49 AM
why would deleting my mouse help???

02-15-2003, 09:52 AM
have you got something like norton utilities or ontrack to run the system repairs, registry cleaners etc, deleting the mouse may be worth a try, as windows will re-instal it on boot up

02-15-2003, 10:03 AM
are you using animated cursers, if so disable it.

02-15-2003, 10:09 AM
Originally posted by I_DONT_SHARE_PORN@15 February 2003 - 11:03
are you using animated cursers, if so disable it.

02-15-2003, 10:18 AM
Originally posted by BROCKSTER@15 February 2003 - 10:49
why would deleting my mouse help???
It'll re-detect it at boot-up,and then at least you'll have a generic mouse driver installed,which'll enable you to determine whether it's a hardware or software fault.

02-15-2003, 10:49 AM
go to yoru start menu, and run , and then type msconfig, press enter.
check out yoru start up entries....anything in there look odd to you???
theres a couple of pc pranks that this reminds me of.
i also agree it might be an animated cursor issue, try installing a altogether different desktop theme...this might render suprising results if the aforementioned doesnt help.

02-15-2003, 10:50 AM
Myabe the hourglass pointer set as the default pointer. Reset your pointer icons to system default.

02-16-2003, 08:53 PM
i have done wot u explained to delet it i cannot find it? :(

02-16-2003, 11:55 PM
You didn't happen to recently install 'Desktop Verifieds", did you?

02-17-2003, 12:07 AM
Can you copy and paste what your startup items are into here? It sounds like something is running in the background..an animated background on your desktop ??? or something that is taking up a lot of system resources that is running (especially if you don't have a lot of memory on your computer.) Did you install anything new today? Point is something changed. What did you do right before it changed?