My cursor won't respond to my mouse's movements. For example when I am using a program the cursor sticks for a second on some part of the programs interface and I have to jiggle the mouse to move it. And even then the curser movement is not smooth from then on.
I don't have as much trouble with it in my browser's main screen area, but when I have to use the task bar or some other menu function the problem re-occurs.
I have tried the following to fix the situation but with no luck:
checked mouse driver in Device Manager for updates (but none needed)
run anti-spyware and anti-vrus check
cleaned mouse rollers and ball etc.
run a registry fix program
run an auto repair program
checked mouse is plugged into socket ok
I cleaned out the mouse again this afternoon and there was some improvement. The curser is still sluggish in places but it moves when I manually move the mouse ball, so it is probably time I got a new mouse. I also tried using the mouse without the mouse pad and that helped also.
I suppose after a while the rubber on the mouse ball loses its smoothness hence the increased friction etc.