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HP Pavilion500 PC
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

My mouse and/or controller moves by itself. I thought it was the controller that I bought a few years ago. So I got a refund. However, the problem seems to happen with any controller I plug into my computer. Even when I know the controller works. Recently, even the mouse has been doing it. I tried resetting my computer OS, but that caused more trouble then good. I've gone to Microsoft about this, but they couldn't help.

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@knyteii,

 

 

Good Day. A warm welcome to the HP community. I reviewed the case regarding issues with the computer. I will be delighted to assist you here. 

 

Check the Mouse options under the control panel: 

Start → Control Panel → Mouse → Buttons tab.  

Check the box labeled "Use MS Office compatible scroll only."  

Also, check the box below labeled "Scroll inactive window only." 

 
If the issue persists, attempt the below steps: 

Attempt using an alternate/external mouse.  

(If that works when the touchpad is disabled on Synaptic software, it would mean that it's a touchpad failure, 

However, if the external mouse doesn't work either, it could be a software/driver issue). 

 

Uninstall and reinstall the drivers for your mouse: 

Go to the Device Manager and select your mouse. Uninstall it and then restart your computer. During restart, your mouse driver will automatically be reinstalled. 

  • 1.   Click on Start and type ‘Device Manager’. 

  • 2.   Click Device Manager. 

  • 3.   Click + sign next to Mouse. 

  • 4.   Right-click on mouse entry and choose "uninstall". 

  • 5.   Restart your computer.

Keep me posted. Happy to help!

 

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Greetings! 

  

This message is from the HP Support team, 

  

Just needed to know if all your queries were resolved? 

  

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Turn off the computer and disconnect the mouse and carefully clean it all round. Wipes for glasses or some isopropyl alcohol are safe to use, if not just a few drops of water on a soft cloth.  Check around the led underneath for dirt and debris with a cotton bud.  Some surfaces can cause reflections on the led and confuse it.

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