The cursor using my laptop touchpad keeps having periods of becoming very erratic, going slow to move and finally freezing up...everything else works ok when this is happening. If I leave it a couple of minutes or reboot it's ok. I've replaced the touchpad driver, reimaged (doesn't eliminate possibility problem is in the image though), done sfc /scannow, This has been happening for a few months. Any other ideas?
Unresponsive Cursor(13 posts)
I think I've located the cause of the unresponsive cursor. I looked in Performance tab in Task Manager and CPU was running at 100%. I looked in Processes and the culprit turned out to be MsMpEng which is MS Essentials. I turned it off and the problem went away. A scheduled scan was not due at that time...I don't know what it was doing to warrant hogging the processor. Perhaps there is a corrupted file or instruction that's making it do this so I'm going to reinstall it.
I struggled to get to the Task Manager with the loopy cursor so if someone complains of this problem sometime it might be a good idea to get them to install some visual indication of memory and processor use in the system tray to monitor to see if cpu time or memory space is getting saturated.
I d/l the uninstaller but it was in German, nevertheless I hit both buttons separately and it didn't work. I used the add/remove route. Pity I couldn't use Revo as it only works for 32bit programs in the free version. If the problem recurs I know where to look. I tell you what, an AV is definitely quite heavy on a computer's apparent speed...it's on steroids without it! :D Hmm.....
Still got the problem...mse still not re-installed :( It definitely seems like something is chewing resources when it happens...it only lasts for two or three minutes at most. I've got my usb mouse by me...I'll put it in when it goes weird. I might go back to my most basic image.