Before I reinstall XP, what have I missed or could try?
Was mouse jumping to corners very very occasionally, progressed in the past few days to stop / start / jump on screen and now just stops.
Entirely random both in time interval and movement at time of freeze
Filemon shows nothing happening at the moment control goes.
Windows sees the mouse but it does not work – removing it from the usb port gives the right ‘disconnect’ noise and reconnecting gives the right noise, the balloon pops up from the tray and it works.
4 ports tried and a hub. Same effect in each.
System is clean.
Registry is clean.
Wireless or corded has the same effect.
Googling shows thousands of such posts in Windows and Linux going back years but no definitive answer.
I sense a reinstall looming……..