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Confused and irritated!

Apr 21, 2008

I hope someone here is able to help me out somewhat as I have pretty much exhausted all ideas.

I got myself a new computer a few months back and notcied this problem straight away but as I originally didn't plan on using the new one too much just ignored it. Now however I am using it a lot more, so on with the problem..

It's kind of hard to explain in words, but when I use the mouse the cursor at times gets stuck or 'jutters' also when this happens if I'm playing music then the sound will stick only for a second or less tho but sometimes it happens quite frequent which you can imagine is irritating as hell. That's all I can say to explain it, if that makes sense? I thought it might be a memory issue so replaced it but it still happens, I can't think what else it could be.

It still feels like a memory issue because it's when I start something or open or maximise/minimise a document that the mouse or music jitters.. for the music reason it's completely annoying.

I'm running Windows XP.

Thanks. Jon
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Hi Jon

Welcome to Free PC Help

Is this a laptop with a touchpad or a desktop with a normal mouse?
Is it cordless?
Are running a normal onboard sound setup with the latest driver?

How much memory do you have?
Apr 21, 2008
Thanks for reply


It's a desktop with a normal mouse and yes normal sound setup, I havn't installed any new drivers. And I have a gig of memory. I use this machine mostly now the internet and listening to music. The jittery mouse movement I can ignore (though it's obviously not right), the jittery music I cannot, I believe it's a hardware issue because it effects both mouse and sound.. but it does seem to occur when I do something like open a new page or click the mouse (basically when I activate anything, feels like some kind of glitch is in there), would be greatful for any further assistance.



FPCH Long Term Member
Feb 7, 2007
South Africa

Right-click on My Computer and select Properties, go to the Hardware Tab and click on Device Manager.

Is there any device with a RED X or YELLOW !?
Apr 21, 2008
Maynard.. had a look, but no, nothing showing up.. i was kind of hoping there would be, at least id know something was up!

and seth, i've tried all that already thanks tho

still confused, slightly more irritated hehe


FPCH Member
Jan 8, 2008
Aperture Science
PC Experience
Operating System
Windows XP - Media Center Edition
What media player are you using? Have you tried any others?

Do you know if your sound is onboard, or if you have a sound card?