Question Having a really weird behavior with my mouse lagging badly? (Video)

bchapman

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I have an ASUS Strix ROG z370-H motherboard, and earlier this week I did a BIOS update.

Right after that two things happened:

  1. Upon rebooting, I was greeted with a GPT Header Corruption error message
  2. After fixing #1, I discovered that my mouse cursor in windows exhibits extremely erratic and bizarre behavior. It does this with all mice I have tried. I do not know what is going on, I am using a SteelSeries Rival 650.
Here is a small 10s video of the behavior so that there aren't any questions about what this is doing. I have updated drivers, I have also checked the pointer speed in the settings. This is nothing to do with pointer speed, as you can see that it is almost like there is a delay. Kind of like watching an out-of-sync movie where the words don't match the lips.


Anyways, this is more annoying than the corrupted GPT headers. I need to fix this because I am pulling my hair out every several minutes when it starts acting up again.

Thanks!
 

Ralston18

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Did you manually download, reinstall, and reconfigure the mouse drivers yourself or did you use some third party tool/utility to update the mouse drivers?

If necessary reinstall the mouse drivers directly from the manufacturer's website.

And, either way, consider that the driver download was buggy or corrupted.

Otherwise:

Use Task Manager and Resource Monitor (one at a time) to observe system performance.

First while just letting your computer "idle" and then while you move the mouse.

Watch what happens to resources and what is using those resources.
 

bchapman

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Did you manually download, reinstall, and reconfigure the mouse drivers yourself or did you use some third party tool/utility to update the mouse drivers?

If necessary reinstall the mouse drivers directly from the manufacturer's website.

And, either way, consider that the driver download was buggy or corrupted.

Otherwise:

Use Task Manager and Resource Monitor (one at a time) to observe system performance.

First while just letting your computer "idle" and then while you move the mouse.

Watch what happens to resources and what is using those resources.
I did notice that this performance hit seemed to happen when I would access my D: drive. This is an SATA physical 2TB internal drive.

I did manually reinstall the drivers
 

Ralston18

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Update your post to include full system hardware specs.

PSU: Make, model, wattage, age, condition?

Check Task Manager for what all is being launched via the startup tab - disable anything you recognize and do not need to have launched at startup.
 

bchapman

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Update your post to include full system hardware specs.

PSU: Make, model, wattage, age, condition?

Check Task Manager for what all is being launched via the startup tab - disable anything you recognize and do not need to have launched at startup.
Sorry - got a little sick the last few days. Here are my specs:

PSU: EVGA 850 G3, 80 PLUS Gold 850W, [1.5y old]​
MOBO: ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING, Intel Z370 Chipset, LGA 1151, HDMI, ATX Motherboard​
HDD1: SAMSUNG 500GB 970 EVO 2280​
HDD2: WESTERN DIGITAL 2TB Black WD2003FZEX​
RAM: KINGSTON 32GB Kit (2 x 16GB) HyperX Fury DDR4 2666MHz, CL16 KINGSTON 32GB Kit (2 x 16GB) HyperX Fury DDR4 2666MHz, CL16​
GFX: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING, 1480 - 1582MHz, 11GB GDDR5X​
GFX Cooling: EK-FC1080 GTX Ti - Nickel Plated Copper Water Block with Acetal Top for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti​
CPU: INTEL Core™ i7-8086K Limited Edition 6-Core 4.0 - 5.0GHz Turbo, LGA 1151​
OS: Windows 10 x64​

Let me know if there is anything else I can provide!

Thanks for the assistance
 

Ralston18

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Not seeing anything there...

Were you able to test the mouse and observe via Task Manager and Resource Monitor (see my post # 2).

If you boot into Safe Mode does the mouse "bad" behavior continue?

If not, consider running "sfc /scannow" and "dism". Either one may find and correct some corrupted/buggy file.
 

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