[SOLVED] Mouse moving slowly ?

User Name Noob

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My mouse is performing very poorly after launching a new game. It moves much more slowly and I have difficulty double clicking on my desktop icons. The mouse is set to the fastest setting and nothing else has been changed. Drivers are up to date. Any help would be appreciated!

Edit: I just discovered that my mouse functions normally in two other games. Poor performance outside of those games, however.

System info:
OS: Windows 10
CPU: intel i7 6700k @4.00 GHz
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Mobo: ASRock Z170 Extreme6
RAM: 33 GB GSkill 1599MHz
SSD: 238GB M600 SATA / 2TB Samsung 860 evo
Opt: ASUS DRW-24B1st
Mouse: Razer Deathadder Elite
Monitor: 34" Alienware AW3481DWld

The mouse seems to be functioning normally in 'Oxygen Not Included' and in 'Fallout: New Vegas' (which is the game that caused this to happen). I can click on buttons just fine everywhere else except my Desktop, which I have to rapidly double-click more than once to activate them.

Edit #2: To clarify: the cursor speed (movement distance) has been reduced by about 25-30%.
 
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Ralston18

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

First, leaving the Resource Monitor or Task Manager window open but dragged to one side, simply play a game where the mouse behaves normally.

Then play the game where the mouse exhibits problems. Try to spot something different regarding the resources being used between the two games and/or desktop.

My main thought is that Fallout may be corrupted in some manner or is in some conflict with Windows or the mouse drivers.

You can try running the built-in Windows troubleshooters. The troubleshooters may find and fix something.

There is also "sfc /scannow" and "dism" via the Command Prompt.

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-sfc-scannow-to-repair-windows-system-files-2626161

https://www.howtogeek.com/222532/how-to-repair-corrupted-windows-system-files-with-the-sfc-and-dism-commands/
 

Ralston18

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Moderator
Use Resource Monitor and Task Manager (use both but just one at a time) to observe system performance.

First, leaving the Resource Monitor or Task Manager window open but dragged to one side, simply play a game where the mouse behaves normally.

Then play the game where the mouse exhibits problems. Try to spot something different regarding the resources being used between the two games and/or desktop.

My main thought is that Fallout may be corrupted in some manner or is in some conflict with Windows or the mouse drivers.

You can try running the built-in Windows troubleshooters. The troubleshooters may find and fix something.

There is also "sfc /scannow" and "dism" via the Command Prompt.

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-sfc-scannow-to-repair-windows-system-files-2626161

https://www.howtogeek.com/222532/how-to-repair-corrupted-windows-system-files-with-the-sfc-and-dism-commands/
 

User Name Noob

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May 1, 2019
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Use Resource Monitor and Task Manager (use both but just one at a time) to observe system performance.

First, leaving the Resource Monitor or Task Manager window open but dragged to one side, simply play a game where the mouse behaves normally.

Then play the game where the mouse exhibits problems. Try to spot something different regarding the resources being used between the two games and/or desktop.

My main thought is that Fallout may be corrupted in some manner or is in some conflict with Windows or the mouse drivers.

You can try running the built-in Windows troubleshooters. The troubleshooters may find and fix something.

There is also "sfc /scannow" and "dism" via the Command Prompt.

https://www.lifewire.com/how-to-use-sfc-scannow-to-repair-windows-system-files-2626161

https://www.howtogeek.com/222532/how-to-repair-corrupted-windows-system-files-with-the-sfc-and-dism-commands/
Great info...thanks for posting it! I used the SFC/Scannow command and that showed that I did indeed have some corrupted files...they were fixed in the process. My mouse is functioning normally now! \o/
 

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