Easy to Fix Mouse Moving on Its Own

By April Cai in Common Errors Tags: mouseWindows

If your mouse cursor keeps moving on its own randomly on your Windows computer, some of the methods in this article can help fix your problem. Here are 3 solutions you can try to fix this problem. You may not have to try them all. Just work your way down the list until you find the one that works. 

1. Restart your Windows PC

2. Adjust your pointer speed

3. Update your mouse, keyboard and touchpad driver

Method 1. Restart your Windows PC

A simple restarting can always help you fix some computer woes. When you find your mouse cursor is moving on its own, restart your Windows before any other solutions. 

Check to see if you can type or use your keyboard without any problem after restarting.

Method 2. Adjust your pointer speed

If the pointer speed on your computer is set to too high or too low, your mouse cursor can also moves on its own. Go with the following steps to adjust your pointer speed to a proper place:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key  and at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type control and click OK to invoke the Control Panel window.

3) Click Mouse under Large icons catalog.

4) Adjust your pointer speed to a proper place, like in the very middle. Then click Apply > OK.

5) Check to see if you can type or use your mouse without any problem.

Method 3. Update your mouse, keyboard and touchpad driver

If your any pointing device driver is outdated or corrupted, it would cause your mouse cursor keeps moving on its own. It can fix the problem through updating your pointing device driver, like mouse, keyboard and touchpad driver.

To update your pointing device drivers, you can download the latest ones from your computer manufacturer’s website. Then install the new drivers in your Windows. Or if you are not confident playing around with drivers manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. 

3) Click the Update button next to any flagged driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version). 

Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).

After updating your drivers, reboot your Windows and check to see if you can type or use your mouse without any problem.

  • Dennis Hining

    My mouse movement on it’s own got so bad I could hardly use my computer. I tried all suggestions found in the internet but no luck stopping the random movement. Finally, I disabled the BlueTooth mouse driver which helped for a couple of hours then it started again. Finally, I ran a registry cleaner (RegHunter) and fixed all the registry errors found. The mouse stopped it’s movement. I am running Windows 7 with a Logitech mouse. However, I removed this but still had the movement with the keypad activated and also with a wired USB mouse. I guess there was some problem in the Registry.