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A user reports that the mouse is not working properly. The technician notices on the users
workstation that the mouse cursor spins for several minutes before the technician can use
the mouse. Which of the following is the cause of the issue?

  • A. Failed Operating System
  • B. Faulty mouse
  • C. Faulty CPU
  • D. Not enough memory
Created 6 months, 1 week ago by SoggyTearducts


How does amount of memory effect the mouse?


that's exactly what I was thinking...can someone please explain the answer?


A memory hungry software is causing the system to utilize a huge amount of memory. This is sometimes called a Memory Leak. Mobile phones like the legacy Blackberry handsets have also been reported spinning pointers for several minutes so It's a leak in memory.


Pretty much everything on your computer uses memory. If the mouse wheel is spinning, it's because it's waiting for enough memory to be available perform an action.


Tricky question but the answer is D. A computer not having enough RAM can cause the mouse to spin for every minutes while the computer looks to make room of the available RAM installed. Another way to look at this is, say you have a Windows Vista computer and you only have 2GB RAM installed, you are sure to run into this problem. To only way to fix it is to install more RAM.