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Minecraft Mouse Moves On Its Own

If you notice that your Minecraft mouse moves on its own, the refresh rate is usually at fault, and you should modify it. Other solutions include changing the display scaling, tweaking the display resolution, disabling display scaling on high DPI settings, and disconnecting the external monitor. Read to the end to learn what must be done to stop your mouse from moving by itself in Minecraft

What You Could Do

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Modify The Refresh Rate 

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings, select System and choose Advanced display settings in Display.
  • Step 2: Change Refresh rate to 60.00 Hz.
  • Step 3: Close Settings, restart your computer and determine whether the issue persists.

Change The Display Scaling 

  • Step 1: Go to Settings, hit System and in Display, set Change the size of text, apps and other items as 100%.
  • Step 2: After you finish, restart your computer.
  • Step 3: When the screen comes back on, launch Minecraft and see how things turn out.

Tweak The Display Resolution 

  • Step 1: Go to Settings, hit System and in Display, set Display resolution as 1920 x 1080.
  • Step 2: Proceed to restart your computer.
  • Step 3: Launch Minecraft then see how things turn out.

Disable Display Scaling On High DPI Settings 

  • Step 1: Locate Minecraft icon, right-click it and pick Properties.
  • Step 2: Navigate to Compatibility then check the checkbox next to Disable display scaling on high DPI settings.
  • Step 5: Select Apply, choose OK and restart your computer.

Disconnect The External Monitor

You have been playing Minecraft with an external monitor? Then it’s possible that the monitor is the source of the trouble. All you have to do is to disconnect the external monitor and play the game on the main screen.

Mouse Moving On Its Own In Minecraft: Possibilities

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Generally speaking, people could experience a number of issues while playing Minecraft. However, in the case that the Minecraft mouse moves on its own, you should keep in mind the following suspects: 

  • Refresh rate.
  • Scaling.
  • Resolution.
  • Monitor.

A Few Common Questions

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How Do I Back Up My Minecraft Worlds? 

In Minecraft, you could select the world that you want to back up and choose edit. Next, the game is going to give you the option of creating a backup. The backup will be saved in  /.minecraft/backups as a .zip file.

Is There More Than One Version Of Minecraft? 

At the moment, there are two major versions of Minecraft: Bedrock Edition and Java Edition. Other versions include Minecraft Pi Edition, Minecraft Education Edition, etc. 

May I Play Minecraft For Free? 

You could play the demo for Minecraft for free. Still, to enjoy Minecraft to the fullest, you have to pay to access all of the features. 

Does Minecraft Support Crossplay? 

Yes, Minecraft allows crossplay. However, this function is only available for the Bedrock Edition. That means if you play Java Edition on your computer, you can only play with users playing the same edition on PC. 

What happens if I get killed in Survival Mode? 

In a nutshell, you lose all your items if you get killed in the Survival Mode. The items will fall to the ground and you may return to pick them up. There is a time limit though so you must hurry to get the items back. Additionally, if you get killed again, the items should disappear for good. 

What kinds of blocks are affected by gravity?

Only two kinds of blocks are affected by gravity: sand and gravel. Thus, while mining, be careful because if you dig under sand and gravel blocks, they can fall on top of you.

Is there an ending in Minecraft? 

No, Minecraft is infinite. That being said, there is a final boss: Ender Dragon. You could defeat Ender Dragon and continue expanding your Minecraft world. 

“This Feature Requires Removable Media Such As A USB Flash Drive”

If you run into the error “This feature requires removable media such as a USB flash drive” while resetting the admin password, you should resort to the built-in administrator account. Aside from that, depending on the situation, you should consider creating a new administrator account. Read to the end to learn what must be done to regain access to your PC. 

What You Could Do

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Make Use Of The Built-In Administrator Account 

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings.
  • Step 2: Click Update & Security then pick Recovery.
  • Step 3: Hit Restart now under Advanced startup.
  • Step 4: When the screen comes back on, go to Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.
  • Step 5: Proceed to press either 4 (F4) to boot into Safe Mode or 5 (F5) to boot into Safe Mode with Networking.
  • Step 6: Click on the arrow icon at the login screen and pick the Administrator account
  • Step 7: Open Control Panel/User Accounts, select Manage another account and choose your administrator account.
  • Step 8: Type in the new password then hit Change password.
  • Step 9: Restart the PC into normal mode.

Create A New Administrator Account 

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings.
  • Step 2: Click Update & Security then pick Recovery.
  • Step 3: Hit Restart now under Advanced startup.
  • Step 4: When the screen comes back on, go to Troubleshoot > Advanced options >  Command Prompt.
  • Step 5: Run the command net user administrator /active:yes, exit Command Prompt and restart your computer.
  • Step 6: Open Control Panel, select User Accounts and choose Manage another account.
  • Step 7: Click your corrupted administrator account pick Delete the account.
  • Step 8: Press Windows key, type cmd and hit Run as administrator.
  • Step 9: In Command Prompt (Admin), run the command net user administrator /active:no.
  • Step 10: Restart your computer then log in using the newly created account.

What Might Have Gone Wrong

All in all, Windows allows people to reset account passwords including the admin one if they have a password reset drive. You don’t have a password reset drive but still attempt to reset the admin password? Then it’s only natural for the error “This feature requires removable media such as a USB flash drive” to appear. On the bright side, you could 

Other Common Questions

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What must be done to access Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)?

  • If you cannot get to the home screen, click the Power icon on the login screen then pick Restart while holding Shift.
  • If you can get to the home screen, Start > Settings > Update & Security > Recovery > Restart now.

How do I change my privacy settings? 

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings.
  • Step 2: Hit Privacy & Security.
  • Step 3: Review the settings then apply changes if necessary. 

Does it take long to download Windows updates? 

The time to download updates relies on the Internet connection speed, network settings, size of the update, … On occasions, it could take hours for Windows updates to complete so you should be patient. If your computer is a laptop, plug it in so it won’t run out of power in the middle of the update. Also, outside of emergencies, you should avoid interrupting Windows updates so as to preserve the integrity of the operating system.

Is it possible to check for Windows updates manually?

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings, choose Update & Security and select Check for updates.
  • Step 2: If an update is available, allow Windows to download and install it.
  • Step 3: When the update wraps up, restart your computer.

Can I remove an installed Windows update?

  • Step 1: Press Windows + I to open Settings, choose Update & Security and select View update history in Windows Update. 
  • Step 2: Hit Uninstall updates, right-click the update you want to uninstall and click Uninstall. 
  • Step 3: As soon as the process completes, restart your computer. 

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