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Windows 7: USB Mouse Freezes

24 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
USB Mouse Freezes

http://social.answers.microsoft.com/...e-b3f74165dc23

I have the exact same problem like the user in that thread is having. I do not know why; I have tried to do a system restore before the problem started, but it is still continuing. If at all possible, the last action I want to take is a complete reformat.

Nonetheless, could someone assist me with this problem please? I am a gamer, and this problem just makes it difficult to play anything!

Synopsis of problem:
At times when I move my mouse, it would just freeze for a second or so; then it unfreezes, which is also accompanied by a "windows event sound" pretty much all of the time. My mouse is a Microsoft Intellimouse Optical 1.1a.

Thanks!

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24 Apr 2010   #2

 

Change USB port. Move from front to back or vice versa.
tests port

or

Change mouse.
tests mouse
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24 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Even when I used a different port, the problem persists. As for mouse change, I used another Microsoft Intellimouse I have, and the problem still continues.

On a side note, I tried both mice on my old computer and the problem is not occurring.

Could this be a driver conflict? :s I have tried uninstalling my mouse's drivers and it did not fix anything. The more I think about it, the less hopeful I am of regaining control of this computer.
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24 Apr 2010   #4

 

Open Task Manager.
Sort by CPU Usage (twice, high on top).

Move the mouse.

Does CPU usage spike, and if yes, what process?
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24 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7
 
 

The CPU usage does not spike.

BTW, I very much appreciate your assistance Casca. =)
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24 Apr 2010   #6

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NeedHelpPlease View Post
The CPU usage does not spike.
Understood, but did the mouse hang/freeze?
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24 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7
 
 

No, it did not. It happens at some of the most inconvenient times, the little bugger...
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24 Apr 2010   #8

 

And, just to rule out the absurd - Disable ALL Windows system sounds.
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24 Apr 2010   #9

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How would I do that, Casca?

EDIT: I just saw your thumbnail.

Okay, I will post back later in the topic if the problem occurs again.

Once more, thank you Casca.
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24 Apr 2010   #10

 

Right click volume icon, select Sounds, No Sounds.
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