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Windows 7: Mouse Locking Up Randomly

24 Nov 2010   #1

Windows XP//Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 
Mouse Locking Up Randomly

Alright, so I've had this standard 3-button logitech mouse for about a few years now (M-BT96A) and the left click finally decided to die on it. So, I decided to take the mouse from my spare PC (same exact hardware as my main PC) and use it. It's a logitech mouse as well (M-UR69). Now, here's when the problem comes in.

Originally, I had my original mouse on a USB to PS/2 converter. It's always how I've done it to have most of my USB ports open, even back several years ago. I tried putting the mouse from the spare computer on said PS/2 converter, but it doesn't even power on at all when the computer turns on. So I had to resort to putting it into a USB port.

So I do so. I start going through my normal business, checking email, playing a game of starcraft and that's about it. And then I notice, it's locking up. During StarCraft, when I moved my mouse, it locked in place for one or two seconds and then finally resumed back to where I was moving it to. I noticed this immediately and when I got the game finished, I started looking it up on google. Lo and behold, it does the freezing thing again. And it isn't a pre-determined time it does it either. Understand, it's happening at random instances.

Some forums have said that certain services or event logs can tell you what's going on and what would cause it. However, nothing is ever starting or stopping or no activity is occuring when the brief halt occurs.

I started troubleshooting, removing it from device manager, reinstalling it normally through 'scan for hardware changes'. Still no go. Now I'm stuck with a mouse that locks up randomly and such and I can't do a thing about it. It's a nuisance and why I can't fix it, I don't even know.

This is what I've tried:

-Put the mouse back on my spare PC (same hardware as I mentioned before) and logged into Windows (Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit). No hitching. Nothing. Standard movement, everything is good.
-Tried other mice I could find (older USB ones that I don't like too much/are not comfortable/ones that my dad uses) and they don't even hitch. At all. Everything works like a charm for them. Even plugged into the PS/2 converter, they work beautifully.
-Replugged my old mouse and tried using it (left click is pretty much a dud, I have to slam on it to click) and it worked without hitching.
-Tested other USB ports. Same results.

So now I'm at a loss because I don't understand how I can fix this or get around this. I could buy another mouse, but I don't really have the money to do that at the moment. I just want to solve this issue. What should I do?

Thank you.

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24 Nov 2010   #2
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Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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24 Nov 2010   #3

Windows XP//Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

No, I never install drivers for mice that I use. Ever.

It sort of feels like the computer is doing something when it locks up. But again, my other mice didn't do this.
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24 Nov 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

No harm in giving the driver a chance. You are plugging into the mobo usb ports in the back of the system correct!
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24 Nov 2010   #5

Windows XP//Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
No harm in giving the driver a chance. You are plugging into the mobo usb ports in the back of the system correct!

Of course. Always in the back.

And bioticandia is not reliable on drivers. They want money. Just saying.
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24 Nov 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Checking into it on Google and your right the mouse should work with out an driver required. Try unplugging the mouse and letting the system find it in another usb port.
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24 Nov 2010   #7

Windows XP//Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Checking into it on Google and your right the mouse should work with out an driver required. Try unplugging the mouse and letting the system find it in another usb port.
As I started in my original post, I already tried that. Same results.
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25 Nov 2010   #8

Windows XP//Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Here's an update...

In safe mode, I don't ever get the hitches. I have to assume it's something starting and stopping over and over again. I'm not sure what would be the actual thing doing it.

Another thing I noticed is that when it locks up, I don't see the processor meter go up in task manager. It's odd.
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25 Nov 2010   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Check you start up items and clear all unnecessary programs.
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25 Nov 2010   #10

Windows XP//Windows 7 Ultimate RTM
 
 

I usually do that on all my computers too. I only have three startup items that I leave on. MSN, Skype, and Avast. Having them off (which causes no startup items) doesn't necessarily solve the issue either.


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