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Mouse hangs, stops responding

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by BgRedMchn, Jan 30, 2005.

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  1. BgRedMchn

    BgRedMchn Thread Starter

    Jan 30, 2005
    Hey everyone, new here. No one, even Compaq, can figure this problem out. Most times this happens when I am opening IEXPLORER or sometimes it just seems to happen after it's open. I will attempt to open IEXPLORER and my mouse will hang (stop responding) for about a second, then jump back into action. Say like opening up the web browser, and moving your mouse around in a circle, it stops even though you are still moving it.

    It also does this just when NOTHING is open on the desktop. Just stops for about a second, then springs back. Here's a list of thinngs I have tried;

    Destructive Restore
    Took mouse apart, cleaned ball and sensors
    New mouse connected, same issue

    Windows XP Home Edition
    Vers 2002
    Service Pack 1

    Compaq Presario
    AMD AthlonXP 2000+
    1.67 GHz
    224 MB Ram

    Anything else anyone needs to know, just let me know.
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    The problem is likely that something is causing the PC to run at 100%, so the mouse does not get recognised while that is happening.

    Don't blame the mouse in that case.

    Rune the Task Manager (Alt - Ctrl - Del) and keep the Performance tab open, see what the % of CPU is when it happens?
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