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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

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    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

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    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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