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Want to Unfreeze a Frozen Notebook Mouse (Touchpad)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by johnvrooman, Aug 13, 2004.

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  1. johnvrooman

    johnvrooman Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Windows XP Pro.

    At the office I use an external mouse on my computer.

    At the end of the day I (usually) unplug the mouse before going into standby mode.

    When I forget to disconnect mouse before going into standby mode...when I get home and resume my touchpad ends up being frozen and won't work.(Note: Built-in notebook keyboard does work however).

    When this happens the only way I know how to correct the problem is to restart the computer.

    Is there some magic or alternative way to unfreeze my mouse without having to restart the computer?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Lance1

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    Ctrl \ Alt \ Delete. Click Processes and see if the mouse app is still running. If it is, right click on it and end processes.
     
  3. johnvrooman

    johnvrooman Thread Starter

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    >>
    Ctrl \ Alt \ Delete. Click Processes and see if the mouse app is still running.
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    Hmmm. It would be hard to "click" anything if the mouse was frozen in the first place:)

    However, I'll try to execute you suggestion using the keyboard.

    Thanks.

    Anyone else have ideas, suggestions, solutions? ... There's often more than one way to fix a computer problem.
     
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