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Want to Unfreeze a Frozen Notebook Mouse (Touchpad)

Q: Want to Unfreeze a Frozen Notebook Mouse (Touchpad)

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.

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A: Want to Unfreeze a Frozen Notebook Mouse (Touchpad)

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

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Extremely frustrated I've looked and tried to find a solution to no avail. When the notebook boots up, it gets to the login screen, I wouldn't be able to do anything at that point but I can log in because I have a fingerprint scanner, from there I'm 100% dead in the water. The only way to shut down is to hold down the power button. While the computer is in bootup, I have touchpad/keyboard function, I can escape to boot options, BIOS, repair, etc. and have normal functionality while there but not in safe mode. I have ran SFC with commands several times, chkdsk with commands several times, nothing changes. SFC says it found problems but was not able to fix all of them and the last chkdsk found nothing wrong.

Here are the events leading up to:
* had disk errors and bad sectors in old hard drive (could not repair)
* cloned old hard drive to new hard drive (there were errors but the new hard drive booted and worked for the most part correctly)
* in the process of trying to fix missing setup files for applications and other miscellaneous small issues, I ran troubleshooting, updates, chkdsk, sfc, etc. removed various applications, and added a few, nothing worked. I installed Revo uninstaller to remove Kaspersky Internet Security as it is THE MOST stubborn application to remove I've ever experienced. The reason I mention that is because I went through my computer trying to find the leftover files even after Revo because Kaspersky was still running after re-installing it and uninsta... Read more

A:Frozen touchpad and keyboard on HP Pavillion dv6 3225dx Notebook

If you have (and should have) a USB keyboard and mouse connect them and see if they will work.
Since your file system was already corrupted you cloned the bad files to the new drive.
If the USB devices work you should do a Repair Install.
If that doesn't work do this: Using System Recovery, Factory Reset and Minimized Image Recovery Options HP Pavilion dv6-3225dx Entertainment Notebook PC | HP? Support
From this tut:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7


   Information
On newer models HP Recovery may offer a Minimized OS Recovery option when booting from F11, which retains only the OS, Recovery Manager, HP Support Asst, and HP Wireless LAN. This is as close to a clean reinstall as you can get without doing one yourself.
● If you clean reinstall only to C and leave all other partitions intact, F11 Recovery key should still work later if you need it.
● You can also Extract HP 3rd Party Software from RecovCD.
● Problems with volume control lighting and HP Quick Launch buttons have been dealt with here where you can also get further support.

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Got a user who has a Acer 5100-3583 notebook, the keyboard and touchpad are unresponsive after multiple reboots and standard trouble shooting yield no results.? The unit is only 14 months old and out of warranty.
Any clues?

It will read from DVD-ROM drive as it reads a DVD movie when inserted.
No USB devices such as keyboard and mouse work either.

Thanks
Greg
 

A:Acer 5100-3583 notebook keyboard & touchpad frozen..?

- in windows, press Fn+F7 (or the combination you have to activate/deactivate touchpad
- In the bios (press F2 when it appears the ACER screen when booting), be sure that the Tpad is enabled.
Purchase a usb mouse and keyboard and by pass the problem.
Restore to an earlier date to make sure the configuration wasn't dumped somewhere along the line.
Reformat the system.
Check with Acer Site under troubleshooting to see if there are any other solutions.
Last resort and if your capable open casing to check for loose connections. ( It does appear Acer has problems with touchpads frequently)
Luck to you and this is about all the thoughts I came up with right now. Let us know...Jazz
 

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I have upgaded my notebook from windows 8 to 10 and now my mouse touch pad is not working. i downloaded and installed  the driver from hp support but still didnt work. is there any one could help me with that plz.  

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Just this morning I have begun encountering a very annoying glitch where the mouse pointer keeps feezing for a second or two on the screen then unfreezing for a few seconds, then repeating it again OVER AND OVER AND OVER!!! It's driving me crazy, help appreciated!!

A:mouse freeze/unfreeze repeatedly

Hi kenny1,

First and foremost, please post your computer specs. Posting computer specs definitely helps us troubleshoot computer issues more efficiently. May I ask, are you using a desktop or laptop computer? What is the brand/model of the mouse device? If your computer is a laptop computer, are you using the touchpad that's on the laptop or a USB mouse connected to the laptop?

Check the device manager...do you see any exclamation marks on any of the hardware components? Try disconnecting and reconnecting the mouse. Also, you can try re-installing the mouse drivers. Hope everything works out well for you.

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A:notebook 3000 N500 touchpad doesnt work (touchpad funktioniert nicht)

Hi,  Today I bought this model and have the same problem. If anyone know the solution, please share it here. thx arghhhh!!!!  there, in a top right  corner of the laptop, is a sensor button. Just press it and touchpad becomes alive (it dosn't look like a button at all) ADMIN EDIT - There is now an official tip which explains the N500 trackpoint function and the button to enable / disable it.Message Edited by Mark_Lenovo on 03-04-2009 01:28 PM

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Not really sure what genre this problem should be on. However i have recently purchased a Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li2727 notebook. Working fine when i got it but i decided to use a usb mouse instead of touchpad now the touchpad has stopped working entirely even when usb mouse id plugged out. i really want to resolve the problem. i have already gone onto control panal, mouse but the touchpad does not come up as a device. Any help appriciated thanks.

A:Touchpad not working, usb mouse does, touchpad never works even w/o usb mouse

Hello Tristan,

Welcome to the forums.

Been a while since I had a laptop, but I seem to remember there being a setting on what to do with the touchpad when the mouse is plugged in. Unfortunately I don't remember where and have no way of finding it.

Have you tried rebooting with the mouse unplugged?

Sorry I can't be of more help. The manual for the laptop ought to have that info in it somewhere.

Gary

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Hi guys,

New here, so I hope I'm not out of line asking for help, and that I'm asking correctly. I've exhausted my own ideas on this but the problem is driving me IN.SANE.

THE ISSUE:
When using an external (USB) mouse with my ASUS Win7 laptop, the mouse randomly lifts up and re-clicks while clicking or while dragging (despite the button remaining consistently depressed), resulting in selection of the wrong objects, inadvertent double-clicks, and incorrect dragging. From what I can tell, this affects only the left click and not the right.

WHAT I'VE TRIED:
Laptop touchpad - no problem. Everything works fine with the built-in touchpad.
Another mouse - same problem. These are wired mice, so it's not a battery or connection issue.
Another USB port - same problem in all four. There's no visible issue with the motion of the mouse/cursor, so it seems to be communicating OK via USB.
Safe Mode - no problem, from what I can tell. The wired USB mouse seems to click and drag as normal in Safe Mode.
Mouse Settings - no effect. Adjusting the click/double-click/drag settings doesn't seem to change anything.
System Resources - no effect. Clicking/dragging seems to show the same results in the RAM/CPU monitors whether I'm having the problem (with the mouse) or performing the same actions without the problem (with the trackpad).

WHAT I CANNOT FIGURE OUT:
What haven't I ruled out? What else could be causing the issue?

The problem came on suddenly after about a year, but I... Read more

A:Mouse problem: Any external mouse. Touchpad OK. Mouse OK in Safe Mode.

Hey mate, and welcome,

Possible problem:
1. Mouse itself is bad. Either the button itself or internally
2. Driver is not at its best

Try:
Going to the mouse manufacture website to download the most recent driver for your Windows 7, either 32 or 64 bit. If it doesn't work, try without any driver (so that windows driver takes over).

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My laptop touchpad has been freezing up periodically, seemingly triggered by my use of the scrolling portion of the pad, though using that portion of the pad does not always result in my touchpad freezing up.

Prior to this issue, I had run ComboFix and logged onto the forums to post my log (post located here)--other than that, I haven't been doing anything unusual with my laptop recently.

Any helpful suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I have a packard bell laptop with windows xp. Sometimes when i switch on, i find my curser is frozen. I don't use a mouse just the touchpad. To get it to start i have to switch it of and then start again, it seems to be allright the second time i power up. Can anyone tell me how to rectify this please. thanks.

A:frozen touchpad

Hi bobbies -
How often is this problem occuring (regular / daily / weekly / once or twice) and have you used a mouse at all to see if this helps.
I find that even on my 12 month old Win7 Toshiba that a mouse cured these problems.

A laptop with XP ?? 8+ years old may have worn sensors or a build up of dust etc under the touchpad at times -

Try to clean under the pad (very carefully) or try a mouse and see if there is any change -

Thank You -

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My Toshiba Satellite TouchPad is frozen and fn-f5 and f9 won't fix the problem and I am at my wits end.
 

A:TouchPad cursor frozen

Hp laptops have a small pinhole in one corner of the touchpad. It is actually a toggle that, when double tapped, turns on or turns off the touchpad. I believe it possible your Toshiba may have the same touchpad which may be the source of your problem. Double or single tap the toggle and you may unfreeze it.
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

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A few weeks a go a bought a new LG netbook. Tonight I turned it on and the cursor is just stuck there in the middle of the screen.

I don't use a mouse, just the touchpad, so I can't even attempt to do anything. Everything else seems to be working fine in the background upon boot up and on the desktop, but the cursor won't budge.

Tried to open control panel but obviously can't do that with the cursor stuck. Any options the DON'T involve me having to buy a new USB mouse?

How can I fix this?

Thanks.
 

A:My netbook touchpad is frozen. Can't do anything! Now what?

You can go into device manager, delete the touchpad and restart the system and see if that clears it up but it sounds like a hardware issue with either a loose ribbon cable to the touchpad or its just burned out (it happens).

If the netbook is new though perhaps its still under warranty and you can get an RMA for it from the manufacturer?
 

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I can't use my touchpad. My arrow/cursor is frozen in the middle of the screen.

1) I can still use external mouse

2) I saw in similar post somebody suggested using memory tool scan from microsoft. I did find that but when I clicked on it the owner was not microsoft but some other name. I am tired of downloding stuff on my computer and find out later that they are spyware etc..

3) I purchased Norton 360 which does not help

4) I ran system restore, did not help. First when I ran system restore it gave me error message "unspecified error during system restore" I ran it in safemode and now I could restore. Then I had to do the updates again. Rebooted toshiba laptop agai and the cursor still frozen.

Could you please help? What help could I use from Microsoft Help ? Most diagnostic stuff I downloaded so far wants me to buy their product? What shall I do?

A:frozen arrow on touchpad

Norton and vista usually dont go well together. I would use Avast or AVG antivirus, they are free.

Have you tried finding drivers for the touchpad? You could try to install new drivers or just reinstall current ones. Also have you tried turning the touchpad off and then on again? Is the touchpad on?

Just a thought


Jeremy

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Hi, Can you help me, with regards to my touchpad will not work or frozen everytime I used a LAN cable, but if I am connected to wireless its working great. Using external mouse is working but I want to find out why built in touchpad will not. In our place, wireless is not working properly, connection is very slow, better to used the LAN cable connection is faster.

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Please don't respond unless you totally read and understand my problem.
1. HP Pavillion dv9207us (RP282UA#ABA) [laptop]
2. Windows Vista Home Premium edition
3. Keyboard and touchpad have stopped working, but Bluetooth mouse works.
4. 'Software' keyboard pops up on screen to use with mouse, but NO hardware
keys respond and the touchpad is also dead.
5. When attempting to reinstall [or connect an external keyboard] I received
the following message:
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Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while
attempting to install it.
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
This operation requires an interactive window station.
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6. The "Keyboards" section of the Device Manager is showing two "Unknown devices" with yellow triangles with exclamation marks and I am unable to locate the keyboard and touchpad drivers using the Recovery Manager.
7. Uninstalling the drivers in Device Manager only starts Step 5 all over
again.
8. I do not have restore point before the problem came about and do not have the Windows Vista Installation disk since the computer was shipped with only the Recovery partition on Drive D:\ which is inaccessable. [See Step 6
regarding Recovery Manager.]
9. THE KEYBOARD DOES WORK AT THE BIOS LEVEL. IT JUST STOPS WORKING WHEN WINDOWS VISTA BOOTS.
10. Problem st... Read more

A:Laptop keyboard & touchpad frozen

are you able to get into safemode and if so, are you having problems there also?

What game did you uninstall and how did you uninstall it?

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Hello,
My wife's Dell Insprion 1200 (laptop) has a frozen touchpad pointer. I know this isn't the most desirable computer but she only uses for e-bay and e-mails. It was in the shop a couple of weeks ago to have the AC plug in the back of the computer changed. It seemed to work fine for a couple of days before the pointer froze. I've turned it off and unplugged the battery and AC cord, reinstalled both and turned on, pointer still frozen. I tried Fn + F9; still didn't work. I also tried system restore to a month ago, and it still doesn't work. Can anyone help me? Thanks
 

A:touchpad pointer frozen on screen

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My laptop is having spells of the cursor being frozen and the while screen going blank sometimes and starting up again. This happens while I'm working and then when it starts up again, all the windows are not available. I tried switch in it on and off and even taking the battery out, and starting again. What else should I do?

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Hi I'm having a problem that I really can't seem to resolve: the image of my cursor freezes about 5 seconds after I log in, but the actual pointer still works i.e. I can still use the mouse, it's just that the cursor doesn't correspond to what I'm actually pointing at. At first this occurred randomly, sometimes after 25-30 mins of use, but now it does it every time, straight away.

One way I've found to get around it is to turn on mouse trails at the lowest setting, this lets me see the trails of the cursor (at the correct location), which at least lets me know what I'm clicking on.

I've tried:
Removing and reinstalling the drivers
Trying a different (ps/2) mouse
Trying a different USB port
Removing spyware etc with Spybot, AVG
Updating to the latest drivers
Updating Windows (which is when it changed from being random to every time)

Any ideas on this one?
Thanks in advance! James
 

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My MSI GX630 just froze on me. It would take no input from the keyboard, the touchpad the mouse.. nothing. I had to remove the battery to restart it. this is not he first time it's happened. I was running just firefox and messenger and left the it for a while and came back to find it frozen like that. Any help plz?
 

A:Notebook frozen

It may be overheating... If you can disassemble a laptop yourself, you could check to see if the fan(s) and cooling fins were clean and free from dust and debris. If you can't do this yourself, you will have to take it to someone who can
 

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Hi I'm new to this so I hope I'm posting on the write page I have a Packard Bell Easynote TM with windows 7. The problem I have is the touchpad is completely frozen and I'm having to use a usb mouse of my pc to use the laptop, which is annoying the kids because they can no longer use the pc so I have a dilemma with kids and laptop, please help
 

A:Solved: Frozen touchpad on Packard Bell Easynote TM

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A:Win 7 HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook FROZEN

Try performing a repair installation. This will preserve your user accounts, data, programs, and system drivers.
 
 
Instructions for a Windows 7 Repair installation.
 
A Windows 7 Repair Installation will require a installation disc.
 
If you do not have a Windows 7 installation disc you can download a free legal ISO image of Windows 7 SP1 at  Windows 7 Forums.  You will need to download the same version of Windows 7 that you have installed,  This image is hosted by the Digital River store which is an official distribution partner of Microsoft.  This is a genuine untouched image which is safe to download. 
 
 
Attention:  If you do have a Windows installation disc, skip Part A and go to Part B, Step 1b.
 
 
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The ISO image will need to be burned to a DVD in order to create a bootable installation disc.
 
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Cannot shut down, totally frozen in 'restarting' mode 













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A:HP notebook was trying to restart, now frozen, can't shut of...

Hi,Press Power button continually for 2-5 seconds to shut downThen tap away f2 key as soon as you power on laptop, do extensive hard drive and memory tests from UEFI System DiagnosticsWhat is your notebook?http://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c00033108RegardsVisruth

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Troubleshooting a fairly new HP laptop. Had been infected with a virus. Cleaned it all up but was experiencing erratic mouse behavior. The customer claimed the behavior started when he got hit with infection. While the pointer itself moves fine the left and right mouse buttons intermittently act like they are being held down causing the pointer to drag and highlight everything in site. At other times the buttons do nothing at all. At other times the left mouse button triggers a rightclick menu. And at other moments all mouse control is fine. This occurs equally on the touchpad or when using an external USB mouse. I tried disabling the touchpad completely but the problem still occurs when using the external mouse. I tried updating the sypatics touchpad driver but that made no difference either. I finally resorted to wiping and completely reinstalling windows but the problem still persists. For the hell of it I then updated the BIOS firmware but that made no difference either. All keyboard function work fine so I have been having to resort to using the arrow keys and alt tab and such to navigate around. I ran a Passmark Burn in Test and everything passed. 
 
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A:Erratic mouse behavior with external mouse or touchpad on HP laptop

Try a different mouse?
 
Uninstall, then replace...mouse/touchpad drivers?
 
Louis

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I try to install latest Windows 10 on my Lenovo G40-30.But I stuck on screen selecting language, time, keybord. Either touchpad mouse or usb mouse (all three ports) does not work (no cursor etc). I also can't press Next button because keyboard does not work too. Please give advice. Thanks.

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I turned off my notebook using the mouse and the screen menu. The computer apparently closed down as it should, the screen went black, but the light on the power switch continues to glow. When I try to turn on the computer again, the power switch has become unresponsive. Now I can't turn my computer on. (I don't actually know whether the computer is turned on or off because the screen is black). The notebook has a fixed battery, so I can't do a hard reset by removing it. What should I do?

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Dell 2-in-1 3147:
The "DELL Pointing Devices" dialog shows a "Disable Touchpad when USB Mouse Present" checkbox. If this checkbox is clear, the touchpad works properly. When this checkbox is marked, the touchpad does not work at all.
I have tried both USB and Bluetooth mice, and neither one allows the proper action: the touchpad should be enabled without a mouse, and the touchpad should be disabled with a mouse.  That's how it works on other systems.  It just doesn't work at all on this system.
I suspect there is some interaction between the touchpad and the touchscreen that is interfering with this setting.  But I have another laptop with a touchpad and a touchscreen, and the mouse detection works there (it's not a DELL).
Yes, I have toyed with the idea of deleting the DELL touchpad control application and installing a "stock" Synaptics touchpad driver.  But I don't want the DELL  "update" app to overwrite it with the DELL touchpad control app every time it sees "the wrong driver" loaded.  And I don't want to take the chance that the touchpad driver and the touchscreen driver are somehow linked together, thus disabling one when I disable the other.
Any ideas on how to get the "Disable Touchpad when USB Mouse Present" action working would be welcome.  

A:Inspiron 11 3000 (3147) "Disable Touchpad when USB Mouse Present" disables touchpad ALL THE TIME

I would love to know where to find that checkbox ... Thank you!

Dell 2-in-1 3147:
The "DELL Pointing Devices" dialog shows a "Disable Touchpad when USB Mouse Present" checkbox.

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Hi,It appears I somehow deactivated my touchpad or something along those lines as my mouse pointer/cursor has completely disappeared? It was working fine yesterday, and I think the only thing that might have triggered this is that I accidentally pressed some keys (unsure of which ones, so I don't even know how to reverse it). I've tried restarting, as well as looked through some of the mouse/touchpad settings to no avail. If anyone can help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it (I'm currently relying on my fingers and the touchscreen which isn't as convenient)

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helllppppppp!!!! i pressed f8 tried debuggin and every other option debugging stays on blank screen how long should i wait
 

A:my gateway notebook is frozen on the windows start up screen

I'm not sure, but i imagine your Windows is corrupted.

You should format your drive and reinstall windows.

If you don't want to lose your data, download Ubuntu and boot your computer with it. You can then retrieve your important data before you format the drive.
 

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I am a beginner computer user and I recently inserted a bad dvd int my lenovo laptop. The windows media player screen is frozen and I have no control of the notebook user screen. I would appreciate any help as I am dumber that a box of rocks!
 

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Hi,I have a Dell Inspiron 5559 running Windows 10. Recently my mouse cursor seems to have disappeared and the touchpad tab under mouse settings is also gone. I tried downloading the driver from the support page but nothing seems to have changed.Any help please?Sarah

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This is really starting to annoy the hell out of me. I just picked up a Microsoft Bluetooth mouse, the Notebook 5000 mouse to be exact for my home entertainment center.

I have my PC ran to a monitor and a 55 inch Samsung LED LCD TV for watching movies etc. The problem is, the HDMI cord is run threw the wall so the PC is in another room so I cant use the normal mouse on the PC. I bought a bluetooth mouse due to the increased range but I'm having nothing but issues.

I have the Microsoft Bluetooth dongle btw, didn't come with the mouse, the mouse actually comes with no dongle.

Anyway it connects fine but if I stop using it for like an hour or whatever it disconnects and nothing I do will reconnect it unless I take my other mouse, go into bluetooth devices, delete it and readd it all over again.

WHY THE HELL does it keep doing this lol?

It's very annoying, I sit down to watch a movie and discover I cant start it without first going into the other room and readding my mouse.

I'm well within range and I've tried moving the bluetooth mouse to the same room as the PC to use it with the PC and it still does the same thing.

Help?

A:Issues with Bluetooth mouse. Microsoft Notebook Mouse 5000

  
Quote: Originally Posted by kdogg


This is really starting to annoy the hell out of me. I just picked up a Microsoft Bluetooth mouse, the Notebook 5000 mouse to be exact for my home entertainment center.

I have my PC ran to a monitor and a 55 inch Samsung LED LCD TV for watching movies etc. The problem is, the HDMI cord is run threw the wall so the PC is in another room so I cant use the normal mouse on the PC. I bought a bluetooth mouse due to the increased range but I'm having nothing but issues.

I have the Microsoft Bluetooth dongle btw, didn't come with the mouse, the mouse actually comes with no dongle.

Anyway it connects fine but if I stop using it for like an hour or whatever it disconnects and nothing I do will reconnect it unless I take my other mouse, go into bluetooth devices, delete it and readd it all over again.

WHY THE HELL does it keep doing this lol?

It's very annoying, I sit down to watch a movie and discover I cant start it without first going into the other room and readding my mouse.

I'm well within range and I've tried moving the bluetooth mouse to the same room as the PC to use it with the PC and it still does the same thing.

Help?


It's your dongle. I have the same mouse and it works absolutely fine. I'll bet you have the USB option set to power the dongle down when unused. How's the radio in the mouse supposed to wake up a sleeping dongle?

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I've had a new mouse for less than a year and lately it will suddenly and often freeze up on me. I cannot move the cursor at all when the freeze occurs. If the freezing happens once, it will occur often, freezing up just a few minutes after restarting my PC because of the previous freeze (it just did it!). It is supposedly a good mouse (Kensington without the ball, movement powered by light/laser) so I don't know what the deal is. Can anyone help???

A:Frozen mouse!!!

I could be many things,
starting with a broken wire on the mouse/driver or software problem/a trojan horse installed on the system and someon is messing with you. etc.

First, I'd suggest to get a spare mouse and use it for a while, see if keeps freezing. If it does, then you know the mouse it's ok and we need to start looking somewhere else.

You can get cheap mouses for 2 or 3 dollars.

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HP Desktop W2071d WIndows 7.     Logitech Mouse will not work.  Changed batteries and tried 3 different mice.   Did Windows + R, typed command devmgmt.msc and another window came up.     The link for Mice and other pointing devices is not listed.   How else can I update the driver.   I am not tech savvy.

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Hi All

I turned off the PC last night and on rebooting this morning the cursor is frozen mid stream. I tried 3 different mouses and am currently using a friend PC to try and find a cure. The system is XP on a shop built PC. I am able to use the tab and direction buttons to do some functions but very few. I managed to run Spybot and it uncovered Hupigon 13 and LSA in my registry. I cannot expand the entries to find out exactly where, and cannot click on " Fix Selected Problems" I have tried system restore but it will not restore to a previous date. I cant run AVG so I am stuck. HELP PLEASE !

Joe

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I have a frozen mouse on my laptop and don't know what to do. It's my wife's computer and the mouse kept freezing last night. Today I was going to download all the basics (HiJack, CC Cleaner, etc.) and now it is completely frozen even after rebooting twice... UGH!
 

A:Frozen mouse

Are you using an external mouse (if so PS/2 or USB) or the finger sensor?
 

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My mouse is completely frozen on my pc I am using windows xp I have tried other mice in my pc but the cursor won't budge at all I have tried all the trouble shooting tips but nothing seems to work please help
 

A:My mouse is frozen on my pc

You didn't mention if the mouse is connected to the round PS/2 port or to one of the rectangular USB ports.

If the problem is continuing even after changing mice, it's not a mouse problem.

Make sure that you're not using it on a glossy or reflective surface.

Have you tried restarting the computer?

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Can anyone help when playing games my mouse and screen freeze always when mouse curser is dead centre of screen.Have looked to see if Ihave any of the virus files described in a previous thread Herobf2rank andBATTLEFIELD2 but dont seem to be there.I have a fairly new middle range Mesh PC with Windows xp.I am hoping someone can help.Thanks
 

A:frozen mouse

i'd try installing the latest graphics drivers and game patches.
 

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My mouse is frozen on my PC (Windows XP) (I am using my lap top to do this).after installing Powersuite as my PC is very slow at times (9yrs old) when up grading on drivers I invertantly pressed 'continue anyway' on a pop-up that advised not to install something (software?). I've rebooted a few times but the cursor is static.
 

A:Frozen Mouse

From Safe Mode (F8 right after PC starts and before Windows logo) uninstall whatever you installed, or perform System Restore. You may want to backup any valuable data first.
 

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OS = Windows XP w Service pack 2. After turning on my computer, the mouse pointer is frozen in the middle of the screen. I can navigate the screen with Tab and arrows, etc, but no mouse. After a restart or 2 the mouse again works. Can someone help me with this annoying little problem, please?

A:Frozen Mouse

Hiya,

You didn't mention in your question what type of mouse connection you are using, PS2, USB or Wireless. Equally, does it have a roller ball or optical input ?

Regards,

Tony.

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The mouse cursor on my wife's new Gateway laptop
is frozen. It DOES NOT MOVE.
Yes, I have booted several times.
Yes, I have booted to safe mode twice.
Mouse cursor is in EXACTLY the same place.
Keyboard works fine.

Will greatly appreciate any suggestions.

Thanks.

A:mouse really frozen

I plugged in a USB mouse, works great!
This allowed me to look at Device Manager.
It says Synaptics mouse is working fine
and the driver is up to date.

USB mouse is working fine.
Synaptics mouse does nothing at all.

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I am unable tomove my PS2 mouse. I tried reebooting my pc by plugging and unplugging my mouse but it doesn't work. my device manager is not listing the mouse option.
 

A:My mouse is frozen

Have you tried using a different mouse to see if the mouse is the problem? How about trying a USB mouse to see if that works? You say you tried re-booting the pc by unplugging and plugging in the mouse, does this mean that you simply unplugged the mouse or did you actually try shutting down the computer and re-starting it (the proper way through your Operating System)?
 

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HP Desktop W2071d WIndows 7.     Logitech Mouse will not work.  Changed batteries and tried 3 different mice.   Did Windows + R, typed command devmgmt.msc and another window came up.     The link for Mice and other pointing devices is not listed.   How else can I update the driver.   I am not tech savvy.

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Recently I updated Skype. No problems really, other than it changed my start up page to msn. A few other annoying things were happening after the update so, I decided to use system restore as I have many times to undo other problems from updates.
The nearest restore date just happened to be about eight days before,on the same day as my renewing of Kaspersky. But I went ahead.
When it restarted,a few of the normal start up programs began to load including Skype, and thats where it stalled. mouse is frozen in the middle of the screen.
Have bought another mouse,even used it in a different port.
Have started in safe mode and bios setup, the keyboard arrows work ok but I cant operate this machine without the mouse
Please help
still run XP
 

A:frozen mouse

Please try shutting down, unplugging the power cord, (remove battery if it's a laptop) then press and hold the power button for about 30 seconds. Then you can replug it in and try it.
 

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