I have an ACER desktop and am running Windows XP. Recently, my computer mouse has become less precise and more sporadic. I restart my computer, it works a little bit better for a few minutes, and then it eventually freezes to a stop. I've tried several mouses, and they range from working very poorly to not working at all. Any ideas?
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Swapping disks that run on a different system will not work unless the systems are exactly alike (manufacturer's make and model).
Your best bet is to reinstall the operating system if you can read the Product Key Code (series of 5 letters and numbers) on the Certificate of Authentication (COA) sticker on the computer. You have to reinstall using the same version of the operating system. If the COA says Windows XP Pro, then you need to reinstall with a Windows XP Pro operating system disk otherwise when it comes time to activate and put in the product key code you'll have issues and it will never activate.
Your issue is not uncommon. The drivers for the equipment have failed. There is no nice way to put it that would make you happy, but the items need to be replaced. They have come to the end of their life span and can no longer be used. Sorry for the bad news.
Have you run out of room for the virtual memory to use? Run an anti virus programme as that could be a cause also run defrag regularly. Have you got the latest Windows updates, you will not be able to get them unless you have installed Service Pack 3. Hope that helps.
This might happen if you install McAfee with applications running, or not restarting Windows, etc. I am not sure why you couldn't boot in Safemode, booting in safemode is exactly what you need to do to uninstall McAfee.
Windows needs to be reinstalled or repaired. Obtain a XP or Vista repair or installation disk (possibly borrow from a friend?) and run a repair installation. If you have another computer running windows you can make an installation disk from that computer.
go here and download the drivers that you need for xp .... http://global.acer.com/support/index.htm
put them on a usb flash drive and transfer them to the laptop... use a usb mouse to access give you a mouse on the acer and install the drivers ... reboot and all should work... there is one issue... is that is a very new computer that had vista pre-installed ??
sometimes they are not reverse compatable for operating systems... i've tried putting xp on my compaq desktop computer and there are no xp drivers for some of the devices.
When you start up, have to mouse on the one that freezes and then switch off that one. (turn on the one that freezes first and have the mouse set it. then once it is on boot the other one and then switch mouse.
I had the same problem. The following solution from 3M support fixed it.
We Normally see this problem on laptop computers running Windows XP. There is a power management setting in the Device Manager, which controls the USB Root Hub. Often this setting is selected to "allow the computer to turn off this device to save power". When control of the mouse is needed again, the computer is unable to turn the device back on. To remove this power management feature follow the instructions below.
1. Right click on the "My Computer" Icon on your Windows Desktop
2. Select "Properties" from the Menu
3. Click on the "Hardware" tab in the system properties window
4. Click on the "Device Manager" button
5. Click on the (+) plus sign next to "Universal Serial Bus Controller" in the Device Manager
6. Locate the "USB Root Hub" (Note: there may be more than one, and you will need to change all of them), double-click on the "USB Root Hub" to access the properties windows for that device.
7. Click on the "Power Management" tab
8. Remove the checkmark from the box containing the following option "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"
9. Click "ok"
10. Close the Device Manager and all other open Windows
Test the Mouse to be sure that the new settings are working. You should now be able to leave the mouse unused without it being turned off by the operation system.