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Frozen mouse pointer

Mouse pointer will freeze and you have to hold down another key to unfreeze it.

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Re: Frozen mouse pointer

Start the system i safe mode (F8 right after power up). If there are no problems in safe mode the problem is a running program. Do a virus and spyware scan.

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Re: Frozen mouse pointer

Either there is a programme running in the background and using up alarge amount of memory or processor usage or your touchpad driver is corrupt. To check the mouse driver go to my computer>right click>properties>hardware tab>device manager> then look down the list for mice and other pointing devices, click on '+' sign then when your touchpad diver shows, right click and select uninstal. Restart notebook and the driver will auto install again and give it a try, if same fault i would look at running programmes as ther may be a trojan or similair using your processing power up.

Posted on Aug 20, 2007

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