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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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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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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.

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1. The Mouse o There are two examples of a computer freezing up. One is when a single program on the computer is frozen, while the other is when the entire system freezes up. To determine which type of problem a computer is experiencing, attempt to move the mouse on the screen. If the mouse pointer is visible and moves, the issue is with a single program. To determine which program is frozen, bring up the Windows Task Manager. This can be done by right clicking a blank area of the taskbar and selecting "Task Manager," or by pressing the keyboard shortcut "Ctrl+Alt+Delete" and selecting "Task Manager". The program or programs that are frozen will show as "Not Responding" on the Applications tab of the Task Manager. Click the frozen program and click "End Task" to close it. Visit the program's website for specific troubleshooting tips if the program continues to freeze. If the mouse pointer is stationary on the computer screen, the entire system is frozen.
Unfreezing a Frozen Computer o If the entire system freezes up, it will need to be rebooted. To do so, hold down the "Ctrl" and "Alt" keys. While holding both keys down, press the "Delete" key twice. This should shut down the system and automatically restart it. If the computer does not respond, try the keyboard shortcut once more. If it remains frozen and does not reboot, you will need to perform a hard shut down. This simply means pressing and holding down the power button until the computer completely shuts down. Once it has shut down, leave it off for a few minutes and then turn the power on once more.
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It is not the problem with the mouse
Since you have said
"I have to key in Ctrl-Alt-Delete to unfreeze it"

Which means an application in the os is taking a lot of memory and cpu consumption
thats why it seems not working

To confirm it(Whether mouse is causing trouble)) try running any live operating system(Linux,ubuntu,suse,fedora..etc) or different os(LInux...etc)and check whether the problem still persists

if yes leave me a comment . i will help you out

hope this will help you

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