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Frozen curser in center of screen

I have a optical mouse. I purcahsed a new one 3 days ago because my old one broke, (would no longer left click), I hooked up the new one and it worked great for 3 days. I turned on my pc this morning and the curser is stuck in the center of the screen. I cannot get it to unfreeze. I tried everything suggected here with past problems listed on this site. Can anyone help ?? Please?

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Re: Frozen curser in center of screen

If it is a USB mouse, try unplugging it and plugging into a different port. If that works, try then returning it to the original port.

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PS/2 The computer needs to be off before you plug it in.
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