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Homemaker Every 10-15 minutes my mouse freezes up. How do I fix it? I'm not computer savy at all. Any help would be great!

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  • grneyedmom Jan 22, 2008

    I have an optical mouse and I use a mouse pad. This problem with the mouse freezing up started after I had to do a system recovery because my computer crashed.



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First, try to identify if your mouse is either optical or mechanical.. if it is mechanical, try to clean the rollers.. if it is optical, use a mouse pad...

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First try rebooting your computer and see if it works.


Take a look at how many programs you have open when your mouse freezes up. If you are running multiple programs at once and have limited RAM, this can be a major cause of mouse freezing. The solution is either run fewer programs or simply purchase additional RAM.
You also want to make sure your mouse drivers are up to date. In these cases simply go to the manufacturer website and check for any driver updates you may have missed out on.
But the most common cause of mouse freezing is due to errors in the Windows registry. The registry contains settings and commands that are utilized by the mouse to run properly. When there are errors in the registry this can cause a breakdown in the communication between your mouse and system. When your computer cannot communicate properly it will lock up or freeze.
Unfortunately there is no way to manually fix this problem. The registry is an extremely complex directory that is also sensitive to alterations. If you adjust or remove the wrong registry files your entire system can collapse.
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