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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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Re: homemaker

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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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.
Continuous Freezing o A frozen computer might be a one-time occurrence, or it could be the sign of a more serious problem. If the computer continues to freeze up, there are several items that should be checked out. The first step to take is looking at any recently installed software. Programs such as freeware or shareware often contain malware that can damage the system. Even reputable software can contain a damaged file. Uninstall recently added programs and determine if that was the cause of the computer freezing up. To uninstall a program, go to the Control Panel from the Start Menu. Select "Add/Remove Programs" in Windows XP or earlier, or "Programs and Features" in Windows Vista. In the list of installed programs, select the one to be removed and click "Uninstall." Follow any prompts and restart the computer when the process is complete. Next, update and run both the antivirus program and spyware removal program installed on the computer, or use the link provided in resources. Check the Windows website and download any updates.
System Tools Finally, you will want to check the available space on the computer's hard drive and use the built-in error checking and cleaning tools. Go to "My Computer," right click "Local Disk (C:)" and click "Properties." On the "General" tab, make sure there is sufficient free space. The "Disk Cleanup" tool will free more space by deleting unnecessary files. Click the "Disk Cleanup" button to run the tool. On the "Tools" tab there are more tools that can solve the problems causing a computer to freeze up. The Error Checking Tool finds and corrects hard disk errors and the Defragmentation tool will reorganize system files, helping the computer run better.

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Mouse will not unfreeze after i put router on my computer

Take the router off and see if it unfreezes. I doubt that your router has anything to do with your mouse freezing. I would say you might have a virus or infection so run a scan. Also you mouse might be going bad.

Try booting up in Safe Mode and see if your mouse freezes. If it does not, surely a virus or infection is attaching your mouse.

Make sure you are not pulling the mouse out of the computer if the end that goes into the computer's green port is round. The round mouse (PS2/Serial) cannot be pulled from the computer and expected to work unless you reboot.

The Flat USB mouse (the end that plugs into the computer is flat) is a plug and play mouse and can be pulled and reinserted into the computer without rebooting.

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Hi my Dell OptiPlex GX270 turns on but when it comes on it freezes but i cant be sure its frozen because my mouse and keyboard wont connect I orginally bought a wireless mouse and keyboard and it wouldnt...

First off, try going to BIOS. Usually you have to tap either F2 or Delete on dell computers while booting up to enter BIOS. If you're successful, and you're in BIOS, observe for a few minutes if it will freeze while in BIOS. If it doesn't then you might need to reinstall windows. If it freezes in BIOS as well, then there's a hardware malfunction/problem. That will be the time to have a technician check the hardware on your desktop.

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34 minutes is the hardware detection portion of the Windows install. To get around this, boot to BIOS, turn off all integrated devices (Audio, Modem, Network Card, 1394 etc) and remove and expansion cards (Modem NIC etc) and disconnect all external devices except keyboard and mouse. Then try install again.
If system goes past 34 minutes, then you finish the install and add items back one at a time

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First I would replace the batteries. I had the same problem a couple of years ago. The solution for me was getting rid of McAfee AV. To check if it is your problem, use CTL-ALT DEL to turn McAfee off and see if that gets rid of your mouse freeze ups.

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After i've turned on my computer, and used it for about 5 to 10 minutes, the computer freezes and i have to turn the computer off. when my computer freezes my mouse usually does not freeze. sometimes i'll...

You can start by uninstalling the program you installed before this started happening. You can also do system restore which you'll find in start>accessories>system tools.
If nogo, try disconnecting devices on the back of the computer except the keyboard, mouse, monitor and power. Turn the computer on without them. If the issue disappeared, reconnect what you unplugged one at a time until you find the culprit.

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I would suggest you have the fans/heat sinks cleaned as soon as you can. it is most likely shutting down because of heat (thermal shutdown). on some laptops the fan doesn't come on till close to melt down (my inspiron laptop is great for that). If you are at uncomfortable with taking the bottom of the laptop off to clean out the dust and dirt from the fan take it to a shop and have it done.
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