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If you're using a ball mouse: Take the ball out and rub it on your jeans. Then clean the rollers while holding the mouse upright. Side to side motion will remove any gunk.
If you're using a laser mouse: Get a solid mouse pad. Repeating patterns (as in stripes or text and wood grain) cause mouse to get confused.

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I see that your Laptop was shipped with Windows Vista and it seems you are using a Retail version of Windows 7. Specially, HP/Compaq Laptops is designed for Retail versions and you can face some device/driver functionality issues. But, you can still try the followings.

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POINTER FREEZES THEM MOVES THEN FREEZES DRIVING ME NUTS. THANKS


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Please see these articles from the Logitech database for possible troubleshooting tips as well:

http://logitech-en-amr.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/logitech_en_amr.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=970

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If your cursor moves erratically on the screen (for example, if it jumps around the screen, moves at varying speeds, or selects items on its own), perform the following steps:
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