Answering this question may get a bit complex. You have several different options to consider when it comes to buying a mouse and keyboard combination that you like.
This would solve the problem for another week or two. About a month ago, this issue suddenly became not just a daily problem, but even needed doing every five to ten minutes or so. The power supply to the monitor’s USB hub seems to be fine and the other USB functions seem to work fine as well. I’ve re-routed my PS2 USB cord directly to the computer’s USB port and this solved the five-to-ten minute problem, but I still need to unplug and replug the USB plug every day when I wake the computer up. And yes, I reboot regularly, which has had no effect or improvement on the issue. What do you think?
The problem that you’re experiencing is not uncommon. You tried a couple of things that I would normally recommend, but I can think of a few more that might help you in this scenario.
Task Manager displays the program, but doesn’t indicate what’s stalling the mouse – at least, no indication that I can tell. I’m running Windows 7 Pro fully updated. It doesn’t matter which wireless mouse I use, the Logitech or the HP. It does not appear to be program or application centric and it happens in various programs. Any thoughts?
I have several ideas about why this might be happening. But before we start, I have a question for you: when you say that the mouse is freezing, are you certain that it isn’t your entire computer that’s freezing?
My infrared Microsoft Intellimouse is being erratic. Doesn’t follow the direction of the hand movement and lags behind sometimes not moving. I have checked all settings and drivers as much as I know how.
Erratic mouse movement is a pain. You move one way, and the mouse jumps around the screen – often to some other random location.
In most cases the solution to a jumping mouse pointer is actually pretty simple.