Why Does My Wireless Mouse Stop Responding?

At least three times a week, my mouse will stop responding. Anything that I was doing will lock up and all I can get to work is Ctrl > Alt > Delete and Task Manager.

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?

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Why Does the Mouse Pointer Jump around the Screen?


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.

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