Well, the mouse, despite having wireless capabilities, is connected to the wireless receiver by a cable that charges the batteries, thus... Kind of defeating the purpose of being wireless, but ensuring it won't run out of electricity unless the machine itself does (in which case the mouse requires no energy).
I do not own any other mouses that I could replace the current one with, although I could try borrowing one from a friend.
I've further discovered that the problem I am suffering from has the following traits:
1) Happens only when moving the mouse
2) Does not subside until mouse has not been moved for a short period of time.
3) Affects keyboard and mouse, although all programs running will continue running as normal.
4) Makes a beep from the machine itself whenever the problem occurs.
5) The remote receiver for the wireless signal gives off a signal which suggests it receives the signal from mouse/keyboard: Whenever the mouse is moved, or clicked, or anything, the otherwise yellow light will flash red for the duration of usage of the mouse. However, when the problem occurs, the yellow light will remain red when the mouse is being used/attempted to be used, or otherwise turn green when keys are being pressed, all the while not responding.
I've been considering that the problem may lie in the wireless receiver, but since this computer is sometimes used by others I have not excluded the possibility of one of them somehow
messing up something in the machine itself, and was hoping there would be a solution to this problem that is both easy and accessible.
Tomorrow, I will try borrowing a mouse and keyboard from a friend to see if I can reproduce the problem with different hardware. If anyone else, however, has any idea what the problem could be, or has any advice as to how to handle this problem, it'd be much appreciated.