Posted 14 February 2009 - 03:53 PM
Thanks for the reply.
I don't have another usb mouse.
I hadn't cleaned the lens. It's clean now, but I don't think its that, as the mouse light goes off completely and the mouse stops working.
I had originally though that my new webcam was the cause of the problem so it was removed but the problem persisted.
I have tried all 6 usb ports with the same result.
I was thinking that the mouse might be reaching the end of its life, but just wanted some input from people more knowledgeable than myself, in case I was missing something.
Is it likely that malware of some kind could be responsible for something like this?
I've never really noticed this before, but it sounds like my PC is accessing the HD in short bursts. Thinking back to times when I have been browsing the internet, the HD access noise has coincided with the mouse stopping. Sometimes the computer makes the USB device unplugged noise and sometimes it doesn't.