Posted 21 August 2010 - 02:48 AM
I had the same problem, mouse freezes, screen freezes, the works. I've cleaned the mouse xyz times, tried different scrubbing surfaces, nothing worked. So Googled for 'MOUSE FREEZES' and found this very clever and it works answer:
THE PROBLEM IS YOU'VE CHANGED PRINTERS, you went out and bought a new one, and set up A WAR OF THE WORLDS BETWEEN THE TWO PRINTERS. Result total slow down, mouse won't respond, PC locks up, so you need to DELETE THE PRINTER/S YOU DON'T USE, OR [as follows]:
Open the printer control panel for the Epson printer (Start --> Settings --> Printers & Faxes --> Epson 1280). Select Properties under the Printer menu. From the Properties window, General tab, click on the Printing Preferences button. Select the Utilities tab and click on the Speed & Progress button at the bottom. From the Speed & Progress window click on the Monitoring Preferences button. From the Monitoring Preferences window click the checkbox marked "Allow monitoring of shared printers". Click OK button on all the windows. Now when the status monitor runs on other machines they will be able to monitor the shared printer.
GaryM wrote this [the above paragraph] not me, please give your credit where it's due > to GARY M. I'm posting this to share this info, I'm so grateful to Gary, and my PC back to normal.