You're gonna need keyboard shortcuts for this - but go into Device Manager when the mouse freezes and see what it's got to say about the mouse during the time that it's not operating.
There's 2 things that have caused this on my system:
1) The connection. My mouse is a USB mouse, then I use an adapter to convert it to PS2, then I plug it into my KVM switch, which in turn plugs into my system. At times one or the other connection will wiggle a bit loose and checking the connections will make the mouse operational.
2) Corrupted mouse drivers. Your mouse needs a driver to work - when you don't install one, it uses the default one that's built into Windows. Installing a mouse driver will prevent you from using the built-in one and sometimes fixes the problem for me.
1) You could try copying the mouse driver from your install CD and see if that fixes it.
2) Other options (although pretty drastic) are SFC.EXE, a repair install, and a format and reinstall
Edited by usasma, 30 January 2006 - 09:25 AM.
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