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mouse port (I think) problem

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#1 Firetooth


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:20 PM

Three days ago the mouse on my desktop computer started freezing intermittently. It would usually freeze as soon as the windows user screen came up, so I would force quit. Sometimes I could get to the main screen and even open programs. If so, I would have to move the mouse very slowly and wait awhile between operations. I tried a different mouse and it had the same problem. I tried both devices on a different computer and both worked fine. The right and left click work if the mouse is tracking, neither work if it is not.


The mouse plugs into a round green port on the back of the desktop computer.


Recent changes to computer: a new ASUS wide screen monitor. Switch to wireless with very good reception. 


Should I try updating the driver for the mouse? Would getting a mouse that went into a USB port be more likely to work?


I am not very knowledgeable about computers so any ideas are appreciated.


Thank you



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#2 JohnC_21


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Posted 20 January 2014 - 12:44 PM

PS/2 mice are a rarity today. You could try  another PS/2 mouse if you have one or know somebody that does. I would suspect it is the mouse failing before the PS/2 port. You can see in Device Manager under Mouse if the device is working properly which would indicate that the drivers are okay.  I would definitley look into getting an optical USB mouse. You may have to disable the mouse PS/2 port in BIOS.

#3 Netghost56


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Posted 23 January 2014 - 03:41 PM

Have you tried testing without the wireless?


Aside from what John mentioned, the only thing I can think of is an IRQ conflict with a new device, or an issue with your RAM or CPU.

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