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.
Windows xppro sp3 pentium 4 CPU 3.20Hz, 1.0GB RAM
AVG Zonalarm free firewall
Edited by Firetooth, 20 January 2014 - 12:22 PM.