Every now and then, unpredictable, my USB mouse will freeze. I have to unplug and reinstall it to reload the driver and return functionality. For some reason it freezes in the lower left corner above the start menu. The left and right buttons still respond, so it's not entirely frozen. But I can't move the cursor at all.
I'm wondering if this is a common issue with Windows 7. If so is there a setting I can adjust that might fix this?
It tends to freeze only when the computer has been idle for some time. I thought therefore that it might have something to do with the power management settings, the sytem is currently set to "Balanced" and the USB selective suspend setting is "disabled". The Mouse power Management is set to "Allow this device to wake the computer", and the "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" option is deselected and grayed out.
Thanks in advance. I appreciate any help you can provide.