Dell Latitude, Windows 7
Before you ask:
I have the latest drivers installed.
This problem happens with any of three different mice I use (a Compaq, an IBM and a Logitech), so it is most likely not related to a particular mouse.
I have rebooted.
I have unplugged and replugged the mouse.
I have redownloaded the latest drivers, from different sites even, to eliminate the possibility that it is a corrupt driver.
I have tried the default driver as loaded by the O/S.
I have the problem when in safe mode.
I have a handful of virus and spyware checkers, as suggested by a posting I read on this site. My computer should be virus free.
I have found a huge variety of possible solutions on various tech sites and forums, none of which have worked.
The pointer will freeze for approx 1 second or so.
When I regain control, I hear the Windows "device connected beep".
The problem seems to begin when I make a fast movement with the mouse.
The problem will be non-existent for long stretches of time.
Once the problem begins, it happens a number of times before becoming non-existent again.
The problem occurs in multiple applications and is not limited to a single application.
The problem occurs even if I'm only running a single application.
All 3 mice in which this freezing problem occurs are all USB mice.