Intermittent problem – in the middle of doing something the screen /mouse freezes. I can move the house pointer to (for example) the cross to close the window but when clicked it does nothing. Doesn’t do anything anywhere else on the screen either. Problem doesn’t seem to follow any pattern and isn’t associated with any particular activity, though on one occasion I maybe tried to do 2 things in quick succession (too quick?). The only solution is a Restart, which is a nuisance as I lose whatever I was working on, unless of course it just happened to have been saved already. OS is Vista home premium, installed on a new machine bought over a year ago and has never given any problems; until this started maybe a month ago. MOuse is optical, corded. I’ve done a defrag, but had a freeze again the next day. Haven’t had this sort of problem since the days of RISCOS on an Acorn! Any suggestions, please?
thanks, Technotiger; the confusion(?) is probably my fault. No I'm not sure the fault is the mouse; in fact I'm sure it is NOT the mouse and I mentioned it in my original mailing because I thought someone would reply asking about the mouse! I'll take a look inside for fluff, PCI cards,etc. Where do I find the events viewer, Pamy?
Hi I started getting s similar problem a couple of days ago after Microsoft updates had been installed. I have the Logitech laser 100 mouse. Like you I was unsure of the cause but after trying several things I re loaded the drivers for it and so far it has not happened again. Perhaps you could try similar.