Keyboard and mouse keep freezing

  numskull 09:46 03 Aug 2010

Windows 7HP. Logitech wired usb mouse and keyboard.
Pointer freezes, get no response from keyboard then have to restart computer. Getting kernel power errors but I think that is simply because the computer has not been shut down properly. This doesn't happen too often probably once or twice a week but getting annoying.

  northumbria61 11:02 03 Aug 2010

Try updating your keyboard and mouse drivers as follows - Start - Control Panel - Device Manager - Keyboard (expand by clicking on triangle) - Right click on Device Shown - click on Update Driver Software. Do the same for your Mouse.

  numskull 11:45 03 Aug 2010

It doesn't seem to make any difference whether I use the Logitech drivers or not. Your suggestion tells me the drivers are up to date.

  northumbria61 17:38 03 Aug 2010

I suggest going to Control Panel - Mouse - Buttons Tab - slide to FAST - then Pointer Options Tab - slide to FAST and tick in "Enhance Pointer Precision"
This MAY help.

  northumbria61 17:55 03 Aug 2010

Kernel Power Error - you could try looking in Event Viewer to see what it says about that -

click Start - type in search Box "Event Viewer" - click on it to open - down the left hand pane expand Custom Views - then click on Administrative Events - you should then see this screen - click here

this should provide you with a "Event ID and Task Category number which may give us more information.

  northumbria61 17:58 03 Aug 2010

The DETAILS of the error are shown also which does refer to what you described as "simply because the computer has not been shut down properly"

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