I have a TIME laptop has recently developed an irritating fault. The mouse pointer freezes on the screen for a time then suddenly starts working again. I have checked for viruses but there are none. I thought it might be overheating but the problem can arise as soon as I switch the laptop on. I am running Windows XP Home edition and have recently downloaded Service pack 2 OK. But I did have the problem before this, but it seems to be getting worse. Any ideas?
What sort of Mice do you have? Rotating Ball, Optical, Finger, Radio, what else is there? I have an optical mouse with 4 buttons and a scrolling wheel. Yes, the differential sensor for the mice occasionally suffers from PMR, and I have to give it a shot of steroids, i.e. pick it up, shout at it, run it across the pad violently to wake it up. It is fine after that. Not a permanent affliction! If it is a rotating Ball, clean out the fluff on the ball.
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