mouse freezes in safe mode

By indrajeet1811
Jul 25, 2005
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  1. hey there,
    my problem is that when i restart my computer in safe mode(in xp) my mouse just freezes.it runs perfectly in normal mode.the keyboard seems to work in safe mode though.i am able to press num lock.any help
  2. just_a_nobody

    just_a_nobody Newcomer, in training Posts: 205

    Is your mouse a regualr PS2 mouse? Try this: Go into Device manager, and find the mouse, then remove it in the Device Manager, then restart your computer in normal, let the computer find the mouse, then restart your computer in Safe Mode to see what hapopens.
  3. indrajeet1811

    indrajeet1811 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    still not working

    hey man,
    i tried what u said but it still freezes in safe mode.i checked the taskmanager though and i found an application mouse.exe running.is this a virus.and hey another doubt my friend has an athlon xp1700+ and 256 mb ram with an nforce1 motherboard.xp is painfully slow on his computer.do u have any suggestions other than increasing the ram.(he doesnt have much money left) for increasing the speed.
  4. just_a_nobody

    just_a_nobody Newcomer, in training Posts: 205

    The mouse.exe file is the file your computer uses to run the mouse. Are you using a USB maouse? Try another mouse, and see if the problem continues, mouses are cheap.

    As for your friend's computer, adding more memory, is the most economical improvement that you can make, and get the most bang for your buck. However, a slow computer does not really mean it is a memory issue. Have him download Starter, and see what he has starting at bootup, and may be running in the background.

    Starter: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/starter.html

    Here is a great XP tweak guide (pdf file) that he can download, it is a pdf file, so he will need a pdf reader (adobe reader): http://www.tweakguides.com/XPTC.html
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