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By Druegan
May 10, 2006
  1. Salutations all,

    Lately I've been having some odd mouse trouble..
    Periodically, the mouse will "freeze" for a couple seconds on the screen, and occasionally, a popup in the system tray will say something to the effect of a USB device being disconnected, or losing functionality, or somesuch, and every once in a while, it'll go through some "driver installation" bit...

    The mouse is a Logitech, corded optical USB.. I have no clue the model number. I'm running windows XP on a system I built less than a year ago.

    I've checked and I'm running the most up-to-date drivers... I've uninstalled and reinstalled the mouse drivers, as well as the USB drivers. No avail there.

    The system isn't running hot.. it's got enough fans to kill a horse, and every temp sensor is running well in the normal range.. (sub 45C)

    I'm running on a gig of ram, and the system has a 650watt power supply. Mouse freezes occur even when nothing but the OS is running.

    Virus scans have all come back negative, and I sweep the system for spyware , adware, and other greyware regularly.

    Mouse freezes were occuring even when I using the USB-to-PS2 adapter, and occur regardless of USB slot.

    And finally, all this simply began about 2 weeks ago, and seem to be getting worse.

    With all of this, I'm thinking that I probably have an intermittant short somewhere in the mouse cable, or in the mouse itself. No big deal, 20 bucks to replace it. But I wanted to see if any of you had any ideas.. perhaps something I may have missed.

    Any thoughts?

  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Checking the mouse cable,especially near the plug would be the obvious thing.
    However,if look at this thread HERE you`ll see that it can be very difficult problem to diagnose.
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