Reasons why a mouse freezes on Windows® 7

What are the reasons for a mouse freezing on Windows 7?


Pointing devices that are connected to computers running Windows 7 provide the user with an option to select or point to various options on the computer screen. A mouse is one such device that is connected to the computer. Hardware devices connected to computers should be properly inserted, else it will cause issues. One of these issues is mouse freezing on a Windows 7 computer. Other causes for the mouse freezing are infections on the system, damaged device, damaged driver software, lack of update of driver software, system malfunctions due to multi-tasking etc. The specific solution for each cause will prevet freezing of the mouse on a Windows 7 Operating System. Sometimes the issue can be solved when you reconnect the mouse to the system.


Discussed below are some to prevent a mouse freezing on Windows 7:




  • Troubleshoot the driver

  • Reset system settings

  • Remove infections



Troubleshoot the driver



Device drivers are intermediates for the functioning of hardware devices on the Operating System. A mouse is a hardware part that requires the support of a driver. The installed driver should be compatible with Windows 7. The driver should also be updated regularly to avoid problems. If any damage occurs on the software, then uninstall the tool and install a new one on the system.



Reset system settings



Windows 7 provides you with the option to restore system settings to a previous state. You can thus reset Windows 7 to a point when the system devices worked properly. If issues with the mouse occur after the installation of any of the tools on the system, then the System Restore function will resolve the issue. Issues with overloading on the system can also be solved by using this function.



Remove infections


The entry of any of infections on the system causes certain devices on the system to freeze or stop working. So you are recommended to perform a complete system scan of Windows 7. The 'Scan' option will remove malware from the system that prevents the mouse from functioning. The issue will be solved after the removal of infections.




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