Reasons for a mouse freezing on Windows® Vista

What are the reasons due to which a mouse freezes on Windows Vista?

A mouse is a pointing devices that is connected to a computer. It enables movement of the cursor on the computer screen. It helps you to select various options. A mouse is most commonly used on desktop computers where the option for touchpad is not available. But a mouse connected to the system sometimes freezes and stops moving. Reasons for this issue maybe due to driver issues for the mouse and other pointing devices. Driver software will enable an interface with computers and if they cause any problem, then the devices stop working. Issues with the connection of the mouse with the computer through a cable or through wireless media also cause issues. Infections on the system may sometimes stop the hardware from functioning.

Discussed below are some tips to fix the problem of a mouse freezing on Windows Vista:

  • Remove the driver

  • Troubleshoot the connection

  • Alternative steps to fix the issue

Remove the driver

Damaged driver software maybe one of the causes this problem. So remove driver software using Device Manager option in Control Panel. Open Control Panel from the Start menu and select 'Hardware' from System option. There you can find Device Manager option. Uninstall the driver software for the mouse.

Troubleshoot the connection

The mouse should be connected properly to the computer. The port for connecting the input devices to the system will be provided at the rear of the CPU. The connection should be made as per the instructions provided in the user manual. Wireless mouse devices should be kept at the exact position and should avoid any obstructions in between.

Alternative steps to fix the issue

You can install and run troubleshooting tools for specific problems on the systems devices. But such tools may also cause negative after effects on the system. The memory defragment option may solve issues with hardware devices. A system scan is also recommended for removing infections and fixing issues with the mouse. The optical mouse should be replaced with a new one in case of any damage to the hardware.

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