Resolving Wireless Mouse Hang Issues

Why does the wireless mouse that is connected to your system hang? What are the tips to resolve the issue?

Pointing devices make working on a computer easier. Pointing devices help users to access all of the required options and menu without having to navigate from one option to another. Mouse and touchpad are the common types pointing devices and wireless mouse have become very popular today. Wireless computer mouse provides users with the freedom to access the device from anywhere. As there are no wires or cables attached to the system, using wireless mouse becomes more convenient and efficient. However, there are some problems that might come up with the use of wireless mouse. These include mouse hanging issues, system restarting when wireless mouse is used, blue screen errors when using wireless mouse, etc. The wireless mouse connected to your system might hang because of many reasons such as problems within the registry, problems with mouse drivers installed on the system, issues with some of the system files associated with the mouse drivers, etc. Wireless mouse hanging issue means that users are not able to make full use of the mouse and the system needs to be restarted to get the mouse working again.

Following tips can help to resolve the wireless mouse hanging issue:

  • Clean registry

  • Check drivers

  • Verify system files

Clean registry

Registry contains all the information regarding the working of the system including hardware components as well. Registry entries are created automatically, and as the system is used, they tend to develop some errors. Clashes between the registry entries of wireless mouse and some other entries can cause wireless mouse hanging issue. Such problems can be resolved by cleaning the registry of the system and removing unwanted clutters using a registry cleaning software.

Check drivers

All computer devices including wireless mouse require drivers to function. Drivers act as the translators between the mouse and the Operating System. Problems with the wireless mouse drivers installed on the system can cause the mouse to hang frequently. In such cases, users have to check the wireless mouse drivers installed on the system. And if they are found incompatible/ illegitimate or outdated, they would have to be replaced to solve the issues.

Verify system files

Damage to some of the system files associated with the functioning of wireless mouse can also cause mouse to hang frequently. All wireless mouse users having the frequent hanging issues are suggested to check the integrity of the system files using the 'sfc/scannow' command in the command prompt. If the system files are found damaged, repairing the OS with the default OS repair tool could solve the problem.

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