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Question: mouse dies randomly?

I have a user with a dell latitude d620 laptop. Her external usb mouse stops working every few hours-- apparently when she's doing nothing out of the ordinary, the "installing new hardware" dialog comes up randomly, and when she cancels out of it, the mouse will stop working at a slightly later time. Even the red LED light on the bottom of the mouse goes out.

We've tried different models USB mice, attaching it directly to a USB port on the laptop, via the USB port on the laptop dock, and even with a USB->PS/2 adapter via the dock's PS/2 port.... all with the same results. Every time, when the mouse is working fine, it'll pop up the 'installing new hardware' dialog, and afterwards it just suddenly stops working.

Any ideas? I have no idea what's going on.

She's running windows xp sp3 with symantec endpoint, all the usual office software, really nothing out of the ordinary.

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As the title says, my mouse stops working for a couple of seconds and then starts working perfectly again. It mainly happens when I am playing BF3, the game freezes for a second, then I hear the usb-removal sound Windows makes and the game unfreezes but the mouse is dead, then game freezes again for a second and mouse starts working. During the moment mouse is dead all other USB connected things works, only mouse that dies.
It has happened a few times before when im not in any game.

Why is this happening? I have never had any problem with this before.
I have tried putting my mouse a different USB port and it helped for a day or two and then it happened again.

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
i5 2500k
GTX 580 Twin Frozr II

Answer:Mouse randomly dies for a couple of seconds

I have had this same problem a few months ago. Although it happened with my mouse and keyboard simultaneously. My main harddrive was going bad. I replaced it and have not had the problem since. It was rather confusing at first as I had never seen these symptoms before from a bad harddrive.

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linked to antoher thread on this board. Everyone stopped trying to help there and I need help ...

Maybe this is a hardware issue?

Answer:Win XP randomly Dies

You can test the PSU with a multimeter. Do a search on the web and you will find info on how to do this. Also, make sure the memory you put in is good. Download memtest. You'll need to put it on a bootable floppy. Then boot from the floppy and run it. It will run continously. Leave that running overnight. If it is the memory it will tell you. And if it is a problem with Winxp you'll know it because the system won't have locked up. If it does lock up the problem isn't Winxp. But rather a hardware issue.

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I just received my new X1 Carbon yesterday. When I booted it up the first time the computer died after I set up username and password in Windows. Next time the same screen appeared but the username was ofcourse taken already. I logged into windows and the computer died. After 10-20 HDD checks the computer logs into windows and I can install some software (Visual Studio etc), but then it just dies again. Sometimes it can't even login to windows before it dies.  I've tried to format and reinstall windows but it doesn't help, sometimes I can use it for one hour, and sometimes just for 10 seconds.  I can't really say that I can see a pattern in this whether I'm using the AC chord or not.. I've also done a memory check and a harddrive check without any errors. I guess I have to return it and wait for a new one.. really disappointing =(  Any ideas Lenovo? 

Answer:X1 Carbon randomly dies

>>  Sometimes it can't even login to windows before it dies.  When this happened to me on my PC a couple years ago, the problem was my one of my fans had died (either the power supply's fan or a system fan; can't remember which.) .  The system was shutting itself off as a defensive reaction to overheating.

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Hello. I am in need of advice once again. I'm staying at my uncles house who uses Keyon internet service so its like broadband with some sort of dish? Anyways...

The speeds were pretty random and slow. Spikes of 3000 pings and averages of 600. Updated the firmware (7 years old) and average is under a hundred now. However the internet still just completely dies for random amounts of time... 2 seconds to a few minutes. Pings timeout to google or yahoo but not my router.

As far as the setup goes, there is a dish or antennae they have aimed a little dish on the roof towards a few miles away. The "modem" is in a plastic box attached to it. The cable runs into literally the cheapest "splitter adapter" ive ever seen, which wont work if you hook up the modem line into "data out" and the router line into "data in", which confuses me in the first place. Shouldn't that be the other way around?

Anyways, I tried wifi and wired connection. I didn't try to bypass the router completely but I don't think it will make a difference. I decided to get a ladder and look at the "modem" and I was a little shocked to say the least. I opened up the big plastic thing that stores it and it literally is just a piece of like motherboard mounted with one little screw, covered in ladybugs and cobwebs. So I sighed and just left it alone.

So now, average ping is very tolerable. 50-100. Speed is at about 2mbps which is fine. I just don... Read more

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Before i start, I am Running:

WinXP-Pro, Service Pack 3
2.22 GHz Athlon 64 3500+ Processor
2 Gigs of RAM
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT Graphics Card

What appears to happen is that once in a blue moon, without any prior warning, the entire computer will lock up solid for about 15 seconds then black screen me and none of my input or output devices will work. That means, Mouse, Keyboard, sound, Monitors, etc. They all die simultaneously. The odd part is, the computer is still working as far as I can tell as the system doesn't even hiccup.

It WAS doing this more than it is now, however it seems to have reduced somewhat. I'm guessing that it has something to do with my power supply as me replacing the 350 watt supply with a 550 watt supply (for a completely different problem) seems to have reduced the occurence of this issue. Instead of happening once or twice a week it now happens once or twice every 2 or 3 weeks. It's still annoying when it happens. Anyone have any clue?

Answer:windows randomly dies

When you boot back into your machine...check the event logs and see whats happening just prior to the failure. If you can, check after a couple of occurrences and see if there are any similarities that might point you in the right direction. Anybody else have an idea?

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Question: Y500 randomly dies

Hello, Borught a y500 on amazon a few months ago, its runs great. However, the laptop suddenly just dies randomly, no blue screen, no shut down menu. It just dies, I reboot and check event viewer and its says it crashed(kennel-power). So then I checked for viruses, ran scans for chkdsk, sfc /scannow, and memory diagnostics, everything was fine. It also didn't overheat since the laptop died without gaming at all. The barrtery was plugged in as well I reset windows 8 just to check if its the OS's fault. It just died again today. If it's a hardware issue, what can I do to find out what component of hte computer is wonky? Would the limited warranty help me?  

Answer:Y500 randomly dies

Hi yomanking,
Thanks for posting and welcome to the Lenovo Community,
Am sorry that you?re facing this issue,
I?d like to help you with this case can you share with me the battery status is it plugged in and charging or not charging?
And I?d like to ask you when the machine shut off completely is it while working on the charger or the battery or both of them?
And can you tell me if you face this issue when you are using like a specific application?
Thanks and Best Regards,

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Hi everyone, I've been having the same problem for months now and have finally decided to try to get some help after attempting multiple fixes. I use both a wired connection and wireless connection on my new laptop depending on where I am in the house (if I'm hooked up to my docking station its wired, otherwise i'll be on the wireless). The wired connection works fine, but the wireless connection will often completely die on me without any apparent cause. I'm pretty sure the problem is with my laptop due to the following reasons:

1) My dad uses the same connection when he works from home, and told me he doesn't have any problems with it.
2) Just for testing services, I tried using a neighbors WiFi connection, and received the same results.

I've tried changing my DNS server between OpenDNS, Google's DNS, etc. and have not had any luck. I made sure my wireless cards weren't sleeping by un-checking 'allow the computer to turn off this device to save power'. I uninstalled Hamachi to make sure it wasn't messing up any of my settings and still had the same problems. I've updated all my drivers and even re-installed them.

Just to describe what exactly happens during these disconnects, any live connections prior to the point where the internet disconnects stay alive (usually, such as Skype calls, AIM connections, certain games, etc.) and will stay open until closed. Web pages behave in a similar fashion, and in fact will ... Read more

Answer:Wireless Connection Randomly Dies

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I have a Dell Inspiron 15-5547 running Win 8.1. Every now and then the scroll feature (two fingers vertical swipe to scroll the screen), and the two finger tap for right click, will stop working. When this happens, all the other features on the touchpad seem to work. If I restart the laptop it starts working again. I've tried going into services.msc and setting 'Human Interface Devices" to automatic startup, but it doesn't help. There's something else pretty weird also... When I go into the system tray (lower right), right click the touchpad icon, and select Touchpad Properties, it takes me into the Dell Pointing Devices windows. Inside this window, there is a sliding switch to disable the touchpad. When I disable it, the touchpad still works. Weird. Does anybody have any ideas how I can get this sorted out. I'm also using a wireless USB mouse on the same laptop, not sure if that makes a difference. Thanks.

Answer:Touchpad scroll dies randomly

Hi Jools

Personally I would look to see what touchpad driver version you are using and then either update it with an in-place update, or uninstall (my favourite option, then install new driver) the current driver and then re-install, as it may just be a slight corruption.

Latest driver HERE
Also a thought, when the touchpad stops with the scroll feature, had your laptop been left not used for a period of time, like hibernation?

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Got my X1 Carbon yesterday. Does have the loose clickpad. Worse issue - it would power down randomly - as in you are typing and suddenly it goes completely dead, as in "lights out" or someone pull the plug type dead. Also does not sleep properly - often when it goes to sleep it dies and you get an improper windows shutdown warning when you restart it. Happens both with AC power and battery power. Was on hold for 1.5 hours trying to reach a sales rep to make an exchange and got disconnected. Tried to do factory restore just to see what will happen but F11 on startup does not work. The notebook looks great but otherwise I can't say I am very happy with my experience.

Answer:Defective X1 Carbon - dies randomly

Way to go Lenovo... 20th Anniv. flagship model and units are shipping with missing parts, poor build quality/loose screws and who knows what other issues will appear in another week. If mine isn't perfect when I receive it on Monday it will be my last Lenovo. Your long-time Thinkpad users are very disappointed... What a joke! EDIT: Now it looks like we're getting DOA's... Awesome. Who's building these things?!

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Well... I had a Win 7 Ultimate 64bit on this very machine (the one in my preferences) for almost 3 years until the moment when I said to myself: OK, time to refresh. And that only because my port 80 would die sometimes....sometimes thrice an hour for 10-15 min, sometimes twice a day. But it would happen every day. I re-installed with the hope it was just a bad Win installation but it happened again after just an hour in. What I tried? Well, I certainly tried a new router, but it didn't help. I knew it wouldn't since I also run Linux and OS X in home network and none is affected by this. I scanned old and new Win 7 with every possible malware finder, antivirus..etc. Even bought one (I have an "allergy" when it comes to A/Vs and such in general).. I went drastic today, I disconnected all devices (hdds, usbs, dvdroms, pcie) just to prove my point.. left a single 60 GB SSD with brand new win 7 with default drivers .. Took several hours but I still lost port 80 (it seems to be just port 80 since only browsers and windows LIVE are affected on my system)...Skype, FTP, rsync.. they'll all work just fine while nothing else web-wise does.

Help please! Any suggestions will be tested and reported.

Answer:Port 80 dies randomly, everything else works

What do you mean by "port 80 dies"? skype,ftp all works as you say. So not a tcp/ip routing/connection problem.
If you're having problems do:
in command prompt:


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Not sure if I should post this here or the networking forum but I assume some nice patron will direct me to the correct place if I'm wrong.

For a while now, and for no apparent reason, my internet connection completely dies. But, it's only to my computer. My computer will slow down DRAMATICALLY, stuttering violently as I try to do anything. But if I restart my computer it comes back on as if no problem was ever there.

I am hooked through a router through an ethernet cable and my wife is connected to it wirelessly and she is never affected.

Is this an XP problem, hardware, or maybe even the hardwire ports of my router?

Help! =(

Answer:Internet Connection dies randomly?

Bump! Please help me!

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My internet connection on my Vista machine dies after a few hours. If I restart, the connection will work again, but will die after a few hours again. I've used my computer with several different routers and for example in my friends' home network so I know the problem is in my computer because the internet connection always dies the same way. Usually if I'm listening music from my Spotify, that connection oddly stays on with that, same goes with some java based games like net poker and so on...messenger connection problem diagnostics say that problems are in the ports. Sometimes i've just been too tired to reboot and just kept doing something else with my computer without the internet connection then maybe an hour later the connection comes back to life. This problem is getting kinda old already that it's not funny anymore. Would appreciate if somebody had even a slight suggestion to repair this problem.

Answer:Internet connection dies randomly

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I've had  a X41 Tablet for about 2.5 years now.  Just recently in the past month it will randomly die on me, meaning it will lose all power (No shutdown screen, nothing).  If I try to turn it back on, nothing will happen.  If I plug in the AC adapter, still no power.  The only way I can get it to start back up is if I remove the battery, then place it back in forcefully or wiggle the battery around while it is back in the slot.  If it does restart, the battery is still charged like nothing had happened.  So  it isn't the battery losing it's charge.  I even tried putting another battery in from one of the X41 tablets in our office after the computer had died and it wouldn't start.  My thoughts are it has something to with the connection on the board.  Any other thoughts or ways to fix this? Thanks,JohnMessage Edited by cranjx on 06-11-2008 10:34 AM


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Answer:Thinkpad Tablet X41 dies randomly

I would suggested having it inspected by lenovo themselves. Do you have a 3-year warranty?

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My computer has been randomly dying when i play graphic intense games. (Everquest 2, World of Warcraft, etc) The monitor says no signal and goes to standby and the sound plays the last sound playing for a few loops. I need to hold down the power button to turn it off. Sometimes after this happens the computer refuses to turn on afterwards, i would have to try a couple of times.

I have tried booting with only 1 of the 2 ram sticks (for both) and came with the same results. If the computer was already able to boot, it will. If it wasn't, it wont. I do not have an extra video card to test, and do not want to buy one until i know it REALLY is the problem.

Any input/ suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

My computer:
Windows XP
Asus A8V-Deluxe Motherboard BIOS Ver. 08.00.09
AMD Athlon 3400+
Nvidia GeForce 7800 GS 256mb
1536 MB RAM (mixed of 512mb value-select corsair and 1g generic brand)
520W power supply

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I've had this laptop over a year now, and just recently I've noticed when I leave it on a while and come back, either the audio of the entire laptop will die, or online videos just won't play. After restarting it goes back to normal until a few hours later when it happens again. I'm not sure what to do here. Can anyone help me out?

Answer:Audio/Video randomly dies?

You are not alone with this problem, since the last windows 8 update there is sound problems with a lot of PCs. You can try this quick solution here :

You just need to enter to the Control Panel -> security and System -> System -> Device Manager

Then look for "sound, video and game controllers" put the cursor over it press right-click and select "scan for hardware changes"

3 secs after that you will have your sound working again, you gonna need to repeat this procedure every time the sound is gone in your PC and till now it always worked to me.

This should solve your problem for now, we need to wait for Microsoft's next windows 8 update, it hopefully will fix the problem in a more permanent way.


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Hi! T420 touchpad dies and trackpoint keeps on working. Sometimes after some time the trackpoint may also die. After boot, touchpad & trackpad recovers and is working maybe for an hour, or a day. Then it reoccurs. This happens randomly on some T420's, while other T420's doesnt encounter it never-ever. Any tips how to troubleshoot this one? Ran Lenovo PC Doctor and everything is fine, also cant find anything suspicious in Windows logs. Thanks in advance! 

Answer:T420 touchpad dies randomly

Hi eskoj
Try to run System Update and update all BIOS and drivers to see if the problems persist.
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I've just bought the components for a new PC, and a friend has built it for me. Everything works fine for hours at a time, I can be playing games, browsing the internet, whatever. Then all of a sudden the PC cuts out, exactly as it would in a power cut, except for an almighty fan noise that kicks in and stays on until I hold the power button down to force the power off. When I say an almighty fan noise, I mean the loudest noise I've ever heard a PC make. I thought it was a hair-dryer turning itself on in the room the first time it happened.

Temperature doesn't seem to be an issue, everything's always around 40 degrees, and before I took it home the guy who built it stress tested it for hours up to 90 degrees without any problem. It has always cut out during web browsing (never whilst gaming) although that's probably just a coincidence.

Any suggestions? I literally have no clue whatsoever, what with being somewhat PC illiterate.

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Answer:PC dies randomly, accompanied by loud fan

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I have Lenovo T500 Thinkpad for around one year. The laptop started to die randomly without any notification, no blue screen, no shut down, it just dies as if there is no power to the laptop. First I thought it could be a problem with the battery so I replaced my battery with the battery of another Lenovo T500. Even after that the problem persisted. So I removed the battery and just connected the laptop to AC power. The laptop does not die any more and I didnt face any issues. What could cause a problem like this? Whenever I connect the battery, the battery icon on the task bar says its charging and even if I use the battery alone the laptop works fine for sometime until it dies randomly. Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks

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Hi Everyone

In my previous house I would lose connection to the internet about 2-3 times a week. Since moving into my new house it happens more like 5-15 times a day. The internet light on my modem goes out and the broadband light blinks on and off.

95% of the time when I lose the connection it is for less than 2 minutes. But on some occasions it can take a half hour to work again.

Some more info:
- It happens on all 6 computers/devices in my household at the same time. (2 Macs, Win7 PC, iPad, iPod, PS3).
- All devices are connected wirelessly to modem. But, I have also tried Ethernet and still have same problem.
- I have tried 2 modems (including a brand new one that my ISP sent after I complained).
- I have tried using different jack points and cables.
- When the connection fails, I am still able to wirelessly access my modems config page. So wifi connection is not the issue.
- My ISP sent a technician out. He replaced one cable out by the road, but this did not solve the problem.

I have spent a few hours over multiple days on the phone with my ISP. First they said there was no problem with the line. Then they said there is definitively something wrong with the line. Then nothing wrong, then something wrong. Finally after they monitored the line for 3 separate 24 periods,they decided that the problem was solved. And I thought so too... I had good connection for about 36 hours. But then it started failing again, so far today I have lost connection about 10 times... Read more

Answer:Solved: Internet Connection Dies Randomly Often

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it seems to happen most often when playing video or playing facebook games of any type. there is no warning the computer is just OFF. it has done this in safe mode as well and i wasn't even watching video or playing any games then. the only time it has done this before it was over heated. now sometimes it is hot and others it is not so it really seems random. no viruses, no malware, regular maintenance is kept up. if i can find a solution other than formatting the machine that would be great, or at least knowing if formatting would do me any good at all. i have downloaded hijack this and the TSGInfo follows:

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OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 183119 MB, Free - 107917 MB; H: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 765073 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, N/A
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

Answer:computer shuts off (Dies completely) randomly

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I have one laptop with Windows XP on it. The problem is that keyboard and mousepad both all together die randomly but usb mouse still works. This error occurs randomly. Not everytime i use the computer.

Anyone got the same problems?
Thanks in advance!

Answer:Keyboard / mousepad on laptop dies randomly

well based on the info provided my first guess would be that the keyboard is shot.... or ... if its a toshiba TE 2000 it might be the connector that the the keyboard ribbon connects to might be loose and need resoldering...but that would be the only 2 i can think of right at the moment... let us know how you fix it so it can possibly be of help to others

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Hello there,
I've been pondering around this problem for quite a while now and I finally decided to inquire the mighty crowds of computer wisdom i.e. you all

I've had this exact same problem in my previous system (with Windows 7 32-bit and quite a bit different internals) but it wasn't nearly as frequent as it is now (with Windows 7 64-bit and brand new CPU/MB/RAM/GPU) - however, this problem never happened on my previous box while it had Windows XP installed for a short while. Namely, the audio in Windows would stop working at random, every app that uses an audio interface would freeze when attempting to access any sink, I can't change the volume or mute anything, and I cannot even reset the Windows Audio service (reset times out) when that happens - the only solution is to reboot after which everything works just fine. The only difference between my old system and this one is that now I rarely get the reset procedure to 'freeze' on 'explorer.exe - Playing log-off sound...' (requiring to force restart to continue the process), but now it more often hangs at 'Shutting down...' screen requiring a physical restart.

My audio stack consists of the integrated sound (disabled, I don't need it, but in my previous setup it was enabled) and two USB-based sound sinks, namely Logitech Z Cin?ma speakers (Default Device) and Logitech G930 headset (Default Communications Device). Both are connected directly to the motherboard USB ports so it's not a problem with wonky USB hubs.

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Answer:Windows audio randomly dies (probably USB-related)

Hiyya inco and welcome for starters I am definitely no expert mate I run a straight forward Asus Xonar DG card (the Xonar supports 7:1 systems) with my Ivy B with a Logitec Z 506 speaker set up and I have no probs at all, and it is a fairly cheap card at that.
Now I don't know what your audio set up is and it sounds like Ben Hur to me but just as a suggestion why not try a different brand card? I just really like the Asus control module that comes with mine and Asus do a really nice range of sound cards.

I am just getting a gut feeling the Logitec card is not the full dollar.

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My computer is being extremely odd right now. Randomly, usually while gaming but at other times also, it will just die. When this happens, it kinda just freezes while repeating the same sound on a loop. It loses all video and sounds like all the insides shut off. When it does this, hitting reset doesn't really work, and usually I cannot turn it off and back on. If I try, I get no beep in POST which indicates to me it would be CPU or MoBo...maybe a power supply?

If I unplug the power from the back for a minute, I can restart it and it will go through POST with the beep and all, and say CPU is unworkable or has been changed, and then play fine for anywhere between 5 minutes to many hours with no problems, then it will happen again.

I cannot tell what wattage my PS is. I built most of this computer about 5 years ago, and have since modded the power supply case, and lost the sticker. The CPU is the original one I got when I built it, the MoBo is 4 years old, and the video card is new.

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
Motherboard Name Abit IC7-G (5 PCI, 1 AGP Pro, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
System Memory 3072 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS (256 MB)
Audio Adapter Creative Audigy SE (SB0570) Sound Card

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Answer:Comp randomly dies, hard to restart

Hello & welcome to TSF

follow this link & download this program

it should be able to give you your voltages

the post them back here


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Hello, I've been having this problem for a little while now, and I figured this would be the right section to post it in (if not, please feel free to move it). This is the problem I've been having. While playing a 3D game, after a short while, one of 3 things will happen :1. The screen goes completely black and I'm left with no choice but to restart my computer.2. Similar to number one, except now the screen has random blocks of crazy colors all over, and I'm still left with no choice but to restart.3. The computer saves me the trouble of having to hit the power button, and just goes ahead and instantly restarts itself (screen goes black for a sec, and then I'm on the start up screen).And one more problem that I've chosen to separate from those 3; sometimes my computer just completely freezes and I need to restart. This happens seemingly randomly, at any time.I suspect this has something to do with a new video card I installed recently. I've had those 3 problems a bit before, but they are occurring much more frequently with the new card, and the random freezing thing is something new. So perhaps I installed it incorrectly, or its in some way not compatible with my system? I don't know, thats why I come here to ask you guys, any ideas whats going on?Video Card : Nvidia GeForce FX 5200**Might be worth noting that I did not purchase this hardware, it was given to me by a friend, therefor I have no documentation or disc with it**Misc System... Read more

Answer:Computer dies during game, also sometimes freezes randomly

If it is a used card i would install it in another machine....same symptoms and the card is dying....

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Hi there,

I can't seem to figure this problem out. Every so often (from seconds to a couple minutes) my internet connection will fail, but only for less than a second. Typically no one would even notice this, but it becomes a problem when you use software like Messenger or you play games online. The disconnection is long enough to sign you off.

I've been watching a ping I set to for a good 10 minutes, and sure enough, there are occasional spots where for just 1-3 attemps it will time out, then get replies just fine again.

I use a wired ethernet connection, not wireless. The ethernet port is part of my motherboard, its a fairly modern motherboard, not an old one, and I made sure the driver for it was up to date. Any ideas?

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WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . :

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Realtek RTL8168C(P)/8111C(P) Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.20)
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-E0-4D-84-B5-34
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::b87f:192c:248a:162f%11(Preferred)
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Answer:Internet connection randomly dies shortly

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I've been having an issue with my X270 laptop since I bought it. The laptop is running Windows 10. What happens is randomly (this can take weeks, or days) the trackpad and pointing stick completely stops working. The only solution is to uninstall the drivers and reinstall them using an external mouse. I've tried various versions of the drivers, including the latest, and it still continues to happen. Any solutions to fix this?

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I have had my 3000 N100 Thinkpad for around 2 years now and after a year and a half I realised the Battery was no longer charging, soon after this happened my Laptop would just die randomly, when I say die I mean there is no shutdown screen  it is as iff all power to the p.c. suddenly stopped.At first I though it must be a Virus but after numerous scans and re-installing Windows the problem re-occured, Today I opened the P.C. and checked the fan as I thought maybe it was over heating and eventually giving in, I was relieved to see a load of dust and used the vacumn to clear the fan.I thought that would fix the problem but now if anything it seems worse, I know the battery is dead as the charge level is 0 and the battery indicator on the front of the laptop flashes 5 times organge before disappears completely...In a Final attempt I have disconnected the battery completely and am now running it only on the power adapter, I don't know if this will work but I need to do something...What could cause a problem like this, all of my settings are correct my power settings are set to always on with no hibernation.Any help will be wonderful.Thanks
Moderator Note; PIC warning addedMessage Edited by andyP on 05-07-2008 11:58 AM


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Answer:Computer dies Randomly (Battery also dead) [PICS]

Maybe the battery just went bad. The only way I can think of to test it would be to try the battery in another Lenovo 3000 or to try a new battery in your Lenovo 3000.

______________________________________________________T60 2623-D7U, 3 GB Ram. Dual boot XP and Linux Mint.T400 2765-T7U Windows 7Registered Linux User #160145FYI: I am not employed by Lenovo

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I've had this laptop for about 2 weeks, and have Windows 10.  A couple of days or so ago, I unplugged it and took it into another room to use.  It was on battery at least 6 hours with no problems.  It's been plugged in since then. I just looked at the battery meter and it shows only 35% power remaining.  Why is it not fully recharged by now?

Answer:Aspire E5-575G-5328 randomly dies on battery

Hi,Try a battery calibration, the method is here:

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Yet another problem with my peice of crap i call the "computer".

I got a new monitor at xmas, hoping to solve the problems i was haveing with my old one too no avail however.

Sometimes when im playing games etc it just looses the signal from the computer. Im using a 9800 pro 128MB graphics card, and cant understand why this is happening. The computer is still running fine though. It just wont display anything. Why could this be? I only got the card 3 months ago, it shoudlnt be doing this. It also at random intervals decides to artifact and under both circumstances i have to switch off for a while and wait before it will work again.

Things ive checked.

The card i sseated properly.
uninstalled it and reinstalled it
using latest drivers.
Using Direct X 9c
On board VGA automatically disables when AGP card is plugged in.
when uninstalled it seems to run fine from the motherboard connection (Hence im thinking dodgy card)
The car dis connected to the power supply as is nescessary.

Im totally stumped here. I can live with the situation but its not ideal, especially whe im playing gamesa and it just dies on me. Its as though the card is stopping sending the signal to my monitor.

Could this be a dodgy card? If so who do i contact about it? The place i bought the card from, or the manufacturer??

Any help would be great. Thanks.

Answer:Monitor randomly dies/video card probs

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I got this laptop 2 months ago and it worked just fine but lately it's been dying randomly (the battery was at 98%) for absolutely no reason, no prompts all i can hear is a sound coming from the hard disk just as if the laptop was force shut down by holding the power button key. The laptop temperatures weren't high at the time (mostly all components @ 45°C). I use this laptop for college and it's been REALLY unreliable & I can't return it at this time since I'm at a dorm and i don't think it would even get a RMA since it happens randomly (you can't expect it at all - i only had word and microsoft edge opened and poof it's dead) - also i can always start it again instantly but SOMETIMES it dies again in the booting process. Also I successfully ran an Aida64 stress test until the battery died normally (it did NOT shut down). Any suggestions on what i should do? Edit: oops i sent this twice by accident


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Answer:Aspire E5-575G-5328 randomly dies on battery

Sorry you are having problems with your Acer E5 laptop. Based on the info provided we recommend the system be checked by the Acer repair location for your region. Please contact Acer from the country list posted at for assistance with this issue.

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I got this laptop 2 months ago and it worked just fine but lately it's been dying randomly (the battery was at 98%) for absolutely no reason, no prompts all i can hear is a sound coming from the hard disk just as if the laptop was force shut down by holding the power button key. The laptop temperatures weren't high at the time (mostly all components @ 45°C). I use this laptop for college and it's been REALLY unreliable & I can't return it at this time since I'm at a dorm and i don't think it would even get a RMA since it happens randomly (you can't expect it at all - i only had word and microsoft edge opened and poof it's dead) - also i can always start it again instantly but SOMETIMES it dies again in the booting process. Any help on what i should do?

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I got this laptop 2 months ago and it worked just fine but lately it's been dying randomly (the battery was at 98%) for absolutely no reason, no prompts all i can hear is a sound coming from the hard disk just as if the laptop was force shut down by holding the power button key. The laptop temperatures weren't high at the time (mostly all components @ 45°C). I use this laptop for college and it's been REALLY unreliable & I can't return it at this time since I'm at a dorm and i don't think it would even get a RMA since it happens randomly (you can't expect it at all - i only had word and microsoft edge opened and poof it's dead) - also i can always start it again instantly but SOMETIMES it dies again in the booting process. Also I successfully ran an Aida64 stress test until the battery died normally (it did NOT shut down). Any suggestions on what i should do? Edit: oops i sent this twice by accident

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Hi - I have recently developped a problem with my mouse and Explorer. It seems that whenever in Explorer and surfing , when a new page is opened the mouse "dies" while the page is openning . Sometimes it comes back and other times I need to unplug from USB port and replug - mouse than functions.
It has not happened with any other programs , but does happen from time to time on start-up.
I have tried reloading mouse driver,tried different mouse(s), have upgraded Explorer to latest version, all to no avail. Operating on XP Home -SP2 . Any help is appreciated

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the last two days my machine has suffered a crash with similar symptoms. First, the display goes blank. I can see some disk activity. This continues for maybe 20-30 seconds and then the machine shuts down. Yesterday, I had to restart the machine twice b/c the first attempt also resulted in a shutdown during the boot process.I thought that perhaps it was an overheating issue, but I'm not convinced of that as today there was nothing obstructing the exhaust vents (though they were a bit dusty).I'm runing windows 7 pro, 64 bit. Have an NVidia card, but I don't know about the details. Where would I find them? Thanks in advance.


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Answer:Thinkpad W510 Display randomly dies and then machine shuts down

If it is a W510, graphics are probably 1GB NVIDIA® Quadro® FX880M.  It is hard to diagnose from a thousand miles away, but my first guess is overheating. I suggest installing TPFancontrol (free) and monitor temperatures.

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In the middle of using my computer my mouse just froze and wouldn't move, so I restarted and that didnt work.. dusted off the connector and that didn't work so I took it out of the PS/2 converted and just used it in its USB and it works, I didnt install anything or mess around I was just dragging a file into a folder and it stopped for no reason, it jammed earlier but I shook it about and it was OK and now it just doesnt like PS/2

EDIT: Alright my mouse just died altogether, need a new one as I just tried an old one and it works.

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My keyboard works perfectly, so does my mouse, but sometimes I lock my computer and come back (within a few hours - sometimes even a day), when i return the monitor etc. is all on as i left it, but when I click the keys in the keyboard to enter my password nothing happens (like the keyboard has been disconnected or something...), this also sometimes occurs to the mouse. (where wherever i point the mouse to it does'nt make no effect, and the red light is dimmer than usual - when the computer if restarted)

It only occurs during inactiveness, was wondering if this could be configured or changed to not occur, so it works as normal?, as it can get annoying constantly restarting for it to work.

If it helps, I'm using Windows Vista, and my keyboard's brand is Microsoft.


Answer:My keyboard and mouse dies after a while of inactiveness

Anyone can help? :P

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I recently installed logitech optical mouse in usb port. I run win98, int exp 6. It runs fine for about 5 mins, then dies. At boot,m I get message that there is a problem with display seetings. the adapter type is incorrect or the current settings do not work with my hardware. The logitech help page suggests that I may have to change the configuration port, or other system devices conflict with the mouse. I've tried it with the original mouse connected and then not connected. Any suggests?

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I bought new pc parts this week and also bought Windows 10 Home while I was at it, due to W7 not accepting USB 3.0. But shortly after, I started having bad audio problems when using my headset, which is connected to my motherboard's rear 3.5mm output.

The symptoms consist of:
- The audio cutting out suddenly after just a few minutes of usage, e.g. 30 seconds of youtube, combined with the microphone not picking up any audio.

- Sound panel not responding occassionally or becoming sluggish. Can pop up later when clicking on things like browser tabs.

- High Definition Audio Device disappearing from choosable outputs in the notification area.

- Realtek High Definition Device disappearing from the Device Manager.

- Random pop-ups saying that I've either unplugged an audio device or I've plugged in an audio device multiple times in a row.

- Sound panel showing activity from both random thing I'm playing, and the Test Sound button, but no sound actually playing in the headset.

- Usually the sound cuts out with a small crackle, but other times it's completely silent when it happens. When loading the desktop I can hear some crackling too.

- ARK: Survival Evolved crashing, giving me a memory write error, followed by a notification of a decive being plugged in instantly after.

I've tried:
- Installing the latest drivers through windows update, realtek's latest drivers, motherboard's latest drivers and various .cab updates being rejected because the drivers "are up to date&... Read more

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Help! The problem is this. I can't login to my windows xp account. My cpu boots as normal, but when the password prompt appears, the keyboard will not work. Also, the mouse stops working as soon as a key is pressed. This happened after a power flicker which resulted in an unplanned reboot of my cpu.
The keyboard also works just fine up until the password prompt appears, ie. I can navigate BIOS etc... and for the record, yes I have tried several different keyboards and mice.

I have read about other accounts of this happening, though a USB keyboard and/or mouse are involved in most cases. Not this one though, both of mine are ps/2. Most other accounts of this seem to be due to a ?random switching of IRQ's which then creates a conflict?. All replies to this problem involve tweaking from inside XP, but in my case I can't, because I can't type my password to log in. I'm fairly confident I could dig and fix the problem given I could get into at least the device manager but as I've said, no way to do so. I dug around in some online help sites a bit trying to find either a way to bypass my login pw, or to automatically have it entered in using "bootcfg /p" from the ASR, though I'm not sure that this is possible.

Any advice on what to do from here would be much appreciated, as I'm stuck and have no idea what to do.

I would like to know..
Number one - What causes and how to fix the original problem of the mouse/keyboard conflict, and...

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Answer:Help-Keyboard dies, mouse stops working when key pressed


last known good configuration?

reset cmos?

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I have a ongoing problem, where i lose power to my mouse, then computer becomes unresponsive. Light on the front of the computer becomes solid. After 15 seconds or so, computer blue screens.

had the same problem 8 months ago, then it just stopped doing it. Lately it has been quite a nuisance. About a week ago, the computer was pretty much unusable. I bought a new mouse and it fixed it for a week. Now the issue is back but no as bad.

With the other mouse, it was like i had "lag" lose power for a few second then work for a few seconds. The after about 20 minutes it would blue screen.

Problems affects all USB ports(Front and Back).

Not sure what to do next.

Answer:Mouse dies, computer locks up then blue screens

oh i forgot

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 16269 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, -1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 223 GB (18 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., Z97X-SLI-CF
Antivirus: Ad-Aware Antivirus, Enabled and Updated

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This situation occurred for a few months already, as a hardcore gamer, its really annoying when i playing games it just freezes and i have to unplug and plug it in again to get it work.

My mouse is a Razer Deathadder, i thought it was my mouse problem, but i plugged it into another computer, it worked flawlessly, so i think my computer might be infected, heres are the logs.

Thanks for the help!

Answer:My mouse randomly freezes and randomly right clicking.

Welcome to Major Geeks!

You only have some minor adware junk from Babylon and Funmoods. Also you have a hacked/illegal copy of MS Office running the below hack should be removed

autokms.job Dec 3 2012 244 "AutoKMS.job"
autokm~1.job Dec 3 2012 244 "AutoKMSDaily.job"

AUTOKMS Oct 20 2012 "AutoKMS"
kmsemu~1.exe Dec 3 2012 151552 "KMSEmulator.exe"
These is not the cause of your mouse problems which also is not due to malware. You are likely having hardware issues. Since you tried the mouse on another PC, it may be the drivers or a driver conflict on this PC. You will have to ask about this in the Hardware Forum or Drivers Forum.

You can run the below for the adware junk.

Please download Junkware Removal Tool to your desktop.

Shut down your protection software now to avoid potential conflicts.
Run the tool by double-clicking it. If you are using Windows Vista or Seven, right-mouse click it and select Run as Administrator.
The tool will open and start scanning your system.
Note: That JRT may reset your home page to a google default so you will need to restore your home page setting if this happens.
Please be patient as this can take a while to complete depending on your system's specifications.
On completion, a log (JRT.txt) is saved to your... Read more

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I'm a computing science engineer, and there is something that is driving me nuts in one of my PCs.
This one runs Windows 7 ultimate 32, but the issue was the same with Vista (this is why I have upgraded this machine to 7)
This is a desktop PC with ASUS mother board.
I spend a lot of time googling this question, but I could not find any answer that could solve the issue.
The mouse of this PC get stuck in a random fashion..
I have test with 5 different mouse brand, wireless, not wireless ... no way to get rid of the issue ...
I put the mouse into another USB PCI card : same behavior
Checked device manager, all Ok
Checked IRQ, all OK
Windows logs : all fine, even not a warning.

The mouse uses the generic microsoft driver

ie :
mouclass.sys 06/21/2006
mouhid.sys 06/21/2006
version is 6.1.7600.16385

Any idea to get rid of it ? This is very annoying.


Answer:On mouse moven the mouse pointer gets stuck randomly

What kind of hard drive do you have, HDD or SSD? If the mouse is randomly freezing sometimes that can be the result of a hard drive problem.

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This question has been asked by countless people, and the Internet is filled with a wild array of answers.
If you bought an HP system many years ago, and it came with Windows XP, and you have the re-installation disc, if your system dies or needs to be recommissioned because it's unreliable, can't you use the re-installation disc to install the OS onto the new system? I've heard some limitations are involved but I don't know fact from fiction on these:
1. You can reinstall only IF you upgrade the system with the same motherboard because the key for the install is tied to the serial number of the motherboard.
2. You can reinstall only if you move the hard drive of the old system to the new one (which for me would be impossible because the old drive is IDE and the new one is SATA).
3. You can reinstall only if the new computer is a model from the same vendor (e.g., if you have the reinstall disc for a Dell computer it will only work in another Dell computer).
4. If you call MS customer support and explain that your system's motherboard has died they will "reactivate" the license for you on the new system.
5. You can't do it in any scenario because your EULA will state that you agreed to install the OS on the one computer and agreed it would not be used on another system.
Anybody have any definitive answers on this issue?

Answer:T or F: Your OEM license for Windows XP dies when your system dies.

True...simple answer to your topic title.

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Greetings!About a month, month and a half ago I started experiencing my Logitech G5 mouse just turn off and then after a random amount of time turn back on. Doesn't not make for a good scenario when gaming especially in clutch moments.The mouse is five years old and the fabric around the cord has frayed away and some of the plastic sheathing has stripped away as well. I'm figuring the the cord had a short in it. So I order a new mouse.My new mouse a Cyborg R.A.T. 5. I must have gamed with the mouse for about a week, week and a half and then it started exhibiting similar behavior. It would turn off and not turn back on. I'd have to unplug the USB plug and then wait a few seconds and plug it back in. Some times it would work, sometimes it would not.I've done the following:    * Full virus scan with nothing found    * Moved the mouse (both of them) to the other three ports on the back of the PC and even the front two ports. Same behavior.    * 100% up to date drivers and software    * Searched fruitlessly for a solution    * Looked at the Event Logs which shows no hardware, application or security errors or warnings    * I have a dual boot on this PC with a Linux side.  The mouse works flawlessly on that side.  I've used both mice for hours on the linux side and they never turned off.Any of the other devices plugged in act fine! And those devices would be a web cam (not in use), printe... Read more

Answer:USB mouse goes off and on randomly

just wondering ... does your mouse behave in safe mode ?also, a regular old ps/2 mouse  works fine, if you are able to try one of those?

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Just recently my mouse keeps randomly going off and I have tried it in the 4 front usb 2 ports in my computer and it works but still randomly goes off for a millisecond and in the back usb ports it doesnt work at all when its working it sometimes affects my headset when the mouse goes off and the sound will be really weird and eventually revert back to normal.

I noticed when I went on control panel -> devices and printers my pc had an error symbol on it so I tried to troubleshoot it by using the option when right clicking and it says needs to install 'usb controller driver' and I let it try and find it but it said it failed because it couldn't find it and I can't find it anywhere if anyone can link me to it I would be so happy to get my mouse sorted out.

Answer:Mouse keeps randomly going off

Here is a link to the model mother board you have, at the bottom there is a section for downloads it should be in there: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-880GMA-USB3 (rev. 3.1)

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so my mouse drivers are getting uninstalled and reinstalled repeatedly, and its very annoying, to the point where its unusable.

I've tried messing with IRQ's, ACPI, motherboard BIOS functions, i've surfed the net and this site a billion times.

I plugged the mouse into one of my older comps and it detected and works just fine.........

I've also used new motherboards and graphics card and power supplies and i still get the same problem. I can't seem to find a pattern, it just happens really randomly. When the mouse freezes, the light on my mouse would go off/dim, so I think this would be a power problem. I've also downloaded new drivers for everything I could think of.

So basically, I just know these things are not the problem:

Graphics Card (heat is not a problem either)
Power Supply

I haven't tried using a new processor, but could that possibly be the problem?
System Specs:
Windows XP
2.0 ghz Athlon 3200
256MB Geforce 6800 GT
OCZ Modstream 520W
2x1GB OCZ ram
Razer Diamondback mouse

Answer:Mouse Freezing Randomly

erm, maybe the socket for the mouse if broken,, you should try a diff mouse on that socket for a while, and then youll know

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Hi, my names shae and I use a Sony Vaio VGC-RA710G Pentium (R) 4 CPU
3.20GHZ, 3.19GHZ, 512 MB RAM.
Anyone ever experienced their mouse clicking at random. This happened to me awhile back and it turned out to be a bunch of spyware. I had it removed and my CPU has been running fine until yesterday when I updated my sbc yahoo browser. Once I did that it came back. I have spysweeper, and I've downloaded spybot and spyblaster (free) ones. I'm also a novice so If I sound uninformed its because I am. Thanks

Answer:mouse clicks randomly

Hi Shae,

Please post in the proper topic/section of the forum. I do not know how to help you solve your mouse problem. try feeding it =] jk

No one checks this section of the forum much so its best to post this in the proper section


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Very randomly the mouse and some times the keyboard freezes and won't come back. I haven't been able to track down the problem.

I checked device manager and nothing is yellow or red. i tried updating the usb, keyboad, and mouse drivers but none are available. All are plugged into a dlink usb hub.

I tried 2 mice and keyboard combinatios:
1- hp mouse and keyboard wired
2- useb mouse/keyboard wireless

To me honest I'm too afraid to just delete usb and or mouse from device drivers. What if IT doesn't come back?

Any other ideas?

Answer:Mouse Hangs randomly

It will come back after you restart your PC

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Recently, my mouse has started to behave strangely. It all happened when I was in the middle of a CS:GO Competitive Match and my mouse just froze. I assumed it was a program or something like that so I Alt-Tabbed and saw that my Norton had removed 2 files.
The files were "HIDUSBF.sys" and "Setup.exe". These 2 files are files that I used almost a year ago to overclock my mouse to 500hz. I can confirm these are not Viruses as millions of users use these files.
I thought nothing of it so I swapped USB ports and my mouse was working again until a few minutes later, it disconnected again. The light was still on my mouse but it decided to disconnect.
I only have 2 USB ports so I swapped USB ports yet again and nothing happened. I frantically swapped ports and no result. Therefore I restarted my Laptop and the problem was fixed. However, as usual, it started to randomly disconnect again and this problem has been occurring ever since.
Sometimes it would freeze then start working again and other times it would just not work at all. This has been getting worse with it dis/reconnecting up to 7/8 times in 10 seconds. This is >EXTREMELY< frustrating and I would really like this to be fixed.
Here are my PC Specifications:
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Intel Pentium B960 DUal Core 2.2GHz
BIOS Version Insyde F.66
If ANY information is required, PLEASE let me know. I will do anything to get this fixed as it is extremely frustrating.
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Hello people!

I'm having this issue with my computer, and it's driving me crazy.

Not much with my computer, but with my USB mouse. Now, this mouse is a bottom shelf Dell mouse. Nothing fancy, just plain and dull. Although the computer was recently bought, I still used the mouse for almost 2 months with no issue until last week till now.

The mouse keeps turning on and off and I know this for 2 apparent reasons:

- The red laser under the mouse flashes on and off, thus the pointer does not move for a couple of seconds until the red laser turns back on.
- Windows produces the USB disconnect sound whenever this happens.

I've read through various websites and every solution I've seen, does not work.
Here's what I've tried:

- Swapped USB connection.
- Went to Device manager and on the USB root drop down, and disabled the option that lets the computer turn off the USB to save power under each USB root properties.
- Went to Power Management's advanced options and disabled the option that lets the computer turn off the USB to save power.

Nothing seems to work, which leads me to believe it's something else other than the mouse that's causing a conflict. I'm not sure, which is why I'm resorting to this forum.

Here's my PC specs just in case:

AMD FX 8core 4.0Ghz
2x8GB Vengeance DDR3
Asus R9 270 OC Edition 2GB DDR5 1028 cores
Gigabyte 990FX-A UD3
2TB internal + 2TB external HDD
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Answer:Mouse randomly turning o and off

Idea #1. Replace the mouse.

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I have a PS2 mouse but no PS2 port at the back of [COLOR=#000096! important][COLOR=#000096! important]my [COLOR=#000096! important]PC[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] cabinet - instead they have provided for a [COLOR=#000096! important][COLOR=#000096! important]USB [COLOR=#000096! important]port[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] for the mouse.

I have however noticed that the mouse freezes randomly and i need to unplug the USB and replug it in to wake it up

I run OS Win 7

Any advise or feedback to prevent this or explain this

Answer:PS2 to USB mouse freezes randomly

1. You may be using a faulty USB port so look in Device Manager to check for any problems there.

2. You may have a faulty USB to PS2 adapter.

3. You may have a faulty mouse or the trackball is sticking and wants cleaning.

4. Have you tried a different mouse or USB port?

5. Have you tried updating your mouse driver?

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I have a PS2 mouse but no PS2 port at the back of my PC cabinet - instead they have provided for a USB port for the mouse.
I have however noticed that the mouse freezes randomly and i need to unplug the USB and replug it in to wake it up
I run OS Win 7
Any advise or feedback to prevent this or explain this

Answer:USB mouse freezes randomly

you install driver Mouse PS2 not yet?

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Does anyone have any info how i will fix my mouse? i have a samsung laptop running on windows 7. i tried using the touchpad but it still does the same thing i tried 2 new external mouse but it's still the same. i already configured the mouse settings. the doubleclick and the ticklock but it's still the same. it's really giving me a hard time. somebody please give me some help. thank you

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I see there are plenty of people with this problem and no answers. I have both a Razer Lachesis mouse and a OCZ Behemoth laser mouse. I am using Windows 6 Pro 64 bit OS. When using either mouse they will randomly freeze for about 2 seconds and then be okay. This happens constantly no matter what I'm doing. I bought the OCZ mouse because of the problems but it did not help. They are connected to the motherboard when in use. When the mouse freezes and then releases you get the sound like windows just discovered a new device. I am using windows mouse drivers. These are my computer specs.

INTEL i920 DO @ 2.66
OCZ 3P1600LV6GK 6GB 1600MHz Kit DDR3
2 Diamond HD 4870's w/1GB GDDR5 each (Crossfire)
Creative SB X-Fi Fatal1ty Platinum
ThermalrightUltra 120Extreme 1366RT CPU cooler
PCPWR & Cooling Silencer 910w
CM 932 HAF Case
3 230mm fans
1 120mm exhaust fan
1 Red Emermax 120mm CPU Apollish fan
Plextor PX-880SA x24 DL DVD combo
HP dvd1270 DL combo
3 300GB Velociraptors
WD 620 GB External
Rocketfish Card reader
Windows 7 PRO 64
Samsung Syncmaster T240

This was not always the case this problem is about 4 or 5 months old. This happens even on a fresh os install. Has anyone come up with a solution? At this point my pc is almost useless. I have tried different usb ports but that's no good either.

Answer:USB Mouse Randomly Freezes

You could try to run this software to pinpoint, what the computer is doing that freezes your mice
What's my computer doing? - Download
Perhaps that helps you one step further.


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Recently, my mouse randomly disconnnects and connects again within 1-2 seconds. There is the sound that you would hear when you plug something in the USB. This occurs mostly in Counter Strike. i also notice that if i move my mouse really fast, its more likely to happen. Also, if i have a cd in my cd drive, it happens too. I have updated all mouse drivers and tried old ones as well. I dont think it has to do with my mouse, because it was working fine until i got back from a lan party. Please help me because this is getting really annoying now

Answer:Mouse disconnecting randomly

A couple things that I would try:

-Replace the batteries in your mouse (or charge it).
-Use a different USB port.
-Try a USB to PS/2 convertor (that usually comes with mice).

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Hi there,

After upgrading from Win 8.1 to Win 10, my mouse has been acting very weird. The mouse just keeps moving on its own randomly. So far I don't suspect anything malicious and would like to know how to fix this.

Any help would be appreciated.


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I'm not sure if anyone else has had this problem, but my mouse pad will sometime randomly stop working, then start working again. My laptop does this totally randomly for random amounts of time, and I never know when it will happen: during quizzes, work, the first 15 seconds of a YouTube video so I have to sit through the ad. Its driving me nuts! I though that maybe I was turning off my mouse pad on accident, but I never have my settings open and it does it on different programs too. Its been doing this since I bought it, and its about a year old and I'm so done with it. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Recently my PS/2 mouse and keyboard have been randomly freezing, then throwing a seizure for about 10 seconds.
This has become really annoying now since it happens every few minutes.
This never happens if I'm using a USB mouse, so I"m guessing there has to be some kind of conflict with the two devices.
Though the weird thing is that I've used these two together without a problem for about a year now.

Answer:Mouse randomly has a seizure

Other then getting your hands on another PS/2 mouse I would try uninstalling the device in the device manager and reboot. If it still doesn't work after that try a different mouse. If that doesn't work there's a probably an issue with your PS/2 port.

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Alright, so I've had this standard 3-button logitech mouse for about a few years now (M-BT96A) and the left click finally decided to die on it. So, I decided to take the mouse from my spare PC (same exact hardware as my main PC) and use it. It's a logitech mouse as well (M-UR69). Now, here's when the problem comes in.

Originally, I had my original mouse on a USB to PS/2 converter. It's always how I've done it to have most of my USB ports open, even back several years ago. I tried putting the mouse from the spare computer on said PS/2 converter, but it doesn't even power on at all when the computer turns on. So I had to resort to putting it into a USB port.

So I do so. I start going through my normal business, checking email, playing a game of starcraft and that's about it. And then I notice, it's locking up. During StarCraft, when I moved my mouse, it locked in place for one or two seconds and then finally resumed back to where I was moving it to. I noticed this immediately and when I got the game finished, I started looking it up on google. Lo and behold, it does the freezing thing again. And it isn't a pre-determined time it does it either. Understand, it's happening at random instances.

Some forums have said that certain services or event logs can tell you what's going on and what would cause it. However, nothing is ever starting or stopping or no activity is occuring when the brief halt occurs.

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Answer:Mouse Locking Up Randomly

Is this the driver you have? m ur69 optical usb mouse driver (Logitech) 7, Vista, XP, download

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Okay so when im working on my computer the mouse size turns super big like as in if u go to the mouse settings and change it to the biggest size possible. The problem is that i didnt do any of that and its set to normal size so i dont understand why its so big...


Go to Solution.

Answer:Mouse Size Changes Randomly

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The mouse on my computer occasionally just freezes and the only thing that gets it back is restarting the computer. It's connected via the normal slot in the back of the computer. Any ideas?

Answer:Mouse randomly freezing

First troubleshooting step is to try another mouse.

It's connected via the normal slot in the back of the computer.Click to expand...

There are lots of normal slots on the back of computers. Is it a PS/2 (round) or a USB (rectangular) slot?

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so yea..went to bed last night...after messing with my processor a bit..

mouse worked fine.

get on this morning.

doesn't work.

what the hell?

I'm using a usb mouse right now...which is fine other than the fact it isn't mine..I had to borrow yea...any help?

Answer:Mouse Randomly Not Working...

never mind, problem solved...reinstalled the drivers.

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When I'm working on my computer, my mouse randomly jumps to the bottom tray or to the top left corner. Does this mean someone else is on my computer. I have McAfee Virus scan and it doesn't find anything. I do have a HiJack this log, but I don't know where I am supposed to post the log.

Answer:Mouse randomly moves

Hi Julie.

This is very likely not malware. It is most probably a dirty or malfunctioning mouse. Try cleaning your mouse, or using a replacement, and see if that helps the issue.


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this is the second time this happens now and im not sure why. last site i visited was beemp3, then i discovered it happened again. my mouse decides to click on its own, i cant right click, every say 3-4 seconds it just clicks, it makes using my mouse impossible as i cant type without the mouse moving the cursor, you could just imagine how hard it was typing this.
im not sure if its a virus, is it easily fixable? help would really be appreciated.
Oh ill just add, the last time i got it, the only easy way was format and thats a mission!, lets patch it up tightly?

Thanks you.

Answer:Mouse just clicks randomly - Virus? and Fix?

My mouse sometimes seems to doubleclick random sometimes, instead of normal click. I'm pretty sure is the mouse though, a virus would have behaved way more violently..

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Hi.  I have an Aspire E17 Acer laptop and the mouse freezes when I am on a webpage.  I have a wireless mouse attached to a usb port on the laptop.  I have tried to unfreeze it with Cltr+ALT+ Del, but  that does not work.  The only way to unfreeze the mouse is to restart the laptop.  Threre must be a simplier way.  Any suggestions will help. Thank you.  sister5091

Answer:Aspire E 17 Mouse Freezes Randomly

Does this happen when using the touchpad instead of the external mouse? It could be that the mouse needs an updated driver; you might check with the vendor to see if there is an updated driver available. 

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Greetings, I'm new here, and I'm starting off with a question already ^^.. Whenever I'm playing I game (or typing something, I just noticed here) my mouse randomly scrolls up and down, or just moves about 5 centimeter diagonnally to the right bottom of my screen. It can't be a hardware problem, as this problem occurs only when I type something ( I think it's when I press A and D, but not sure). Maybe some strange bind? I have it in each game, so it must be in Windows. Does anyone know how I can solve this problem?

Thanks, and nice to meet you, Bull

Answer:Mouse randomly scrolls and moves?

random movement of the mouse can ofthen be caused by debris over the sensor, esp a hair, so check the sensor is clean.

As for being linked to your keyboard...? What keyboard and mouse are you using?

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OK I got a new nvidia g-Force 5200 card , got online downloaded the driver. So far everythings ok. Went to play Halo which the card can handle no prob and the keyboard locks up . The usb mouse is still working. I try three different keyboards same thing. I try a none usb mouse and it locks up as well. Could this be the mobo or a driver issue? Please help. Some what of a novice.

Answer:Mouse and keyboard randomly locks up

Welcome to TFS

check in bios the USB mouse support is enabled, the KB's if there internet KB's might require maufacture drivers to work properly. standard KB's should run fine.

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My mouse and keyboard after using the computer after a while decides not to work. No lights coming from either device. It needs a hard restart to make it work.

Both plugged into the USB ports but when they stopped working, the wireless (Also usb port) still worked.

Not sure if this related but when I plugged in my USB before, my HDD decided not to be recognised but my SSD was so I wasn't restarted.

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Randomly when im using the computer, my mouse (its an Optical Logitech Mx310) freezes for up to 20-30 seconds for (seemingly) no reason, bought it like 2 years ago, no problems til about a month ago, and at that time it only froze now and then for 2-3 seconds at a time, still does that, exept now with the occasional half minute freeze.

When the mouse freezes, the computer itself runs fine, e.g music still plays and web pages keep loading.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Optical mouse freezing randomly?

Does the light go out when the mouse freezes? If so that means that the connection on the mouse is going bad.

If not, have you tried unplugging the mouse and using a standard PS/2 mouse or USB to PS/2 adapter to uninstall and reinstall all the drivers for it?

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My mouse was working fine up until last night, when my computer started behaving strangely. I would move my mouse across my desk and it would work fine, before the cursor simply stopped moving. I was still moving my mouse, but the cursor wasn't moving at all. It does this in every direction, and it happens at random times. I thought it might just be a problem with the optical tracking, but something else is happening today too. Whenever the cursor stops moving the mouse sometimes jumps to another part of the screen, this also occurs randomly. Even if I'm moving the mouse right it could jump to the lower left hand corner of the screen. It also clicks itself randomly, both left and right clicks. This means it's not just a problem with the optical tracking. I'm a big FPS player, so this isn't exactly what I need, especially when my gun fires randomly and the mouse stops tracking in a firefight.

Does anyone have some ideas as to what could be wrong?

Answer:Mouse moving by itself, clicking randomly.

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For quite awhile, I've been encountering a mouse pointer problem on my PC (Windows 10), and its driving me nuts because it never happened while I was on Windows 7.

The cursor occassionally or randomly stops moving when I move the mouse consistently.


In the demonstration, I moved my mouse consistently towards right, but cursor stops moving at few instances while my mouse is still moving. To put this into what it feels like, it feels like something is pulling or stopping the cursor randomly, if cursor is stuck, it won't move if I move the mouse less than 2mm in all directions but it will move if I move the mouse greater than 2mm in all directions. Sometimes it happens more often and sometimes it happens less.

My mouse is Logitech G502, I believe my mouse has no problem because I tried it with my laptop (Same OS and Mouse driver) and it worked perfectly fine.

My mouse driver don't need update. (HID-compliant mouse, 10.0.10586.0)
My GPU driver don't need update. (NVIDIA,
I don't have Logitech Gaming Software installed.
I tried different USB ports (2.0 or 3.0) and it makes no difference.
The problem still happens in safe mode.
Reinstalling Windows shall be my last resort.

Any suggestions?

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Hey all, i have a very annoying problem where when im trying to play my game (league of legends) my mouse will randomly skip or stutter which causes huge problems as its a point and click game... i know its not the mouse itself cause I've already replaced one mouse that was also doing the problem. Its not batteries either. The current mouse im using is a wireless hp comfort mouse and the old one was a wired basic Logitech mouse

Answer:Mouse stuttering or skipping randomly

Hi Zulfy,

Try to update the drivers of the mouse from the hp's website.

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I recently upgraded from Windows Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit. Everything was fine and I liked it. Then it stopped registering the clicks from my mouse. I rebooted and it was back to normal. After a while it stopped again and I've been fighting with it ever since. It works about 1 out of every 15 reboots. I've tried rebooting with the dvd for windows repair, nothing. I removed wireless USB card and switched to ethernet connection, worked for a minute until next reboot. I've reinstalled windows (haven't formatted yet) to no avail.

I've tried and tried to contact windows for support, but can't find a phone number. When I try to go through the steps on their site, it says that my product ID isn't good for this country, yet I bought it at Best Buy here in Louisiana, and they want to charge me $50 to talk to me!! I'm fit to be tied!!

The one thing different that I did was, when I initially upgraded, I disconnected my backup drive since I didn't have anywhere else to back it up. I re-connected it once everything was reinstalled. For the life of me I can't seem to figure this out. If I have to format everything I will. I about to that point right now.

Please help me!

Answer:USB Mouse Won't click acts randomly

Quote: Originally Posted by tcastellon

I recently upgraded from Windows Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit. Everything was fine and I liked it. Then it stopped registering the clicks from my mouse. I rebooted and it was back to normal. After a while it stopped again and I've been fighting with it ever since. It works about 1 out of every 15 reboots. I've tried rebooting with the dvd for windows repair, nothing. I removed wireless USB card and switched to ethernet connection, worked for a minute until next reboot. I've reinstalled windows (haven't formatted yet) to no avail.

I've tried and tried to contact windows for support, but can't find a phone number. When I try to go through the steps on their site, it says that my product ID isn't good for this country, yet I bought it at Best Buy here in Louisiana, and they want to charge me $50 to talk to me!! I'm fit to be tied!!

The one thing different that I did was, when I initially upgraded, I disconnected my backup drive since I didn't have anywhere else to back it up. I re-connected it once everything was reinstalled. For the life of me I can't seem to figure this out. If I have to format everything I will. I about to that point right now.

Please help me!

Welcome to SevenForums.

One of the possible sources of your problem are some very well known anti-virus products. What anti-virus are you using?

Another possible source is the software which yo... Read more

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Sometimes for apparently no reason at all my mouse cursor will just freeze for a couple seconds and I won't be able to move it. When this happens (I have Process Explorer minimized to tray) I can see that just about no CPU is being taken up either. So I know that this freeze isn't because my processor is being overworked. Also, it's not because I'm opening a program or anything, hence it is seemingly very random.

Is there any reason why the mouse should randomly freeze from time to time when nothing that major is happening on the system? Thanks for any replies.

Answer:Mouse randomly freezes for no reason

could be you hard drive test it for errors with chkdsk

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I've recently started to have this problem where my keyboard and mouse would suddenly freeze. I'm just browsing a site or writing a document and all of a sudden my keyboard and mouse decide to stop working, but I can still hear the music play in the background just fine. I have a good cpu and 8GB ram, I try to keep my services and processes that are up to a minimum and am very confident my pc can handle these mundane tasks just fine. The problem is that I have to restart my pc and it'll run fine after.

Today it got a bit worse, after the restart my mouse and keyboard still hang, but only briefly, like 2-3 seconds or so. But the frequency got turned up big time. Now it happens every time i open a new tab, try to click a box to type something, open a file; and my cursor will look a little weird, like the purplish screens we used to get in windows 98. I've tried running an anti virus scanner, anti spyware and cleaning registries/cache, but none worked. I'd appreciate it if someone could help me solve this problem.

Kind regards,

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OK, I don't know the model number because it isn't mine, but it's a Dell Inspiron. The mouse pointer will move on its own. Even an external mouse does this. I've never seen this before. I suggested maybe she needs an upgrade in the drivers, but I'm not sure even that would have any effect. It isn't here with me but she's supposed to be sending it up here. Any suggestions?

Answer:Mouse randomly moves on Inspiron

Check the mousepad connection to the motherboard.

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Hi everyone,
I'm new to these forums and I'm really hoping someone can help me, as this is an incredibly irritating problem.
I have a dell/logitech optical USB mouse that randomly stops working. The problem is not the mouse; it works fine on other computers. Every few seconds while using this mouse, the computer makes the sounds as if the cord has been unplugged and plugged back in, when it actually hasn't moved.
Sometimes, a dialogue box pops up that says the USB device is not recognized, but it goes away when the mouse begins to work for another few seconds.
Any ideas? Please help. This is driving me crazy.

Answer:USB mouse randomly doesn't work

I would try different USB ports. Also, if you have other USB devices, you can try those in the ports. You could also try a USB to PS/2 converter.

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One of my computers:
Hp Pavilion a1210n

My keyboard and mouse randomly lock up, the intervals are as little as 2 minutes to 10 minutes or so. I have Recently ran a virus removal and removed some spy cookies with a current norton av. I also tried a bootcfg /rebuild and to no avail... The weird thing is the computer still operates after the keyboard and mouse stop working (e.g. it does auto updates, and norton scans, the input just doesnt work). I have recently tried a different keyboard and mouse, but the same problem still occurs, memtest passed. I have tried safe mode as well, and it still has the same issue, and creating a new user didnt do anything either, same issue presented itself. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
This is my BelArc Advisor readout... My first post not sure if all that is needed... Thanks for all/any efforts to assist me.
Operating System System Model
Windows XP Media Center Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) HP Pavilion 061 ED895AA-ABA a1210n 0nx1114RE101AMBEM00
System Serial Number: CNH5350F2T NA580
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTek Computer INC. Amberine M 1.03
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 3.07 07/29/2005
Drives Memory Modules c,d
200.04 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
155.53 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

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I have a brand new Razer Mamba (had a Razer Naga with the same issues) and every so often the mouse will just stop moving for a few seconds. This happens MUCH more often when I am in playing some game, but still occasionally happens when I am not in game. I have tried SO MANY solutions that I have seen other people try but nothing has changed, and I have not the slightest clue in the solution or cause.
I have tried:
deleting the drivers and reinstalling them, cleaning the laser, just got a new mousepad, restarting pc (lol), switching USB ports (have tried every single one on my PC), turning off USB 3.0, and I know I have tried at least 2 or 3 more things that I just dont remember off the top of my head.

I have a Razer Blackwidow keyboard and it works fine, and never has any issues, even when plugged into any USB port. I have Windows 10, and have more or less had this issue for a long time, but recently it has gotten worse, it seems. Sometimes when I am playing a game and it starts happening a lot, I will be unable to move, more than I am able to move, which obviously makes the game unplayable. I have made 2 other forum posts on other websites and no one has been able to answer the question.

Please help me, I really need this to be fixed, and it is really stressing me out. Thanks in advance, and if you fix the issue I will love you forever!

PS. Here is the SysInfo from the program that was recommended:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
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Answer:Mouse Stops Moving Randomly

Are you in wired or wireless mode? If you are wireless, they are sensitive to interference from wireless close by... Like wifi router, phones, etc. Possibly speakers. If wired mode, the swapping to other usb ports was good idea. What changed, or has it always done it? Also, i thought drivers and updates were handled by their synapse software? It could be an update is hosing you up...

Sent from my XT1575 using Tapatalk

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Every time while I am in the desktop my mouse randomly disconnects and than reconnects.It freezes and making usb sound..
tnx for help!!

Answer:Mouse disconnects and reconnects randomly

try another usb port. if that doesn't work buy a new mouse. sounds like it's on it's way out.

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Over the past few days the mouse cursor occasionly flys all over the screen, and brings up the start menu amongst others. This lasts for three or four seconds, and then returns to normal.Any ideas?

Answer:Mouse cursor acts randomly

Firstly you need to eliminate a virus and do a full virus scan.

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Some times on booting my system (XP Home SP3) the Windows log on screen appears with my user name.Sometimes the mouse id not activated, so I have to close down and reboot.Can some one tell me likely reason, and the cure.BTW I have tried various USB ports.

Answer:Randomly USB optical mouse not activated

I had a similar problem not so long ago it seemed to be software conflict which i could not resolve for some reason.I went through the process of uninstalling ports re-asigning that sorta stuff, scanned PC from top to bottom. DE NADA..SO went and bought a USB PCI card for about £4.00 problem solved...

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Hi there I've been having an issue for the past few weeks with my Razer Naga 2014. The cursor seems to stop responding sometimes for about 2-5 seconds and once in a while I have to reboot and or unplug and plug it back in for it to start responding again. This happens while using the mouse in games and just browsing the web. I have also noticed that once in a while when it freezes all the backlit buttons go dark like it is disconnected then light back up and it unfreezes. Another thing to add is that I have tried using different USB ports and the problem persists. Is this a sign that my mouse is faulty or is there a chance that it can be fixed?

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My mouse randomly freezes, along with my system. The only way I can get it to work again is to reboot the computer.
This has only been happening today, and it has happened twice. Please advise?

Answer:Mouse and system randomly freezes

Check your system for any malware, spyware and the likes...then make sure you have your system is up to date with all MS updates and then the same for all your drivers.

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For the past couple of days, my mouse and my keyboard would stop responding after a while of using (ranging anywhere from a couple minutes to a few hours). My computer itself does not freeze, because I can still see things happening on the screen, such as a cursor blinking or images/videos moving. Just that I cannot move my cursor, click, or press any keys. My mouse and keyboard have lights in them, so I know they did not lose a connection

Answer:mouse/keyboard randomly freezes

Go to device manager uninstall you keyboard then your mouse driver then reboot the machine.
to go to device manager press the windows key and pause at the same time.Upon reboot of the machine the drivers are automatically reinstalled.

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So I recently had some problems with my computer, so my uncle fixed it for me by reformatting it basically, but he was able to save most of my files by transferring them somehow or something. But anyway, I got it back a few days ago, and it seems like every day that I've used it, my mouse decides to stop working. It's an optical mouse, so the light turns off and everything. I restart my computer and it works again, but it is really really annoying. One time it wasn't just my mouse, it seemed like my whole computer kind of froze because my music stopped playing too. Can anyone provide any insight as to what may be causing this?

Answer:Mouse stops working randomly

>> I got it back a few days ago, and it seems like every day that I've used it; my mouse decides to stop working. It's an optical mouse, so the light turns off and everything. I restart my computer and it works again, but it is really really annoying. Can anyone provide any insight as to what may be causing this? << rooney

Several different things can affect how well your mouse functions.

However, the key sentence in your description of your mouse problem: "It's an optical mouse, so the light turns off and everything." Since the "light turns off" this definitely indicates that the likely suspect is that you have a 'power' problem. Something between the mouse and the power source is amiss.

It's quite possible your connections between the mouse and computer may be loose or damaged. Go behind the computer housing, unplug the mouse connection plug and then plug it in again. If it still does not work correctly; it could be that the cord or wires inside the cord are damaged.

If it is a 'wireless' mouse, it could be the batteries are running low ? you should try changing the batteries. Optical mice are certainly convenient, but both of these types of mouse products; wireless and non-wireless - are notorious for being easily (and irreparably) damaged when dropped - even just once.

Other remote possibilities and common causes for optical mouse problems:

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My mouse will just shut off, then I unplug it from the tower then plug it back in and its you know why it does this??

Answer:Mouse randomly stops working

Jennie i would suggest just replacing the mouse. For the low cost it's usually alot quicker than troubleshooting them.I recommend anything by Logitech the best brand i've found thru the years.patio.  

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I have a wireless keyboard/mouse, sometimes randomly my mouse won't move for a long time/it'll move opposite direction i tell it to/move slower than it normally does. With my keyboard, sometimes it will get stuck on a bunch of letters/decide to not respond when I mash every letter.

Windows 7 Service Pack 1 x64 NTFS
Internet Explorer 9.0.8112.16421
Marc :: ZEUS [administrator]

Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 10.1.0
Run by Marc at 15:18:21 on 2012-01-20
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4078.2342 [GMT -5:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {108DAC43-C256-20B7-BB05-914135DA5160}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Disabled/Updated* {ABEC4DA7-E46C-2F39-81B5-AA334E5D1BDD}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
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Answer:Mouse/keyboard hijacked randomly?

Whenever this has happened in the past I've always been on the internet and it doesn't feel like a hardware issue... I have standard logitech wireless mouse/keyboard. When I run ESET and Super anti-spyware the problem seems to go away. If people think this is just a hardware issue randomly then I'm not going to worry about it, however if people think it could be a random hijacking then obviously I'm going to worry about it.

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I just recieved my P70.  The most irratating issue with it for me is the fact when I click the mouse occassionally and randomly there is a significant delay before the clkick executes.  Can someone please help me with this issue.

Answer:Delay when clicking the mouse, happens randomly, P...

Try opening SETTINGS (the WINDOWS app, not LENOVOs). Click on DEVICES (Bluetooth, printers, mouse). Click on MOUSE & TOUCHPAD (on the left column). In the TOUCHPAD drop-down, change the DELAY option to NO DELAY (always on).

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For some reason my mouse will randomly click wherever it is hovering when I type. It does it very sparaticly, but seems to only happen when I type. I have an Acer laptop with Vista. I have tried to research this problem, but all I have found is people saying to change the keypad sensitivity, which I can't find anywhere. I do know that I am not hitting the keypad at all.

I somehow got a program called System Security on my computer. I later discovered that it was some kind of virus. I used an anti malware program to remove it. After I removed it I noticed a couple things changed. The page scroll on the right side of the keypad no longer will work. The other thing that changed was the volume. There are 2 volume buttons on the laptop. Originally when I would click the + or - volume button I would see the word "volume" and several blocks in green on the screen displaying how high the volume was. Now I dont see anything, and each click of the + or - volume button will change the volume by only 2 (at the volume icon 0-100).

I'm not sure if either of those problems have anything to do with this random clicking or not. I am no computer guru, so please explain for computer illiterate people, lol. Thanks

Answer:Mouse randomly clicks when I type. Please help

wow, that's quite a melon scratcher. how long have you had the computer for?. if it old it might be that its starting to do random things and falling apart, but that's probably unlikely. there's a possibility that it could be a virus judging by things randomly disappearing and never turning up again.

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