Windows 7 desktop is unresponsive

July 26, 2010 at 08:43:52
Specs: windows 7 home premium

my desktop is unresponsive but the start menu and task bar work fine. restarting the system works for a while but then desktop is unresponsive. how can i fix this

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July 26, 2010 at 09:36:50

give us some info on your graphics cards and also tell us what you use the desktop for.


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July 26, 2010 at 10:30:40

my graphics card is the nivida GeForce GTS 360M 1024MB dedicated memory. and i basically use my desktop for internet shortcuts and game shortcuts.

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July 26, 2010 at 11:28:46

if this is a new issue run system restore to a date before it started, download malwarebytes and run a scan

i hate computers!
but cant help myself....

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July 26, 2010 at 20:58:08

Desktop unresponsiveness may be due to your mouse and keyboard drivers. Check for updates. You may even consider replacing the mouse or keyboard.

I experienced such a situation. I replaced my mouse (it was an MS wireless mouse) with another MS bluetooth mouse. You cannot believe it changed the whole world.


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July 26, 2010 at 22:41:20

i have a MS wireless mouse and it may need new batteries. Would u recommend a blutooth mouse?

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July 27, 2010 at 00:18:59

You can check battery condition if you have MS mouse driver version 7.10 installed.

If you have older mouse software or none (Windows installs one during installation. This I call none), you should install the latest v. 7.10 x86 or x64 depending on your Windows installation.

Then check battery. If batteries need replacement, replace them and test your desktop responsiveness. If still bad, you can borrow a mouse and try with that one before you spend money and buy a new one.

My problem was, when I wanted to click, for example, "X" button to close a window or "back" button to go back to a previous page in IE8 or when I wanted to place the cursor on a specific place in a .txt document to make a correction, it took ages to do so. I clicked many times to place the cursor in a text file.


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July 27, 2010 at 09:52:21

ok thanks for the help where do i get the ms driver that u said in the previous post

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July 27, 2010 at 10:45:09

You can input your specifications in HERE to find the correct Microsoft hardware drivers.


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July 27, 2010 at 23:38:42

ok thanks

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