frozen mouse

Microsoft Windows xp home edition with s...
May 3, 2010 at 08:07:40
Specs: Windows XP
I changed my background picture using a new one from "my pics" now the mouse is frozen. The pic came on tiled...It works in safe mode.

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#1
May 3, 2010 at 08:56:29
Changing the background picture probably has nothing to do with the mouse cursor freezing.

If the mouse is corded,
- make sure it's plugged in all the way. PS/2 connected mice (and keyboards) are NOT hot pluggable - don't unplug or plug them in, or plug them in farther, when the computer is running - it probably won't work properly until after you reboot if it wasn't in the port all the way and you push it in, in any case.

- it's common for wires to get broken inside the cord, usually at or near where the cord enters the mouse, after it has been used a lot, or at any time if the cord was yanked on. If a wire's insulation is still intact for a broken wire such that the ends can still touch each other, the connection is flaky - wiggling the cord near the mouse, or re-positioning the cord there, MAY make your symptoms appear / disappear.
Try another mouse.

- you may have problems with a USB connected mouse if it's plugged into an external multiple port hub that plugs into one USB port, especially if there is an external hard or optical drive also plugged into the same hub.


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#2
May 3, 2010 at 09:12:18
But it does work in my safe mode. The mouse is a cordless little guy!!

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#3
May 3, 2010 at 11:17:00
I changed my background picture using a new one from "my pics" now the mouse is frozen. The pic came on tiled...It works in safe mode.

Then your computer is most likely crashing if you can not do anything, but can use it in safe mode. When the mouse stops responding, pres CTRL-ALT-DEL and see if the task manager will pop-up. If there is no response, than you have bigger issues than just a mouse not functioning.

PowerMac 9600(1 ghz G4)
512mb RAM
50gb SCSI
ATi 9200 PCI


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#4
May 3, 2010 at 12:45:56
Thank you. After a visit with our "IT" guy he had me press the windows button my my keypad. I was able to get into the control panel and delete that picture. All works now. Something in that saved pic locked me up tight as a drum. I appreciate your responses.

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#5
May 3, 2010 at 12:56:47
Kind of hard to tell. Some virus's and worms are being stored in photos.

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Les Paul (1915-2009)


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