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IntelliMouse freezes in XP -- a FIX!

By fishnet ·
MSFT Knowledge base recognizes the degraded mouse behavior and explains how to clean out your registry after uninstalling the mouse, then rebooting, etc etc.

This weeks-long issue continued to worsen until I was rebooting every 3 mouse movements, and the KB article didn't help a bit.

HOWEVER!!!!! An obscure setting, which I unset, seems to spawn all the problems: a checkbox on the Power Management tab (at the device properties level) allows XP to save power by turning off "this" device...I unchecked this box for the mouse-related devices (including 3 USB Root Hub).

Since doing so, there is no more hesitation, no more mouse disappearance, no more mouse freeze! HURRAH!

If someone knows what happens to the "sensor clock" in XP, please email this wisdom!

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