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By rlienberger ·
my mouse and computer keeps freezing up using windows 95 it dosn't matter what i'm doing in a program or on the net or just moving the mouse to get rid of screen saver it just lockes up and esc or atrl alt del dosn't work my other computer does thesame thing so on one i refomated and installed windows98 and it still does it so i have windows on one that locks upmouse and computer and windows 98 on the other and both are locking up do you know what the problem is and how to fix it help!!!!! please

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by McKayTech In reply to mouse and computer freezi ...

If the same problem is occurring on two different systems, you want to look at what the two systems have in common. If you're using the same mouse, I'd try a different mouse.

The most common cause of mouse-related lockups in my experience is a serial mouse that has an interrupt conflict with some other serial device (usually a modem). If it's a serial mouse, you want to see if anything else is using IRQ4 (COM1) or IRQ3 (COM2). If it's a PS/2 mouse, you'll want to check IRQ12. If you can keep it running long enough to check Device Manager, check for resource conflicts there. Also, you might try booting into Safe Mode and see if the problem still occurs.

That's a very curious problem... good luck with it!

paul

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by Duster52 In reply to mouse and computer freezi ...

I would start looking at similarities between the two computers. Do you have the same applications installed on each? The same drivers? The same hardware? You've already identified some of the differences, now see what is the same and eleminate that sameness on one of the computers and see if the problem goes away.

Another thing to look at is virus protection. Do a complete virus scan of both computers. You may have inadvertently transferred a virus from one machine to the other while troubleshooting your problems.

Good luck

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by stngfan1 In reply to mouse and computer freezi ...

Try to slow down your video acceleration. Go into Device Manager,Performance tab, Graphics. Move the slider to the left one notch, to slow down the acceleration. Reboot. See if it helps. If it happens again, go back and move the slider one notchto the left again. Reboot, and check it again.

Good Luck
TM.

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by SyscoKid In reply to mouse and computer freezi ...

If you can keep it working long enough, go to your mouse manufacturer's web site and download the latest driver.

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