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Weird IE mouse pointer problem

By ron.blizzard ·
When I start IE on my home Compaq PC using DSL, it comes up right away, but the pointer does not become active for about 5 to 10 minutes after that. The pointer moves, but doesn't do anything when clicked, passing the pointer over hypertext does notchange to a finger, etc. After it wakes up, it works fine!
Any ideas what could be causing this?

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by Simon Sedgwick In reply to Weird IE mouse pointer pr ...

Is your mouse just a normal ps2 mouse ?

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by mzy In reply to Weird IE mouse pointer pr ...

The mouse could be faulty at the port of your mouse, not your computer port. Change the mouse and you will not encounter this problem anymore.

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by ron.blizzard In reply to Weird IE mouse pointer pr ...

It is a Compaq 3 button mouse with a wheel made by Logitech. It didn't have this problem until about a month ago, so maybe it has gone bad. I'll swap it out and see if that takes care of it. Thanks!

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by pdpjp In reply to Weird IE mouse pointer pr ...

Sounds like a corupt mouse driver. Right click My Computer and select properties. Go to the Device Manager tab and find the mouse entry. Click on the "+" next to it and highlight the name of your mouse. Click the "Remove" button at the bottom. Reboot the system and mouse will re-install itself.

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by ron.blizzard In reply to Weird IE mouse pointer pr ...

Re-installing the mouse driver seems to have fixed the problem, thanks!

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