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Mouse Pointer freezing, freed by any keystroke...

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March 22, 2006 10:43:15 PM

I am having a problem where randomly my pointer will freeze and the only way to unstick it is to press a key on the keyboard. This happens on the desktop, in games, doesn't matter. I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem or knows how to fix it. It happens every 5-10 minutes or so. This is my setup:

Windows XP SP2
Athlon 64 3700
ASUS A8N-SLI Deluxe
Razer Copperhead mouse (pretty sure newest drivers and firm)
Saitek Eclipse keyboard
XFX 7800GTX 256
Silverstone 600w
Creative X-Fi soundcard
3 gigs RAM
Plextor DVD R/W
WD Raptor 74gig
WD 160gig
March 23, 2006 2:56:13 PM

I just tried plugging in a basic $10 Logitech optical mouse. Same problem.


BUT... could the logitech be running off the Razer drivers still?
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March 23, 2006 3:24:26 PM

It's certainly a possibility that there is a conflict between the Razer drivers and other software on your system.

I would try uninstalling the drivers and seeing if the problem is still evident.

Another possibility is that there is a hardware conflict, so it's also worth trying another USB port (assuming you are using USB).
March 25, 2006 4:59:59 AM

So I tried using a different USB port, still happens. I uninstalled the Razer drivers and software, still happens. Then I plugged in a different mouse, still happens. Anyone else have a clue what is going on?
March 26, 2006 6:25:41 PM

I'd have to narrow it down to either the mobo or something in Windows. Anyone?
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