I have a Microsoft X8 Sidewinder mouse that keeps freezing for 4-6 sec. I have unplugged and plugged it back in, removed it and reinstalled it and still the same problem. Running win 7 ....Please help
Before you install the newest drivers, please be sure to uninstall the previous drivers.
If you have the latest drivers already installed, then you may try changing the mouse pointers.
If yours is a wireless mouse, make sure the mouse sees the wireless receiver.
If you had tried many mice in your computer, each mouse hardware ( all hardware that was present once but not any longer there ) leaves a ghost image of itself. You have to clean ghost images of all hardware in Device Manager. MS KB Article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315539 refers.