When your mouse is freezing

Question

Hi, I was playing Wolfenstien 3d on hight graphics and I know my computer can handle this program because I have played this game before many times before. The other day while I was playing the game, the whole computer freezes/pauses for about a second every time I move the mouse. I exit out of the game and restart the computer. Ever since then, every time I move the mouse the computer jams for a second and then works. This happens anywhere, not just in the game but in windows as well. I move the mouse again and the freeze/pause happens again. Can you help me with this?? I've defraged my computer and scanned it twice using Nortan Anti-Virus and I have the latest update installed. I'm only using 17% of the 80gig HD, so I know this is not causing the problem. Can you help me please, thanks.

Answer

This question was answered on February 13, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Right click on my computer and choose properties

choose the device manager tab

check for a yellow circle with an exclamation mark next to any device line, if you find one

right click on the device line and choose properties if the icon is a red X check the device usage area and clear the disable in the hardware proflie check box it thier is a check in it if the icon is an exclamation mark in a yelow circle check the device status message area on the general tab of the device prpperties window ofr a description of the problem if the device is working properly and the probelm is reported as a missing driver, you can almost certainly ignor the message.

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Posted by linda of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 13, 2003