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      11th Aug 2007
On Windows XP, HP desktop, couple years old, every 10-20 days my mouse cursor
might freeze up overnight. GE optical USB mouse. Do I need a newer driver?
Is there a way to unfreeze it without rebooting? I close all applications at
end of day. Thanks, Bob

 
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      11th Aug 2007
Bob

Even though you close programmes is the computer left on 24/7?

Try Ctrl+Alt+Delete to select Task Manager and click the Performance
Tab. Under Commit Charge what is the Total, the Limit and the Peak?

How large is your hard disk and how much free space. Right click on
your C drive in Windows and select Properties to get this information.

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Hope this helps.

Gerry
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Stourport, England
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Bob wrote:
> On Windows XP, HP desktop, couple years old, every 10-20 days my
> mouse cursor might freeze up overnight. GE optical USB mouse. Do I
> need a newer driver? Is there a way to unfreeze it without rebooting?
> I close all applications at end of day. Thanks, Bob



 
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      11th Aug 2007
Hi, Gerry,

Yes PC on 24/7 because bootup is a little slow for my tastes.
Commit Charge:
Total 549280
Limit 1259632
Peak 557708

Hard Drive total 68.4 GB
Free space 36.7 GB

Thanks for your reply! -Bob

"Gerry" wrote:

> Bob
>
> Even though you close programmes is the computer left on 24/7?
>
> Try Ctrl+Alt+Delete to select Task Manager and click the Performance
> Tab. Under Commit Charge what is the Total, the Limit and the Peak?
>
> How large is your hard disk and how much free space. Right click on
> your C drive in Windows and select Properties to get this information.
>
> --
>
>
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Gerry
> ~~~~
> FCA
> Stourport, England
> Enquire, plan and execute
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>
>
> Bob wrote:
> > On Windows XP, HP desktop, couple years old, every 10-20 days my
> > mouse cursor might freeze up overnight. GE optical USB mouse. Do I
> > need a newer driver? Is there a way to unfreeze it without rebooting?
> > I close all applications at end of day. Thanks, Bob

>
>
>

 
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Bill Sharpe
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      11th Aug 2007
Bob wrote:
> On Windows XP, HP desktop, couple years old, every 10-20 days my mouse cursor
> might freeze up overnight. GE optical USB mouse. Do I need a newer driver?
> Is there a way to unfreeze it without rebooting? I close all applications at
> end of day. Thanks, Bob
>

Do you use hibernation overnight? This may affect mouse operation, but
it's doubtful if you hibernate nightly and the problem occurs only every
couple of weeks.

Are mouse drivers up to date?

Which aggravation bothers you more -- the occasional mouse hiccup or
booting up your system daily, perhaps weekly?

Bill
 
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Gerry
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      11th Aug 2007
Bob

How much RAM memory? Your system may be over-reliant on use of the
pagefile and leaving the computer on 24/7 would not help.

Does pagefile usage rise and fall at an acceptable level or steadily
rise?

You may find it helpful to know exactly how much of your pagefile is
being used. Use page file monitor to observe what is the peak usage.
Start it to run immediately after start-up and look at the log at the
end of the session.The log is Pagefile log.txt. If you right click on
the file in Windows Explorer and select Send to, Desktop (Create
Shortcut). The same applies to XP_PageFileMon.exe.

A small utility to monitor pagefile usage:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_pagefilemon.htm

Note programs using undo features particularly those associated with
graphics and photo editing require large amounts of memory so if you
use this type of programme check these first observing how the page
usage increases when they start and whether the usage decreases when
you close the programme.

What programmes are typically running at any one time?

Let's examine why you complain of a slow boot. Please restart your
computer and post copies of all Error and Warning Reports appearing in
the System and Application logs in Event Viewer for the last boot. No
Information Reports or Duplicates please. Indicate which also appear in
a previous boot.

You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start, Control Panel,
Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer. When researching the meaning
of the error, information regarding Event ID, Source and Description
are important.

HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308427/en-us

Part of the Description of the error will include a link, which you
should double click for further information. You can copy using copy
and paste. Often the link will, however, say there is no further
information.
http://go.microsoft.com/fw.link/events.asp
(Please note the hyperlink above is for illustration purposes only)

A tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Run Event Viewer and double
click on the error you want to copy. In the window, which appears is a
button resembling two pages. Click the button and close Event
Viewer.Now start your message (email) and do a paste into the body of
the message. Make sure this is the first paste after exiting from
Event Viewer.

--



Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Bob wrote:
> Hi, Gerry,
>
> Yes PC on 24/7 because bootup is a little slow for my tastes.
> Commit Charge:
> Total 549280
> Limit 1259632
> Peak 557708
>
> Hard Drive total 68.4 GB
> Free space 36.7 GB
>
> Thanks for your reply! -Bob
>
> "Gerry" wrote:
>
>> Bob
>>
>> Even though you close programmes is the computer left on 24/7?
>>
>> Try Ctrl+Alt+Delete to select Task Manager and click the Performance
>> Tab. Under Commit Charge what is the Total, the Limit and the Peak?
>>
>> How large is your hard disk and how much free space. Right click on
>> your C drive in Windows and select Properties to get this
>> information.
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>> Gerry
>> ~~~~
>> FCA
>> Stourport, England
>> Enquire, plan and execute
>> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>>
>>
>> Bob wrote:
>>> On Windows XP, HP desktop, couple years old, every 10-20 days my
>>> mouse cursor might freeze up overnight. GE optical USB mouse. Do I
>>> need a newer driver? Is there a way to unfreeze it without
>>> rebooting? I close all applications at end of day. Thanks, Bob



 
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      12th Aug 2007
Bob wrote:
> On Windows XP, HP desktop, couple years old, every 10-20 days my mouse cursor
> might freeze up overnight. GE optical USB mouse. Do I need a newer driver?
> Is there a way to unfreeze it without rebooting? I close all applications at
> end of day. Thanks, Bob
>
>

If you have a USB mouse, unplug the USB cable, count to five, then
replug it in. Sometimes USB mice don't get properly enumerated when a
computer comes out of its sleep mode (S1, S3, or hibernate). I believe
that this is a fairly common problem.

-- Jeff Barnett
 
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sandy58
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      12th Aug 2007
On Aug 11, 8:16 pm, Bob <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> On Windows XP, HP desktop, couple years old, every 10-20 days my mouse cursor
> might freeze up overnight. GE optical USB mouse. Do I need a newer driver?
> Is there a way to unfreeze it without rebooting? I close all applications at
> end of day. Thanks, Bob


Try another mouse.

 
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      29th Dec 2009
While I was on broadband, to my astonishment, my BIOS setup apeeared on screen and stayed frozen. I had to press button to switch off computer and then restart. After the usual start-up procedure the desktop icons came into place but the mouse remained frozen. I tried to access BIOS setup page by pressing F2 when prompted but there was no response. My mouse remains frozen and BIOS set-up inaccessible. My operating system is Windows WP Home Edition, two Gb memory, 250Gb hard drive. Please help. Thanks.



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unfreeze mouse cursor without rebooting?
11-Aug-07

On Windows XP, HP desktop, couple years old, every 10-20 days my mouse cursor
might freeze up overnight. GE optical USB mouse. Do I need a newer driver?
Is there a way to unfreeze it without rebooting? I close all applications at
end of day. Thanks, Bob

Previous Posts In This Thread:

On Saturday, August 11, 2007 3:16 PM
Bo wrote:

unfreeze mouse cursor without rebooting?
On Windows XP, HP desktop, couple years old, every 10-20 days my mouse cursor
might freeze up overnight. GE optical USB mouse. Do I need a newer driver?
Is there a way to unfreeze it without rebooting? I close all applications at
end of day. Thanks, Bob

On Saturday, August 11, 2007 3:54 PM
Gerry wrote:

BobEven though you close programmes is the computer left on 24/7?
Bob

Even though you close programmes is the computer left on 24/7?

Try Ctrl+Alt+Delete to select Task Manager and click the Performance
Tab. Under Commit Charge what is the Total, the Limit and the Peak?

How large is your hard disk and how much free space. Right click on
your C drive in Windows and select Properties to get this information.

--



Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Bob wrote:

On Saturday, August 11, 2007 4:58 PM
Bo wrote:

Hi, Gerry, Yes PC on 24/7 because bootup is a little slow for my tastes.
Hi, Gerry,

Yes PC on 24/7 because bootup is a little slow for my tastes.
Commit Charge:
Total 549280
Limit 1259632
Peak 557708

Hard Drive total 68.4 GB
Free space 36.7 GB

Thanks for your reply! -Bob

"Gerry" wrote:

On Saturday, August 11, 2007 5:57 PM
Bill Sharpe wrote:

Re: unfreeze mouse cursor without rebooting?
Bob wrote:
Do you use hibernation overnight? This may affect mouse operation, but
it's doubtful if you hibernate nightly and the problem occurs only every
couple of weeks.

Are mouse drivers up to date?

Which aggravation bothers you more -- the occasional mouse hiccup or
booting up your system daily, perhaps weekly?

Bill

On Saturday, August 11, 2007 5:58 PM
Gerry wrote:

BobHow much RAM memory?
Bob

How much RAM memory? Your system may be over-reliant on use of the
pagefile and leaving the computer on 24/7 would not help.

Does pagefile usage rise and fall at an acceptable level or steadily
rise?

You may find it helpful to know exactly how much of your pagefile is
being used. Use page file monitor to observe what is the peak usage.
Start it to run immediately after start-up and look at the log at the
end of the session.The log is Pagefile log.txt. If you right click on
the file in Windows Explorer and select Send to, Desktop (Create
Shortcut). The same applies to XP_PageFileMon.exe.

A small utility to monitor pagefile usage:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_pagefilemon.htm

Note programs using undo features particularly those associated with
graphics and photo editing require large amounts of memory so if you
use this type of programme check these first observing how the page
usage increases when they start and whether the usage decreases when
you close the programme.

What programmes are typically running at any one time?

Let's examine why you complain of a slow boot. Please restart your
computer and post copies of all Error and Warning Reports appearing in
the System and Application logs in Event Viewer for the last boot. No
Information Reports or Duplicates please. Indicate which also appear in
a previous boot.

You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start, Control Panel,
Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer. When researching the meaning
of the error, information regarding Event ID, Source and Description
are important.

HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308427/en-us

Part of the Description of the error will include a link, which you
should double click for further information. You can copy using copy
and paste. Often the link will, however, say there is no further
information.
http://go.microsoft.com/fw.link/events.asp
(Please note the hyperlink above is for illustration purposes only)

A tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Run Event Viewer and double
click on the error you want to copy. In the window, which appears is a
button resembling two pages. Click the button and close Event
Viewer.Now start your message (email) and do a paste into the body of
the message. Make sure this is the first paste after exiting from
Event Viewer.

--



Hope this helps.

Gerry
~~~~
FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


Bob wrote:

On Sunday, August 12, 2007 2:18 AM
Jeff Barnett wrote:

Re: unfreeze mouse cursor without rebooting?
Bob wrote:
If you have a USB mouse, unplug the USB cable, count to five, then
replug it in. Sometimes USB mice don't get properly enumerated when a
computer comes out of its sleep mode (S1, S3, or hibernate). I believe
that this is a fairly common problem.

-- Jeff Barnett

On Sunday, August 12, 2007 6:55 AM
sandy58 wrote:

Re: unfreeze mouse cursor without rebooting?
Try another mouse.


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Wow, you replied to/hijacked an old post from 2007 after changing the
subject line.

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<Thomas Samson> wrote in message news:(E-Mail Removed)...
: While I was on broadband, to my astonishment, my BIOS setup apeeared on
screen and stayed frozen. I had to press button to switch off computer and
then restart. After the usual start-up procedure the desktop icons came into
place but the mouse remained frozen. I tried to access BIOS setup page by
pressing F2 when prompted but there was no response. My mouse remains frozen
and BIOS set-up inaccessible. My operating system is Windows WP Home
Edition, two Gb memory, 250Gb hard drive. Please help. Thanks.
:
:
:
: Bo wrote:
:
: unfreeze mouse cursor without rebooting?
: 11-Aug-07
:
: On Windows XP, HP desktop, couple years old, every 10-20 days my mouse
cursor
: might freeze up overnight. GE optical USB mouse. Do I need a newer
driver?
: Is there a way to unfreeze it without rebooting? I close all applications
at
: end of day. Thanks, Bob
:
: Previous Posts In This Thread:
:
: On Saturday, August 11, 2007 3:16 PM
: Bo wrote:
:
: unfreeze mouse cursor without rebooting?
: On Windows XP, HP desktop, couple years old, every 10-20 days my mouse
cursor
: might freeze up overnight. GE optical USB mouse. Do I need a newer
driver?
: Is there a way to unfreeze it without rebooting? I close all applications
at
: end of day. Thanks, Bob
:
: On Saturday, August 11, 2007 3:54 PM
: Gerry wrote:
:
: BobEven though you close programmes is the computer left on 24/7?
: Bob
:
: Even though you close programmes is the computer left on 24/7?
:
: Try Ctrl+Alt+Delete to select Task Manager and click the Performance
: Tab. Under Commit Charge what is the Total, the Limit and the Peak?
:
: How large is your hard disk and how much free space. Right click on
: your C drive in Windows and select Properties to get this information.
:
: --
:
:
:
: Hope this helps.
:
: Gerry
: ~~~~
: FCA
: Stourport, England
: Enquire, plan and execute
: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
:
:
: Bob wrote:
:
: On Saturday, August 11, 2007 4:58 PM
: Bo wrote:
:
: Hi, Gerry, Yes PC on 24/7 because bootup is a little slow for my tastes.
: Hi, Gerry,
:
: Yes PC on 24/7 because bootup is a little slow for my tastes.
: Commit Charge:
: Total 549280
: Limit 1259632
: Peak 557708
:
: Hard Drive total 68.4 GB
: Free space 36.7 GB
:
: Thanks for your reply! -Bob
:
: "Gerry" wrote:
:
: On Saturday, August 11, 2007 5:57 PM
: Bill Sharpe wrote:
:
: Re: unfreeze mouse cursor without rebooting?
: Bob wrote:
: Do you use hibernation overnight? This may affect mouse operation, but
: it's doubtful if you hibernate nightly and the problem occurs only every
: couple of weeks.
:
: Are mouse drivers up to date?
:
: Which aggravation bothers you more -- the occasional mouse hiccup or
: booting up your system daily, perhaps weekly?
:
: Bill
:
: On Saturday, August 11, 2007 5:58 PM
: Gerry wrote:
:
: BobHow much RAM memory?
: Bob
:
: How much RAM memory? Your system may be over-reliant on use of the
: pagefile and leaving the computer on 24/7 would not help.
:
: Does pagefile usage rise and fall at an acceptable level or steadily
: rise?
:
: You may find it helpful to know exactly how much of your pagefile is
: being used. Use page file monitor to observe what is the peak usage.
: Start it to run immediately after start-up and look at the log at the
: end of the session.The log is Pagefile log.txt. If you right click on
: the file in Windows Explorer and select Send to, Desktop (Create
: Shortcut). The same applies to XP_PageFileMon.exe.
:
: A small utility to monitor pagefile usage:
: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_pagefilemon.htm
:
: Note programs using undo features particularly those associated with
: graphics and photo editing require large amounts of memory so if you
: use this type of programme check these first observing how the page
: usage increases when they start and whether the usage decreases when
: you close the programme.
:
: What programmes are typically running at any one time?
:
: Let's examine why you complain of a slow boot. Please restart your
: computer and post copies of all Error and Warning Reports appearing in
: the System and Application logs in Event Viewer for the last boot. No
: Information Reports or Duplicates please. Indicate which also appear in
: a previous boot.
:
: You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start, Control Panel,
: Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer. When researching the meaning
: of the error, information regarding Event ID, Source and Description
: are important.
:
: HOW TO: View and Manage Event Logs in Event Viewer in Windows XP
: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308427/en-us
:
: Part of the Description of the error will include a link, which you
: should double click for further information. You can copy using copy
: and paste. Often the link will, however, say there is no further
: information.
: http://go.microsoft.com/fw.link/events.asp
: (Please note the hyperlink above is for illustration purposes only)
:
: A tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Run Event Viewer and double
: click on the error you want to copy. In the window, which appears is a
: button resembling two pages. Click the button and close Event
: Viewer.Now start your message (email) and do a paste into the body of
: the message. Make sure this is the first paste after exiting from
: Event Viewer.
:
: --
:
:
:
: Hope this helps.
:
: Gerry
: ~~~~
: FCA
: Stourport, England
: Enquire, plan and execute
: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
:
:
: Bob wrote:
:
: On Sunday, August 12, 2007 2:18 AM
: Jeff Barnett wrote:
:
: Re: unfreeze mouse cursor without rebooting?
: Bob wrote:
: If you have a USB mouse, unplug the USB cable, count to five, then
: replug it in. Sometimes USB mice don't get properly enumerated when a
: computer comes out of its sleep mode (S1, S3, or hibernate). I believe
: that this is a fairly common problem.
:
: -- Jeff Barnett
:
: On Sunday, August 12, 2007 6:55 AM
: sandy58 wrote:
:
: Re: unfreeze mouse cursor without rebooting?
: Try another mouse.
:
:
: Submitted via EggHeadCafe - Software Developer Portal of Choice
: Asynchronous WebRequest: The Basics
:
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