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    I have been having this pesky and VERY annoying mo9use problem and I am open to any advice you can offer.

    First a little background. I used to run on Windows Vista (which was a resource hog), but I have since upgraded to Windows 7 which, at least so far and aside from this one issue, has worked much better for me. Back when I was on Vista I had a wireless mouse and it worked fine for a while then I started getting a problem with the mouse freezing briefly (with a "bloop" sound like the USB Bluetooth had been unplugged, then another "bloop" as it resumed working). I tried all of the things I detail below and could not resolve it, so I went back to a corded mouse and that worked fine. Now I am getting the same issue with my corded mouse on Windows 7. I again have tried all the things below, but to no avail so far. I have Googled but cannot find anything additional beyond what I have already attempted.

    What I have tried:

    Virus scan in and out of Safe Mode
    Spyware scan in and out of Safe Mode
    Updating nVidia drivers (seemed to fix it for a while, but then prob returned)
    Setting Windows Installer startup to manual
    Tried a different corded mouse
    Disabled unused services
    System restore
    Replaced the default Windows Aero pointer scheme with a different one
    And tried some other stuff I can't even remember now

    Has anyone else ever run into this? Any idea what I should try next?

    Thanks much.
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    Is this a laptop or desktop?
    How many USB devices are plugged in?

    There is only so much power available to the USB port(s), it could be that there is too much of a draw down from other devices.

    You could also try going into your device manager and deleting the driver and then letting the system find the mouse on the next power up and letting it re-install.
    Note... if you try this approach and your computer completely fucks up, remember my advice is worth exactly what you paid for it.:D
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    Is this a laptop or desktop?
    How many USB devices are plugged in?

    There is only so much power available to the USB port(s), it could be that there is too much of a draw down from other devices.

    You could also try going into your device manager and deleting the driver and then letting the system find the mouse on the next power up and letting it re-install.
    Note... if you try this approach and your computer completely fucks up, remember my advice is worth exactly what you paid for it.:D
    Its a tower, Madisonian. But you may have hit on it. I have USB devices plugged into every available orifice! What you are suggesting makes good sense. What can I do to remedy this? Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    I I started getting a problem with the mouse freezing briefly (with a "bloop" sound like the USB Bluetooth had been unplugged, then another "bloop" as it resumed working).
    I finally gave up on bluetooth with windows 7. I couldn't find a reliable driver for the transmitter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I finally gave up on bluetooth with windows 7. I couldn't find a reliable driver for the transmitter.
    I hear ya, but I am using a corded mouse on my desktop, Rock, and I still get this damned hiccup in my mouse. I have shout off the power saving option on all USB hubs and I am now running a scan with a new ad-ware/spyware program I got.

    It is such a weird prob. It comes and goes. It's like a penis. :p
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    I hear ya, but I am using a corded mouse on my desktop, Rock, and I still get this damned hiccup in my mouse. I have shout off the power saving option on all USB hubs and I am now running a scan with a new ad-ware/spyware program I got.

    It is such a weird prob. It comes and goes. It's like a penis. :p
    Is it happening with all programs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Is it happening with all programs?
    Yeah. With web browser open, with it closed, etc. It's not a game-stopper, but it's really irritating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    Its a tower, Madisonian. But you may have hit on it. I have USB devices plugged into every available orifice! What you are suggesting makes good sense. What can I do to remedy this? Thanks.
    There are powered USB expansion hubs (internal and external) that will take the load off the motherboard.

    Example...
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0219757

    If you are running a laser mouse, wireless keyboard, USB back up hard drive, printer, etc all at the same time its like trying to run your fridge, microwave, coffee pot, toaster oven and vacuum cleaner off of 1 circuit in your kitchen using a 6 port power strip.
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    Plug the mouse into the proper mouse slot in the back.
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    You could always go with the Apple.

    You know what they say...
    Once you've gone Mac, you've spent too much to go back.:p
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