View Full Version : PCI mouse freeze

16-07-2001, 11:18 PM
Hi there
To be brief, I have a PCI mouse that freezes now and again. It is never consistant and freezes with games, Dreamweaver, Pegasus and IE. When it freezes I still have keyboard access and can save and shut down. When the pointer stops moving the icons 'light up' as if the mouse were still moving.

I have a Duron 850, Win98se, PCI mouse, external Zyxel modem on com 1 and the usual CDrom.

Any Ideas

Many Thanks

17-07-2001, 07:06 PM
Have you checked your irqs, I think that it might pay to move your modem to com2

18-07-2001, 09:10 AM
Hello Chris, I think you mean you have a PS/2 mouse, in which case it will be allocated an IRQ=12. Check that in Device Manager. The connector will be a small DIN plug rather than the larger AT style.
An EXTERNAL modem on COM1 will not cause a conflict with the mouse.
In case it is an intermittent hardware fault try changing the mouse, and see if that cures the problem. If not remove the mouse from Device Manager, and on re-boot let Windows re-detect it to see if that helps.