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no mouse after screensaver

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sunslight, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. sunslight

    sunslight Flightless Bird

    Sometimes I can, sometimes I can't get the system to come put of the
    screensaver mode by moving/clicking the mouse. It does come out with clicking
    the spacebar on the keyboard.

    The mouse is an old PS2, ball mouse, using the microsoft drivers.

    The system is set to awake with the mouse or the keyboard. However, since
    it hasn't gone to sleep (only into screensaver mode) I don't think this is
    the problem.

    If, by moving the mouse, I do get the system to come out of screensaver, the
    mouse cursor is on the screen but there is no control.

    On the keyboard, I can use the tab key to change the focus so I can turn the
    system off. The only other keys that work, besides the space bar & tab key
    (tab shift) is the "windows" key.

    Any ideas on how to get the mouse to work? And get a system return from the
    screensaver? Oh, I substituted a laser mouse for the old mouse, but the
    problem is the same.
     
  2. db

    db Flightless Bird

    well, if the mouse freezes up
    then it is likely that windows
    has also freezed up as well.

    perhaps, you are low in memory.

    as an experiment you might
    try unplugging the mouse and
    reconnecting it when windows
    freezes.

    this event would provide a
    clue.

    another option to test is to
    disconnect the mouse during
    the screensaver and see if
    you have control via the
    keyboard.



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    "sunslight" <sunslight@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:31893A47-0E79-4770-9B20-A6FD688176B4@microsoft.com...
    > Sometimes I can, sometimes I can't get the system to come put of the
    > screensaver mode by moving/clicking the mouse. It does come out with clicking
    > the spacebar on the keyboard.
    >
    > The mouse is an old PS2, ball mouse, using the microsoft drivers.
    >
    > The system is set to awake with the mouse or the keyboard. However, since
    > it hasn't gone to sleep (only into screensaver mode) I don't think this is
    > the problem.
    >
    > If, by moving the mouse, I do get the system to come out of screensaver, the
    > mouse cursor is on the screen but there is no control.
    >
    > On the keyboard, I can use the tab key to change the focus so I can turn the
    > system off. The only other keys that work, besides the space bar & tab key
    > (tab shift) is the "windows" key.
    >
    > Any ideas on how to get the mouse to work? And get a system return from the
    > screensaver? Oh, I substituted a laser mouse for the old mouse, but the
    > problem is the same.
    >
     

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