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won't recognize mouse, plug and play, ps/2

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Linda, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Linda

    Linda Flightless Bird

    I have recently had xp reinstalled on my computer. I am randomly having the
    following problem.
    Sometime I will boot up and it won't recognize my mouse (the mouse won't
    move) and if I hit Ctl-Alt-Del several times, the task manager will finally
    appear, but it won't allow me to use it. I can't click on it, I can't hit "E"
    to end task. Basically, it seems it won't recognize my keyboard or the
    mouse. Everything is just locked. So, then, I manually turn the computer off,
    which I have been told repeatedly is very bad for the hard drive and which I
    have had to do dozens and dozens of times with this computer. When I turn the
    computer bafck on, everything works. Then it might work fine thru several
    restarts, then it won't work again. My mouse is a plug-and-play, very old
    (and very good) Logitech TrackMan Vista.

    BTW--computer is HP Pavilion a1540n running windows media center edition but
    without all the unneeded HP junk on it.
    I don't know if this is significant--probably not since this problem was
    happening before this new thing appeared--but in the lst several days, I will
    go to a website in Internet Explorer, and I will get this error message of
    "stack overflow at line: ___." I click OK, and then it lets me go to the site.

    Prior to this, it would also not save my refresh rate (defaulting to 60 Hz),
    but I have fixed that via the registry.

    Finally, I have checked the "notify me of replies" box for the discussion
    forums, but I never get notified.

    Thanks for any help you can provide.
     
  2. Elmo

    Elmo Flightless Bird

    Linda wrote:
    > I have recently had XP reinstalled on my computer. I am randomly having the
    > following problem.
    > Sometime I will boot up and it won't recognize my mouse (the mouse won't
    > move) and if I hit Ctl-Alt-Del several times, the task manager will finally
    > appear, but it won't allow me to use it. I can't click on it, I can't hit "E"
    > to end task.



    > Basically, it seems it won't recognize my keyboard or the
    > mouse. Everything is just locked. So, then, I manually turn the computer off,
    > which I have been told repeatedly is very bad for the hard drive and which I
    > have had to do dozens and dozens of times with this computer.


    You should press Alt to highlight the Toolbar, then cursor left, right,
    up and down, to the "Shut Down", "Restart" option.

    > When I turn the
    > computer back on, everything works. Then it might work fine thru several
    > restarts, then it won't work again. My mouse is a plug-and-play, very old
    > (and very good) Logitech TrackMan Vista.


    When the computer is off, try unplugging, then reinserting the mouse.
    Also try a different mouse; it could be failing on you.

    > BTW--computer is HP Pavilion a1540n running Windows Media Center edition but
    > without all the unneeded HP junk on it.
    > I don't know if this is significant, probably not since this problem was
    > happening before this new thing appeared, but in the last several days, I will
    > go to a website in Internet Explorer, and I will get this error message of
    > "stack overflow at line: ___." I click OK, and then it lets me go to the site.
    >
    > Prior to this, it would also not save my refresh rate (defaulting to 60 Hz),
    > but I have fixed that via the registry.
    >
    > Finally, I have checked the "notify me of replies" box for the discussion
    > forums, but I never get notified.


    --
    Joe =o)
     
  3. Andrew E.

    Andrew E. Flightless Bird

    Microsoft has several updates for that area,911562,899588,905749,914882.
    Also,you need to install the boards chip set installation utility,get that
    from
    the mfg web site (intel,amd,etc)...

    "Linda" wrote:

    > I have recently had xp reinstalled on my computer. I am randomly having the
    > following problem.
    > Sometime I will boot up and it won't recognize my mouse (the mouse won't
    > move) and if I hit Ctl-Alt-Del several times, the task manager will finally
    > appear, but it won't allow me to use it. I can't click on it, I can't hit "E"
    > to end task. Basically, it seems it won't recognize my keyboard or the
    > mouse. Everything is just locked. So, then, I manually turn the computer off,
    > which I have been told repeatedly is very bad for the hard drive and which I
    > have had to do dozens and dozens of times with this computer. When I turn the
    > computer bafck on, everything works. Then it might work fine thru several
    > restarts, then it won't work again. My mouse is a plug-and-play, very old
    > (and very good) Logitech TrackMan Vista.
    >
    > BTW--computer is HP Pavilion a1540n running windows media center edition but
    > without all the unneeded HP junk on it.
    > I don't know if this is significant--probably not since this problem was
    > happening before this new thing appeared--but in the lst several days, I will
    > go to a website in Internet Explorer, and I will get this error message of
    > "stack overflow at line: ___." I click OK, and then it lets me go to the site.
    >
    > Prior to this, it would also not save my refresh rate (defaulting to 60 Hz),
    > but I have fixed that via the registry.
    >
    > Finally, I have checked the "notify me of replies" box for the discussion
    > forums, but I never get notified.
    >
    > Thanks for any help you can provide.
    >
     
  4. Jose

    Jose Flightless Bird

    On Apr 4, 12:00 pm, Linda <Li...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > I have recently had xp reinstalled on my computer. I am randomly having the
    > following problem.
    > Sometime I will boot up and it won't recognize my mouse (the mouse won't
    > move) and if I hit Ctl-Alt-Del several times, the task manager will finally
    > appear, but it won't allow me to use it. I can't click on it, I can't hit"E"
    > to end task.  Basically, it seems it won't recognize my keyboard or the
    > mouse. Everything is just locked. So, then, I manually turn the computer off,
    > which I have been told repeatedly is very bad for the hard drive and which I
    > have had to do dozens and dozens of times with this computer. When I turnthe
    > computer bafck on, everything works. Then it might work fine thru several
    > restarts, then it won't work again. My mouse is a plug-and-play, very old
    > (and very good) Logitech TrackMan Vista.
    >
    > BTW--computer is HP Pavilion a1540n running windows media center edition but
    > without all the unneeded HP junk on it.
    > I don't know if this is significant--probably not since this problem was
    > happening before this new thing appeared--but in the lst several days, I will
    > go to a website in Internet Explorer, and I will get this error message of
    > "stack overflow at line: ___." I click OK, and then it lets me go to the site.
    >
    > Prior to this, it would also not save my refresh rate (defaulting to 60 Hz),
    > but I have fixed that via the registry.
    >
    > Finally, I have checked the "notify me of replies" box for the discussion
    > forums, but I never get notified.
    >
    > Thanks for any help you can provide.


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