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    Disappearing Mouse

    I can be working on the computer for hours and then suddenly the mouse disappears and I can't get it back. The only way to continue working is to exit windows and restart. Sometimes this also doesn't help and I have to restart again for it to work. I tried changing the PS2 connection for the USB connection, but that didn't work. I ran Norton AntiVirus but didn't find any viruses. I read somewhere that it could be the display drivers, but I don't know how to check them properly. Any ideas? TIA!

    Joe

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    Re: Disappearing Mouse

    Joe

    Have you added any new peripherals recently?
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    Re: Disappearing Mouse

    To check the drivers right click My Computer and select Manage. When the Management Console opens click on 'Device Manager'. Find the device you wish to check, right click and select Properties. Then click on the 'Driver' tab. You can 'push' the Driver details button for a more complete file listing. To find the most current drivers you should go to the vendor site for the hardware and check there. You should check the mouse drivers and video drivers.

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    Re: Disappearing Mouse

    Thanks for your replies. It ended up being the hardware. I plugged in a new mouse and have been using it for a week or two now with not even one instance of the problem.

    In any case, thanks again.

    JoeK

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    Re: Disappearing Mouse

    Thanks for posting back. Glad you got it resolved. <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23>

    Joe
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