not really sure if this is the correct area to post this in, but i'd like some help anyway. occasionally, the pointer for my mouse will freeze on the screen. if i move the mouse, i can see tabs, etc. light up in the background on the IE toolbar, so i know it's still functioning on some level, but the pointer remains in a locked position, making it difficult to do anything. yes, i have my mouse running the latest drivers. i've also checked in device mangler ( ) and everything seems to be working correctly. in addition, i've configured my mouse settings and even tried using the default settings, to no avail. i usually just end up hard booting, but i was wondering if anyone has encountered this problem and knows of a possible solution.