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How To Unfreeze Laptop Mouse?

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How To Unfreeze Laptop Mouse?

How to Unfreeze A Laptop Mouse?

If you’ve ever had trouble getting your mouse to work properly on your computer, you’ll probably recognize the feeling of frustration that comes along with it. You click and nothing happens. You move the mouse and nothing happens. You try to scroll down a web page and nothing happens.

You might think that there’s no hope for you if your mouse freezes on your laptop. However, there is a solution. All you need to do is thaw out your frozen mouse.

To thaw out your frozen laptop mouse, you should start by checking whether your mouse is plugged in correctly. If not, unplug it and plug it back in. Then restart your computer.

Next, press CTRL+ALT+DEL to open Task Manager. Click on the Processes tab at the bottom of the window. Scroll through the list until you find the process named explorer.exe. Right-click on it and select End task.

Now, close Task Manager and reboot your computer. After rebooting, your mouse should be working normally again.

Restart Your Laptop

Restart Your Laptop

This article explains how to restart your laptop using keyboard shortcuts. You’ll find that it’s quite simple to do. All you need to do is press Ctrl+Alt+Delete, followed by pressing Alt+U, R, and finally Enter.

You might think that restarting your computer is only necessary if there’s a hardware issue, but it’s a great solution for software issues as well. Sometimes, restarting your computer will clear out any wonky software or drivers that may be causing problems.

Examine The Mouse’s Settings

This is a great tip for anyone who wants to keep their computer running smoothly. By examining the settings on your mouse, you’ll be able to find out if there is anything wrong with it.

To examine the settings on your mouse simply open up the Mouse Settings window. From here, you should be able to locate the Touchpad section. Once you’ve found it, you’ll be able to view any problems that may exist with your mouse.

You can also try using the Windows + P keyboard shortcut to access the Mouse Settings window. Simply press the Windows key plus the letter ‘P’ to bring up the Mouse Settings window.

Sometimes, even when everything else fails, you’re still going to have to fix the problem yourself. This means that you’ll have to take apart your mouse and see what’s wrong with it.

It’s important to note that this isn’t something that you want to attempt unless you are very familiar with computers. It’s possible that you could damage your mouse while

Enable Trackpad

This tip comes straight from the folks at MSI. You’ll find that most laptops come with a feature called “Trackpoint”. This allows you to move the cursor using two fingers instead of moving the mouse. However, sometimes the Trackpoint becomes frozen. If this happens, try pressing any of the four function keys listed above.

You might not realize that there are four function keys on your keyboard. These are located between the number pad and the arrow keys. Each of these keys corresponds to a specific function on your computer. For example, the F5 key enables Eco Mode, which disables the screen saver and hibernates functions.

To access these function keys, press and hold the Fn key and tap any of the four function buttons.

End Trackpad Software

Now, if your mouse isn’t working correctly, try disabling the touchpad software. To do this, hold down the Alt key and press F10. A window should pop up asking you to confirm the removal of the touchpad software. Click Yes.

Once the process is finished, reboot your computer. If the issue persists, try reinstalling the driver. To do this, download the latest version of the driver from the manufacturer’s website.

After installing the driver, restart your computer. If the problem still exists, repeat the above steps.

Update Trackpad Driver

There are two types of trackpad drivers: built-in and third-party. Built-in trackpad drivers come preinstalled on laptops, whereas third-party trackpad drivers must be installed manually.

Built-in trackpad drivers are usually automatically updated by Windows 10, so if you haven’t already done so, update your driver now to the correct driver. Third-party trackpad drivers are not automatically updated by Windows 10. However, there are several free third-party trackpad drivers available online. Just search Google for “free trackpad drivers”.

Once you’ve downloaded the correct driver, install it using the same method described above. After installing the driver, restart your computer and test your trackpad to verify that it works properly.

Uninstall Trackpad Driver

This is a great tip if your computer freezes every once in a while. You’ll want to uninstall the trackpad driver and restart your computer. After doing that, you should be able to boot normally without any issues.

You may not realize that there is a generic driver installed for your trackpad. Once you remove the trackpad driver, your computer will automatically install the generic driver instead. This is usually a go-to fix for frozen mice.

Hopefully, this will have solved your problem!

Run An SFC Scan

You may not realize it, but there are times when your computer freezes. You might think that it’s a hardware problem, but it could be a software issue. One of the most common causes of freezing is a corrupt or missing system file.

If you’re having trouble with your PC, you might need to run an SFC check. An SFC (or “Windows File Check”) scans your hard drive for corrupt or missing files and then repairs them if necessary. You can use it anytime your computer starts acting strangely.

There are two types of SFC scans: Quick and Full. A quick scan only looks at the most critical system files, whereas a full scan checks every single file on your hard drive.

A quick scan takes less than five minutes to complete, so it’s ideal if you notice problems right away. However, if you notice issues after running a quick scan, you’ll want to perform a full scan instead.

After performing either type of scan, you’ll receive a report detailing any errors found. From there, you can decide whether you want to repair those errors or simply ignore them.

Look For Physical Damage

If you’ve accidentally spilled liquid on your laptop trackpad, there’s no reason to panic. Just open the laptop and remove the battery. Then, place the laptop flat on its side on a clean surface. Next, gently tap the bottom of the laptop screen with your finger until you hear a solid thud. If you still hear a hollow sound after tapping the screen, then you should probably take your laptop to a repair shop.

You’ll need to take the laptop somewhere where they can diagnose the issue and possibly replace the damaged part. Don’t attempt to fix the trackpad on your own, as opening the laptop without removing the battery may void the warranty.

External Mouse

External Mouse

An external mouse is a great option if you’ve tried everything else and still can’t fix your frozen mouse issue. External mice are available in lots of shapes and styles, and they usually connect either via a micro USB or Bluetooth connection.

These mouses don’t have anything to do with your built-in trackpad, so they won’t interfere with your ability to use your trackpad. You’ll be able to click, scroll and zoom using an external mouse.

You may not realize it, but there are two types of mice out there. One type is called a laser mouse, and the other is called an optical one. Laser mice work by shining light onto the surface of the mouse pad, and the computer detects where the light hits. Optical mice work by sensing the movement of the mouse itself.

Both types of mice work well, but they have slightly different uses. A laser mouse works best for gaming, whereas an optical mouse works best for typing. An external mouse is a great solution if you’ve tried everything and still can’t get your frozen mouse issue fixed.

Aryan Benedict

Aryan Benedict

I'm Aryan, welcome to my profile and website My aim is to answer all your tech and gadget related questions in one, easy-to-navigate, website. I love technology and a lot of my interest lies in gadgets of today. There are many common questions I am constantly asked about various products - hence the birth of Tech Loved. My awesome team and I will answer all the questions you may have (well maybe not all, but hey, we try! :) )

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