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    Pointer frozen in middle of screen

    Lat night I turned on my Acer comp. At first a green screen came up with someting I never saw before/ "Acer was trying to fix a startup error." It did in fact fix it and then it went on to my screen saver login. I could log in and detect my wireless connection and MSN came up. But my mouse is frozen in the middle of the screen I tried to do a sys restore but it only allows me to restore it to 73opm last nite. That is when the Acer fix went in. I have heard about the pointer being frozen before,,Any ideas? Please

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    Re: Pointer frozen in middle of screen

    Quote Originally Posted by Mista Vista View Post
    Lat night I turned on my Acer comp. At first a green screen came up with someting I never saw before/ "Acer was trying to fix a startup error." It did in fact fix it and then it went on to my screen saver login. I could log in and detect my wireless connection and MSN came up. But my mouse is frozen in the middle of the screen I tried to do a sys restore but it only allows me to restore it to 73opm last nite. That is when the Acer fix went in. I have heard about the pointer being frozen before,,Any ideas? Please
    Could there be a hardware issue, you think? You may want to run the memory diagnostics tool (search for it in windows Help and Support) as well as a hard disk test. Do you get any errors in the reliability monitor or event log that could point in some particular direction?

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    Re: Pointer frozen in middle of screen

    Quote Originally Posted by Mista Vista View Post
    Lat night I turned on my Acer comp. At first a green screen came up with someting I never saw before/ "Acer was trying to fix a startup error." It did in fact fix it and then it went on to my screen saver login. I could log in and detect my wireless connection and MSN came up. But my mouse is frozen in the middle of the screen I tried to do a sys restore but it only allows me to restore it to 73opm last nite. That is when the Acer fix went in. I have heard about the pointer being frozen before,,Any ideas? Please

    Thanks SubmarineI will try that. I am using my work comp now so letme try that on my affected laptop. Also what about a sustem restore How do I go back a week? It is only allowing me to go back to last night wwhen the incident happened. Thx!!

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    Re: Pointer frozen in middle of screen

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    Thanks SubmarineI will try that. I am using my work comp now so letme try that on my affected laptop. Also what about a sustem restore How do I go back a week? It is only allowing me to go back to last night wwhen the incident happened. Thx!!
    Try this tutorial: System Restore - How to

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    Re: Pointer frozen in middle of screen

    Thx going to try both will let you know!!

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    Re: Pointer frozen in middle of screen

    I got to the point where i need to right click. I have been doing this with just my keyboard.how do i do the right click function on the keyboard so that I can disable SR? thx

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    Re: Pointer frozen in middle of screen

    Not only is my pointer frozen my touch pad will not work/aka my mouse
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    Re: Pointer frozen in middle of screen

    im going to the store for some milk if any one could tell me hos to navigate like a mouse with my keyboard. i have figured out some things but not the right click function. that would allow me to disable the sr date and then i would hv to put in a sr date say 3 days ago i will look for any help upon my return in 30 minutes!!!!thyx i really appreciate this!!

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    Re: Pointer frozen in middle of screen

    Hmmm, Laptops and I don't really get along but I would try to get into safe mode and see if you can restore further back from there?.

    I sure looks like a virus/worm/malaware but it could as simple as a driver corruption.

    Things I would try in Safe Mode:

    1.- Restore from it and pray to God (hard) that this is all it takes

    2.- Uninstall the drivers for your mouse and after rebooting, Vista will try to install generic ones that you may use.

    3.- get a hold of a program called "Malawarebytes", install it and run it in safe mode as well but after you have updated to the latest definitions.

    Come back and tell us if that fixed your issue so others can take advantage and use it.

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    Re: Pointer frozen in middle of screen

    Quote Originally Posted by Mista Vista View Post
    I got to the point where i need to right click. I have been doing this with just my keyboard.how do i do the right click function on the keyboard so that I can disable SR? thx
    Why do you want to disable System Restore? I thought you wanted to go back further with the help of SR. If you disable System Restore, you will loose all restore points.

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