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Pointer frozen in middle of screen

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10
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West Palm Beach
#1
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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Submarine

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#2
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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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS720
    CPU
    Intel Quad Q6600 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell 0YU822, NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI SPP / SLI MCP
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 800MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1024 MB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 2407WFP-HC
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    NVIDIA 640GB SATA Raid 0 (2x320GB) (7200 rpm) for Vista,
    Intel X25-M G2 160 GB for W7,
    Maxtor OT III External HDD,
    WD Elements 1 TB External HDD
    Internet Speed
    100/20
    Other Info
    M779 PCIe PAL/SECAM/DVB-T Desktop TV Tuner. Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller.
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10
Location
West Palm Beach
#3
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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Submarine

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#4

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS720
    CPU
    Intel Quad Q6600 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell 0YU822, NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI SPP / SLI MCP
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 800MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1024 MB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 2407WFP-HC
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    NVIDIA 640GB SATA Raid 0 (2x320GB) (7200 rpm) for Vista,
    Intel X25-M G2 160 GB for W7,
    Maxtor OT III External HDD,
    WD Elements 1 TB External HDD
    Internet Speed
    100/20
    Other Info
    M779 PCIe PAL/SECAM/DVB-T Desktop TV Tuner. Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller.
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10
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West Palm Beach
#8
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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AstaLaVista

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#9
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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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Q9650 w/CM V8 Cooler...
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i SLI FTW... Latest Bios & Drivers
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 8GB (4 x 2GB) PC2-8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX260
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 22" LCD Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Velociraptor 160GB
    Samsung Sata 750GB
    Maxtor External 160GB
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750w Silencer
    Case
    Thermaltake Speedo Advance
    Cooling
    Air Cooled... See CPU
    Mouse
    Logitech G7
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    Comcast 6MB Broadband
    Other Info
    Linksys WRT54G router

Submarine

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#10
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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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS720
    CPU
    Intel Quad Q6600 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell 0YU822, NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI SPP / SLI MCP
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 800MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1024 MB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 2407WFP-HC
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    NVIDIA 640GB SATA Raid 0 (2x320GB) (7200 rpm) for Vista,
    Intel X25-M G2 160 GB for W7,
    Maxtor OT III External HDD,
    WD Elements 1 TB External HDD
    Internet Speed
    100/20
    Other Info
    M779 PCIe PAL/SECAM/DVB-T Desktop TV Tuner. Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller.
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#11
The reason I was going to disable SR is because the only date it allows me to go to is yesterday and that puts me right back to where the problem began(frozen pointer and unfunctioning touchhpad mouse. Since the comp boots up/asks for my password/finds my wireless signal and goes to my default page of MSN I was hoping it was not malwatre or a Virus. I have Micro Trend Virus and Spyware always running and it always catches things. Is there another way to force the SR to a specific date? Thx to all!!!!I will try in safe mode and I will tell you how it goes. It seems like a lot of people have this problem of the frozen mouse and yhe pointer stuck in the middle of the screen, :)
 

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#12
Hello,
I looked into the situation more and figured out by trial and error how do navigate with just my key board/ i got to mouse settings and im getting an error that the synaptics pointing devices' driver may be corrupted or missing. Does anyone know how to find a guide to navigate with just the keyboard? Also how would I reset the driver for the touchpad/mouse? Getting closer!!!
Any help would be appreciated and I think this will help others as I have seen this prob asked several times on google:)
Thx
 

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AstaLaVista

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#13
It seems to me that you are swimming against the current, don't get me wrong, at times... doing it the hard way is the only way to learn.

Why don't you do the next best thing and ask a buddy to download the drivers needed and then you just install them on your laptop?
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Q9650 w/CM V8 Cooler...
    Motherboard
    EVGA 780i SLI FTW... Latest Bios & Drivers
    Memory
    Corsair Dominator 8GB (4 x 2GB) PC2-8500C5D
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GTX260
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Def Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 22" LCD Widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    1680 x 1050
    Hard Drives
    WD Velociraptor 160GB
    Samsung Sata 750GB
    Maxtor External 160GB
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750w Silencer
    Case
    Thermaltake Speedo Advance
    Cooling
    Air Cooled... See CPU
    Mouse
    Logitech G7
    Keyboard
    Logitech G15
    Internet Speed
    Comcast 6MB Broadband
    Other Info
    Linksys WRT54G router

Submarine

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#14
Hello,
I looked into the situation more and figured out by trial and error how do navigate with just my key board/ i got to mouse settings and im getting an error that the synaptics pointing devices' driver may be corrupted or missing. Does anyone know how to find a guide to navigate with just the keyboard? Also how would I reset the driver for the touchpad/mouse? Getting closer!!!
Any help would be appreciated and I think this will help others as I have seen this prob asked several times on google:)
Thx
Why not try the System File Checker?
You could also try to unistall the Mouse drivers from the Device Manager. Then go to [Action] - [Scan for Harware Changes] to try re-installing it.

If you search for "Keyboard shortcuts" in Windows Help you can find several lists with shortcuts.
 
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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS720
    CPU
    Intel Quad Q6600 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell 0YU822, NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI SPP / SLI MCP
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 800MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1024 MB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 2407WFP-HC
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    NVIDIA 640GB SATA Raid 0 (2x320GB) (7200 rpm) for Vista,
    Intel X25-M G2 160 GB for W7,
    Maxtor OT III External HDD,
    WD Elements 1 TB External HDD
    Internet Speed
    100/20
    Other Info
    M779 PCIe PAL/SECAM/DVB-T Desktop TV Tuner. Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller.
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#15
Thanks.....Problem solved. Ok the way i did it was by going to the mouse driver and uninstalling it and then the computer installed microsoft driver(must be default one)
You all gave me great info I hope this helps others !!!!!!!!!!
 
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#16
Great, happy it resolved.
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS720
    CPU
    Intel Quad Q6600 2.40GHz
    Motherboard
    Dell 0YU822, NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI SPP / SLI MCP
    Memory
    4GB DDR2 800MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Gainward GeForce GTX 560 Ti, 1024 MB GDDR5
    Sound Card
    Creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Gamer
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell 2407WFP-HC
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1200
    Hard Drives
    NVIDIA 640GB SATA Raid 0 (2x320GB) (7200 rpm) for Vista,
    Intel X25-M G2 160 GB for W7,
    Maxtor OT III External HDD,
    WD Elements 1 TB External HDD
    Internet Speed
    100/20
    Other Info
    M779 PCIe PAL/SECAM/DVB-T Desktop TV Tuner. Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller.

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