Cursor and keyboard freezing, but computer remains active??

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Hardware' started by missmelaniebee, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. missmelaniebee

    missmelaniebee New Member

    Apr 3, 2011
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    So I've got a bit of a problem. (Hopefully this is the right forum to post this in!) I'm using a Samsung netbook, if it helps, and no mouse -- just the touchpad. My problem is that sometimes, my cursor will just...jam. Like, stick in some spot on the screen. When it does that, my keyboard will also go dead, and nothing seems to revive it (holding down Ctrl+Alt+Del does nothing; nor does the Esc button). The thing is, though, activity still remains on screen. It's not like that part of it freezes up. For example, I've had it happen to me when I was on Twitter, and yet new tweets came in. And today, when I was filming myself with my webcam, it happened and I was still able to see myself moving in the webcam -- yet I couldn't do anything with the cursor or the keyboard.

    Thanks in advance for the help :)
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Oct 16, 2009
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    Have you checked for a new driver for the devices?

    If you let it sit, will they unfreeze eventually?

    Open Task Manager and leave it in the in the system tray, or open on the desktop so you can see the CPU performance graph. See if the CPU is being maxed out when this happens.

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