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I have a HP Pavilion 3266 Win 95. My mouse and keyboard freezes sometimes. Only thing to do is shut it down. What can I do? Please help! I lose everything.rika@strato.net
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by:arunm
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When you say the keyboard and mouse freezes, is the machine still running? Or has that frozen too?
 
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by:kayton
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Did you check to see if there is an IRQ conflict?
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by:Kent Dyer
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How about some basics here?  Who is the manufacturer of the mouse?  When was the last time the ball was cleaned?  If it is an interim issue, maybe try a new mouse driver?  Do you have any conflicts in Device Manager?  How long has this been going on?

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-Kent
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by:bartsmit
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Have you got power saving enabled? Try setting it for version 1 compatibility in control panel or increasing the time-outs in your BIOS.
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by:a111a111a111
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Hi,

First, take the mouse and the keyboard to another PC and try it there or take another keyboard and another mouse and try them on your Computer.

Second Remove the Modem from your Computer and try boot up.

And you should get a bootable Floppy VIRUS FREE and reboot from there to see if the Keyboard works.

Let me know how it is going.

shayplace@hotmail.com
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by:Tim Holman
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Rika,
  When it hangs, does CTRL+ALT+DEL bring up a task list with anything 'not responding' ??
  It's not unreasonable to assume hardware will hang at some point during its life - nothing lasts forever, but most probably it's mismatched / faulty memory - try swapping it out with some from another machine, or at least running a BIOS test (a test feature should either come on diskette or preloaded into BIOS).
  Has anything changed on the system lately, have you put anything in it ?
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simonjones earned 200 total points
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First things first.

Power off!

Remove and clean the roller ball and the rollers inside the mouse.

Check it's connected to the pc nice and tight.

If you still suffer problems, check that your driver is the correct one.  You could go to system manager and delete your mouse, then shut down and on reboot, Win95/98 will recognise your mouse and automatically reinstall the drivers.  You will need your win95/98 disc.
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simonjones: I know you are new to EE, but Its unhelpful to post what should be a comment as an answer.
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