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OT, and with tongue firmly in cheek
10/19/2011, 11:30:47

    The Elf Herself writes:

    Dearest friends,
    Papa Elf and I continue to improve. However, Ol' Stormy, my computer, has other ideas. It locks up for no reason except that it's using Windows7 -- what can I say? (Arch villain William Setag was well-named, IMHO.) It hates its own mouse, which periodically locks up. It will go along quite happily, sleeping when required, then go into a spate of insomnia, sleeping only when forced. Having gone through these same symptoms with one of our daughters many years ago, Papa Elf and I are faced with the inevitable conclusion: my computer has bipolar disorder.
    D'ya think lithium batteries in the mouse would help?
    Love,
    Elf




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That's a perfect example of the good news and bad news departments.
10/20/2011, 15:25:13

    Peter2 writes:

    But the good news considerably outweighs the bad. Delighted to hear that you're both getting better!

    Re. the computer - I don't know for sure. All my connections are wired (some of my clients are wary of wireless connections). It's a nuisance in some ways, but there's less to go wrong. But software does corrupt on occasions, and I've found a really cold boot can help - I had to do it regularly with our previous cordless 'phone, and it's corrected a cache fault on my box a couple of times. Try switching the computer off, unplugging it, and holding the power switch in until the chips discharge (~ 10 sec.), and at the same time, taking the batteries out of your mouse (~ 1 min. this time). Then put everything back together and see how it goes.

    Good luck, HTH!





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Some things to check on computer
10/22/2011, 14:20:50

    DaveO writes:

    Event Viewer may be capturing what's happening. To get to Event Viewer, just use eventvwr.msc from the Windows 7 search. It's possible that the mouse drivers are not compatible with Windows 7(hard to say without knowing exactly what mouse it is).




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