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How to Fix a Mouse That Suddenly Stops Moving (STEPS)

Fixing a mouse that is not working

Why Has My Mouse Stopped Moving?

There are many reasons as to why your mouse suddenly stops moving. This is one problem where merely shutting down your computer will not work. Here is some reason why this may happen:

  • Your mouse may not be appropriately connected to the computer or laptop.
  • If using a Bluetooth mouse, your mouse may have lost connectivity or the switch might have turned off.
  • You might have pressed the function key which automatically disabled the trackpad without your knowledge.
  • The device settings may have been changed.

Your laptop is one of the most used items in your day-to-day lives. Without a mouse, however, it becomes exceptionally impossible to get any work done on your computer. When you notice that your mouse has stopped working, you have to act as soon as possible.

While your mouse not working correctly is a generalized problem, certain issues require different approaches.

I have come up with some simple troubleshooting solutions to most of the mouse problems you will face using your laptop.


How to Fix a Mouse That Suddenly Stopped Working

When you need to fix a mouse that stops working all of a sudden, there are few things you will have to check. The main things to look for are:

  • Check for physical causes such as a loose connection or the loss of Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Press the Fn key on your keyboard and then press one of the touchpad keys. This should take care of the problem by enabling the trackpad.
  • Make changes in the mouse properties by press it on the windows key on your keypad.
  • Update the mouse driver in device manager.
  • Run the System File Checker scan.


Mouse Cursor Stuck On the Screen

When your cursor freezes, it is one of the most annoying things that can happen. Here’s what you have to do to get it working again:

  1. Go to Settings: On the settings, check if the trackpad has been disabled, here’s how:
  2. Click Start, then type ‘mouse’ on the search bar and then select ‘touchpad’ from the list.
  3. Click on the tab to make sure it is enabled.


  1. Take help from Drivers: If all the other options feel it is time to take help from the drivers. You will simply have to visit the manufacturer’s website and download the drivers. Then run the setup and install it on your computer.


Mouse Stuck In the Corner of the Screen

This problem is mostly seen in touchscreen laptops. They generally have a touch screen pws driver in the HD compliant driver. This driver is light sensitive and hence reacts to it, and the cursor jumps to the top of the screen.

Here’s how to resolve this:

  • Press the Windows key on your keypad.
  • Look for the device manager option.
  • Select Human Interface Devices.
  • Select on the HID-compliant pen option.
  • On the top toolbar click on the ‘X’ which will remove the driver.
  • Or, you can click on the arrow that is facing downwards to disable this option.


Mouse Stuck In The Middle Of the Screen

In order to fix a mouse stuck on the middle of your screen, you will have to run the System File Checker scan.

This is what you have to do:

  • Press on Start and look for MSConfig.
  • From the results, click on System Configuration.
  • Once this opens, on the service tab, click on Hide all Microsoft services and then click on the Disable all option.
  • Then on the Startup tab, you will find a Task Manager option, click on it to open it.
  • On each of these tabs click on each item and disable them.
  • Again on the Startup tab, click on OK and then restart your laptop or computer.


Mouse Stuck In the Bottom Left Corner Of the Screen

There are many ways this problem may have started, but to get your mouse working again, you will have to follow these steps:

  • Visit the control panel and click on the option that says “Hardware and Sound”.
  • On this option you will find a “Mouse and Touchpad”, click on that.
  • Now select the “Additional mouse options”.
  • This will open the windows with Mouse Properties, click on your mouse now.
  • Check if your device has been set to the enabled option. Otherwise, select “Enable Device”.
  • Exit the screen.


Mouse Stuck In the Bottom Right Corner of the Screen

If you see that your mouse keeps getting stuck in the bottom right corner of your screen, try the following:

  • Try a different USB port for your mouse.
  • Reboot your computer and see if it helps.
  • For a wireless mouse, check, for its battery levels.
  • In case of a Bluetooth mouse, connect again with your device.


Mouse Not Moving Windows 10

If your mouse simply does not move even after trying various methods in Windows 10, you will have to try something completely novel.

Here is what you have to do:

  • Open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del.
  • From here, go to the services tab.
  • Look for ETD Service, and then you will have to enable it.
  • Now simply restart your computer and see if the problem has been fixed.


Why is my Mouse not moving smoothly?

One of the main reasons why the mouse is may start behaving erratically is when it is dirty or not connected properly. Here are a few things you can do to solve this problem:

  • Clean your mouse thoroughly and see if the issue is resolved.
  • If the optical portion of the mouse is blocked, you will need to clean this part.
  • Check whether you have a smooth surface below the mouse.
  • In case of a wireless mouse check for connection and whether there are any issues with the battery for connectivity.
  • Disconnect and reconnect your mouse to the device.
  • If there are other external input devices plugged in, disconnect them.


Mouse Not Moving Between Dual Monitors

The main reason why your mouse may not be moving between dual monitors is that the monitors are not correctly set up to communicate with each other.


This is how you can troubleshoot a mouse not moving between dual monitors:

  • Press the Windows key+X on your keypad to open the control panel.
  • Click on the Appearance and Personalization option and then select Display.
  • Now select the Resolution or Adjust Resolution option that will display your monitors as numbered icons.
  • Now click on Identify, which will display the numbers for each monitor. This shows how the operating system has arranged the respective monitors.
  • Now drag the monitor icons to match the physical location of the monitors
  • Click OK to save the settings.


How to Fix a mouse not moving on MacBook pro

When the mouse stops moving on your MacBook Pro, you need to act on it as soon as possible. Here are some of the things that you can try to get the mouse moving again:


  1. Free the RAM: This is an advance procedure that you have to follow by following the given steps:
  • Press on the command and space key together.
  • Double-click on the unresponsive process.
  • After this press quit.
  • Restart the MacBook.
  • Reset SMC.


  1. Try force quitting apps: This is a relatively simple process. Here’s how you can do it:
  • Press on the command, escape and option keys together.
  • This will get the job done, and you will simply have to restart your device after this.


Logitech mouse has stopped moving

When you have issues moving your Logitech mouse, you will want to check the warranty for the mouse and see if you can get it exchanged. However, before that, you are a few things you can do:

  • Check the USB cable and the USB port for any problems. You can insert a different mouse and see if it is working in the same port.
  • Try to clean the mouse and use it on a better surface.
  • Restart your computer or laptop to see if the problem has resolved.

While all these solutions to the problems have been tested time and again by various other people, you have to find the one that works for you.

Ernie Lo

Ernie Lo is a qualified web designer and web developer. He works as an IT support technician and website manager at Benleigh Vending, and he also fixes vending machines.

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