Your computer experience can come to a complete stop due to a frozen mouse, which will reduce productivity and add needless irritation. A responsive mouse is necessary whether you’re playing games, working on crucial documents, or browsing your favourite websites. Fortunately, there are workable solutions if you’re struggling with a mouse freezing problem on your Windows machine. 

This thorough article will help you through the process of locating and resolving the true cause of mouse freezing in Windows. 

How to Troubleshoot and Fix/Resolve the Mouse Freezing Problem in Windows?

Multiple reasons can be behind the issue that is causing the mouse to freeze. Some of the major fixes are listed below:

  • Check Basic 
  • Update or Reinstall the Driver
  • Check for Malware
  • Update the Windows
  • Disable the Fast Startup 

Fix 1: Check the Basics

Before going to any deep fixing check the basic things.

  • Restart your system.
  • Inspect the mouse’s connection with the system.
  • In the case of a wireless mouse, replace the batteries. It might be possible that mouse batteries are dead.
  • Change the ports.
  • Replace the Mouse.

Fix 2: Update or Reinstall the Driver

Drivers play a crucial role in any component function installed in the system. A malfunction or outdated driver also leads to mouse freezing. To update or reinstall the driver, perform the following steps:

Step 1: Open the Device Manager

Use the Windows Start menu to trigger the launch of Device Manager:

Step 2: Update the Driver 

After getting into the device manager, and perform a double-click on the highlighted option to expand it:

 After that right-click on the driver and select “Update the Driver”:

Note: After updating the driver, restart your system or check if the mouse is working fine, then no need to implement the third step.

Step 3: Reinstall the Driver 

If updating the drive will not be able to unfreeze the mouse, then reinstall the Driver. Reinstallation has almost the same procedure as updating the driver, just select Uninstall driver instead of Update driver:

Confirm the Uninstallation Process:

Step 4: Reboot the System

Once the uninstallation process is completed, then reboot the system. By rebooting the system Windows will automatically reinstall the drivers.

Note: For Windows 8.1 or below version, you have to download the driver from the internet and then you have to install it. You use the driver booster to install the drivers.

Fix 3: Check for Malware 

Malware has a significant negative effect on input devices and system performance. Run a complete system scan with the Windows security system or you can use any third-party antivirus e.g. Avast:

Fix 4: Update the Windows

Changes in Windows cause issues with drivers..To check for Windows updates use the Windows Start menu:

In the Windows Update section, use the “Check for update” button. This action will check all the recent updates and install them:

Note: Once all the updates are completed, you need to restart your system

Fix 5: Disable the Fast Startup 

Sometimes Windows fast Startup might be causing compatibility issues, leading to mouse freezing:

To disable the fast startup, follow the following tasks.

Use the Windows Start menu to trigger the launch of the Control Panel:

After having the Control Panel, change the view category to a small icon, and go to Power Options:

After getting into the Power option window, select the highlighted option:

Now select the highlighted option for advanced settings:

At the end uncheck Turn on fast startup and save the changes:

Hopefully, you will get the solution by applying any of the above fixes.


To unfreeze the mouse apply the basic changes and if the issue still persists, Update and Reinstall the Drivers, Check for Malware, or Update the Windows. Last, but not least, turn off the Fast Boot to avoid the mouse freezing. With these troubleshooting steps at your disposal, you’ll be well-equipped to reclaim the smooth, responsive mouse experience you deserve.