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How to Fix Cursor Freezing / Lagging on Windows 11 or Windows 10

  • To fix cursor freezing or lagging or unresponsiveness you need to update your mouse pointer drivers to latest version and restart your computer.
  • Change the usb port of your mouse and insert it to different usb port and change your mouse to fix mouse becoming unresponsive / lagging issue on windows 11 or windows 10 computer.

When you try to move your mouse and you notice cursor freezing / lagging on windows 11 or your windows 10 laptop or computer then you need to follow below instructions and follow these mouse pointer or cursor unresponsive or hangs troubleshooting methods to fix this issue.

How to Fix Cursor Freezing / Lagging on Windows 11 or Windows 10

Follow below troubleshooting methods to fix cursor freezing / lagging issue on windows 10 or windows 11

Step 1: Click on search menu -> type in device manager and open it.

Step 2: In device manager -> expand mice and other pointing devices.

Step 3: Depending up on your mouse manufacturer -> right click on it and select update drivers

Note: you can also select -> Browse my computer option -> Select let me pick from a list of available drivers on your computer and select the available drivers.

Step 4: Select Search automatically for drivers and wait for windows to update mouse pointing device software.

Once you update mouse drivers you wil not see any cursor freezing / lagging or cursor becoming unresponsive issue on your windows 10 or windows 11 computer and you need to restart your computer.

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Change USB Port of your Mouse

If your mouse pointer is connected with usb cable then go ahead and swap the usb cable of mouse and insert mouse usb cable to another usb port of your computer and check and if possible try using different mouse.

Change your Mouse

There may be an issue with your mouse itself, after a certain duration period of mouse you are using on your computer it lifetime span dies and it gets corrupted. So, in this case you need to change your mouse and once you change your mouse then everything seems to be working perfectly without mouse cursor freezing / lagging on windows 11/10 computer.

Open Task Manager

Step 1: Right click on your windows desktop task manager and select task manager.

Step 2: task manager window will prompt on your screen -> Now you need to look for pinter or point / cursor/ mouse and Right click on it and select properties.

Step 3: Select compatibility tab -> check run the program in compatibility mode and select the version of windows by using drop down menu accordingly -> select windows 7 or windows 8 as it appears.

Physical Hardware Problem

You need to cross check with the physical devices, like new software installation or updated windows to the latest version or also check with any damage with cables or any other possibilities.

That’s it by following these above mouse pointer / cursor freezing or lagging issue will be resolved successfully.

  • Swathi is Content Writer, Author Editorial Team Member at A Savvy Web and She writes about technology troubleshooting guides and helps users to solve issues easily. She has expertise in this area for more than 2+ years of experience.
  •  She completed her Post Graduation and has an interest in Computers, Windows, Mac, Android, iPhone, Smart tv.

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