Mouse Freezes Windows 10: How to Fix [Easy Guide]

Mouse Freezes Windows 10” is common problem associated with mouse pointer lags or freezes that states you are unable to move your mouse pointer for a fraction of second and leave the mouse for few seconds to prevent you from this situation. Note that it doesn’t mean that your computer is freezing.

Here, mouse freezes refer to mouse pointer lag that stop your mouse cursor from moving for a fraction of second. Except mouse everything else runs fine and it couldn’t affect your System performance as well. But it degrades your computer performance by stopping your mouse for few seconds from functioning.

There are several reasons behind “Mouse Freezes Windows 10” issue including problem with mouse hardware, USB port or mouse driver or software and/or with System. Many users have already reported about “Mouse Cursor stuck/freezes on Windows 10” issue usually on laptops and notebooks after upgraded their device to latest Windows 10 version.

It might possible that the System drivers including mouse/touchpad drivers may have become incompatible with Windows Operating System and mouse/trouchpad hardware, result in mouse/touchpad pointer is stuck/freezes on screen. In this situation, you can’t move your mouse cursor from other location to another on the screen for few seconds.

Before attempting any solutions/steps mentioned below, you should at first check your mouse on other device and check if it works. If you found mouse hardware is in good condition, then something went wrong with your computer that are causing mouse cursor freezes issue.

If you are facing the same problem on Windows 10 device means your mouse cursor freezes, jumps or disappears while working with mouse on computer or during gaming or something else, then you can read & follow our instructions below to fix.

How to Fix Mouse Freezes Windows 10?

Method 1: Disable the disappearing feature in Windows 10

Step 1: Move your mouse cursor to lower-right corner of screen and click on “Settings” icon and the click on “Control Panel”. Or Press “Windows +R” keys from keyboard, type “Control Panel” and hit “Enter” key

Step 2: In the opened “Control Panel” window, click on “Mouse”

Step 3: In the opened “Mouse” properties window, click on “Pointer Options” tab and uncheck the “Hide pointer while typing” checkbox

Step 4: Finally, click on “Apply” and “Ok” to save the changes and restart your computer. Once done, please check if mouse freezes issue is resolved.

Method 2: Run “Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter”

Step 1: Open “Control Panel” and search or go for “Hardware and Sound” option

Step 2: Now, in “Device” category, click on “Next” button for “Hardware and Devices” troubleshooter

Step 3: This troubleshooting process will start detecting for errors related to hardware and devices. Once done, click on “Apply this fix”

Step 4: After that, close all the Windows you have opened and then restart your computer to see the changes.

Method 3: Uncheck “Enhance Pointer Precision” option in “Pointer Options”

Step 1: Open “Control Panel” and go to “Mouse” section

Step 2: Click on “Pointer Options” tab and untick the “Enhance pointer precision” checkbox

Step 3: Finally, click on “Apply” and “OK” to save the changes

Method 4: How to uninstall and reinstall Mouse driver?

Sometimes, “Mouse Freezes Windows 10” issue occurs due to problematic mouse driver. In this case, you can fix this issue by updating or uninstalling and then reinstalling mouse driver on Windows 10.

Step 1: Press “Windows + X” keys together from keyboard and select “Device Manager”

Step 2: In the opened “Device Manager” window, locate and expand “Mice and other pointing devices” category

Step 3: Right-click on your mouse and select “Uninstall Device”

Step 4: In the confirmation dialog box, click on “Uninstall” and once uninstall is finished, restart your computer.

Step 5: After restart, open “Device Manager” again and click on “Action > Scan for hardware changes”. This will reinstall mouse driver in your computer.

Method 5: Disable HP Control Zone

“HP Control Zone” option is available in HP device so if your device is HP brand, then you can perform this step to fix mouse freezes issue.

Step 1: Go to “Mouse” section in “Control Panel”

Step 2: Now, go to “HP Control Zone” tab and disable “HP Control Zone”

Step 3: After that, click on “Apply” and “Ok” to see the changes

Method 6: Disable additional mouse drivers from ‘Device Manager’

If you have multiple mouse drivers installed in your computer that mouse freezing/stuck issue can occur. So, you need to disable additional mouse drivers.

Step 1: Open “Device Manager” and locate & expand “Mice and other pointing devices” section

Step 2: Right-click mouse driver in list that is not associated with your mouse or installed multiple time, and select “Disable Device”

Step 3: In the confirmation dialog box, click on “Yes” to proceed

Step 4: Repeat the same steps to remove other mouse drivers that is unnecessarily installed.

Method 7: Rollback to previous mouse driver

If problem is occurring with new mouse driver installed in Windows 10, then you can rollback it to previous version to fix.

Step 1: Open “Device Manager” and locate the problematic mouse driver

Step 2: Right-click on it and select “Properties”

Step 3: In the opened “Properties” window, click on “Driver” tab and click on “Rollback Driver” button

Step 4: Follow on-screen instructions to finish rollback process. Once done, please check if the trouble is resolved.

Method 8: Disable “Realtek HD Audio Manager”

Some users reported that “Realtek HD Audio Manager” sometimes can cause mouse cursor stuck on screen problem. So, you can fix this issue by disabling “Realtek HD Audio Manager”

Step 1: Press “Ctrl + Shift + Esc” to open “Task Manager”

Step 2: Click on “Startup” tab, locate “Realtek HD Audio Manager”, right-click on it and choose “Disable”

Method 9: Make sure that your device is enabled

Step 1:  Open “Control Panel”

Step 2: Go to “Mouse”, navigate to the last tab to right and make sure that the device is enabled

Method 10: Scan the PC for malware or viruses

Sometimes, “Mouse Freezes Windows 10” issue can occurs due to third-party applications categorized as spyware or malware. You can fix this issue by scanning your device with powerful antivirus or anti-spyware tool. This will remove any other infections of your computer also so you should perform malware scan operation.


All the steps/methods mentioned above can fix Mouse Freezes Windows 10 issue. You can read & follow our instructions to do so. If this post this really helped you, then you can share this post with others to help them. That’s all. For any suggestions or queries, please write on comment box below.

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