I upgraded one of the computers from ME (where there was never a mouse problem) to XP home. Now at seemingly random times the cursor suddenly freezes on the screen (gets trapped), when you move the mouse around it is apparent that the location of the prompt is moving (things being highlighted, the right click menu showing up in different places when the right button is clicked). Ctrl-Alt-Del does not help, no matter which things you close, basically the only cure is a reboot. This is happening with 2 different (corded, optical) mice, different brands (both generic). It only started since XP was installed. It seems to happen more when Firefox is being used, but those are not the only times.
I am brand new to this forum but I did make some attempt to look through the forums first, so I hope this is not an idiot newbie question.
Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on this frustrating problem.