My mouse (mice actually, tried two different mice) frequently freezes, and becomes unresponsive. Sometimes I hear the Windows unplugging sound (as if I removed the mouse from my USB port) and sometimes it continues working after a few seconds.
However, whenever I unplug and plug it back in everything continues working. I haven't changed my PC settings for years and I'm somewhat worried that my motherboard might be failing me.
I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit OS. The mice I tried are completely unrelated, one is a Razer Lachesis and another one is some rubbish Microsoft mouse. However one thing that was different was that the Razer one freezes much more frequently and never recovers.
To solve the problem myself I tried plugging the mice into different USB ports, checked if the mouse registry was valid, disabled "Enhance pointer precision" in the control panel.
I forgot to mention, when the freeze occurs, the light of the mouse begins blinking at regular intervals. Additionally, if I left click or right click the mouse, the light turns on and stays on, but it doesn't help with getting the mouse working.