Hi Alex! Sorry you had a rough introduction to the forum! Lets start over here. Welcome aboard! As to the problem your having, when the mouse freezes, is you HHD light on your tower coming on solid while it happens? I've seen a similar scenario to yours after a driver update before that wasn't really the driver itself causing it so much as it's interaction with another problem on the system. MS Security Essentials is one of the offending pieces of software that CAN freak out on this new driver. I've also seen AVG lock the system for a few seconds as it figured out everything was okay. If you have either of these programs, try disabling them for awhile to see if the problem continues.