Q: Robert Asks - Every other day, my mouse gets the shakes and it becomes impossible to control. shutting down is the only solution. Response time can be very sluggish at times.
Intermittent shakes can happen if the surface you use your mouse on is not appropriate, ie. a page with a high-contrast images. Try using the mouse on a white sheet of paper. Otherwise, look for debris affecting the optical sensor and if all else fails... go to Start> right click on Computer> Properties> Device Manager> Human Interface Devices - from there right click on whatever the mouse entry is called, and Uninstall.
Unplug the mouse cable, then plug it back in. The system will automatically reinstall the mouse driver for you.
If none of that works, open nearest window, throw mouse out window, close window. Then pick up a new mouse. :-)