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Mouse buttons have stopped working

November 25, 2010 at 07:56:16
Specs: Windows XP

Last night my mouse buttons stopped working, the pointer still moves but nothing can be selected, strangely the keyboard is working fine
I have tried three mice, two cordless and one corded with no success.
I have tried rolling back with system restore still nothing.
The only time it works is in safe mode.
Does anyone have any ideas of anything else I could try?

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#1
November 25, 2010 at 08:50:27

Try removing the mouse listing in Device manager and rebooting. If you have a mouse with special features you may need to reinstall the software for it.

Is this a laptop with an added mouse?


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#2
November 25, 2010 at 09:02:04

Thanks, I will try it tonight, it is an Evesham desktop machine.

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#3
November 26, 2010 at 08:37:07

I'm afraid that didn't work, it is just a normal corded PS/2 mouse if that helps.

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#4
November 26, 2010 at 09:23:23

You didn't reply to my question about the type of computer you have (laptop or other).

So if you boot into Windows Safe Mode you then have a fully functional mouse?

Look at the listings in device manager while you are in safe mode to see if there are multiple entries for mice. If so, try removing all.


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