my mouse or my computer?

March 18, 2009 at 18:58:58
Specs: Windows XP

This happens every time. I would be doing something then for some reason I wouldn't be able to click on anything. I tried using different mouse. They still have the same problem. They will move and everything on my computer is fine. I tried using task manager but i can't click on anything.Is it my computer or the mouse? i also checked for viruses but i that didn't fix it.

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March 18, 2009 at 19:06:03

If your processor is working at 100% there can be a significant delay in your mouse click response.

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March 18, 2009 at 19:20:20

well i would wait for hours and nothing will happen.

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March 18, 2009 at 19:26:47

Didn't you state just above that everything was fine? How does that fit in with #2?

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March 18, 2009 at 19:44:02

well by that i meant that if i was downloading something it would still download and run as if nothing was wrong. if i was watching a video the video will still be working. it just wont click at anything. i would wait for it to probably start working again but it doesn't.

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March 18, 2009 at 19:58:11

in #2 i mean that i still can't click on anything

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March 19, 2009 at 16:10:31

It could be a windows XP specific problem, Because there is the event where everything works fine like normal then you press a key on the keyboard and wam it locks up and the mouse won't move and you can't use the keyboard either. It happens most frequent when returning to windows from hibernation. Most likely it's windows XP and there is no way to fix it.. it's just one those expected bugs that you have to deal with. I open note pad when windows first boots up and check that my keyboard is working and doesn't lock up my computer before running any programs as a precaution..

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March 20, 2009 at 16:11:30

the problem with that is that my mouse can still move and the only button that works is the one next to ctrl and left of alt. and my computer doesn't lock up because everything would still be working as if nothing is wrong. An example would be if i were opening something it would still open up i just can't click. Or if i was installing something it would be in the installing process but i can't click. i tried different mouses and different keyboards but i still have the same problem. i don't think it is what i push but what i did.

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March 20, 2009 at 16:20:48

When the computer has sat for some time boot into the BIOS (setup) and look for PC Health. Monitor the temperatures there for at least ten minutes. Take note that they will go up some.

Post the starting and at 10 minute temperatures. Also look to see if there are voltages. Should be on the same screen. Post those too.

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March 24, 2009 at 07:58:15

While you are looking in the BIOS (setup) check that the mouse is enabled though it should be since you are already running windows but it doesn't hurt to double check also you may need to ensure that usb legacy support is also enabled if you have a usb mouse.. One more thing this is on an emachine right it could be a boot virus, or the lack there of, that built in protection that comes on emachines may not be reliable or is it enabled they usually give a warning while booting if it's disabled, but still I recommend scanning with a third party program just to make sure it's not a boot virus.. And a boot virus may effect things inside of windows. Emachines have their built in protection but I'm not sure how good it is..

Wait a minute I Just thought of something simple go inside of windows and open the control panel then click on system when the window pop's up click hardware then device manager and check your mouse driver if it says this device is working properly proceed to and click on reinstall driver anyway. It could just be that it wasn't installed properly or had a conflict when it was installed before. That is all I can think of right now, Wishes you the best of luck..

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