Solved How to get my Windows 7 PC to react properly again

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December 5, 2014 at 06:38:46
Specs: Windows 7, IntelQuadcore 2.8 GHz
Suddenly my computer started acting funny ! Yesterday no problems, today it is "sticky". When I mouseclick on a program or a link it does not react, only when clicking a number of times is there is a reaction. Sometimes when I click on something it sticks to the mouse cursor. Moving the mouse over text sometimes highlights it, sometimes not. Also when using the keyboard it sometimes does not react. This makes working very difficult. Have been using Logitech EX combination of mouse and keyboard

This morning I found that Firefox had updated itself, is that the cause ?

Ran Malwarebytes free, but found nothing. Tried to run system restore, but as always it could not restore. The restore problem has been there for a long time and I never found a solution for that. I then use a work-around by uninstalling an item and re-installing it if necessary.

Would like some help please


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#1
December 5, 2014 at 08:05:50
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I very much doubt if it is anything to do with the Firefox update - that should only affect Firefox (when it is running)

Most likely it is an issue with your Mouse and Keyboard combination. Trying another mouse and/or keyboard could prove something. Is it a wireless combination? If so make sure you don't need new batteries. You could also try different ports if it is USB. Go to Device Manager and see if there are any yellow error symbols against the mouse or keyboard.

I guess you should also check to ensure there is not some high activity going on. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys and bring up Task Manager. In the Processes tab see if there is anything hogging the CPU or RAM. From restart the "System Idle Process" should be quite high because it didn't ought to be doing much.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
December 5, 2014 at 10:17:44
Here is a tool for you: On another working Windows 7 machine (as long as both are 32bit or both 64bit), make a Repair Disk from the back up section on a CD. You can then use this disk for certain repair functions, including performing a system restore to before the current issue.This disk uses its own restore engine but uses the stored restore points on your machine, it even will work when windows will not boot up. To use it you just boot to the repair disk and it will launch a windows 7 repair window. from there you can do a start up repair, a system restore, and you can also reimage a hard drive from an image stored on another hard drive (internal or external) as well as on DVD's.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#3
December 7, 2014 at 06:45:06
Am very pleased with both postings. Before "Fingers" posted his reply I tried to answer "Derek" to say that I already suspected the mouse-keyboard set-up, because both my keyboard and my mouse gave trouble, and had refreshed the software for my EX100 Logitec combination, but that did not help. After replacing the set for another one as suggested no more problems. Then I remembered that the receiver had been knocked about during a cleaning spree. A loose connection ?

So at that moment I thought the best answer is "Derek",s.

But I posted a second problem to which "Fingers" answered. When I set up my Win7 I had made a repair disk and had already used to try a system restore at start up. That did not work. Now I made a new one because of your suggestion and tried it and it worked.

So now I think both postings merit "BEST ANSWER", but that isn't possible, so first come, first served.


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#4
December 7, 2014 at 07:41:38
I think Fingers will agree that "who gets the Best Answer" is not so important to us. The main thing is that "the team" managed to assist in such a way that you were able to solve both issues yourself. Thanks for the feedback and well done.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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