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Mouse click instatbility

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January 12, 2010 10:26:19 AM

Folks, i've been having a problem with my mouse, it clicks just once in a while, and, sometimes, it gets better with one window (program) but when I change to another program or desktop, it stops clicking again. It begun out of nowhere about 3 days ago. I run my pc on windows 7, I tried changing the usb port, the mouse and it doesn't work. What does help is doing a ctrl+alt+del, starting task manager and returning to windows, then, I can click on a single program and it begins to work (the mouse clicks) with it. Typing alt+tab also helps sometimes. My xbox controller and keyboard are functioning normally. I recently updated my kaspersky to the latest version, but I tried deactivating it but I had no luck with the mouse. I'm thinking about returning to a previous kaspersky version, first, then, if that doesn't help, reinstalling the windows. Ah, another thing that might help: i have windows vista on the same PC, same HD and, when I logged in it to see if the problem persisted, gess what, yes, the same mouse problem. That made me think of a hardware problem, but on all usb ports is odd. Can anyone help?

Thanks a lot!!

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a b $ Windows 7
January 12, 2010 3:15:10 PM

go to the Control Panel and then System and then Device Manager and make sure the mouse does not have a yellow triangle, then Control panel, Mouse and check the mouse settings, the A/V could be a problem if you are sure the problem started after the update, if Vista is installed on a different partition probably not the problem
January 13, 2010 10:58:44 AM

I did that and everything seems normal. Yesterday I checked again if going to task manager and closing it really helped and yes, it does. Perhaps there's some process that's messing up with my mouse.
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January 19, 2010 11:12:37 PM

I double checked some things and it turned out to be a hardware issue.

February 6, 2010 5:26:53 PM


I have exactly the same problem and can't seem to figure it out, on windows 7 too, can u tell me how you resolved yours?

I have a laptop, and when the problem occurs neither my touchpad, nor my usb mouse will work... as you said <CTRL ALT DEL helps for a few mintues and it starts again....

cvan't seem to find a correct answer anywhere for this problem.... thanks in advance....
February 18, 2010 10:45:50 AM

My problem was a hardware issue, my mouse had fallen a couple of times on the floor and it's injuried, rs.

Sorry I can't help.
February 22, 2010 6:11:30 PM

I have this same problem, too. Dell XPS M1330 w/ Win 7. Happened on the Win 7 RTM, too. I originally thought it was related to the Office 2010 beta, but now I'm not sure. It affects the mouse and the touchpad. Ctrl-Alt-Del and arrowing to task manager seems to work pretty well, but it can "come back" in minutes/hours/who knows. Driving me crazy...
March 1, 2010 12:34:55 PM

Best answer selected by alannehemy.
a b $ Windows 7
August 6, 2010 2:23:55 PM

I have the same issue. Every few minutes, my mouse stops clicking. If i do ctrl-alt-dlt and go to start task manager, the mouse starts working again. I have used multiple mice and still the same issue. There are no errors in windows event log. It has been very frustrating since i can not figure out what is causing the issue.
September 5, 2010 12:09:56 PM

Make sure you don't have anything resting on your keyboard pushing the "esc" key while booting or otherwise. Also make sure you don't have and stuck keys. I have a stack of bills nest to keyboard not realizing it was pushing down some keys. And I lost mouse clicking until I went into "task manager" than exited. Removed the bills and got my mouse back.
a b $ Windows 7
September 5, 2010 3:10:49 PM

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