To fix the problem I've tried:
Using a different mouse (same problem, i tried a total of 3 mice)
switching usb ports (same problem. plus my keyboard, which is usb as well, works fine)
uninstalling/reinstalling mouse drivers
uninstalling mouse drivers and installing generic windows mouse drivers
malware scan (malwarebytes and ad-aware, found nothing)
kaspersky online virus scan (i don't have a good anti-virus program but this one found nothing)
resetting mouse settings in the control panel (did nothing, flipping the right and left click buttons in the control panel also did not affect anything)
system restore (fixed the problem for about 15 minutes)
so, based on this, i'm thinking this isn't a mouse issue, or a usb port issue, so probably some type of software glitch or hidden malware. I don't know of any hardware failures that would cause this specific of an issue. Anyone have any other ideas besides an OS re-install that could help me solve this?
oh and I'm using windows XP, the original mouse is a razor diamondhead (razor drivers originally but i tried generic windows drivers with generic mice as well), but the other two mice are pretty standard cheapo mice.
Edited by ilves, 03 March 2009 - 10:24 PM.