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mysterious mouse issue

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#1 ilves


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Posted 03 March 2009 - 10:20 PM

so my mouse freaked out on me a few days ago and now the left click functions as my right click and the right click doesn't do anything. All other functions like moving around or the mouse wheel work fine. Obviously, its difficult to work a computer with no left click (especially games), so I'm a little annoyed. Also, half the time when I'm looking at an internet browser window I can click on all the program buttons at the top but i can't click on any hyperlinks in the main page. If i alt-tab out of the window and alt-tab back in, i can click on the hyperlinks but not on the program buttons (like refresh, etc), very bizarre.

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.

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 04 March 2009 - 10:49 AM

Using a different mouse (same problem, i tried a total of 3 mice)

All of them USB?
Have you tried a PS/2 mouse?
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