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#1 golfjunkie

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 10:29 AM

My wife has a desktop PC running XP. I upgraded to IE for Yahoo ver. 9 and had trouble with her mouse not working when I left the Internet. I rebooted and went into Outlook, checked email and when I left Outlook, the mouse locked up again. I went into IE Properties and set it back to Yahoo as my search engine. It worked for a couple of days, then yesterday the mouse locks up after I leave any program. It is as if the program I am running is still using the mouse resources and won't let me use the mouse to open another program. I have to reboot everytime to use another program. My son suggest I run Combofix. Does any one think this will fix my problem?

EDIT: Merged separate threads ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 21 July 2010 - 04:41 PM.


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Posted 21 July 2010 - 11:20 AM

Why not try a different mouse?

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 11:51 AM

If it's a USB mouse, plug it into a different USB port.

No joy-try another mouse as hamluis suggested.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:14 PM

If it's a USB mouse...try a generic driver for it...
except if your mouse have defective...

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:14 PM

Thanks for the suggestions, but it is not the mouse. It seems to happen only if I am in the Internet and then exit and then try to use another program. It is somehow connected to the upgrade of Yahoo's version of IE8, but I can't figure out why that would affect the mouse.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 01:40 PM

if its not a mouse...maybe your computer have infected something...

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 02:33 PM

ok everybody, thanks for your thoughts. What I did was set my IE back to default and then reinstalled IE8 for Yahoo. Now everything is working fine.

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Posted 21 July 2010 - 04:18 PM

Oh NO please do not run ComboFix for this issue. There are other things to try before resorting to that extreme, and it definitely is a last resort. ComboFix is a very powerful program.. please read this topic here to get an idea of what ComboFix can do.

ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here

I am going to move this topic to a more appropriate forum instead of Introduction. Welcome to Bleeping Computer golfjunkie.

I would ask if you had tried a system restore?

Edited by Pandy, 21 July 2010 - 04:22 PM.
Moved from Introductions to a more appropriate forum ~Pandy

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#9 golfjunkie

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 05:44 PM

To Pandy, Thanks for the advise. I came to the same conclusion after I fully read the instructions. Golfjunkie




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