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Mouse Button/keyboard Problem.


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#1 smind74

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Posted 07 April 2007 - 03:29 AM

Have a new problem that's developed on my laptop running XP SP2.

1 - On the desktop screen, the right button seems to act like the left and vice versa.

2 - Clicking the left button on the Start menu, flicks it on quickly then it closes.

3 - The keyboard doesn't work normally, e.g the buttons try to open up the file, edit, view menus

- This is cured at the moment by logging out of the main XP account, logging off as a Guest and
then going back into the main administrator account.

- I have Windows restore turned off and all the settings in the control panel/mouse, etc seem normal.

Has anybody seen this before ?

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#2 smind74

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 07:29 AM

Update:

I downloaded Spyware Terminator which scanned and located the following 2 Trojans.

AdminCash
StartPage-B

I guess these have altered my settings ?

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 10:25 AM

Hi smind74 and Welcome to Bleeping Computer,

Yes, Trojans can do strange things with OS.

Download and run AVG Anti-Spyware (formerly ewido) in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine anything it finds.
How to start Windows in Safe Mode.
Chaos reigns within.
Reflect, repent, and reboot.
Order shall return.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 05:55 AM

Hi smind74 and Welcome to Bleeping Computer,

Yes, Trojans can do strange things with OS.

Download and run AVG Anti-Spyware (formerly ewido) in safe mode. Allow it to quarantine anything it finds.
How to start Windows in Safe Mode.



Thanks for the advice but the Spyware didn't find any items, as I think they had
already been dealt with by the 'Spyware Terminator' program.

- In MSConfig, the pc is in 'Selective' start-mode so I guess I need to check-up on the
start-up list to see if that can shed any light on this.

-Strangely the keyboard/mouse problem occurred in Windows Safe mode.

-This is only cured when 2 accounts are logged on at the same time.

-When the computer is turned off, on start-up a blue screen comes on saying checking the
hard-drive for errors (ie like when you turn-off without shutting down properly)
then says it is cancelled.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 02:40 AM

Now the USB Bluetooth doesn't connect properly and Motorola phone tools
gets stuck on 'initializing phone, please wait'


Think I'm just gonna have to back-up my photos, etc, wipe the hard drive and start again.

Bah humbug.

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 04:36 AM

The mouse problem can be changed by using

start/control panel/mouse/"uncheck" box in button configuration section

Have you done the chkdsk and tried Advanced windows care? Can't hurt to try.

http://www.deltatranslator.com/chkdsk.htm

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Advanced_WindowsCare_d4991.html

Edited by zbd, 14 April 2007 - 04:42 AM.


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Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:58 AM

The mouse problem can be changed by using

start/control panel/mouse/"uncheck" box in button configuration section

Have you done the chkdsk and tried Advanced windows care? Can't hurt to try.

http://www.deltatranslator.com/chkdsk.htm

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Advanced_WindowsCare_d4991.html



Cheers for the suggestions.
The mouse/keyboard problem is intermittent and weird. All the settings in the control panel for mouse, etc are normal. It also seems like when typing the 'ALT' button is being used.

Plus, the Chkdsk doesn't run on Restart.
Also, on re-boot I noticed it came up with the chkdsk screen and said the drive needed to be checked, then it says that the operation was cancelled ?

Gonna try and run the re-boot, chkdsk again, but each time I log off it takes 5-10 mins to be able to go on-line again. Boo.

It also says in the MS-DOS screen, "type of volume is FAT32, cannot lock drive"

Edited by smind74, 14 April 2007 - 11:01 AM.


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Posted 14 April 2007 - 11:44 AM

You should probably reformat and do a clean install.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:27 PM

Popped in my recovery CD to do a re-format.

It says Press "1" to start, but then the keys don't respond.

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 02:00 PM

Used my Recovery CD and reloaded XP, etc.

But hey presto, the problems still there!

Has anyone any ideas what to do now?




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