Computer gurus: your help is needed

12 replies
Found 3rd Apr 2011
Ok so i've got a very odd problem which is baffling me. I'll just post what I've posted on tech help forums.

I have a very strange problem which I've no idea how to solve. I turned on my PC yesterday to find that my USB mouse wouldn't let me left-click as it thinks it's constantly pressed already. Moving the pointer around the desktop shows the blue selection box as if I'm clicking and dragging even when I'm not. It then randomly creates a new selection box as if the left button was unpressed for a moment.

I checked the connection and tried it in 2 other USB ports and had the same problem so i uninstalled the drivers and rebooted but this didn't solve the problem.

So next i took out the mouse thinking it must be broke (even though it's only a few months old) and put in an old mouse with a serial connection only to find that this is having almost the same issue also. The difference is this one doesn't think it's left button is in-pressed always. It acts normally then randomly every few seconds it acts like it's just been clicked.

I did a virus scan and found one, got rid of it but this didn't help the problem (and I've no guarantee this virus was even related to the mouse problem) and i did a system restore. NOTHING HAS WORKED.

My biggest annoyance is i literally don't know what could be causing this. I use my computer daily to earn a living so please someone help as i need to fix this ASAP!

12 Comments

Could be two faulty mice or you need a better AV?

Have you tried the mice in another computer? Also try Avira its free and picks up alot other AV's miss.

What OS you running?
Is this problem related to certain programs when opened or all the time?
Can you test mouse on another machine?

Just thought could it be that you have Click lock ticked?
Control panel/Mouse.
Try unticking/ticking and see what happens
Edited by: "simplex" 3rd Apr 2011

Original Poster

Click lock isn't on. Definitely isn't a mouse hardware issue as it's affecting 2 mice that both worked great the day before, different port connections and related but oposing issues. Used Microsoft's and Malwarebytes scanners. Found a virus and got rid of it but cant be sure if that's even related to this issue. Going to reinstall windows tonight or tomorrow if i cant find a fix which is down right annoying.
Edited by: "hypnoticstate" 3rd Apr 2011

Re-install drivers or sys restore

Original Poster

Joey Bloggsy

Re-install drivers or sys restore


tried both. Done drivers, system restore, virus scan, changing mice, swapping button roles and screaming at it. Going to try and use windows disc to repair soon and if that fails i'll have to do a full reinstall of the OS. If THAT doesn't work them I'm quite literally screwed.

Any new software installed recently which could be causing this?

well you done all the logical things to try and isolate the cause, i would say your work so far would point to it being a virus, if it was me i'd nuke [format] the drive and re-install 'doze.

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dt_matthews

well you done all the logical things to try and isolate the cause, i … well you done all the logical things to try and isolate the cause, i would say your work so far would point to it being a virus, if it was me i'd nuke [format] the drive and re-install 'doze.



dt_matthews

well you done all the logical things to try and isolate the cause, i … well you done all the logical things to try and isolate the cause, i would say your work so far would point to it being a virus, if it was me i'd nuke [format] the drive and re-install 'doze.


Looks like I'll have to but it's such a bind. Going to have to spend the rest of the day backing up and most of tomorrow reinstalling the OS plus everything else

Have you tried using something else that's USB connected to see if that act's weird,like a iphone or whatever ?

Moneys on you have a virus & your AV can't detect it.

Original Poster

WheresMeNuts

Have you tried using something else that's USB connected to see if that … Have you tried using something else that's USB connected to see if that act's weird,like a iphone or whatever ?Moneys on you have a virus & your AV can't detect it.


Iphone's in as we speak. No problems there. Again, it's USB AND a serial connected mouse that both experience issues.

Well there is an app on iphones that you can install that mimics mouse and keyboard controls. I know its not a solution to the bigger picture, but could get you through the day (mobile mouse free)

Original Poster

danmc

Could be two faulty mice or you need a better AV?Have you tried the mice … Could be two faulty mice or you need a better AV?Have you tried the mice in another computer? Also try Avira its free and picks up alot other AV's miss.


Looks like it'll have to be a reinstall. Just thought I'd thank you for the suggestion of Avira. I always swear by Malware Bytes but I'm 2 hours in to an Avira scan and it's already found 5 viruses that no other program has. I'm converted!
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