Can not grab anything with left click of mouse!

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Zap Eagle, Jul 2, 2009.

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    Zap Eagle Guest

    Can not grab anything with left click of mouse. I can draw with is but can
    not drag folders etc. In Corel Draw I can not drag
    the image to a different part of the page like I could normal also do. This
    all of a sudden start doing that about a half hour ago while I was working
    on something in
    Corel, but I can not drag folders from on folder to another in my computer
    Zap Eagle, Jul 2, 2009
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    Evan Platt Guest


    Try different mouse?
    Evan Platt, Jul 2, 2009
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    VanguardLH Guest

    Have you gone into the Mouse applet (Control Panel) to see how the mouse
    buttons are defined (for what actions they perform)?

    If a cordless mouse, have you tried replacing/recharging the batteries?
    VanguardLH, Jul 3, 2009
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    Zap Eagle Guest

    Yes to both of your questions, I have tried three mice, two microsoft one
    logitech. I have been under mouse under control panel to no avial.
    Zap Eagle, Jul 3, 2009
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    Zap Eagle Guest

    mouse does work on the laptop ok, not the desktop computer
    Zap Eagle, Jul 3, 2009
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    VanguardLH Guest

    You could try switching from USB to the PS/2 port to see if the mouse
    starts working.

    Since it happened shortly ago, and if you didn't install any software,
    how about trying a System Restore?
    VanguardLH, Jul 3, 2009
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    doS Guest

    restore back to before it happened
    doS, Jul 3, 2009
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    sandy58 Guest

    Thanks for the handy tip, The Real Truth MVP.
    sandy58, Jul 3, 2009
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    Pennywise Guest

    Pennywise, Jul 3, 2009
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    Leythos Guest

    I see that you're still stalking myself and others in your every Usenet
    post Chris - don't you think that showing your lack of ethics, your
    dishonesty, your outright breaking of the law to those all over Usenet
    makes you look worse with every post you make?
    Leythos, Jul 3, 2009
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    Zap Eagle Guest

    What I did last night was to attempt removing the driver in device manager
    and the computer froze up. I had
    to hard shut down and attempted to remove driver again and froze up the
    computer once again. After a hard
    shut down again, I entered safe mode and attempted to remove the driver
    again and computer once again froze
    up in safe mode. After waiting for about 10 minutes I did a hard shut down
    agian and when computer did get
    back in the mouse started working. I grateful for all the help and ideas
    that were offered and one of them may
    have accomplished what I wanted. I will not know for sure because of my
    attempts above.

    Even though it is working now, why would removing a mouse driver cause the
    computer to lock up? Incidently,
    I neglected to indicate that the mouse was a microsoft mouse USB/ps2 and I
    was using the ps2 side of it. The
    other mice I tried were USB solely and did not function. Anyway, enough of
    the lenghty rambling, I am glad it's
    working for the time being and Thank You all for your assistance.
    Zap Eagle, Jul 3, 2009
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    VanguardLH Guest

    The computer did not freeze up. You removed the mouse driver. Well,
    that means you no longer have a mouse to use in the graphical user
    interface. You need to learn how to use the keyboard to navigate to
    different windows, select different objects, select different icons, and
    so on.
    VanguardLH, Jul 3, 2009
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    Zap Eagle Guest

    The computer did freeze up! The mouse was the only thing that would move.
    The tab key, ctrl-alt-del keys and any other combination of keys
    would not function. Even though I appreciatte all the input from you all.
    You should state emperically "he computer did not freeze up." Unless
    you have all the facts to contribute an accurate opinion.
    Zap Eagle, Jul 4, 2009
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    VanguardLH Guest

    Conclusions are based only on what evidence YOU provide and which was in
    its entirety "the computer froze up." Yes, I could have added
    "probably" to my analysis but it wouldn't have changed the analysis
    which was based on the dearth of evidence.

    My guess (see, I'm saying guessing instead of making a declaration) is
    that the driver uninstall was incomplete but then it was also unclear
    exactly how you uninstalled the driver since often other extension
    software is included in mouse installations. If (yep, a conditional)
    the driver uninstall had been incomplete then the "freeze" is possible.
    When that happens, sometimes it helps to reboot into Windows' Safe Mode
    which allows the uninstall to complete or somehow unhangs the lingering
    partial uninstall. Then reboot back into normal mode to see if the
    problem was eliminated.
    VanguardLH, Jul 4, 2009
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