Unable to type in google search box, right click and copy and paste

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Rob W, Jun 19, 2006.

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    Rob W Guest


    A neighbour has a problem with his pc in so much that he is unable to type
    in google's web site (or any one elses) as the curser will not initialise
    either by clicking or using the tab key. Right click > properties also
    fails to work when over a web page to view source etc and copy and paste
    fails to work in word.

    We have tried 2 different mice and the problem still exists.

    Does anyone know what the problem may be?

    Thanks for your time,

    Rob W, Jun 19, 2006
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  2. 1st question: have you tried a different browser?
    Beauregard T. Shagnasty, Jun 19, 2006
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    R.U.Mee Guest

    What browser are you using, If IE I would suggest downloading Firefox at
    www.firefox.com it is a small download and safer than IE. Just a thought!
    R.U.Mee, Jun 19, 2006
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    Evan Platt Guest

    What browser? What operating system?
    Evan Platt, Jun 19, 2006
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    Rob W Guest

    To everyone who has replied so far many thanks. The pc is xp sp2 with the
    latest patches and an up to date ie. They don't use another browser (yet)
    but I think it's a fair point to make that they should try another. I'll
    put it to them the day after tomorrow when I see them again.

    The pc also has ewido and avg running on it and I'm more than sure there
    aren't any viruses/malware running on it as I have checked the registry and
    the browser add on's.


    Rob W, Jun 19, 2006
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    Richard Guest

    This problem may be the same as shown here in a recent MS security update -
    I think there is a new update is available at Windows Update. If not, the
    article gives a solution.
    Richard, Jun 19, 2006
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