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Right mouse button stopped working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JR, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. JR

    JR Flightless Bird

    Using XPpro.

    I just had a tech person reformat my hard drive and reinstall XPpro
    and Office 2007 (from the looks of 2007 I'm sorry I did it). I'm just
    now getting everything set back up and my right mouse button isn't
    working. Can anyone help?

    EXAMPLES: The right mouse button seems dead and is non-responsive
    when I try to right-click on the desktop. It's also non-responsive
    when trying to right-click on files to perform copy/paste, etc.,
    functions.

    Can anyone help?

    Thanks,
     
  2. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Buy a new mouse?

    JR wrote:
    > Using XPpro.
    >
    > I just had a tech person reformat my hard drive and reinstall XPpro
    > and Office 2007 (from the looks of 2007 I'm sorry I did it). I'm just
    > now getting everything set back up and my right mouse button isn't
    > working. Can anyone help?
    >
    > EXAMPLES: The right mouse button seems dead and is non-responsive
    > when I try to right-click on the desktop. It's also non-responsive
    > when trying to right-click on files to perform copy/paste, etc.,
    > functions.
    >
    > Can anyone help?
    >
    > Thanks,
     
  3. JR

    JR Flightless Bird

    No, unfortunately, it's not the mouse. It's the Microsoft software.
    I'm using the buttons on a Sony laptop and they worked perfectly
    before XPpro was reinstalled and Office 2007 was installed for the
    first time. Can anyone shed any helpful light on this?


    On Jul 1, 10:24 pm, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Buy a new mouse?
    >
    > JR wrote:
    > > Using XPpro.

    >
    > > I just had a tech person reformat my hard drive and reinstall XPpro
    > > and Office 2007 (from the looks of 2007 I'm sorry I did it).  I'm just
    > > now getting everything set back up and my right mouse button isn't
    > > working.  Can anyone help?

    >
    > > EXAMPLES:  The right mouse button seems dead and is non-responsive
    > > when I try to right-click on the desktop.  It's also non-responsive
    > > when trying to right-click on files to perform copy/paste, etc.,
    > > functions.

    >
    > > Can anyone help?

    >
    > > Thanks,
     
  4. JR

    JR Flightless Bird

    On Jul 1, 10:24 pm, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > Buy a new mouse?
    >
    > JR wrote:
    > > Using XPpro.

    >
    > > I just had a tech person reformat my hard drive and reinstall XPpro
    > > and Office 2007 (from the looks of 2007 I'm sorry I did it).  I'm just
    > > now getting everything set back up and my right mouse button isn't
    > > working.  Can anyone help?

    >
    > > EXAMPLES:  The right mouse button seems dead and is non-responsive
    > > when I try to right-click on the desktop.  It's also non-responsive
    > > when trying to right-click on files to perform copy/paste, etc.,
    > > functions.

    >
    > > Can anyone help?

    >
    > > Thanks,



    No, unfortunately, it's not the mouse. It's the Microsoft software.
    I'm using the buttons on a Sony laptop and they worked perfectly
    before XPpro was reinstalled and Office 2007 was installed for the
    first time. Can anyone shed any helpful light on this?

    Thanks,
     
  5. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    OK, then try a different mouse and/or disable the touchpad & test.

    Any chance a driver update was installed via Windows Update recently?


    JR wrote:
    > No, unfortunately, it's not the mouse. It's the Microsoft software.
    > I'm using the buttons on a Sony laptop and they worked perfectly
    > before XPpro was reinstalled and Office 2007 was installed for the
    > first time. Can anyone shed any helpful light on this?
    >
    >
    > On Jul 1, 10:24 pm, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> Buy a new mouse?
    >>
    >> JR wrote:
    >>> Using XPpro.

    >>
    >>> I just had a tech person reformat my hard drive and reinstall XPpro
    >>> and Office 2007 (from the looks of 2007 I'm sorry I did it). I'm just
    >>> now getting everything set back up and my right mouse button isn't
    >>> working. Can anyone help?

    >>
    >>> EXAMPLES: The right mouse button seems dead and is non-responsive
    >>> when I try to right-click on the desktop. It's also non-responsive
    >>> when trying to right-click on files to perform copy/paste, etc.,
    >>> functions.

    >>
    >>> Can anyone help?

    >>
    >>> Thanks,
     
  6. JR

    JR Flightless Bird

    On Jul 1, 11:16 pm, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > OK, then try a different mouse and/or disable the touchpad & test.
    >
    > Any chance a driver update was installed via Windows Update recently?
    >
    > JR wrote:
    > > No, unfortunately, it's not the mouse.  It's the Microsoft software.
    > > I'm using the buttons on a Sony laptop and they worked perfectly
    > > before XPpro was reinstalled and Office 2007 was installed for the
    > > first time.  Can anyone shed any helpful light on this?

    >
    > > On Jul 1, 10:24 pm, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > >> Buy a new mouse?

    >
    > >> JR wrote:
    > >>> Using XPpro.

    >
    > >>> I just had a tech person reformat my hard drive and reinstall XPpro
    > >>> and Office 2007 (from the looks of 2007 I'm sorry I did it). I'm just
    > >>> now getting everything set back up and my right mouse button isn't
    > >>> working. Can anyone help?

    >
    > >>> EXAMPLES: The right mouse button seems dead and is non-responsive
    > >>> when I try to right-click on the desktop. It's also non-responsive
    > >>> when trying to right-click on files to perform copy/paste, etc.,
    > >>> functions.

    >
    > >>> Can anyone help?

    >
    > >>> Thanks,


    Is it possible to hear how to disable the touchpad and how to test?
    We post questions here on this Microsoft Group because we're not techs
    and usually don't have a clue what the tech-speak means, refers to or
    where to start trying to follow helpful directions.

    As for an updated driver, is it possible that an updated driver was
    automatically updated when the drive was wiped clean, reformatted and
    XPpro (service pack 3) was installed? The previous XP version was
    service pack 2.

    Thanks,
     
  7. PA Bear [MS MVP]

    PA Bear [MS MVP] Flightless Bird

    Contact the computer manufacturer for assistance with disabling the
    touchpad.

    Try rolling-back the touchpad driver per
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/283657

    If the laptop includes a fingerprint reader, roll-back that driver, too.

    And seriously, try another mouse.



    JR wrote:
    > On Jul 1, 11:16 pm, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> OK, then try a different mouse and/or disable the touchpad & test.
    >>
    >> Any chance a driver update was installed via Windows Update recently?
    >>
    >> JR wrote:
    >>> No, unfortunately, it's not the mouse. It's the Microsoft software.
    >>> I'm using the buttons on a Sony laptop and they worked perfectly
    >>> before XPpro was reinstalled and Office 2007 was installed for the
    >>> first time. Can anyone shed any helpful light on this?

    >>
    >>> On Jul 1, 10:24 pm, "PA Bear [MS MVP]" <PABear...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >>>> Buy a new mouse?

    >>
    >>>> JR wrote:
    >>>>> Using XPpro.

    >>
    >>>>> I just had a tech person reformat my hard drive and reinstall XPpro
    >>>>> and Office 2007 (from the looks of 2007 I'm sorry I did it). I'm just
    >>>>> now getting everything set back up and my right mouse button isn't
    >>>>> working. Can anyone help?

    >>
    >>>>> EXAMPLES: The right mouse button seems dead and is non-responsive
    >>>>> when I try to right-click on the desktop. It's also non-responsive
    >>>>> when trying to right-click on files to perform copy/paste, etc.,
    >>>>> functions.

    >>
    >>>>> Can anyone help?

    >>
    >>>>> Thanks,

    >
    > Is it possible to hear how to disable the touchpad and how to test?
    > We post questions here on this Microsoft Group because we're not techs
    > and usually don't have a clue what the tech-speak means, refers to or
    > where to start trying to follow helpful directions.
    >
    > As for an updated driver, is it possible that an updated driver was
    > automatically updated when the drive was wiped clean, reformatted and
    > XPpro (service pack 3) was installed? The previous XP version was
    > service pack 2.
    >
    > Thanks,
     
  8. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "JR" <jackryaninla@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:980292cd-4f3e-4939-ba18-27fa24ab097e@n19g2000prf.googlegroups.com...
    > Using XPpro.
    >
    > I just had a tech person reformat my hard drive and reinstall XPpro
    > and Office 2007 (from the looks of 2007 I'm sorry I did it). I'm just
    > now getting everything set back up and my right mouse button isn't
    > working. Can anyone help?
    >
    > EXAMPLES: The right mouse button seems dead and is non-responsive
    > when I try to right-click on the desktop. It's also non-responsive
    > when trying to right-click on files to perform copy/paste, etc.,
    > functions.
    >
    > Can anyone help?
    >
    > Thanks,


    While it may look unlikely that the mouse has a problem, trying a different
    mouse should still be your first trouble-shooting stop. It is a very simple
    step and it avoids you having to kick yourself after spending a few hours on
    chasing a non-existent Windows issue.
     

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