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post #1 of 6
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After a fresh install, any mouse I connect to my computer seems to double click(could possibly be the mouse hanging up) and I am not able to do anything with it.

I click on start, it opens then closes. I right click, it opens then closes. Clicking on icons does not have any effect. I assume it is a problem with microsoft's intellimouse (default drivers) as it happens with my deathadder as well as a usb and PS/2 mice.

Right clicking opens up a menu for a half of a second, clicking start opens it for a half of a second.

Already made sure button settings are all right, uninstalled mouse drivers in Device Manager, etc.
We've also found out it does this in safe mode as well.

Can't figure out whats wrong.

PS
This isn't my particular problem, but a friends.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 4/16/11 at 3:57pm
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post #2 of 6
Take a look at this mouse options screen. Very likely the double-click sensitivity is all screwed up.
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post #3 of 6
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Nope, it was verified and reverified a number of times that it isn't any of the settings:

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post #4 of 6
Sounds like a mechanical issue with the mouse. If it's a desktop machine with a spare mouse, throw out the old one and just replace it (note: Power down and swap cables with the computer turned off).

if it's a laptop, see if the touchpad can be disabled. If so, get a USB mouse and plug it in after disabling the touchpad.

If not, then the laptop will need to be serviced.


EDIT:

I would point my finger at the computer to which the mouse is connected. Either the windows install is broken or its motherboard is malfunctioning.
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post #5 of 6
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Nope, tried a number of different mice (including PS/2 mentioned in the OP) and they all do it. Its a desktop, so there's no touchpad.

Its been narrowed down to a Windows problem.. The only thing is it does this in safe mode as well.
Edited by Dirtyworks - 4/16/11 at 3:55pm
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I advised him to repair windows off the disc and that, if that won't work, its probably his board. Lets hope its the former.
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