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TheSinglePringle

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I use control alt delete and hit cancel. Only then can I click on things. I am going to be copying and pasting from another forum that I posted on because this issue is complex and has a lot of variables that aren't adding up for me.

-I can right click and left click and drag and launch items that are on my desktop already but thats its. I can pull up the start menu via keyboard but still cant click anything on it. Nothing will even highlight as my mouse goes over it. I can regain control by ctrl alt deleting and canceling it back to the desktop. I thought it was my mouse but it's for sure on windows' side right?

-Other notes: When playing rocket league on controller, my camera will sometimes start looking backwards as if I am pressing down on the analog stick. And I will lose control of the clicking ability randomly.

-Hardware

Windows 10 (Don't know exact version but I have no updates pending)
Cpu: i7-4770k
Gpu: 980ti
Mobo: msi gd65 z87
Ram: 8x8 gskill @ 2000mhz
Psu: Corsair 750w Silver cert.
Windows is on an ssd

-Another thing I am finding out is that the loss of clicking is seeming to only happen on a restart. But my normal boot screen times are a little off and I can see my mouse right after my bios screen flashes, which is not normal for me.

-I have run sfc on normal cmd and through powershell multiple times and nothing changes. My mouse is a razor naga, its a few years old. But could it be the mouse? Even though it moves and right clicks just fine on the desktop and not the taskbar? I will probably just do a system restore in an hour or two.


-Just reset my pc, same problem still persists... I tried another mouse and get inconsistent results as far as complete responsiveness and none at all. I am running out of ideas here. The only piece of software that I have downloaded in the last week (the problem started last night) was prismatik. I deleted and uninstalled it a few days ago with no sign of these issues. Any ideas?


-Trying another mouse has weird results. Every time I restart with a different mouse in, everything is fine (90% of the time). The other 10% of the time I can click on taskbar icons and open the start menu but cannot click on anything in the start menu. I think I'm going insane over here. If I switch to my original mouse after starting up with the different one, sometimes I maintain the ability to click and other times I do not. It's not my windows given that I just reinstalled it, but I kept my personal files but all apps and start up programs were gone. So it must be my mouse right? But then why are other mouses in different usb ports not working as well?

-Another update. So I am pretty positive that I regain my mouse control when I control alt delete because the screen swaps. Kinda like when you enter a game, your screen goes black. I regain my clicking ability when I double click on programs on my desktop that have administrative properties and force me to click on the yes or no button. The screen behind the yes or no buttons is dimmed, kind of the same concept as going into a game, see where I'm going? So is this a driver issue then? My gpu is up too date and so is my windows. Idk, someone please help me lol

-I have run anti virus to see if there was anything along those lines and nothing is to be found.
 

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has there been any AV scans to discount a malware infection. or scans with a program such as malwarebytes
 

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has there been any AV scans to discount a malware infection. or scans with a program such as malwarebytes
according to the opening post yes
-I have run anti virus to see if there was anything along those lines and nothing is to be found.
TheSinglePringle
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2. I am more than ready to try and help but as you have already sought advice on another forum and you say this problem
the problem started last night
what please is the progress on this other forum, as trying to follow advice on two sites at the same time is not a good idea. Either we will be duplicating what is being suggested elsewhere, which is a waste of time, or either myself or whoever is helping on the other forum, will be fighting a losing battle, we will not be aware of changes made to your system by way of the advice elsewhere. Finally you cannot possibly keep up with the advice on both forums, so it will be hard work for all concerned
 

TheSinglePringle

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Hey thanks for responding so quickly, it was my first time on this forums and my impressions are very good! I just found out that my scroll wheel is shorted out and is giving out the signal that it is being pushed down. Just hold your scroll wheel pushed in and that simulates what I was going through haha. I am 100% sure this is it as I have tested with other mice and my broken mouse on other computers and the results are conclusive. Thanks again!
 
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