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Computer Desktop/Brower/Taskbar Unresponsive to mouse

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MasterNe0, Aug 3, 2009.

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  1. MasterNe0

    MasterNe0 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I am having a strange issue. For some reason, the taskbar/firefox-internet explorer browser/desktop has become unresponsive to my mouse. I can move the mouse and all but if I click on a task or a icon on the desktop, most of the time, nothing happens (like if the icons/everything is frozen). My cpu is at like 5-10% and have ran antivirus scans/malware scans. I have even restarted the thing in safe mode and still getting the same result. However I have notice the keyboard seems to be majority fine (it does lag once or twice but not as bad as the mouse). Another explain is: I try to delete two files on desktop using the mouse by dragging the thing to the recycle bin, I can highlight the files and drag it but then nothing happens. (no delete confirmation box). If i hit the delete key, then it would delete.

    System restore does nothing for me (I tried but it keeps failing for all the system restores I have tried).

    So far, I have ran Symantecs Endpoint Antivirus Scan, Avast Antivirus scan both in normal mode and boot-up; Malware Antispyware Full scan in safe mode (still going on right now), Spybot (fully updated), CCleaner (Full clean in registry and temp files), Combofix (Nothing came up). This started happening yesterday (Sunday). Also ran Windows Update, Video updates and hijackthis to see if any new registry came up, nothing did.

    Any ideas what could cause this or what is going on? I cannot afford a reformat on this pc because of what installed on it.
     
  2. Curly

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    You can often toggle between links and buttons by pressing the tab button, space bar, or arrow keys, then select that item by pressing Enter. Essentially this allows you to work a PC without a mouse. Does this work for you? If so, it would suggest a problem with your mouse.
     
  3. MasterNe0

    MasterNe0 Thread Starter

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    Not the mouse cause I got both a wired and a wireless mouse plugged in. Alt+tabbing works but it still acting wierd. Another example is my taskbar icons, I can see them running but if I try to click on anything, I would get no response 75% of the time. Start Menu, if I can open it with the mouse, I can't click on anything, however if I hit the windows keys for the start menu, and use the arrorws, it would most most of the time (not all).

    Not sure what going on, I have been running malware scans thinking that what causing it. It the strangest thing I've seen and I dunno what else to try.
     
  4. Curly

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    I do not know what you mean by that. But having two mice can cause conflicts. Why do you have two?

    I do not know what you mean by that either. Define "weird".
     
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