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Dell laptop - left click works as right click, even after reformatting

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  1. dancingisforbidd

    dancingisforbidd Thread Starter

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    Dell Latitude - XPsp3

    This is a problem with the built in mouse pad. I left click something like the desktop and the options menu comes up as though it was a right click. It's not a software setting, as I've checked them all, and I've reinstalled XP.

    The only (temporary) fix I can apply is to plug in a usb mouse. Then the touchpad mouse will act appropriately. But it reverts back to this issue upon reboot.

    Should I update the BIOS?

    thanks
     
  2. DaveBurnett

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    What's the service tag off the bottom so we can check the details of the machine?
     
  3. dancingisforbidd

    dancingisforbidd Thread Starter

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    Service tag: 7WBNTJ1
    Dell latitude e5500
     
  4. daniel_b2380

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    did you try:
    Start >> settings >> control panel >> mouse >> buttons tab
    and under "Button configuration"

    make sure the "dot" is in "Right-handed"
     
  5. DaveBurnett

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    That's what I thought of asking?
     
  6. dancingisforbidd

    dancingisforbidd Thread Starter

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    Yeah I tried that.

    its a fresh Windows installation. The only way to fix it temporarily is to plug in a USB mouse. That works for both the USB mouse and the built in touch pad, even after unplugging the mouse. But upon reset, it reverts back to the problem.
     
  7. dancingisforbidd

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    Try putting the dot into 'left-handed' then reboot the computer. If it's still not correct put the dot back to right-handed and reboot and tell us what happens then.
     
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