Primary mouse button keeps switching itself


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May 18, 2021
Hi, I've been having a problem for the last two weeks or so where my primary mouse button keeps arbitrarily switching. Today it's even switching while I'm using it (prior to this, it would only switch after it had been sitting for a while) and now my daughter's PC (also running Win 10) started doing the same. She's remote learning today so this will be a huge pain in the neck for her.

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit, Build 19041, Installed 20201215225138.000000-360
Processor: AMD A10-6700 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 21 Model 19 Stepping 1, CPU Count: 4
Total Physical RAM: 10 GB
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 8670D, 768 MB
Hard Drives: B: 1863 GB (613 GB Free); C: 914 GB (16 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gateway DX4380, s/n DBGEG11001331009656301
System: American Megatrends Inc., ver ACRSYS - 1072009, s/n DTGEGAA00333200E663000
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
Mar 30, 2014
Same problem when booting and running a different Operating System from a Live CD/USB?

A Live CD/DVD or USB flash drive contains a complete bootable computer operating system (OS). When you boot a computer from it, the OS loads into, and then runs from memory instead of a hard drive. This allows you to run an OS without installing it or making any changes to a computer's current configuration.

To create one, download an ISO file containing the OS you want to use, (such as Ubuntu, Slax or Zorin), then use something like ISO Recorder to burn it to a CD/DVD or Rufus to burn to a USB flash drive/key.

Now boot your computer from this disc/key and your computer will be running that OS instead of the one on its hard drive.​

When you're done testing, simply reboot your PC from the hard drive/SSD like you do now.

If the problem persists even when running a different OS, then the issue is -- more than likely -- hardware related.

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