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Mouse Problem
Have to click on everything mutiple times
CliffR




msg:3271227
 6:05 am on Mar 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

I just started having a problem in XP where I have to click on everything multiple times to get a response. I thought at first something was bogging down my system and it was just slow to react to my clicks, but that doesn't appear to be the case. Almost always (but not 100% of the time), the first time I click on something, the system doesn't notice it, no matter how long I wait. Even just clicking in a different part of this text box as I type my post requires multiple clicks to get the cursor to move. Links, closing a window, launching something from the quick launch bar - pretty much everything now requires two or more clicks, sometimes even four or five. This just started happening yesterday on a Dell XPS 400 that I've had for about a year. I didn't install any new software or do anything I can think of that would have caused this. I tried restoring to a restore point from a few days ago, but that hasn't helped. I'm having a difficult time searching for help on this problem so I thought I'd check here to see if anyone else has run into this. Any suggestions?

Regards,
CliffR

 

bill




msg:3271248
 7:02 am on Mar 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

Do you notice any other processes eating up CPU cycles or RAM? Take a look at your Task Manager to see if there are any memory/CPU hogs in there.

kaled




msg:3271378
 11:14 am on Mar 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

Knackered mouse button?

Kaled.

benevolent001




msg:3271385
 11:18 am on Mar 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

I guess problem is with mouse button , just open up mouse and clean up some dust or something

it would work i think 99%

CliffR




msg:3271672
 5:26 pm on Mar 5, 2007 (gmt 0)

Thanks for your replies. Bill, I think it must have been a memory/CPU hog because the problem seems to have gone away. Strange because it did it for almost the entire day yesterday, but now it seems fine.

Thanks,
CliffR

bill




msg:3272036
 12:07 am on Mar 6, 2007 (gmt 0)

Just to be safe I'd advise you to run ScanDisk, Defrag, a full AV scan and spyware scan. You might have something in there that will resurface.

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