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Mouse stops clicking links

XenoXeno Registered User regular
edited June 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
Just started today.

For instance, my computer woke up from sleep, and I went to go click my username to log in. The mouse did not want to click. I used the touchpad, but the same thing happened. Just hovers over it. After like 30 seconds, I can click again.

In browsers, I cannot click links or right click. Cant click back or icons. The pointer is literally useless. The pointer doesnt change shape to a hand or something when you hover over a link, just stays a pointer. The only thing that works is the address bar and the search bar. I can click them to enter text, which I can do. After about 30 seconds, it goes back to normal.

Pressing ctrl, alt, delete, then selecting start task manager and then closing it un-fuckifies it for some reason if i'm stuck in that scenario, but thats only a temp solution. I tried restarting, but no luck. Cant be the mouse, because the touchpad does the same thing on my laptop. Running Vista btw.

edit: Doesnt happen all the time. Happens once in a while, but when it does, it is frustrating and annoying.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    edited June 2010
    sounds like baddies got on your computer. Run an antivirus.

    Till then, use the keyboard. Tab is your friend.

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  • XenoXeno Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Hmmm, no idea how I could have gotten a virus. I'm usually good with that.

    Alright, I'm probably gonna reformat my computer anyways then. Needs a good refresh.

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  • Mostlyjoe13Mostlyjoe13 Evil, Evil, Jump for joy! Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Run Malwarebytes first to see what got you.

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