Problems selecting and clicking.

  Philbert 03:56 07 Apr 2009

It doesn't matter whether I use Yahoo Mail, Thunderbird, or Word. I have trouble selecting. I highlight the text, but when I release the mouse button it unhighlights again.
When I have a checkbox to select I have a hard time selecting it. It checks, the immediately unchecks. Its hard to describe.
(Right now I'm getting stuff selected when I don't want it selected!)
Any ideas out there?
Thank you.
Dell Inspiron 530
Windows Vista Home Version

  eedcam 08:30 07 Apr 2009

Excuse the obvious but you have tried another Mouse?

  Philbert 19:04 12 Apr 2009

So I guess the consensus is that it is the mouse?
Thank you.

  tullie 21:11 12 Apr 2009

No,have you tried another though?

  woodchip 22:04 12 Apr 2009

IF you have a Full XP disc if thats what you are running run System File checker, by typing in the run box


just as it is above with XP cd in drive.

Alternative is run Restore back dated to when it was ok

  phono 22:46 12 Apr 2009

Have to agree with eedcam and tullie, first actions should be to check with a different mouse, also check that the mouse drivers are up to date then report back.

  Philbert 14:23 25 Apr 2009

You called it right! I borrowed my mouse from work and sure enough, everything worked fine.
Thanks for the help.

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