Problems selecting and clicking.

  Philbert 03:56 07 Apr 2009
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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.
Phil
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.
Phil

  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

SFC /SCANNOW

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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