Left mouse button has stopped working !

  Paul33 18:31 23 Oct 2012
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The left mouse button on my son'r desktop has bizarely stopped working. Right button is fine and the mose works fine in every other response except the left click which does nothing.

I have tried two other mouses (mice !) from around the house and all of them have no left click so it seems to be a software problem somewhere.

I went into Control Panel and reversed the left/right click functionality and now the right button DOES work perfectly as the left button should but I don't really want to leave it that way.

All are optical devices and the only change he has made recently is replacing his keyboard which had suddenly died.

Any ideas ?

  difarn 22:07 23 Oct 2012

Some things to try:-

Go into mouse properties - is click lock checked? If so, uncheck it. If not check it to see what happens.

Check in Device Manager to see that there are not two conflicting mouse drivers installed for some reason.

Update mouse driver.

Take the batteries out of the mouse for a while and then replace them.

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