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Mouse suddenly stopped working

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    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Wynona View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AhmedShauq View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    hi,what about wyona's suggestions did any of them work.

    also what couple of keys did you press
    The keys were something like alt, ctrl, shift and a few others (don't know them). I tried a USB it worked on 2 out of the 4 USB ports, but the mouse doesn't work on any. I will now try to update all of the computer's drivers.
    Before you try any of my suggestions, Ahmed, I'd suggest you try a system restore as Winuser suggested: System Restore - How to Do in Windows 8. Windows 8 isn't as smart about system restore as Windows 7 was, but hopefully you have a restore point. If not, go here: System Restore - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums Although the link says Windows 7, it's for Windows 8 also.

    If some of your USB ports don't work, that may be a clue; in my not so humble opinion, pressing certain keys on the keyboard should not be allowed to change hardware at all. You may be able to go into Device Manager and return your USB ports to default; I've never had this problem, so I'm not sure.
    System Restore worked Thanks
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    Posts : 12
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Winuser View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by AhmedShauq View Post
    No, I don't have avast installed.
    hi,what about wyona's suggestions did any of them work.

    also what couple of keys did you press
    Maybe a system restore would help.
    Thanks System Restore worked.
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  4. #14


    Pittsburgh
    Posts : 103
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit

    One mouse fix.


    Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller Breaks Mouse contains one way to fix a malfunctioning mouse.
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