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Got Mouse Problems?
How To Fix and Update Mouse Drivers
Often USB mouse driver problems can be resolved by restarting your PC. This may fix the problem because the drivers weren’t loaded properly when the computer booted up. More often than not, the problem is with your mouse drivers themselves. Over time mouse drivers can become corrupted, become outdated or go ‘missing’ when Windows is unable to call on the drivers.
Finding and installing driver updates for your USB mouse can be difficult. When fixing mouse driver problems it is even more difficult because of the lack of online support available.
Common Mouse Problems and Simple Ways To Fix Them
The most common mouse problem is the unresponsiveness of the mouse pointer. Sometimes it won’t move or other times it moves with jerks and points to the wrong coordinates. More often than not, the problem is with the USB mouse drivers becoming outdated and corrupt.
The easiest way to fix your mouse drivers is to use a driver download tool. The software will scan your system and then download the right driver files for your unique hardware configuration. Once this is completed, the USB mouse will start working again.
Manually Fixing Your Mouse
Here are the step by step instructions for troubleshooting a problem with your mouse:
- Shut down your PC and leave it turned off for several minutes.
- Turn on your PC.
- Press the Windows button or CTRL + ESC buttons on your keyboard to access the Start Menu.
- Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to select My Computer.
- Press SHIFT + F10 to perform a right click and then select Properties.
- Select Device Manager by pressing SPACE + TAB on your keyboard.
- Press SHIFT + TAB and navigate to the Mice or Other Pointing Device tab and expand it by using the right arrow key.
- Open the options window by pressing SHIFT + F10 to perform a right click.
- Select Uninstall and press Enter.
- Now restart your PC. When your computer is restarted the drivers will be automatically reinstalled and this should fix the issue.
Note: If this procedure does not fix the issue with your mouse you can try running an automatic scan to find and download the correct drivers for your mouse.