Reasons Why Laptop Mouse May Not Work

Get to know more about the reasons due to which the mouse of a laptop stops working

Mouse is a small device used to point to a word in the document. There are various types of mice available such as serial mouse, optical mouse, mechanical mouse, cordless mouse, etc. This is actually an integral part of the graphical user interface of the system. A mouse consists of a metal or plastic housing or casing. The top case contains one or more buttons and this is used to drag the point. USB or cordless mice are common ones that can be used with your laptop. This mouse may sometimes have issues. The control over the mouse may be lost and the user may not point the mouse pointer to a single location. This is mainly because of Trojans present in the system. The mouse pointer may sometimes disappear from the page and this is because of the malware in the system.

Here are tips to resolve the mouse not working in laptops issue:

  • Software Up-gradation

  • Run Virus Scanning Software

  • Clean Registry

Software Up-gradation

The most common problems related to mouse might due to driver incompatibility. If the operating system is not upgraded, this problem might occur. By upgrading driver software, you can solve incompatibility issues. If the issue is with the hardware, you need to replace your mouse.

Virus Scanning Software

Viruses might also corrupt the mouse software. They might change the code and make it unable to work properly. Viruses can change settings of the software. You might have seen that the pointer is working on its own and you are unable to control it. By using proper virus scanning software, you can remove viruses and restore the software.

Clean Registry

Most of the erratic mouse problems are related to the registry in the system. To resolve this problem, you need to remove the mouse related files from the registry. Before doing this, it is better to back up the registry. To edit the values in registry, you have type "regedit". Regedit is the command used to open the registry editor. There you can see the values related to mouse and delete those values. The system is to be rebooted after this.

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