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    Crazy mouse clicks

    Win98 SE on P200MMX; 96Mb RAM; 500Mb free HDD

    I'm just cruising along on my PC when suddenly all hell breaks loose on my screen. New windows opening; resizing; right-click menus popping up every where; task bar getting moved around to different corners of the screen. I then have to <Alt><F4> until I get to the Shut down dialog.

    I've booted on my virus floppy (AVG) and scanned for viruses; scanned with Adaware and Search & Destroy but found nothing.

    I'm inclined to think there is a problem with my mouse (software or hardware). Has anyone seen this one before and can offer any advice? TIA
    Keith Rodgers
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    Re: Crazy mouse clicks

    Do you and your neighbour both have a wireless computer mouse?

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    Re: Crazy mouse clicks

    Nope. It's a Compaq Deskpro box and a serial mouse (also Compaq I think--I'm at work at the monent).
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    Re: Crazy mouse clicks

    Strangely enough, I occasionally have what I think is a similar problem and have NEVER been able to figure out what triggers it. I have a Win98SE machine on my home LAN that is hardly ever used - only when I happen to be upstairs or my son is in the house. Sometimes, I will go up to the machine and hit a shift key to wake up the monitor and I'll see window after window opening that appear to be the Windows Search function. I can't stop the process and nothing does any good except to power off the machine. Heretofore, I've thought it may be my KVM misbehaving since the keyboard and mouse do nothing. I know I haven't helped you but just wanted to say that you're not alone - I think!

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    Re: Crazy mouse clicks

    Hope this isn't too obvious, but I have seen this behavior when the mouse ball guides get dirty. Can't figure the logic of this but it does happen.
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    Re: Crazy mouse clicks

    I've only just trained my kids to wipe their own bottoms and now I have to do the <img src=/S/mouse.gif border=0 alt=mouse width=42 height=33> ??

    I'll have a look but I don't recall it doing the usual dirty mouse tricks (ie not moving the cursor at all).

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