Keyboard/Mouse Problems

By Jenee
May 21, 2013
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  1. I am having problems with a delayed keyboard and a mouse that lags and won't click properly. Sometimes it won't click at all, other times it clicks and the computer won't register that it's clicking.

    I have run all test to ensure it is not a malware and was directed to this forum for assistance.
  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    Seems like your computer is slow. Open up Task Manager and show us the Processes tab, ordered by descending CPU usage.
  3. mike1959

    mike1959 TechSpot Addict Posts: 1,033   +15

    Hi, Can you say if you are using a desktop pc (tower & separate keyboard) or a laptop with extra mouse & keyboard. Plus, are the keyboard & mouse wired to the pc, or wireless?
    If it's a 'normal' type of set-up, I.e. no special keyboard drivers required, then faults like this could be as straightforward as the pc needing a 'defrag' or two.
    The Windows defrag program is ok, if a bit slow, I tend to use the free & effective one from;
    http://www.auslogics.com/en/software/disk-defrag/download/

    (If you try this one, try the 'Defrag and optimise (slower)' option, it can really make a difference if the pc has not been optimized lately.
    The defrag options are in the 'down arrow' next to the 'Defrag' box, or in the 'Action' drop down menu.)
    If you have a wireless keyboard & mouse, it's worth checking or changing the batteries.
    I use 1 rechargable AA cell in my HP mouse, it lasts about 1 1/2 weeks, but I have 2 cells to use in rotation, and I have the 'other' one charged up, ready for the moment when my mouse pointer freezes.
    Another program to use often, if you don't have it already is 'CCleaner', and if you do try it, use the settings as it installs, there are several options in the menus 'unticked', best leave them like that, as it's fine set up 'as is'. The 'free' version is the one I use.
    http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
  4. Jenee

    Jenee Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    I am using a Gateway all in one, with a wireless mouse and wireless keyboard. I made sure my driver for the devices are up to date, I installed new batteries, and I ran the CCleaner. I will try the defrag.

    St1ckm4n- Do I do a print screen of the processes tab?
  5. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 3,197   +555

    Yeah, print screen please.

    Also, what's the distance between the screen and your mouse/kb? Bluetooth, or 'wireless'?
  6. learninmypc

    learninmypc TechSpot Guru Posts: 4,553   +184

    I'd almost bet if you went to a wired mouse/keyboard you'd have better luck. I had a similiar problem on my W7 HP & was told in here to go wired. I did so & no more hassles. Worth a try.
    I'm only angry cause I was looking forward to surfing the web from bed. No luck.:D


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