Windows 10 Mouse Not Working? How to Fix Your Mouse Problems

Windows 10 Mouse Not Working? How to Fix Your Mouse Problems.

Windows 10 Mouse Not Working? When your mouse goes bad there are a few basic steps you can take to fix the problem on your own. In this post, we’ll share some tricks you can try yourself to get your mouse and keyboard working again.



Reboot Your Computer

A simple reboot has been the primary troubleshooting tool for Windows since those heady days of Windows 3.1.

It cures many issues, and it is like a breath of fresh air. There are many reasons why it fixes problems, but the main one is that it refreshes all links, services, and open tasks in Windows.

The sheer number of services running on the average computer means it is too easy for an app or driver to get stuck.

A reboot generally fixes the problem.

Enable USB mouse

If your USB mouse is disabled you will not be able to use that mouse. You will need to open Device Manager and check if the USB mouse enabled or disabled. If your USB mouse is disabled, you will need to enable it.

We will show you how to do it on Windows 10 by using keyboard keys. The same procedure is compatible with previous operating systems.

Hold Windows logo and press R

Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter to open Device Manage

Press Tab to select a computer name. In our example it is DESKTOP-CLKH1SI

By using the down arrow navigate on Mice and other pointing devices

Press Alt + right arrow on your keyboard to expand the group

By using a down arrow navigate on the HID-compliant mouse. It is a USB mouse. In our example, it is disabled and can not be used on Windows machine

Press Shift + F10 or Fn + Shift + F10 to open properties list. These combination keys are simulating right-click on your mouse

By using the down arrow choose Enable device and press Enter on your keyboard

Wireless Mouse

Make sure the wireless mouse is receiving power by checking for some indication of power (usually a light). If your mouse has a power switch, it’s often on the bottom side.

If the mouse doesn’t appear to be on, replace the batteries.

Make sure the wireless receiver is within range and is not blocked by too many objects.

Disconnect the wireless USB adapter and try plugging it into a different port.

Troubleshoot Hardware and Devices

The mouse problem could be resulting from a hardware/ device error. Fortunately, Windows 10 allows you to troubleshoot and fix hardware issues without much hassle.

Press the “Win + I” shortcut keys on your keyboard to open the settings app and select “Update & Security” settings.

Select “Troubleshoot” from the left panel and under the “find and fix…” section, choose the “Hardware and Devices” option.

Troubleshoot Hardware

Click the “Run the troubleshooter” button and wait for Windows to check for any hardware and device errors.

If an error is found, click the “Apply this fix” option to resolve the issue. Once done, close your open apps and restart your computer.

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