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Windows 7: Can't open mouse properties in control panel.

16 Jun 2010   #1
CullenJ

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Can't open mouse properties in control panel.

I've been searching the internet for several hours but I haven't been able to find an answer for this, so I would really appreciate your help.

I can't open Mouse Properties in Control Panel. I click and nothing happens. I ran sfc /scannow but it didn't fix the problem. It found some corrupted files which it couldn't fix, but they weren't related to the mouse or control panel in any way I could see.

Thanks!


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16 Jun 2010   #2
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

See if there is a driver for your mouse. I have a Microsoft mouse for instance. I would check the manufacturer's site , un-install and re-install the driver. That may work. If it's a generic mouse, you could always go into "device manager" and un-install the driver and let Windows find it again. That may work too. Let us know.
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16 Jun 2010   #3
CullenJ

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I have a synaptics touchpad and a logitech bluetooth laser travel mouse. I have just re-installed the touchpad driver (didn't fix it) but I didn't think about the bluetooth mouse. I'll try that and let you know. Thanks!
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16 Jun 2010   #4
CullenJ

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Well, I just installed the bluetooth mouse driver, but still no luck.
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16 Jun 2010   #5
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Hmmm, have you run a virus scan? I have seen this kind of stuff from malware. Do you have anything else you cannot access from the control panel?

I hope someone can help. I have to leave. Good luck to you. I will post back if I can figure it out.
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16 Jun 2010   #6
CullenJ

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I don't think it's a virus. I thought that myself at first, but I've run multiple scans with avast and malwarebytes and found nothing. It's been this way for a long time, I just decided now to start trying to figure it out.
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22 Jun 2010   #7
CullenJ

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I don't want to pester all of you, but it still isn't working. Any more ideas?
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23 Jun 2010   #8
MattyC1990

windows 7 x64
 
 

I also have this problem..

anyone know how to fix it?
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16 Jul 2010   #9
CullenJ

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Has to do with Synaptics touchpad driver

New development: I tried updating my synaptics touchpad driver, but it required me to uninstall the previous version and restart. I did this, and before I installed the new version (which I downloaded from Synaptic's website here; the Win7 32-bit link for v14.0.3) I noticed that I could get into the Mouse properties window, but couldn't change any settings for my touchpad, since it just had a generic Windows driver installed. I installed the new driver (mentioned and linked to above) and voila the Mouse properties won't open any more.

I'm surprised there aren't more people who have experienced this problem if this is a compatibility issue.
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16 Jul 2010   #10
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

mmm, with my touchpad driver a little icon down in the notification area (lower right hand corner of the screen). Do you have something similar? I can change the touchpad setting through this.
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