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Windows 7: Left mouse click brings up right-click context menu continually

08 May 2017   #11

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This is definitely a head scratcher.
Since the problem exists no matter which mouse you use, and because it happens at random times, I'm thinking that something computer related (either hardware or software) is affecting the mouse button functions. Here are a couple of troubleshooting tutorials that might help. The first (Clean Startup) might indicate if an installed application or service is interfering in some way. The second tutorial is a long list of troubleshooting suggestions. Not every one will apply to you.

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup - Windows 7 Help Forums

Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7 - Windows 7 Help Forums

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08 May 2017   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cdurham View Post
I ran the sfc /scannow numerous times and I am still getting the message saying it did not fix anything. I am still having the problem with the left-click context menu appearing. This is about the fourth mouse that I have bought and they all have the left-click problem.
It would seem possible that these corrupt files might be causing the mouse problem.

How old is your hard drive?. It might be getting to the end of it's life.

Do you run regular back ups, so in the event of a complete system failure you can recover you important data & files.
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08 May 2017   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

My hard drive is about 6 years old. I do occassionally backup my files onto anothe drive.
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25 May 2017   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
I replaced the mouse and now everything works.. so far

I replaced the Logitech mouse with another mouse and everything has been working so far over the past few weeks. I believe the problem is coming from the USB extentions that I am using and this is what is causing all of the problems. Thank you all for your help!!!
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25 May 2017   #15

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Sweet. Here's hoping you've found a permanent fix. Thanks for posting back.
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26 May 2017   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
re: mouse

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27 May 2017   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Another mouse fixed the problem. That is strange.
Your post #4
I have tried using another mouse. The same problem still exists.
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31 May 2017   #18

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)

Replacing the mouse will usually work for about 2 or 3 months and then the problem will return again.
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4 Weeks Ago   #19

windows 7 64 bit

I'm having the exact same problem. I even changed my mouse twice, the second new mouse worked for a couple of months and now the misfiring is back. Since it has happened with three mouses, I'm also thinking the USB port is the problem. I tried switching to a new port just today, but it didn't work.
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 Left mouse click brings up right-click context menu continually

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