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Windows 7: Scroll Wheel Gone Crazy

06 Dec 2018   #1

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
Scroll Wheel Gone Crazy

About ten days ago I began having trouble with the scroll wheel on my mouse. I'd scroll down, it would pop right back up to where I started. If I scrolled extra far it might pop up only partway to where I began. Maybe one time in ten it will actually do what it is told.

It did this across all applications: Browsers, Word, Explorer windows, you name it.

So I went out and bought a new mouse and installed the latest drivers. This did not solve the problem. I got out an old mouse which I has used for quite some time without incident and got the same thing.

What I have done:

1) Scanned the registry for old mouse software and cleaned it if necessary
2) Made sure that all old mouse software was gone. (There wasn't any; I am meticulous about cleaning out old crap.)
3) Run SFC - no integrity violations found
4) Removed all mouse-related devices from Device Manager and let Windows find them again
5) Removed and uninstalled a Logitech G-13 game controller which had a mouse emulator built in
6) Changed every daggone setting possible in both Control Panel's mouse settings and the Logitech settings program. (My new mouse is an M720)
7) Yanked out a bunch of my hair and kicked my dog. (Not really, but it's been close.)

I'm considering reinstalling Windows but hate to have to re-do so many things I have customized over a silly scroll wheel.

Any ideas would be very welcome. I would thank you and my dog could rest easy again.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Dec 2018   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Are you using a good AV. Your System Specs don't show an AV. This problem can be caused by a virus or malware.

There are a lot of AV programs to select from.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Dec 2018   #3

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2

Yes, loaded 24/7 with regular scans. I also supplement it with Malwarebytes about once a week for a second opinion.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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