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By dana803 ·
Even when I'm not touching anything, it's like the mouse left click keeps clicking on its own intermittently. It's annoying when typing or going through dialog boxes, because it clicks on wherever the arrow is and closes my window or repositions mycursor, etc. This is a Compaq Armada 1750 laptop. I did an fdisk and format on it and installed Windows 98 SE. This mouse problem happens whether I use the touchpad or any mouse that I connect to the computer. I thought that if it was a virus, it would have been cleaned off when I reformatted and reinstalled Windows. Any ideas or fixes. I really hate to have to switch out the motherboard.......

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by M.conlon In reply to Mouse clicks on its own

We were having the same problem here at work with one of the laptops. Same issues, same model. We installed windows 2000, and the problem went away. something you might want to try before doing anything as drastic as an upgrade, get a usb mouse. Being a different interface might help.

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by Ann777 In reply to Mouse clicks on its own

You don't need a new systemboard... it may just be a hardware problem with the laptop top. We've switched out the top plastic case part when the touchpad/buttons go bad on Compaq Armada laptops with success at solving these run-away or self-clicking "features."

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by mrjay67 In reply to Mouse clicks on its own

I've seen similar issues on desktops usually running some version of NT. We had usb to ps/2 adapters and using one or the other would fix it depending on the platform. I believe on NT4 we used USB and on 2000 we used the ps/2 adapter. Try using adifferent interface like that and see if that helps. You may also want to make sure if there is an option in BIOS to disable the touchpad when external mouse is connected to do that. Sometimes with both active they get weird. Try the simplest things first. In my experiance there was no constant to make the mice go nuts other than the OS and the fix was opposite each other.+

Oh, you might do an fdsik /mbr to make sure there isnt a boot sector virus. However I doubt that is the issue. Its more likely driver related and not much to do other than trying the other port approach.

Just my 2 cents

Jason

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by Cactus Pete In reply to Mouse clicks on its own

If none of the other answers worked out at all, try removing the device completely, and reinstalling the drivers. I have the same problem when I use a Belkin KVM of certain model... In my case, it's a known issue of having more than one mouse driver installed.

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