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I have a Gateway laptop. The vertical scroll part of my pointing device has recently stopped working and I can't figure out why. The bottom taskbar (far right corner) shows an icon for my pointing device, but I can not right or left click it

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Try using an alternate mouse in a PS2 or USB port. Your pointing device may no longer be working.

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You will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point.

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