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My mouse moves but I can't click on anything.

I start my computer in normal mode and it loads just fine. Then when it gets to the desktop after putting in my password it doesn't allow me to click on anything. It just shows the circular blue loading symbol. How can I fix this?

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Reboot, and press F8 choose to boot in Safe Mode
Once at the desktop Click on Start and Type : MSCONFIG in the search box
in the System Configuration Utility PopUp Window, Choose the Start Up Tab...
Remove by unchecking all Unnecessary and not needed Programs From Running Then Reboot in Normal Mode

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Replace the mouse, if thesame proplem persist then the operating system has catch virus, re-instal your operating system

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