Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional
I'm using Windows XP Pro on an Acer Extensa5620z laptop. Since yesterday, mouse clicking just doesn't work in inactive windows. What I mean by that is that I click on whatever aplication window that's in the background (or tabs in Firefox, adress bar vs. inside the website page), it just doesn't switch and doesn't react at all to buttons, menus etc. Both the touchpad, USB and bluetooth mouses react all the same way, even after reinstalling drivers. Therefore, it seems it's an internal Windows explorer or registry issue.
If I want to click on buttons,links etc, I have to call up the task manager first via ctrl+alt+del and click from there to make it work. It's a major pain in the ***.
I ran both an antivirus (ESET) and antispyware (S&D) check with no results, all seems fine. It might have to do with Windows Updates as it installed something. I haven't tried system restore yet but that's the very last resort, any ideas?
If System Restore fails, try to do a Rebuild OS installation. You don't have to wipe out anything and preserve all the user settings.
Posted on Oct 10, 2008
Use system restore I think thats your only solution next to a full format
Posted on Jul 15, 2008
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