My son did something to my computer and now the mouse does not move the cursor. How can I fix this? I have XP.
1) Is it wireless? Check batteries/re-synchronize.
2) Check the plug/connector at the mouse port on the back of the computer-loose/unplugged?
3) Broken mouse? Try plugging in a different mouse-one you know works.(New optical mice are relatively inexpensive-$10 or so)
If nothing above helps, use ARROW keys, TAB button and ENTER button to move around, and do the following:
go to windows START(lower left corner)
go to system
go to device manager
Now find your device MOUSE (yellow triangle indicates error)
Open your mouse ("Mice and other pointing devices")
On the first Tab GENERAL, it should say if the device is working properly or not.
You can DISABLE the mouse on the second Tab DRIVER, see if he disabled it. (You can enable it.)
Hope this helps.