Re: Another KB958644 problem
Robert Aldwinckle wrote:
> "John" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:eSUaI7QOJHA.1164@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
>> I just had an unusual situation with KB958644. The system in question is
>> running Windows XP Pro SP3 and has a MS Wireless IntelliMouse Explorer
>> 2.0 Mouse.
>> The update appeared to install normally until I re-booted to finish the
>> update process. At one point in the re-boot process, the mouse cursor
>> was jumping all over the screen for a few seconds. Not a problem in
>> itself, but when I got to the point where you click on your user ID to
>> complete the startup process there was a real mouse problem. I could
>> position the cursor normally, but the normal left-click on the user ID
>> icon had no effect. Eventually, I discovered that right-clicking did
>> something. By alternately right-clicking and left-clicking, I finally
>> got the system to finish the startup process.
>> After this, the mouse appeared to be functioning normally. I re-booted
>> again, and this time everything worked normally. The problem did not
>> repeat. The indicators for wireless mouse signal strength and battery
>> voltage are both fine.
>> What might have caused this malfunction?
> Do you use the mouse with the left-hand? With buttons defined
> for left-hand use? Then, sometimes during a boot the mouse
> can default to right-hand use until you get logged in. Hence, each
> one of your clicks could be interpreted as alternate (aka right clicks)
> If there is no right-click menu associated with what you click on
> you would then see exactly what you saw, no action until you click
> with the primary mouse button.
I am right-handed, and the mouse button configuration is the normal default.
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