How to fix mouse clicks not recognized on Windows 10

The mouse pointer works but not able to click after the windows update? You are not alone, few windows users report, Mouse Moves but Cannot Click. Well if you’re noticing that your mouse clicks aren’t registering and you often have to click more than once for a click to be executed, there may be something wrong with your mouse, or your driver, or your OS. Here are a few things you can try to fix mouse clicks not recognized on Windows 10.

Mouse click not working

Your mouse problems might have to do with your mouse, or with your OS. You need to isolate which of the two it is and it may, or may not be easy. It all depends on whether you have access to a second Windows 10 system that is running the same version as your own system, and an extra mouse.

Connect your problematic mouse to the second system and use it for a while. If the problem persists, there’s a good chance that it’s your mouse that’s the problem. If the problem goes away, it’s your OS.

To be safe, you should also connect the second mouse to your own system and use it for a while. If your problem goes away, it’s likely your mouse that needs attention.

If you’re using a wireless mouse, you should try changing the old battery with a new one. For good measure, do the same if you’re using a wireless keyboard.

In addition, try changing the port your wired mouse is connected to or your wireless mouse’s dongle is connected. Connect a different device to the same port and see if it works correctly. If it doesn’t, your port might be the problem.

You can change the speed of the double clicks and speed up your pointer. Both might help improve your mouse’s performance.

Restart your PC

Just turn off the PC and turn it back on to see if this fixes the problem. During the restart process, many driver conflicts and corrupted system files related problems can be solved automatically.

Restart File explorer

Yet another effective solution probably helps fix the mouse click not working issue on Windows 10.

  • Press CTRL +Shift + Esc keys together from the keyboard to open Task Manager on your computer.
  • Locate Windows Explorer by pressing Tab key few times and then pressing arrow keys on your keyboard
  • Once, the Windows explorer is selected and highlighted, Press Shift and F10 keys together to right-click and click on Restart.

Update mouse Driver

Check in Device Manager to see if the mouse driver has recently been updated. If it has, try rolling back to the older version. It might also help to uninstall and reinstall the driver again.

  • Press Windows key + R, type devmgmt.msc and click ok to open device manager,
  • Locate and expand “Mice and other pointing devices“
  • Select the appropriate mouse device, right-click on it select properties,
  • Now move to the Driver tab then select uninstall driver, and restart your PC.
  • On the next start windows automatically installs the default driver for your mouse and check if it’s working normally.

Open the Control Panel and go to Hardware and Sound. Under Device and printers, Right-click and select Mouse settings. This will open a new window with settings for your mouse. You want to visit both the Buttons and the Pointer Options tabs.

Mouse Settings

Run system checker utility

If the problem started after the recent windows update, there are chances of corrupted, or missing system files causing the problem. Try running the system file checker utility that scan and restore missing files with the correct one.

  • Open command prompt as administrator,
  • Run command sfc /scannow, let the scanning process complete 100%
  • System File Checker scan checks or scans all protected system files, and then replaces the incorrect versions, with the genuine, correct Microsoft versions.
  • Once done reboot your PC and check if the mouse click working normally.

Create a new user account

  • Still problem not resolved, mouse left click not working sometimes on windows 10?
    There are chances the user profile is corrupted and that causing the issue. Let’s create a new user account and check the Mouse status.
    Press Windows key + I to open settings then Select Accounts.
  • Click Add someone else to this PC
  • Fill in the form with the user name and password. Your new user account will be created.
  • Click on Change account type, and from drop-down arrow choose Administrator to set the account to administrator level.
  • Finally, reboot your PC and Login to the new account you just created.

In addition Perform windows 10 clean boot, to Check if any 3rd party software is causing the error.


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