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Mouse issues after changes to registry

Hi,

I lose usage of my mouse when I reboot my Windows XP Home Edition SP3 after the following actions:
1. registry clean up with CCleaner
OR
2. disabling of one or more unncessary service(s) from within services.msc

I also noticed that when I reboot one more time the mouse issue goes away, but it reappears at the next reboot and so on (it appears every two reboots...).

Each time I have been able to reverse changes OK by coming back to the System Restore point I had created before the changes.

Any idea as to what could be the issue and next troubleshooting steps?

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I cheated.

Let me share I cheated. I never installed a mouse driver. I let windows figure it out. My thought and idea is a boot to SAFE MODE (see google) and then in SAFE MODE find the DEVICE manager to remove all mice there. Reboot and let Windows rediscover the mouse.
Bob

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Thanks

Thanks Bob, I followed your advice and although the mouse didn't get discovered after the normal reboot, I started wondering whether there was a problem with the mouse. After talking with the main users of the PC, and doing some tests, I found that the mouse has an interemittent fault. I replaced the mouse and it is all good now.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

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Thanks for the report.

I couldn't tell that from the post but thought it best to share how I cheat (don't install mouse drivers.)

This might be why I have so little pointer trouble? Can't tell but it's an issue I don't have.
Bob

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