I have upgraded a laptop to Windows98 and since then have not been able to access the START menu without holding down the Control key. Both the keyboard button and the mice I have tried avoid the Start menu as a negative force field. I don't know if this is a hardware, software or Windows problem. (PSLH advised that I reselect the mouse. I want a refund for that advice) I have deleted mice and the associated software, reinstalled the mice and tried just about everything I could think of before coming here to ask the experts. I have downloaded the latest drivers and written to the mice people ... to no avail.
I upgraded my desktop computer without a hitch and the laptop had no problem with mice before the upgrade. Does anyone have a clue? What is in Windows98 that is causing such a conflict with pointers? How can I fix it?