How to repair single/double click problem

I have a problem that has occurred recently. When I single click in explorer it will try to open the file in the corresponding program. I don't want this to happen. When I go to the Folder options only the "Double click to open item"  is high-lit and the others unavailable.
I have done the following;
Tried another mouse
Downloaded and installed the latest Logitec drivers
Logged in as another user
With no luck
When I hit restore defaults in the Folder Options window it made no difference and in fact made all the entries and desktop icons underlined and with no choice to change

I feel that the Windows 7 drivers may have got corrupted and when I try to use the WIndows 7 repair from the install disk the options are to go back to an earlier system restore. Is there an alternative to doing this?
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I am thinking you have tried folder options but did you find these?

And this one

milkwoodAuthor Commented:
I have done that, you will notice I said that I can't select anything in the "Click items as follows"
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Just double checking. Try running windows explorer as admin and see if the grayed out disappears.
Click start, search, windows, Right Click windows explorer and run as Administrator. Then see if the settings are available.

Kindly advise.

milkwoodAuthor Commented:
Tried that with no luck. I am trying to avoid going back to a restore point if possible.
Better login with a local admin account and try the same.
milkwoodAuthor Commented:
sfc did not find any integrity violations
it never repors any - but does it work now?
you may have to reboot..
milkwoodAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately still the same

Ravi AgrawalCommented:
Open device manager (Type devmgmt.msc in the windows Run Dialog Box and hit ok). Expand Mice & Pointing Devices and delete your Mouse after selecting it and pressing the Del key. Reboot windows and let it install the mouse drivers afresh. You can use the keyboard shortcut keys, just in case your mouse is acting frisky as reported.

Any luck.
can be the system restore is the fastest way out here..

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