mouse not working

Hi,

My mouse isnt working  o my toshiba win7 laptop. It is  a wired USB.  There was an update of a mouse driver which I didnt accpet and now I get no mouse working. On device driver there is no usb mouse entry for mouse devices.

I looked at downloading a driver but where? MS has a 46M download with mouse and keyboard?
Cnet has a driver download that includes resetting your home pages etc
jagguyAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.Commented:
First test the mouse in another machine to verify that it works.  I don't think a missed mouse driver update should stop the mouse working.

Also try the mouse plugged into another USB port and see what that does.
☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Wired USB mouse drivers are natively installed in Windows you shouldn't need a download.

Assuming you have some form of trackpad on your laptop is this still working?

If so try
a) another wired mouse
b) same mouse but a different USB port.

If you did install something from updates inadvertently that has disabled it then a System Restore should put this back.
jagguyAuthor Commented:
The mouse doesnt work on another USB port.
I tried a wireless mouse and it works on the laptop
I dont have another computer to test as yet for the mouse.
Determine the Perfect Price for Your IT Services

Do you wonder if your IT business is truly profitable or if you should raise your prices? Learn how to calculate your overhead burden with our free interactive tool and use it to determine the right price for your IT services. Download your free eBook now!

jagguyAuthor Commented:
the trackpad is working
VB ITSSpecialist ConsultantCommented:
Sounds like your mouse may be faulty. They don't last forever unfortunately so they will die from time to time.

Try it on another machine when you get the chance.
nobusCommented:
>>  I dont have another computer to test as yet for the mouse.   <<  go to a friend witha pc, for testing your mouse; it seems bad
or buy a new mouse

if the mouse does not show in DM, either it is bad, or you have connection problems (bad cable or connector)
inspect the usb connector closely
you can try bending the cable, to check if it some times give the notification sound when bending

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
what model of mouse is it?  Normally written on the underside.  Most main manufacturers (Microsoft, Logitech) have a unified driver that covers all their models.  It's worth loading in any case (even if the MS version is ridiculously large...).

Nothing to lose, may get you working again.  
Try Windows Update.. Optional Updates.. and see if there's anything there related to mouse drivers.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows XP

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.