Mouse driver corrupt

trevor1940
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Hi

I'm having issues with my mouse buttons
It went wrong after running XP in a VM

I use a Roller Plus Joystick

It has left, right, double click and hold (Drag and Drop)  buttons these function the same as a standard mouse button and require no special driver

However something has gone wrong

In order to keep left and right correct I've had to switch primery and secondary buttons Control Panel -> Mouse

This has caused the double click  button to function as right click

Looking at the mouse driver properties  See pic there are 3 ?
mouse.JPGI've attempted to rename these in safe mode but got access denied also tried to uninstall
   
Is it possible to completely remove the mouse drivers forcing windows to download a new driver?
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Is it possible to completely remove the mouse drivers forcing windows to download a new driver?

Not the Kaspersky Labs one.  That was installed as part of the Kaspersky antivirus and it has pirated the Microsoft mouse drivers.  The chances of getting that driver out of the system cleanly are the same as those of getting Kaspersky out of the system cleanly, i.e., nil.

You  might try restoring the system state from the most recent Restore Point.

You could also try detaching the joystick, then attach a standard mouse, reboot the system, and run Uwe Sieber's Device Cleanup Tool, then reboot the system and reattach the joystick.

https://www.uwe-sieber.de/misc_tools_e.html

Make a full backup before attempting anything at all so that when (not if) something goes fails or goes wrong, you can get back to where things are now.
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I tried to look up your joystick and the page for it is really old. I expect the joystick is out of support.

Try removing the mouse as described above, restart and try a new mouse and see if that works in your Windows 7 host machine.

Here is a collection of modern joysticks that may work for you

https://www.pcgamer.com/the-best-pc-joysticks/

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Hi Currently doing a backup of C drive before attempting the clean up tool
I've tried booting into windows with no mouse then plunging in a standard mouse
This work then plugged in my joystick no change b

I booted of a CD into Linux and the mouse behaved as it should so this confirms my suspicion it's the windows driver not the mouse it's self

  FYI this isn't a gaming jostick it's an alternative mouse yes it's old and no longer being made


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I looked briefly at that and it should be fine if they have drivers for you

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Hi
System restore failed as did Uwe Sieber's Device Cleanup Tool

@John there are no drivers for this Joystick or the newer version both use the standard mouse driver
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You may need a different mouse from the list I posted earlier

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I don't understand how buying a gaming joystick can solve a windows driver problem?
Especially since  I've proven mine works as it should under Linux!
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The list had newer devices than yours and normally Windows (10) needs newer hardware

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Currently using win 7  however I have used this under every version of Windows from XP through  Vista to 10 with no issues nor need for any additional driver
Evan got it to work on a 98 box once (Admittedly I had to convert to PS/2)
 
Your list is for gaming joysticks
This is for standard mouse functions

Surely there must be a way of removing drivers so I can force DL a fresh copy of the standard Windows driver?
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Try a new standard mouse and see if that works

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Hi

I've sort of fixed this by doing a clean un install of Kaspersky I was then able to remove the mouse driver and force a reinstall

Thanx for your help

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