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Windows 10 Mouse Problems How to fix your mouse problems in Windows 10

Is your mouse not working? Here are some tips to fix mouse problems in Windows 10.


The worst times to experience frustrating and irritating computing problems are always the most difficult. Are you about to begin your tax return? Keyboard problems. Are you ready to Skype distant relatives? Problems with your microphone. A faulty mouse is the most common issue. Navigation of your system can be difficult without a mouse.

Most mouse problems can be fixed, except for those that are caused by a problem with the terminal hardware. These are six methods to fix mouse problems in Windows 10.

Windows 10 Mouse Fixes: Try First

In every troubleshooting article that I write, I always say: Check your connections. This is an easy thing to forget. Sometimes, it is a loose cable that causes an issue.

  • Make sure your wireless adapter or mouse isn’t loose in its port.
  • Reconnect the wireless adapter or mouse cable by unplugging it completely.
  • Sometimes, if it’s a new problem, restarting your system can provide an immediate fix

These quick fixes may not solve your Windows 10 mouse problems. Continue reading!

1. Incompatible Drivers

Your system drivers are the first port of call when you have a problem with your Windows 10 mouse. Windows 10 automatically updates your drivers for most of your hardware. Windows 10 doesn’t always do the right thing and sometimes it fails to find the driver update. However, you can still manually install driver updates.

  1. Enter device manager into your Start Menu search bar, and choose the Best Match.
  2. Scroll down to Mouse and other pointing devices. Select, then right-click on your mouse input, and choose Properties.
  3. Click on the Driver tab and then Update Driver.

The Correct Driver

You can Browse my Computer for driver software if you have successfully downloaded the driver. The Browse option will allow you to find the driver. Next, press Next. After the driver is installed, you can click strong>Next. After it finishes, reboot your system.

The driver you do not need is the correct one

You can search Automatically for the latest driver software if you have not downloaded it directly from the manufacturer. Windows will now scan your computer for driver updates. Windows will notify you if there is no update available.


There is no driver update available

If there are no available driver updates, you can manually install the mouse driver. Take note of the name of the mouse or touchpad you are using in Device Manager. Next, go to the manufacturer’s site. The manufacturer should be able to provide the latest version of your mouse drivers.

If the manufacturer’s website does not have the correct download, you can search the internet for “[PC model] Windows 10 mouse driver” and “[laptop model] Windows 10 touchpad driver”. This should bring up the right driver for your hardware.

After you have downloaded the new mouse driver, return to the device manager. Next, go to Mouse Property and then the Device tab. Follow the steps to uninstall . Install the mouse driver that you downloaded manually and then restart your computer (see If Your System Has the Correct Driver).


2. Mouse Freezing and Disappearing Cursor

The Realtek HD Audio Manager is a common problem with Windows 10 mice. The Realtek HD Audio Manager is also a source of audio driver problems.

  1. Right-click on the Taskbar and select Task Manager. Next, go to the Start Up tab.
  2. If Realtek HD audio Manager appears, right-click to select Disable.
  3. Now reboot your system.

It is possible to fix mouse freezing issues and disappearing cursors by disabling the Realtek HD Audio Manager.

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3. Beeping and Mouse Lagging

Another driver issue is the cause of your third mouse problem. Your mouse is lagging and making strange clicking sounds. These issues were first addressed by Microsoft in April 2016 with Cumulative Updates (KB3147461 and KB3147458).


If you still experience Windows 10 mouse lag, the following fixes will be helpful.

  1. Go to the Device Manager to locate Human Interface Devices. This fix might work if you have XINPUT Compliant HID or HID compliant vendor- listed.
  2. Right-click to select Update driver Software.
  3. Select Browse for driver software. Next, select Let’s choose from a list device drivers on my computer.

Select Have Disk on the next screen. This will allow you to search the system for the driver of your choosing. Use the Browse button to locate the extracted files. Select xinputhid or HID compliant device, then OK.

Now, return to the driver selection screen. The “new” driver should be displayed for you. Then, reboot your system by pressing Next.

Please be aware that HID listing can vary from one system to the next. This method has been proven to work with a wide range of hardware configurations.

4. Windows 10 Touchpad Freezing

Windows 10 users have reported touchpad freezing problems when using their laptops. Depending on the manufacturer of the device, touchpad jumping or freezing issues are usually caused by out-of-date touchpad driver software.


It is very similar to using a regular mouse to update your Windows 10 touchpad settings.

  1. Enter device manager into your Start Menu search bar, and choose the Best Match.
  2. Browse to Mice or other pointing devices, and then unfurl the arrow using the arrow.
  3. Right-click on your touchpad driver, and select Update Device > Search automatically to find drivers.

Manufacturer Touchpad Settings

You may have another set of touchpad settings depending on which manufacturer your device is manufactured from. It could be that something is wrong with your Windows 10 touchpad.

You’ll notice the name Synaptics P/2 Port Touchpad in the touchpad screenshot. Synaptics is the manufacturer name, so I’ll search for that manufacturer’s control panel or settings. The Device Manager will allow you to find the manufacturer name of your touchpad. Some manufacturers also insert an additional tab to the Windows 10 Mouse Properties.

  1. Enter mouse into the Start menu search bar, and choose the Best Match.
  2. Select Other mouse options
  3. Ask the manufacturer for an additional tab or touchpad name.
  4. You can adjust any settings that are broken or restore the default touchpad configuration.


Although the process might vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, it gives an idea of what you can expect.

5. Mouse Acceleration

For gamers, a mouse acceleration problem can be extremely frustrating. Your headshot is being lined up, and then BAM! You see a screen with a respawn screen. Your mouse moves to the other side of the screen.

Windows 10 users have reported mouse acceleration problems in multiple scenarios. Although there is no one solution to mouse acceleration problems, you can test some of these solutions below to find the best fit for you.

Turn the mouse acceleration off and on

In your system settings, first try to turn mouse acceleration on or off.

  1. Head to Control panel > Hardware & sound > Mouse.
  2. Choose the Pointer Optionstab.
  3. To turn off acceleration, uncheck the Enhance Pointer Precisionbox.
  4. Select Apply or OK. Now, check how your mouse responds.

MarkC Mouse Fix

The MarkC mouse fix can be used to correct your Windows mouse acceleration problems. MarkC Mouse Fix is an application that resets the Windows 10 mouse acceleration to its normal level.


  1. Download the MarkC Mouse Fix compressed archive and extract it to an appropriate location.
  2. Next, you will need to determine the display DPI (Dots per Inch) that you are currently using by pressing WindowsKey + I and then heading to System > Display.
  3. Check the Scale & layout settings. 100% (Recommended). is the default scale option. You may have scaling options that go up to 350% depending on the size of your screen and resolution.
  4. Take note of the current scale settings.
  5. Open the MarkC Mouse Fix folder.
  6. Double-click on the registry file that corresponds to your display DPI and then click the double-click button to import it. The prompts will ask you to answer Yes, OK. Reboot your computer to finish the repair.

Now you should be able to use your mouse in a 1-to-1 fashion, without any acceleration or pausing.

The Xbox Game Bar and Mouse Issues

The Xbox Game Bar (formerly the Windows 10 Game Bar) is a useful feature for gamers. You can stream and record your games with other services. Microsoft is well aware that Windows 10’s Xbox Game Bar integration gives it an advantage over other options for gamers who use both a PC and a console.


But let’s get back to the Windows 10 mouse issues. An acceleration problem can be caused by the Xbox Game Bar in Windows 10. It is not a common problem. There is no definitive solution. Some users have reported positive results from other mouse acceleration solutions. Some users have even gone as far as to completely remove built-in games using the Windows PowerShell.

Common issues with mouse acceleration when using Windows 10 Game Bar include using the Windows Key + the G shortcut for triggering a recording event. You can try it out and see if you have any mouse acceleration issues.

6. Nvidia Drivers

Users report mouse problems in specific environments and scenarios after every Windows 10 upgrade. The mouse buttons stop working but the movement of the mouse stops.

This issue can be fixed by updating Nvidia drivers.

First, go to the Nvidia drivers page. Select the Nvidia product you wish to update, then click Start Search. Below are the latest drivers for your Nvidia graphic card. Install the most recent version.


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7. Hardware Troubleshooter can fix mouse issues

Windows 10 has several troubleshooters that can be used to automatically identify and fix mouse problems. These troubleshooters’ success rates will vary depending on the issue. You might need to take their advice with a grain.

The Wi-Fi troubleshooter may suggest a network reset to restore your default settings if you experience internet dropouts. This is often recommended rather than simply switching off the router.

For Windows 10 hardware troubleshooting:

  1. To open the Settings panel, press Windows Key +
  2. Go to Security Updates > Troubleshooting.
  3. Hardware & Devices:select Run troubleshooter.

Windows 10 will detect mouse problems and ask you if you would like to fix them.

Windows 10 Mouse Problems Solved

I hope that one of these fixes will resolve your Windows 10 touchpad or mouse problem. Windows Update is always at risk of breaking something. End-users will be happy that Microsoft has eased Windows 10’s previously strict update rules. You have a better chance to avoid annoying and time-consuming bugs related to your mouse if a buggy update doesn’t get installed automatically.



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