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[Fixed] Mouse Not Working on Windows 10: Top 8 Ways

A mouse is usually the most ignored item in the computer family till the tiny object malfunctions. A faulty mouse is not only irritating but also frustrating. Navigating the operating system becomes a nightmare in the absence of a properly working mouse.

However, all hope is not lost as we have solutions to a faulty mouse. Here are the necessary steps to follow when faced with Windows 10 mouse problems.

Check Your Connections

Before engaging in any other fixes, one should first check if all the connections are in place and whether or not they are well connected to the PC or laptop. To do this:

Step 1: Check if the mouse is correctly connected to its port

Check if the mouse is correctly connected to its port

Step 2: Confirm if all the USB ports are functioning

Step 3: Unplug the mouse and fix it on another port to confirm if it is your device that is the problem

Suppose you use a wireless mouse and check if the battery has enough power. To do this, check whether there is a light indicating from the back of the mouse; in most instances, it will be a red light. You can confirm the light indication by moving the mouse from one angle. If the light does not blink, then you should get new batteries.

Additionally, using a wireless mouse ensures that its range to the machine used is not far. You can also try to disconnect and reconnect the wireless mouse to the PC or laptop.

1. Confirm If The Correct Driver Was Installed By Windows 10

With the current need to update systems frequently, Windows 10 is not an exception to this norm. However, there are times that Windows 10 does not get all the updates after they are released. Worry not, for the updates can be downloaded manually. Below are the steps to abide by when one wants to update their operating system:

Step 1: Press the start icon, then search for the device manager, then press enter to select it

Step 2: Select mice and other pointing devices from your device, then choose properties after right-clicking the mouse

Select mice

Step 3: Press on the driver icon, then heads to update the driver and the software.

update the driver

If successful and you find the appropriate drive, use the browser to locate the required driver and press next. The updated driver will be updated and installed.

2. Mouse Freezing And Disappearance Of The Mouse Cursor

Mouse Freezing And Disappearance Of The Mouse Cursor

If the mouse is freezing and the cursor keeps on disappearing, do the following:

Step 1: Right-click the taskbar and press on the task manager, then choose the startup tab.

Step 2: Disable the Realtek HD Audio Manager by right-clicking on the mouse. The Realtek HD Audio Manager is one of the major causes of mouse freezing and disappearing cursor.

Step 3: Restart the machine

3. Troubleshoot The Hardware Devices

Troubleshoot The Hardware Devices

Troubleshooting aids in solving the computer mouse pad problems. It scans for any problem and ensures that the device functions effectively. Troubleshooting will fix any mouse issues in Windows 10. To fix this, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Look for the control panel in the search box and select it.

Step 2: Choose the view on the top right corner of your device.

Step 3: Select the large icons that appear on the drop-down arrow

Step 4: Click on the troubleshooting icon.

Step 5: Go for the view of all options placed on the left panel.

Step 6: Choose the hardware and devices icon and click on next.

4. Run a System File Scan Checker

Run a System File Scan Checker

A system file checker will enable you to find out whether some files are corrupted or not. The Scan will replace the corrupted file with a cached copy that can help fix Windows 10 mouse issues. To do a system file scan checker, do:

Step 1: In the search box, type the command prompt and select the run administrator that will pop on the screen.

Step 2: Look for the system file checker or the Scan on the search bar, press enter, and then wait for the Scan to finish.

Step 3: Restart your device

5. Reboot the Touchpad

Reboot the Touchpad 

Before rebooting the touchpad, please turn it off to avoid other issues. Here are the steps to follow:

Step 1: Click on the control panel.

Step 2: Press on the mouse

Step 3: Click on the device settings icon highlighted on the mouse properties.

Step 4: To turn off the touchpad, press the disabled button.

Step 5: Reboot your system

6. Check On the Mouse Acceleration

This usually happens when your mouse moves to the other side of the screen. It can be annoying, especially to those playing computer games. To fix this problem, follow the below steps:

Step 1: Turn the mouse acceleration icon off and on before doing anything else.

Step 2: Go to the control panel icon, then hardware and sound, and select the mouse icon.

hardware and sound

Step 3: Choose the pointer options tab.

Choose the pointer options tab

Step 4: Then uncheck the enhance pointer precision box to turn off the acceleration mouse.

uncheck the enhance pointer precision

Step 5: Click on the apply and ok, then monitor how the mouse responds.

7. Mouse Sensitivity

The mouse can be insensitive after using it for a while or even when new. To adjust its sensitivity, the following steps will come in handy:

Step 1: Go to the mouse properties tab, change the pointer options icon, and change the speed to moderate.

mouse properties tab

Step 2: Click on the apply tab, then press ok and monitor any changes that might occur.

8. Mouse Lag

Mouse Lag

This is connected to the driver issue. When the mouse keeps on lagging and producing some beeping sound, the following can help in solving the issue in question:

Step 1: Select the device manager and choose Human Interface Devices

Human Interface Devices

Step 2: Right-click your mouse and select update driver software

Step 3: Click on the driver software, then pick from the list given.

Step 4: Select the disk, then HID-compliant device selects open, and finally press ok.

Step 5: Go back to the driver selection screen, press next, and reboot the device.


A faulty mouse can frustrate an individual, especially in this online era where almost everything needs a computer or laptop to operate. In case of any mouse issue regarding Windows 10, the above procedures will come in handy.