How To Fix Mouse Not Working on Windows 11/10?

The Mouse is one of the most important components of a computer. Without it, navigating through your computer would be a challenging task. But what if the mouse stops working? That’s not something you would like. So what should you do when your mouse not working on Windows 11/10?

In this article, I will be sharing a couple of methods to help you fix the error. So let’s just quickly get into the topic.

How To Fix Mouse Not Working on Windows 11/10?

How To Fix Mouse Not Working on Windows 11/10?

Fixing mouse not detected error on Windows is pretty easy. Unless the mouse is not broken, you would possibly fix the issue without any issues. To fix the error, you can try the following methods:

  1. Basic Checks.
  2. Disconnect All The USB Devices.
  3. Incompatible Or Outdated Drivers.
  4. Deactivate Enhanced Pointer Precision.
  5. Run SFC Scan.
  6. Switch Touchpad On/Off Or Reset It.

So let’s go ahead and talk about these methods one by one below:

1] Basic Checks

Before you go and start fixing anything, it is good to start with the basic checks. This will ensure that your Mouse is working and not broken.

So if you have another PC or laptop, connect your Mouse to that and see if it’s working. If not, then you will need to replace your Mouse only.

If your Mouse works on your second computer, you will need to follow the below methods to fix the issue.

Next, check if your Mouse is connected to the right port. Also, do try switching the USB ports and see if your Mouse is being detected by your PC or not.

Check if the wire of your Mouse is damaged or not. If damaged, you will need to purchase a new mouse.

2] Disconnect All The USB Devices

Sometimes, USB devices interfere with each other. As a result, some of your USB devices may not work. To fix this, you can try removing all the external or USB devices from your PC, such as keyboards, flash drivers, printers, or anything. But make sure not to remove the mouse.

After removing all the devices, boot your computer and see if it has fixed the issue for you or not. If it did, then connect your USB devices one by one to diagnose the problem.

3] Incompatible Or Outdated Drivers

One of the common reasons why your Mouse is not working is outdated or incompatible drivers. Although, keyboard and mouse drivers are something that Windows takes care of by default. But sometimes, it may not detect your mouse driver or install it for you.

Luckily, we can manually upgrade drivers on our computer. For this, follow the below steps:

  1. At first, press the Windows key from your keyboard.
  2. Type Device Manager and press the Enter key.
  3. Next, use the Tab button and arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate and expand Mice and other pointing devices.
  4. Then select the mouse driver and press the right-click menu key on your keyboard and go to Properties.
  5. Then select Driver > Update Driver.mouse not working update driver
  6. Here you will have two options. Manually update or Search Automatically.
  7. The latter will then ask you to search in Windows update. You will need to check for available optional updates to find out if there is an update available.
  8. If yes, update the Mouse Driver.

4] Deactivate Enhanced Pointer Precision

Sometimes, certain mouse settings can create issues like freezing, disappearing cursor, or jumping cursor problems. If you are dealing with the same, then you can try out the below fixes to fix the mouse not working problem in Windows.

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  1. At first, press Windows key + I to launch Settings.
  2. Then use tab and arrow keys to navigate to Devices.
  3. Next select Mouse from the left-hand side menu.
  4. Then scroll down and select Additional Mouse Settings.
  5. Go to Pointer Options and uncheck the option that says Enhanced pointer precision option.enhance pointer precision to fix mouse
  6. Then click on Apply > OK to save the changes and then reboot your computer.

5] Run SFC Scan

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SFC stands for System File Checker, and this is a utility in Windows that scans and fixes corrupted and protected files. So in case, if there is any corrupted file that causing the mouse not to work issue running an SFC scan may help.

  • To run this, press Windows + X.
  • Go to Windows PowerShell (Admin) > Yes.
  • Type down sfc /scannow and press Enter.

Let the process get completed, and after that, reboot your computer and see if your mouse has started working or not.

6] Switch Touchpad On/Off Or Reset It

If you are on the laptop, then try switching Touchpad On/Off or reset it. For this, you have to follow these steps:

  • Launch Settings by pressing Windows key + I.
  • Go to devices and click on Touchpad.
  • Slide the Touchpad slider to the left from the right-hand pane and then slide it to the right again.
  • You can even try to Reset your Touchpad by clicking on Reset under Reset touchpad settings.

Right-Click Option Is Not Working in Windows. Is There Any Solution To Fix That?

At first, try pressing the right-click button from your keyboard. If it opens up, then your mouse has an issue. Try connecting another mouse to confirm this.

If your mouse seems to be working fine, then try installing the correct drivers for your mouse. Also, check if you have enabled the left-handed mode.

I Accidentally Deleted My Mouse Driver in Windows and Can’t Move My Mouse. How Do I Reinstall It?

Since Windows automatically installs basic drivers, I recommend you plug out your USB mouse and plug it in again. This will force Windows to install the driver again.

If it doesn’t work, use your keyboard buttons to go to Device Manager, then use Tab and arrow keys to Rescan for Hardware change.

My Mouse and Keyboard Suddenly Stopped Working. What Should I Do?

At first, disconnect both your mouse and keyboard from your computer. Next, boot up your computer and plug both of the devices in. Then see if Windows is installing the drivers by default or not. If not, you will need to upgrade your USB Host controller driver by going to the Device Manager.

So that was all for the mouse not working in Windows 10/11. I hope the above methods have helped you to fix the issue. If you have any other questions to ask, then do feel free to comment below, and I will help you out.

Nayan Roy
Nayan is a crypto and gadget enthusiast who likes to cover topics related to Tech, Startups, Crypto, Gaming, Windows, and other interesting areas. But when he is not working, you can find him playing games or watch random videos on YouTube.


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