How to Troubleshoot “Corrupted Mouse Driver” on Windows 10

Mouse Driver is one of the most important drivers that allows your mouse cursor to work smoothly on Windows 10. In this case, your device stops identifying your mouse, and it doesn’t depend on its model or type. It can attack both “Wireless” or “Non-wired” mice. 

Sometimes, users found that the display is showing yellow-colored “exclamation symbol” just after the icon of their mouse drivers. It might be the issue of your faulty or corrupted driver that is refusing to respond to your system.

There are various methods to check this issue: checking your connection properly, upgrading and reinstalling your driver. 

Follow these instructions to troubleshoot this driver issue:

  1. Checking “Mouse” Connectivity

For Wired Connections

It is recommended to check your mouse cables and its related connections to fix cord or connection related issues. 

If you wish to fix this issue by checking cables and connections, then abide by these instructions:

  1. Firstly, disconnect the cable from the port of your driver section located somewhere on your system.
  2. Now, connect it again to check that your USB ports are fine and working accordingly.
  3. Then check your cable whether it transmits the power or command through it or not.
  4. Now, make sure that it is properly attached to its compatible port.

For Wireless connections

  1. In case you are using a wireless mouse, then try to remove and then replace its battery.
  2. Now, abide by onscreen indications for managing connections and how to set up its settings. Then make sure that the issue is resolved successfully.
  3. Checking Mouse

If you are still facing mouse driver issues, then check your mouse properly and make sure that it is not bodily damaged. 

Then, take another working mouse and connect it to your system and check that it is working or not. If not, it means that your mouse’s physical condition is fine.

  • Modifying Mouse’s Properties

Sometimes, it happens that our mouse gets out of order or not in the functional state; in this case, it is recommended to use your keyboard to command your system instead of a mouse. 

Note: if you have the display that enables touchscreen, then you can handle your task by tapping various options via your display.

If you wish to access your mouse controls and actions by using the keyboard, then follow the under-mentioned steps:

  1. For the numeric keypad, press “Left Shift + Left Alt” and “Numlock” simultaneously to expand mouse keypad pop-out display.
  2. Then press on the “Yes” tab.
  3. Now, tap the “Window” logo and “I” keys altogether to launch the “Settings” page. It allows numerous setup options.
  4. After that, hit the “Tab” key from your keyboard and then navigate to the category “Devices” by using “Arrow” tabs.
  5. Now, hit the “Enter” key.
  6. Then, press on the “Tab” button to indicate and navigate to the option “Devices” with “Arrow” keys followed by “Enter.”
  7. After that, hit the “Tab” key and Downward arrow button to choose the “Mouse” option located at the left segment sidebar of the succeeding window.
  8. Then, go to the adjacent section of your page and keep pressing the tab key until you reach on the additional options for the mouse. 
  9. When you choose it, tap the “Enter” button to expand mouse-related properties.
  10. Navigate to the option “ELAN” through the “Tab” key.
  11. Choose your device and then tap the “Enter” key on the section “Enable Device.”

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