My pc suddenly quit responding to the mouse on left click. It will accept right click, but this is strange, too. As an example, if I want to click on a "next" button, a box will open up, but if I hit enter - it will go to the next screen. This cannot really be worked around as it is selective in what it allows me to access. I can't get system restore to go back more than the present day, even though I can see earlier restore points. It won't allow me to print at all. It responds selectively to the keyboard as well. I attempted a repair, but when I got to the EULA, it didn't recognize F8 to accept. Of course I changed to a new keyoard and mouse - no difference. I attempted to re-install the drivers from disc, but I can't accept the EULA there, either.
I am running XP Media Center 2005 SP3 on a Dell Dimension E521, Bios Version 1.1.11, AMD Athlon Dual Core 3800, 150 HD (about 25% utilized), 4 sticks of OEM 512 memory,Symantec 2009 Internet Security (yes, the scan was negative). I haven't added any software, nor downloaded anything since an IE8 security update on 7-29. I deleted it, too.
I am so frustrated, I could scream. I can't even get into hardware profiles to see what that has to say.
ANY and all help would be greatly appreciated. This machine isn't even 2 years old yet - ancient in some ways, but I like to keep them a little longer than that!