I ran into this weird situation.
Background: I was trying to shutdown my Mac, but the Mac was waiting on another program asking me to save the file or not. I didn't notice the prompt and closed the laptop. When I opened my Mac again, the Mac was at the same state, waiting for me to respond to the prompt. Finally, I responded to that prompt and the Mac continued to shutdown.
Issue: After restarting the laptop, there was huge slowness in "Trackpad pointer speed" and "mouse pointer speed". So, I tried to set the tracking speed to fast, but the moment I close the window, it resets to slow. See below.
I tried to delete com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.trackpad.plist and com.apple.driver.AppleBluetoothMultitouch.mouse, so Mac would create a new one, if it had write permissions. The Mac created new files but the issue still persists. Same case with the case of mouse speed too.
Any help is highly appreciated.