Advertisement

There's no such thing as a stupid question, but they're the easiest to answer.
Login
Search

Advertisement

DOS/Other DOS/Other
Search Search
Search for:
Tech Support Guy > > >

Solved: No cursor on Win ME laptop


(!)

larryjiji's Avatar
larryjiji larryjiji is offline
Computer Specs
Member with 8 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nishitokyo City
Experience: Intermediate
03-Jul-2012, 09:18 PM #1
Solved: No cursor on Win ME laptop
A friend brought his old machine running Win ME for me to "get it working again!" Found the BIOS needed resetting to boot on HD. Attempting to clean it up I reset 16-bit color display to 32-bit and when it re-booted I found no cursor. Track-point does not work, nor does a USB-connected mouse. I can use arrow keys to move around and have been able to open the Display function in Control Panel. However, since the click button on the computer does not work, cannot re-open Display Setting tab to reset back to 16-bit color.

Computer specs: IBM ThinkPad, Model 1161, Japanese version Win ME; 128Mb RAM.

Any help will be appreciated -
leroys1000's Avatar
Account Disabled with 6,319 posts.
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Boise,Idaho
Experience: Intermediate
03-Jul-2012, 09:55 PM #2
Can you tap F8 before windows starts to boot and get in safe mode?
If so,try uninstalling the mouse from device manager,reboot and let
windows redect it.
Maybe that will bring it back up.
larryjiji's Avatar
larryjiji larryjiji is offline
Computer Specs
Member with 8 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nishitokyo City
Experience: Intermediate
15-Jul-2012, 07:20 PM #3
leroys1000 - I cannot open the Win ME in Safe Mode, using F8 or F11. Do you know another method of open this machine in Safe Mode? Or do you have an suggestion to get this computer back to normal bootup? I do not have any CDs for this computer. Any help with this problem will be greatly appreciated - - -
larryjiji's Avatar
larryjiji larryjiji is offline
Computer Specs
Member with 8 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nishitokyo City
Experience: Intermediate
15-Jul-2012, 07:21 PM #4
leroys1000 - I just posted a message.

Last edited by valis; 16-Jul-2012 at 10:11 AM.. Reason: email
Squashman's Avatar
Trusted Advisor with 19,648 posts.
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: 1265 Lombardi Ave
15-Jul-2012, 07:41 PM #5
Quote:
Originally Posted by larryjiji View Post
leroys1000 - I just posted a message and forgot to add: -
Apparently you like getting spam. Do you realize that their are bots that scour the internet looking for email addresses.

We do not help people over email. All help will be posted to the forums. Please edit your post and remove your email address.

Last edited by Squashman; 15-Jul-2012 at 08:15 PM..
valis's Avatar
Moderator with 63,639 posts.
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: as above
16-Jul-2012, 10:12 AM #6
heyya larryjiji, as Squashman pointed out, posting your email on an open board is an excellent way to get signed up for spambots, and as such, I've removed it.

thanks,

v
larryjiji's Avatar
larryjiji larryjiji is offline
Computer Specs
Member with 8 posts.
THREAD STARTER
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nishitokyo City
Experience: Intermediate
22-Aug-2012, 03:10 AM #7
New to using forums, I owe those that altered my posting to save me from the "Bot Monster." Really, many thanks - - -
As Seen On

BBC, Reader's Digest, PC Magazine, Today Show, Money Magazine
WELCOME TO TECH SUPPORT GUY!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.


(clock)
THIS THREAD HAS EXPIRED.
Are you having the same problem? We have volunteers ready to answer your question, but first you'll have to join for free. Need help getting started? Check out our Welcome Guide.

Search Tech Support Guy

Find the solution to your
computer problem!




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


WELCOME
You Are Using: Server ID
Trusted Website Back to the Top ↑