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plschwartz

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Have a computer win2000 gigabyte GA5AA board that will only work with a mechanical PS2 mouse, not an optical. An exact same sytem does work w optical mouse. Tried 3 different opticals including the one sucessfully used on other system.
 

Byteman

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Hi, Seems like you have run into one of the many glitches we all face sooner or later with these "toys"-
Was there any hardware detection when you started up with the reluctant optical mouse? On the install disk that came with same- is there a file that starts an install for drivers?
I use a really bottom line Labtec optical, $10, and though it came with a disk, when I started up first time with it, no detection, still running as the same PS/2 type, thats all the Device Manager shows, no drivers loaded from the disk for it. Works just fine.
Can't say exactly, but one thing that might help is for you to boot into Safe Mode, Device Manager, remove all entries for mice and reboot, with the optical plugged in. I've had to do this with keyboards that would not be detected, when one is appearing (or when one is as normal, in use..) and it can be tricky to get some new devices to install correctly....cancel the New Hardware detection routine and try installing with Add/Remove Hardware wizard....you may run into a standoff, though, as you may not have mouse function until done,,,,you may be able to subsititute the keyboard to OK, Enter, change settings. Also, if you have a USB mouse, this should work through the install of the optical mouse, then you can remove the USB entry later. Hope this helps.
 
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