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mouse not recognized

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shilo999, Jan 17, 2002.

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  1. shilo999

    shilo999 Thread Starter

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    Windows does not recognize my mouse.
    I have removed it in Device Mgr.. (Yellow
    exclamation mark) and reinstalled it.
    its a Logitec, serial. I have made sure the serial ports are enabled in cmos.... All com ports are working fine according to Device manager... This problem started when I went in
    and disabled com 1 in device mgr.. my modem was on
    com 3 and windows would not auto detect. When I
    diable com 1.. (mouse ) Windows autodetected my
    modem.. however.. now my mouse will not work no
    matter what I have tried... as I said... I reenabled all
    com ports.. even took the internal modem out to try
    and work this "bear dog.... any suggestions
     
  2. Lurker1

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    Hi shilo999

    Com1 and Com3 use the same interupt so that probably caused the original problem. I suggest that you go in the BIOS setup and make sure com1 is enabled and com2 is disabled. Then boot up in safe mode, remove the mouse there and all the com ports. Reboot and windows may find your serial mouse again. Then when you reinstall the modem make sure that it is on com2. (Don't enable motherboards com2)
     
  3. shilo999

    shilo999 Thread Starter

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    Lurker1

    Tried all exactly as you stated.. no luck.. when it booted up,
    it still could not find the mouse...
     
  4. Lurker1

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    Ok
    Are you running windows 98?

    If so boot up with your windows boot disk then enter
    SCANREG /RESTORE

    You should get a listing of registry backups.
    Pick one that is just before your problem started.

    (You can also shut down to msdos on your windows system and type the command from there)
     
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