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mouse won't work with laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by jpossum, Jul 17, 2006.

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  1. jpossum

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    I have an hp laptop running xp. Until last week, I had a microsoft mouse installed (hate the touchpad) and it worked great. Then out of the blue, It stopped working. I reinstalled drivers..still no go. Went out and bought a new mouse....same thing. My pc recognises the "mice" and installation is ok, and when choosing mouse options from the control panel, it is there, and i select it...but still no go. The touchpad still works, but neither "mice" do. Any ideas?
     
  2. Rollin' Rog

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    No drivers are necessary for a mouse to work. Drivers provide only special functions. If you have installed drivers, remove them and try rebooting. Perhaps you selected the wrong ones if you were presented with a choice -- if you did that, it might explain the failure.

    If this is an optical mouse -- does the light activate when connected?

    In the device manager, is the mouse recognized under Human Interface Devices, as well as under Mice and other Pointing devices?

    You should also verify whether other USB devices work from the USB port you have the mouse plugged into, assuming you are using a USB mouse -- for example a thumb drive.
     
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