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Safe mode and no mouse

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Ric7105, Aug 17, 2005.

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  1. Ric7105

    Ric7105 Thread Starter

    Aug 17, 2005
    I have a Dell Dimensions computer running WIN98. I installed Norton 2005 and did some Windows updates last week. After rebooting, I get what looks like safe mode and no mouse recognition. I don't get the notice that my computer will boot in safe mode like it has in the past. Any suggestions?
  2. hartbeatmr


    Jul 22, 2005

    If you think you might be in safe mode do you see safe mode in the corners of the screen saying safe mode. If not i would not say you are in safe mode.

    If you need a good anti virus grisoft (www.grisoft.com) makes a MUCH better one, they offer a free one that is great and a pay version there's costs 30-35$ same as Norton but that 30-35$ covers you for 2 years of updates not 1. There antivirus is called AVG, I started using it about ten years ago and never looked back and never a ISSUE using it.
    I would say get rid of NSW (Norton system works) 2005. Norton is known for causing issues.

    But as far as the mouse make sure it is plugged in, and if that don’t work borrow one and see if it is the mouse or the PS2 port that it is plugged into.
    hartbeatmr ;)
  3. onedavester


    Nov 2, 2000
    If your computer is in safe mode and you have a USB mouse with Windows 98, then it won't work since safe mode only installs minimal drivers for diagnostic testing .
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