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Serial/PS2 mouse problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MrRoc, Jan 23, 2002.

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  1. MrRoc

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    I am unable to get both a serial mouse (for a video projector) and a PS2 mouse to work at the same time on a new computer running Win98. I just built the computer so everything is new. Both mice work when when booted up and plugged into their respective ports, but not at the same time. The Win95 machine that this replaced had no problems with this setup. Is there some Win98 setting that I'm missing because I know that it can be done?
     
  2. deuce

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    Try using a PS/2 mouse and an USB mouse. Serial mice aren't all that great anyway. (hell... chances are that serial mice might not even be supported by win98 :rolleyes: ) You can get a really good (I mean generic) optical USB mouse for like $12. Otherwise, I'm sure trackball USB is even cheaper. You could also get a basic PS/2 mouse and an USB to PS/2 adapter. Using a PS/2 and USB should work...
     
  3. MrRoc

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    I'm sorry that I didn't make it clear that the serial part of the equation is not optional - it's built into the video projector and is operated through the remote control. The connection between the projector and the computer is a fair distance, so there really is no other way around it. What I'm looking for is WHY it's not working, not a work around, but thanks anyway.
     
  4. deuce

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    oh ok... sorry.

    so what exactly is the problem?... please explain your setup a little more for me.
     
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