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#1 Manshead

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 09:43 AM

I back dated my comp using systen restore. Since then my usb mouse doesn't work. In device manager it shows as having an error. I tried updating the driver but it keeps asking for a program called Amuninst.exe.I tried googling to download it, but most sites state it as maleware or spyware.
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:16 AM

is it a kensington mouse?

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:21 AM

What was the problem that prompted you to do the system restore?

If this is a usb mouse did it come with a CD for the drivers?

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 10:26 AM

Amuninst.exe is listed as being mostly an un-install program...I agree with dc3, find the drivers for the mouse with the original CD or Floppy.

Edited by douglas martin, 22 May 2008 - 10:27 AM.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 12:08 PM

I haven't any disks to use.and there are no manufactors names on the mouse. It was given to me by a friend last year. I then simply plugged it in and windows found the driver. Now when i uninstall it and try to reinstall, windows askes for the file Amuninst.exe. I did have some success in finding the file and directing windows to it, but it then askes for the cd.
I restored the comp because I was having trouble with AVG anti virus but that's all sorted now.
I could go and buy a new mouse, but thet seems a bit defeatist :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 12:31 PM

Well if you don't know the manufacturer let's try and find out whom it is...Download SIW...It will tell you a lot of valuable information about your system.

http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download.html

Download the version with the installer.

You have tried to un-install the device and reboot to let windows find it, right?
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 12:41 PM

Usually all that SIW or Everest Home Edition will show is that is a PS/2 compatible mouse. I've not seen them describe anything further than that.

Is the BIOS configured to recognize the USB mouse?

Edited by dc3, 22 May 2008 - 12:42 PM.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 04:50 PM

Go into Device Manager and right click on the mouse. Select Properties, then select the Details tab
Scroll down to Hardware ID in the dropdown box.

There you'll find a VID_ and a PID_ - there's 4 characters just after the _ for each of them. Let us know what they are and we'll use that to look up the USB device ID's for that device (if available).

For those interested, the first link that I search for the VID_ and PID_ numbers that Manshead will provide is: http://www.linux-usb.org/usb.ids
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