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#1 josh05

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 02:00 AM

The mouse had a problem in my friend's computer and I removed it and I set accessibility features so that they could use the numeric keypad b4 I could purchase a new mouse.The problem now is that after coming with a new mouse which Iam douple sure its working ,when I try to use it its not showing the cursor ,I mean,its not working and if I try to add new hardware,I cant see anything like the mouse even when I go to the device manager.Iam confused I dont know what next.Its a win 2000 computer,I dont know if Iam missing something here.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 04:39 PM

Dear josh,

Restart computer,have your mouse connected, and go into BIOS. See if your mouse and keyboard are there. If you don't see a mouse, check to see if it had been disabled.

I am assuming you have a P/S 2 mouse. If you have a USB mouse, your computer should recognize it.

Let us know,

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Edited by junkdk, 27 April 2005 - 04:40 PM.

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 02:05 AM

It's using a parallel port. Previously I had checked in the bios and couldn't get anything about mouse/keyboard but I think I will have to check again.

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 03:02 AM

No mouse connects to the parallel port, if its really ancient it might connect to the serial port which would be a D9 connector, or if its really, really old a D25.
Look on the end of the mouse cable and count the holes.
If it is a serial mouse you must have it connected to COM1 for it to work. Most PC's until recently had two serial ports, usually 9 pin connectors, called COM1 and COM2. the mouse will not work in COM2. If there are two ports, try the mouse in the other one (you may have to use a 9pin to 25pin convertr to achieve this.)

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