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#1 eightballbw

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 12:01 AM

Hello. When I try to do a normal startup on my computer, my mouse is frozen and does not appear on screen. Also, my soundcard won't work, and my display only uses the 16 bit setting. When I do a selective startup, my mouse and soundcard work perfectly. Once I select Process System.ini and restart, I lose my mouse and soundcard again. I'm running Windows ME. I replaced my power supply a few days ago and had to reset my CMOS settings. Could that have something to do with it? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 03:18 AM

hi did you do anything in the BIOS, why did you have to reset the CMOS. Also you have not mentioned when you put in each one about your 16 bit colour?.
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 10:03 AM

After installing the new power supply, I was taken to the AMBIOS Simple Setup Utility. I was prompted to change the values in the CMOS setup. I chose the "Best performance values" option. Everything ran fine until recently. Now when I do a normal startup I have no mouse, no sound, and can't adjust my display settings. I've run AVAST anti-virus and nothing changed. I ran MSCONFIG and did a diagnostic startup. I have mouse and sound, but I can't adjust the display properties.

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Posted 19 July 2005 - 11:03 AM

Hi when you when in and change it to best proformance was there one in there to let windows decide because that is the one that should work because windows sets it all.
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Posted 19 July 2005 - 11:47 PM

Hey. I was finally able to access my device manager. Turns out there's something wrong with my mouse's driver -This device is not working properly because windows cannot load the file Vmouse.VxD that loads the drivers for that device (Code 8)-. I downloaded the vmouse.vxd driver from driverguide.com, but I have no idea what folder it belongs in.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 03:30 AM

hi install it into the mouse folder that you found. that is the all the info i can find.
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Posted 20 July 2005 - 03:30 PM

You can try doing a search for Vmouse.VxD with Find Files and Folders and if you find it just replace it with the downloaded one.

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Posted 20 July 2005 - 11:33 PM

Perhaps this advice from Microsoft will help:

Mouse Help for ME




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