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#1 Yip-n-Yap


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Posted 07 December 2011 - 07:10 PM

I have an old Dell 1100 laptop. Works good but the USB mouse that I have won't work now, that I have reinstalled xp home. It did work before. It's an optic mouse and the light on the bottom of it works, but the laptop won't recognize it. It is not a Dell mouse. Maybe I should throw it out. Any ideas would be appreciated.


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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:47 PM

Have you reinstalled the drivers for the mouse, after you reinstalled the OS?

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 08:53 PM

By going to device manager, can you see any flags or marks on any controller or device shown? As additional suggestion.


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Posted 07 December 2011 - 10:52 PM

Do other devices work in the same USB port?
Bad port maybe?

Mice are mice and they are cheap these days
Try another one if you can.

Also you might try getting a can of compressed air and spritzing the connection on the system with it in case it is dirty.
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