Windows 98 won't read my mouse anymore! Whenever I start Windows. I am greeted with a message that reads,
"Windows did not detect a mouse attached to the computer. You can safely attach a mouse now. To attach a mouse to a PS/2 mouse port, you must turn the computer off."
there has always been a mouse attached to the ps2 mouse port and it does indeed receive power from the ps2 port, it is an ps2 optical mouse and the lazer lights up, so it does draw power from the ps2 slot but Windows 98 says otherwise.