Right, our family spare computer is an HP desktop, running Windows ME; so far so good.
When it was booted this morning, the mouse suddenly decided it didn't want to work anymore; it is currently coupled to the machine via a PS2 connection. I carried out the normal checks e.g, cleaning and changing to a new mouse. I also checked in the bios to make sure that the facility was still enabled.......everything appear to be o.k. Still the mouse will not work. ( I add at this juncture that the PS 2 keyboard is working fine ).
Not to be beaten, I attached a USB coupled mouse to the machine, that worked fine..........This leaves me with the problem, what to do about the PS2 mouse port that does not work. Is there a way to rectify the fault ( whatever it might be ), or, because it is part of the motherboard let sleeping dogs lie, so to speak.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.