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#1 Bonneville

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 02:52 PM

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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.

Tony. :huh:
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Posted 18 August 2006 - 06:40 PM

Did you try another PS2 mouse on your computer? Could you also try your mouse on another computer?
Do you see the mouse showing in device manager?
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Posted 19 August 2006 - 03:54 PM

:thumbsup: Hiya,

Yes , I tried the suspect mouse in another computers PS2 port and it worked fine. I also tried a new mouse in the offending port. no response. In the device manager, althought the mouse was recognised, it had a yellow dot saying that either the mouse was not fitted or it was not working properly.

A PC World technician in my area suggested it maybe the motherboard ??

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 07:13 PM

A PC World technician in my area suggested it maybe the motherboard ??


It could be that, or it could be an issue with Windows ME and your mouse. Try to remove the mouse from Device Manager, reboot your computer, see if you can use your mouse.

Edited by Joshuacat, 19 August 2006 - 07:13 PM.

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 02:39 PM

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Hiya,

Well I removed the mouse from the device manager as advised, re-booted and tried again with the PS2 mouse, still nothing; so I am reverting back to the USB mouse which is working 'A' ok.

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Posted 21 August 2006 - 03:07 PM

Okay, sounds like it's a problem with the port on the motherboard. Although, you can never be 100% sure of that without further tests. But...you are happy with using the USB mouse... so your problem is resolved. :thumbsup:

One last thing, please see the following link concerning Microsoft ending support for Windows ME. This is of special interest if the computer is connected to the internet.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/support/endofsupport.mspx

Take care. :huh:
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Posted 21 August 2006 - 03:22 PM

Hi Again,

Yes thanks for that information. As I previously mentioned, the ME is only a spare computer, both myself and she that must be obeyed ( the wife ) , run windows Xp Sp 2 on our own seperate computers, but the ME does come in useful for storage purposes.

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Tony. :thumbsup:
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