Posted 22 January 2007 - 07:07 PM
Welcome! Somebody correct me, but I think PS2 mouses are old, old and require an adapter to plug into the right place. I remember having to toss a perfectly good mouse when I upgraded my machine (hard and software); The new ones don't have a ball, they use laser light and are sooo nice; and they have a wheel so you can scroll down a page without having to click and hold. I got a Logitech from BigLots for $8 when they are $28 everywhere else.
I think I read somewhere a condition when a mouse won't work in Safe Mode. Also, was it plugged in when you did your system restore? It should have been, but it sounds like you have given it every opportunity to get a driver; cannot imagine why it does not work, except its not plugged into the same place it was before you did the restore? Or you didn't put the adapter in and plugged it somewhere else? Or there's a short in the cord?
Mouses with a ball do get dirty, and you can sort of clean it, maybe use the vacuum? Why don't you do a search on PS2 mouse and see what you can learn about them. Also, if you go to start - my computer - control panel - system - device manager - hardware you can copy and paste your machine description into Notepad and then fill in some of the blanks describing your machine on your intro sheet.
I hope you don't think I'm asking dumb questions; I started a topic "No sound after system restore" that's getting full of boo-boo stories about plugs and switches and the like. So no offense intended, OK?
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