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By dholt91477 ·
Hello...i have an old 486 machine,running win 95 plus,w/48megs memory. My problem is Windows doesnt see the serial mouse when booting.I have tried 3 different serial mouse's to no avail.I even installed a new cable from the m/b out.This PC has an FIC m/b.
So....is there some way to change( from the m/b)to standard PS2 type...or do i need to look elsewheres for the solution. Thank You.

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by Don Christner In reply to Serial Mouse problem

I have also had fun trying to get Win95 to use a serial mouse. It pretty much insists that you must use a PS/2 mouse. If I remember correctly, the way that I got it to work was to disable the PS/2 mouse in all hardware configurations and then install the serial mouse.
Hope this helps,
Don

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by Dennis@l In reply to Serial Mouse problem

Boot to dos, copy your autoexec.bat and config.sys files to a safe directory or a 3.5 disk, then install the drivers that came with the serial mouse.

If you don't have it then you can edit the autoexec.bat to load the mouse command from an older version of DOS, it should work.

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by wstankich In reply to Serial Mouse problem

Make sure your COM port is turned on in CMOS

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by jimmyjet44 In reply to Serial Mouse problem

Try going into Control Panel, System control, to the Device Manager Tab. Find the Mouse, and expand this level. If it shows a PS/2 port installed, highlight and remove it. Then reboot with the serial mouse attached.
If this doesn't work, and the PS/2 port is again installed, remove it again. Then use Add/Remove Hardware to install the serial mouse drivers from Win 95 or disk(s) that came with the mouse.

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by everett w In reply to Serial Mouse problem

Try the stuff in the previous answers -- also, expand on it by trying in another serial port, and by trying other serial devices (modem, etc) and see if they work. When the serial mouse doesn't work it's usually due to the port being configured incorrectly (in bios settings). With a 486 running w95 you're probably in trouble any way, they're always fun to get running properly.

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