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MOUSE POINTER FREEZE

By foolking ·
Hi Ya'll!
freind's PB2950 desktop,w P1@120mhz,24megsRAM,
2gigHD can't use their mouse. Pointer appears
in center sceen at startup, but wont move. Can
navigate Win95 system some via KB. No other
Prob. apparent. Owner already tried new mouse.
PS/2 socket. Kids need comp working again for
their education. Advice would be appreciated.

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by TheChas In reply to MOUSE POINTER FREEZE

Try navigating to Control Panel,
System,
Device manager.

Remove the mouse.

Apply and reboot.

Windows should find the mouse, and re-install the mouse driver.

If Windows doesn't detect the mouse, it is possible that the PS/2 port is blown. (most common cause, hot plugging a mouse)
If it looks like the PS/2 port is blown, install a serial mouse onto either comm port.
(if needed, enable the comm port in BIOS settings)

Chas

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to MOUSE POINTER FREEZE

Thank you, The Chas.
I found that swapping ms & kb ps/2 plugs, or plugging in
the ms, w serial ms plugged in, helped my get the serial
mouse to work. I also had to use win95 kb shortcuts to \
change the IRQ & res settings for serial ports indevice
mgr (+ & - to chk/unchk boxes). Later I found out how to change these settings in the Phoenix BIOS setup prog. The
mouse port has continuity-I know because the 3 KB LEDs
flash several times during boot when the KB is plugged
in to the ms port & the BIOS says "Keyboard error". Also
tried disable/enable ps/2 mouse in setup. Only one "res-
ource configuration" allowed in Device manager. Nothing
seems to get the ps/2 mouse to work, 'though the port is
live. "Mouse driver initialized"showed up after I swit-
ched KB & ms plugs & after I plugged the mouse back in,
w the serial mouse plugged in at the same time, 'though
before next boot, I could remove the ps/2 mouse & the
serial ms still worked. I also installed a ps/2 ms drvr
w a floppy. No dif. Changing drivers from standard ps/2
to MS ser. ms didn't mk the serial ms wk. I think there
is just a bad circuit somewhere behind the PS/2 ms port.
Thanks to everyone who commented!

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by popeye_doyle In reply to MOUSE POINTER FREEZE

Try swapping the keyboard & Mouse, if the keyboard doesn't respond then the port is at fault.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to MOUSE POINTER FREEZE

Thanks popeye! please see above.

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by smmurphy In reply to MOUSE POINTER FREEZE

A note for Ans 2. DO NOT HOT SWAP - you could **** the port.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to MOUSE POINTER FREEZE

Thanks smmurphy! I was always careful to change connections after shutdown & turn off.

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by zlitocook In reply to MOUSE POINTER FREEZE

The other answers are good. But also check the device manager to see if anything is conflicting with the mouse. Some times a nic card or scanner irq will conflict with it and it will not work. You will have to assign it a irq and dma.

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by Shanghai Sam In reply to MOUSE POINTER FREEZE

Thanks zlito! So far I have not learned how all
the resources are assigned. Possibly the ps/2 mouse port
will work with further setting changes, but device mgr
only shows "IRQ 12" & no board address for it. Only
"Resource Configuration 0000" is allowed. the only set-
ting for ps/2 mouse in Setup is enable/disable. At least
the serial mouse is working now.

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by foolking In reply to MOUSE POINTER FREEZE

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by foolking In reply to MOUSE POINTER FREEZE

To The Chas: I'm sorry I did not award points
to you. You did suggest the serial mouse &
changing comm port settings in BIOS.

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