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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 stevenm1 In reply to Serial Mouse problem

Always start with the easiest test first is my method.
Does the mouse work on another com port?
if yes try:
going into CMOS and enabling the port or change the port/irq setup
try using MSD in dos mode (F8 as soon as 95 begins to load then select
safe mode command prompt only) MSD is a .exe file that comes with
Dos 6.2x and/or Windows 3.1. (I can e-Mail if needed) Use MSD to see
if the port exists. If it doesn't and your bios is correct the port could be dead on the MB in which case you need to get a com card to add the
port and be sure to disable it in the bios (if there is a setting for it)
if no: try going into dos only and loading the driver that came with the
mouse. If the com port is working the mouse will be found. Try BOTH
com ports. Type "edit <enter>" to test the mouse after it is found.
If that works:
Boot into 95 and right click on "My Computer" and select properties
then click on the device manager tab and exp

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by dholt91477 In reply to Serial Mouse problem

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by sdroesch In reply to Serial Mouse problem

First, remove the ps2 port in the device manager. Shut down, unplug the ps2 mouse (if it isn't already.) Go into your bios, and disable the ps2 port. Reboot with the serial mouse plugged in. New hardware wizard should come up.

If not, then look at your comm port for the problem. First check device manager to see if your comm port is recognised. If not, pull off your case, and check the actual board for jumpers that may be set incorrectly. You have eliminated everything else, so that should do it for you.

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by sean-machado In reply to Serial Mouse problem

The first thing I would have to ask before giving any answer is "How does the mouse connect to the PC?" Is this a motherboard where an I/O card contains the serial port, or is it onboard the MB ? If the mouse plugs into an IO card, check the cardfor proper installation, loose cables, or a bad slot. If the serial is onboard, check the port with another device. Try going into START/SETTINGS/CONTROL PANEL/SYSTEM and check for any inactive or conflicting mice or serial devices on the port. Check the IRQ on the port or card in both win95 and the BIOS settings. (Personally I prefer setting everything to auto).

There ARE converters that change serial mice to PS2 mice if you have such a port. If not, a cheap IO card may have a port, if you can find one. But then again, a 486 board can be bought for next to nothing.


You might want to consider spending $10 on a new board from e-bay or somthing.....

Sean

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by dbowlin In reply to Serial Mouse problem

Have you checked the BIOS to see if you can choose the type of mouse to be used? Also have you loaded the drivers that came with the mouse?

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by commy94 In reply to Serial Mouse problem

Well, I'm only a psychologist but all of us doctors talk. Maybe your computer has bad sight problems. They have a new laser surgery that will correct all your computers vision problems. Or maybe the mouse did something to upset your computer and now it's ignoring your mouse. My wife does that to me whenever I upset her. So I just go to the garage and goof off until she finally comes to her senses and talks to me again. I guess I'm saying just take your mouse to the garage for a while and sooner or later the computer will realize that it was wrong and will recognize your mouse again. If you need more advice my office hours are 9am - 5pm Mon- Fri. Or you can e-mail me anytime. Good luck with your problem. One more hint Mice like cheese.

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