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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 Geppetto In reply to Serial Mouse problem

According to what I know. Win95/98 should have no problem to pick your mouse regardless it is connected to PS/2 or serial port. However, sometime this is Win95/98 problem. One other thing that you should check before doing anything else, it is to confirm the COM port in your systems BIOS is enabled. If the system is not picking up the device, you could try wo things :
1. Get a PS/2 mouse that has additional serial conector;
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2. Install the DOS mouse driver in CONFIG.SYS on C drive, this should work 100% no matter what.

Good luck

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by dholt91477 In reply to Serial Mouse problem

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by suikam In reply to Serial Mouse problem

First, I would check to see if the Mouse driver is not corrupted. Go to the Control Panel and delete the mouse. Reboot the machine and let Windows recognize the mouse. If it does, just install a new driver. Before you do this, go to the System icon and verify that your ports section reflect the COM1 serial port. Also check in your CMOS Setup and verify that your serial ports are enabled. Also, look for any yellow question mark in your Systm Devices icon.

Suikam Kwok

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by dbonson In reply to Serial Mouse problem

Windows 9x will default to the PS/2 mouse if it detects it's presence. Most later 486 systems had a function in the BIOS to disable the PS/2 port (if present). Windows should then detect the serial mouse on COM 1 (make sure it's on COM1) if it's MS compatible (most are). The PS/2 mouse is preferable to use (on any system) as it doesn't take up a COM port and had it's own predefined IRQ (On Intel systems, 4 COM ports share 2 IRQs making it difficult to use more than 2). So, try disabling thePS2 port, making sure that the COM port (preferably 1) your mouse is on is listed (and working properly) under device manager.

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by eduardo In reply to Serial Mouse problem

If any of the answers below don't work. Change the I/O (if your computer have one) or the mother board. ( I know... in the case is better to buy a new computer).

Remember to check your mouse with other computer. If the mouse works in another computer, if you check another com port and change cables and nothing works, change the boards!

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by joseph.christoff@columbia In reply to Serial Mouse problem

See if the serial port is active in CMOS. I have better luck if I use COM1 or COM2. You may also want to check the IRQ of each port. COM1 = IRQ4, COM2=IRQ3. Many times COM ports will "share" an IRQ, 1 and 3 share IRQ 4, 2 and 4 use IRQ 3. If you are using COM1, COM3 should use another IRQ. If you are using COM4 should use another IRQ.

Disable the PS/2 port (if you are able.)

Use a real mode driver (loaded in config.sys or autoexec.bat) using command-line switches specifying the exact port you want to use. It may look something like "device=c:\mouse\mouse.sys /p:com1".

Good luck!
-Joe

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