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Win98 can't detect Serial Mouse

By niggiebro ·
I have seen this before under Win98. Serial Mice stop working. The system I am working on I've worked on before with the same problem. To resolve the issue before, I had installed a Serial Adapter Card which allowed Windows to recognize the Serial Mouse. Now I'm back to the same problem. I had research the issue using MS Knowledge Base, and preformed what I could find, but I still get the error: "Windows did not detect a mouse attached to the Computer. You can safely attach a Serial Mouse now."
FYI, I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling all ports, Mouse drivers, and even editing the Registry. I've tried using different mice. I hoping that someone has encountered this same problem and has found the answer.
Also note that CMOS settings are good.

Thank you!

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by dustyD In reply to Win98 can't detect Serial ...

Try replacing the serial card. It's probably bad.

Here is just one.
http://www.compuplus.com/insidepage.php3?id=1000087

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by willcomp In reply to Win98 can't detect Serial ...

Since you have a card installed, are serial ports on mobo disabled? May have IRQ conflict.

Do you have a loopback plug and software to test serial ports? If not, may be worth begging or borrowing to ensure serial ports are operable.

I've never had any problems with a working serial mouse connected to a working serial port in Win 95 or 98. Can't say the same about PS/2 mice.

Dalton

Dalton

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by niggiebro In reply to

willcomp,
FYI, at the time of the when I first installed the card it worked fine, but maybe for what ever reason it conflicted with the onboard ports, I disabled them.

Thanks.

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by ManISKid In reply to Win98 can't detect Serial ...

Is there any particular reason for using a serial mouse. I just checked the internet for serial converters (to usb) and they are available but
at least 12AUD.

The last time I bought a microsoft serial mouse it came with a serial->ps2 adapter, Im sure these are around also.

Also, many IT shops have upgraded their workstation switching equipment or just thrown it in a cupboard in favour of remote adminstration.

I'm sure you could find one of these sets. (ie plug 1 serial mouse, keyboard and screen and press a button to switch between terminals)

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by niggiebro In reply to

ManISKid,

Sorry I didn't explain that the system I'm working on is a very old legacy AT system!
It's for a friend of a friend... if you know what I mean.
FYI, I am using a PS/2 with an adapter.

Thanks

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by Poettone In reply to Win98 can't detect Serial ...

What motherboard do you have, I took special note when you stated the same problem occured before on the same machine..

since its windows 98 do you have another 98 drive you can load and test the ports on..

First thing I would do is update the firmaware on mobo, if possible and then load another drive to rule Windows files being an issue..

what does device manager show when the mouse is undetected?

I would go here and check the port activity as well this may prove helpful

Good Luck

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by I_S In reply to Win98 can't detect Serial ...

Replace your mouce or serial card.
You can check your mouse if its working properly by use it on another macine has win89.
And you can check your serial card, by using another mouse on it.
Its easy :)

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by niggiebro In reply to

I_S,
I went ahead and first tried moving the card to a different PCI and that seem to have done the trick, but still for what ever reason the system will only detect "A Serial Mouse" not a PS/2 connected to an adapter.

Thanks

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