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Windows did not detect a mouse attached

By FrogSnot ·
I have just finished installing Windows 98 on a machine. Now when the computer starts up, I get the message that Windows didn't detect a mouse. I looked under the device manager and there was no listing for a mouse. On the mobo the serial mouse ribbon is plugged into Com1 and the ribbon is correctly plugged into pin 1. I have tryed other mice and got the same result. I have the BIOS currently set at the default settings. Can someone please help? Thanks.

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Windows did not detect a mouse attached

by TheChas In reply to Windows did not detect a ...

Are you sure the mice are serial mice?

Most new mice no longer support serial port connections even with an adapter.

If the mouse does support serial port mode, make sure that you have the correct adapter.

Next, are the COMM ports enabled in BIOS settings, and do they show up in Device Manager?

Chas

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Windows did not detect a mouse attached

by yelhsa3840 In reply to Windows did not detect a ...

if its hooked up to serial port make sure that the serial ports are enabled in bios in middle school we always disabled them before people we didnt like used them

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Windows did not detect a mouse attached

by superman79 In reply to Windows did not detect a ...

Check you bios setup, its more than likely that you do not have the plug and play option turned on. Check to see if thats it if not try reinstalling you operating system.

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Windows did not detect a mouse attached

by superman79 In reply to Windows did not detect a ...

Check you bios setup, its more than likely that you do not have the plug and play option turned on. Check to see if thats it if not try reinstalling you operating system.

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Windows did not detect a mouse attached

by superman79 In reply to Windows did not detect a ...

Check you bios setup, its more than likely that you do not have the plug and play option turned on. Check to see if thats it if not try reinstalling you operating system.

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Windows did not detect a mouse attached

by csmith In reply to Windows did not detect a ...

This sounds like an older BIOS that is Plug and Play 1.0 compliant.
In this case you have to set COM1 to IRQ 4 and the I/O to 03F8.
There were several bugs in PnP 1.0
In severe cases, you will have to manually force IRQ4 to ISA. (Also in the BIOS)
Regards, Chris

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Windows did not detect a mouse attached

by cglrcng In reply to Windows did not detect a ...

They have it right, but Earnest aka Superman, you need to have a tech look @ that Plug n Pray there Bro. Lol. You be skippin'!

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Windows did not detect a mouse attached

by donmars In reply to Windows did not detect a ...

whose mouse is it, Logtech? You can try installing a genric driver for the mouse if you do not have one that came with it. Was there, is there a disk with the mouse?

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