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    Windows did not detect a mouse attached

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    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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    • #3357163

      Windows did not detect a mouse attached

      by thechas ·

      In reply to Windows did not detect a mouse attached

      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

    • #3359041

      Windows did not detect a mouse attached

      by yelhsa3840 ·

      In reply to Windows did not detect a mouse attached

      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

    • #3359609

      Windows did not detect a mouse attached

      by superman79 ·

      In reply to Windows did not detect a mouse attached

      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.

    • #3359607

      Windows did not detect a mouse attached

      by superman79 ·

      In reply to Windows did not detect a mouse attached

      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.

    • #3359608

      Windows did not detect a mouse attached

      by superman79 ·

      In reply to Windows did not detect a mouse attached

      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.

    • #3357618

      Windows did not detect a mouse attached

      by csmith ·

      In reply to Windows did not detect a mouse attached

      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

    • #3358530

      Windows did not detect a mouse attached

      by cglrcng9 ·

      In reply to Windows did not detect a mouse attached

      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’!

    • #3356494

      Windows did not detect a mouse attached

      by donmars ·

      In reply to Windows did not detect a mouse attached

      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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