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Pugsworth

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#1 13 years ago

Ok, my school had this computer giveaway, so being the enthusiast I am, I signed up for one, the only problem is it won't detect ANY kind of mouse AT ALL. It is running Windows 95 with a Pentium 1 200-something mhz processer, the mouse is designed for a ps/2 port, the computer has two, but the keyboard and the mouse have to go in specific ports. Any suggestions? (I know this was pretty vague, so just ask for more details.)




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#2 13 years ago

You probably need to get drivers for whichever mouse you have on a different computer and load the driver onto a floppy disk. Put the floppy into your P1 and Win95 shoudl detect the mouse, allowing it to work.




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#3 13 years ago
Suede-yYou probably need to get drivers for whichever mouse you have on a different computer and load the driver onto a floppy disk. Put the floppy into your P1 and Win95 shoudl detect the mouse, allowing it to work.

The mouse I bought today came with the drivers on a floppy, and I'v installed those but it still doesn't work




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#4 13 years ago

your school had computers with 200Mhz Pentiums? you could try plugging them (keyboard,mouse) in the opposite way, or you probably need drivers as said.




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#5 13 years ago
RemanWarbirdyour school had computers with 200Mhz Pentiums? you could try plugging them (keyboard,mouse) in the opposite way, or you probably need drivers as said.

The switch has already been tried and that won't work. And by drivers, you mean mouse specific, right? Or is there some kind of "generic mouse driver" that Win95 needs which I might not have?




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#6 13 years ago

yeah i meant mouse specific drivers but i didn't see your post saying they didnt work when i posted that




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#7 13 years ago
RemanWarbirdyeah i meant mouse specific drivers but i didn't see your post saying they didnt work when i posted that

Oh ok, now I gotcha. :lol: So, now where to go with these (possibly) corrupted drivers?




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#8 13 years ago

Do you have another PS/2 mouse to test?

If some kids were playing with the mouse, or computer, they could have broke something. Swinging the Mouse by its cable can cause the cable to loose contact with the Mouse's board.

Unplugging a PS/2 Device while the computer is on, can fry the PS/2 port. Try switching them again, and see if one device actually works in the other port. I remeber being able to use the keyboard, by plugging it into a mouse PS/2 port...

What type of Mouse is it? Windows 95 does not need drivers, for PS/2 mice. It should be plug, and play. I know, I work with antique Win95 systems daily. The only mouse you would have trouble with, is a new USB, or an old Serial mouse.

I hate Serial mice, they are rarely plug, and play, with ANY OS.

Check and see if the BIOS has a USB Legacy option. That might be preventing the PS/2 Mouse from working.




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#9 13 years ago
Monster_userDo you have another PS/2 mouse to test? If some kids were playing with the mouse, or computer, they could have broke something. Swinging the Mouse by its cable can cause the cable to loose contact with the Mouse's board. Unplugging a PS/2 Device while the computer is on, can fry the PS/2 port. Try switching them again, and see if one device actually works in the other port. I remeber being able to use the keyboard, by plugging it into a mouse PS/2 port... What type of Mouse is it? Windows 95 does not need drivers, for PS/2 mice. It should be plug, and play. I know, I work with antique Win95 systems daily. The only mouse you would have trouble with, is a new USB, or an old Serial mouse. I hate Serial mice, they are rarely plug, and play, with ANY OS. Check and see if the BIOS has a USB Legacy option. That might be preventing the PS/2 Mouse from working.

First of all, I have plenty of PS/2 mice to test, and all of them don't work. Second, I had no idea unplugging the mouse while the computer is on could fry the PS/2 port, so that's probably the problem, as I have done this many times for testing. Third, the mouse and keyboard won't work in "each other's" ports. The mouse I am using is the "Optical Scroll Mouse" with 3 buttons by Micro Innovations (This was the only mouse I could find at Staples that had something as old as Win95 for a minimum system requirement. Finally, this whole concept of BIOS is new to me, and I'm really confused about it. So how do I open the BIOS, and how do I check it for errors? (2 more things: yesterday out of the blue, the keyboard stopped working and can I get a driver that would allow Win95 to use USB mice?)




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#10 13 years ago

If there is a lot of Dust in the system that could be the problem. Some component may have shorted out, and be pumping too much power to the PS/2 Ports. Its amazing, to me atleast, the amount of punishment those older comptuers can take.

To get USB Mice to work with Windows 95, you will need to install the Win95 OSR/2 Update.