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Help - my mouse has gone missing

trickdick

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Aug 19, 2007
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#1
Hi

My first post on here - help please!

I have just started my PC and I get the message " mouse was not found" in the startup sequence. The pc then starts but the pointer stays in the centre of the screen.

I am running Windows XP

I have added no new software or hardware, other than a replacement mouse a few days ago, and everything has been working ok since then - that said - I think this is the first time the pc has been restarted since then.

I have looked in the device manager mice are not mentioned at all

Any help would be greatly appreciated - thank you!
 

danzil

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#2
hi there trickdick
we are gonna need some more info here.
is the mouse usb,or ps/2...
is the mouse optical or rollerball......
ok if it is usb can you make sure usb mouse n keyboard support is on in the bios....
also try another usb connection..
if it is ps/2 then mmmmmmmm...try to make sure no pins are bent on the mouse,,,,,dissconnect it then reconnect it and try again...
post back if the above doesnt help/
regards
danzil
ps,,,,,to get into the bios is usuallt the "delete key" or "f2",,,during the first stages of pc boot up ....post (power on self test)if it is ps/s try usb.vice versa
 

trickdick

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#3
danzil said:
hi there trickdick
we are gonna need some more info here.
is the mouse usb,or ps/2...
is the mouse optical or rollerball......
ok if it is usb can you make sure usb mouse n keyboard support is on in the bios....
also try another usb connection..
if it is ps/2 then mmmmmmmm...try to make sure no pins are bent on the mouse,,,,,dissconnect it then reconnect it and try again...
post back if the above doesnt help/
regards
danzil
ps,,,,,to get into the bios is usuallt the "delete key" or "f2",,,during the first stages of pc boot up ....post (power on self test)if it is ps/s try usb.vice versa
ps2 mouse - ive tried another mouse and that doesnt work either

rollerball mouse

tried unplugging and plugging in again to no avail

thanks Denzil hope you can help
 

danzil

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#4
hi ya there mate,can you obtain a usb mouse from somewhere,,,maybe a friend,or a shop...no more then a fiver £5 birtish money......give that a try....it may be your ps/2 slot but i would like to be able to rule that out with the usb mouse.........
see the thing is rollerball mice, have a tendancy to break qiute easily..the ball runs along 4 spinldes that have a round pice of plastic on them,,,,the round piece of plastice controls the axis obviously up down left n right,,,these can become kapupt quite easily.
try usb then let me know....
could be hardware issue yet,
regards
danzil