do you have any other mice you can try on this computer?
anyways, you can navigate without the mouse.
that is what i do, because i have my mouse plugged into one of my usb ports.
ps2 mice should work...
BTW, is this a USB one that is using an adapter?
shouldnt matter, but i am not sure.
well ,i dont know....i havent even had to try to find out if windows xp has a safe mode....
but on windows 98se, when i would go into safe mode, it would say "no ps/2 mouse deteceted"
in the bios, i have the dos usb or legacy usb disabled.
maybe that is why it never worked.
i just learned to navigate without the mouse.
sure, the mouse is easier, but without it isnt much harder, just a bit slower.
Yeah, XP has a Safe Mode. Hit F8 just before Windows begins to load.
That's interesting ... that in Win98's Safe Mode, that your PS/2 mouse wasn't detected. Windows should have run the mouse with the default Window's drivers, instead of the third-party drivers from a company like Logitech, etc.
You definitely need to allow the USB controller to have an IRQ if you want to avoid a problem with something like a USB mouse.
I also think it's a good idea to know how to navigate in Windows without the mouse. You never know when it might be necessary. And I agree ... it's not much harder; it's just different.
I use keyboard shortcuts all the time ... the combination is faster than just the mouse alone. You can move pretty quick if you are using both hands.
oh..in the bios, i have USB enabled, it is just there is a second option for like dos that is disabled.
i guess i will enable it.
but yeah..i have never had to go into safe mode yet..which i guess is a good thing..hehe
knock on wood tho...because all i need is for something to happen.UGH