mouse driver

August 19, 2009 at 11:46:24
Specs: Windows 98 2d ed.

Looking for a driver for Microsoft Windows 98 2d ed. to operate Microsoft Basic Optical Mouse, Model No. 1113. Mouse plugs into USB port and has scroll wheel. Any suggestions are appreciated.

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August 19, 2009 at 12:32:19

Use a USB to PS/2 adapter.

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August 19, 2009 at 12:40:16

Thanks, but I forgot to mention that I already have a USB to PS/2 adapter. After, I plug in the mouse, I get an error message that I need to install a driver (which I don't have on my hard drive).

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August 19, 2009 at 15:12:11

Do you have the 98Se cd?

The files for usb (HID compliant mouse), are installed off the 98Se cd. All end up in C:\Windows\System


For a PS/2 mouse, the drivers are same as the last three above. If you've ever had a mouse on your machine, the MS mouse should work. What's the error message you get...exact error message?


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August 19, 2009 at 21:58:50

Thanks for your help. Unfortunately, I no longer have my Windows 98 2E CD, so lack access to the files on it.
The error message that I receive first gives a "driver location" as c:\windows\inf\hiddev.inf. Later, it indicates a "source file" as c:\windows\system32\drivers\ I don't know which of these I need.(Or both?) Sorry for my ignorance.
Is there a website that might have the driver available for downloading?

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August 20, 2009 at 00:19:09

Reading hiddev.inf in my inf folder shows that you'll need more than just one file.

But hidusb.sys is inside the file sure enough.

But I don't see that either one of these sites carry some of the files that you will need eventually to install your mouse.

ebay has 98se installation CDs for sometimes $20...


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August 20, 2009 at 09:03:59

Get a copy of 98SE thru the torrents.

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August 20, 2009 at 12:10:15

You have one more chance at for the C:\Windows\Options\Cabs folder.


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