|I have an older computer with Windows XP and a PS2 mouse. All works well. However, when I plugged in a USB printer, the PS2 mouse stopped working. I tried turning off the computer, unplugging the PS2 mouse and plugging a USB mouse but the computer would not restart - the lights on the drives flashed then I heard a couple of beeps but there was nothing on the screen at all. All I could do was turn it off again; wait a while and try again with the PS2 mouse plugged back. And it all worked again.|
I really need to get a USB printer attached. What is happening? Why does the USB printer affect the PS2 mouse? The mouse is using IRQ12 but there are no printers currently attached.
Can anyone help?