Solved Drivers for my mouse not loaded

August 25, 2019 at 14:02:23
Specs: Windows 10
I Think I changed computers back in 2001, running windows 1998.
System Properties
Genuinelntel
Pentium (r) Processor
32.0MB Ram

I have a DOS CAD program I have been using from the early 90's.
I had to reinstall the program and when I boot the computer it stop's and locks up at
searching for mouse
mouse driver installed
Logitech mouse driver standard version IBM PC,XT,AT,PS/2 & copatibles

So I unplug the mouse cable and reboot, It stops but NOT locked up at
mouse not responding
The drivers for your mouse not LOADED

any help
Thanks


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August 26, 2019 at 18:58:11
Oh, that's all it was? Great! So is everything working OK now?


#1
August 25, 2019 at 14:25:33
So I'm assuming the mouse works in Win98?

You state the CAD program is for DOS---how do you access it? (i.e.---through Win98 or do you boot to a DOS prompt before accessing it?)

Most DOS-based programs needing a mouse won't find one through Windows 9x, so somehow you may need to find a mouse driver and load it through DOS (or Command Prompt as it were...)

"Channeling the spirit of jboy..."


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#2
August 25, 2019 at 15:19:41
When I turn the computer on the windows 98 comes up and then it goes straight to the cad program. Yes the mouse work for the cad program.
My computer guy set it up that way. All I use the computer for is drawing.

"(or Command Prompt as it were...)" -- what does that do?
Thanks for the reply.

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#3
August 25, 2019 at 15:34:35
"Yes the mouse work for the cad program."

So is it or isn't it working inside the CAD program? From your original post it sounded like it wasn't.

""(or Command Prompt as it were...)" -- what does that do?"

https://www.lifewire.com/command-pr...

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#4
August 25, 2019 at 15:52:17
It worked before I REINSTALLED the CAD program

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#5
August 25, 2019 at 16:06:38
So the mouse works OK but the computer locks up for awhile while searching for it? Is the mouse connected to a serial port or PS/2 port? Is it going through any kind of adapter? Other than reinstalling the cad program did you make any other changes since it worked OK?

Since it boots into the cad program the step which does that is probably in your autoexec.bat file. When you reinstalled the cad program your autoexec.bat file was probably altered again. The old one may have a different extension--autoexec.bak or something other than .bat--that the reinstallation set aside.

Can you post back the contents of all the autoexec files and the dates associated with them?


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#6
August 25, 2019 at 16:43:05
Yes it locks up. no adapter. I did change the Monitor
If I disconnect the mouse it does not lock up and I can get to the cd\> prompt
at the
C:\>
do I type in
autoexec.bat

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#7
August 25, 2019 at 19:33:34
No that will run the file. At c:\> type dir/p/o:n and enter. That will list the contents of the c: drive alphabetically one page at a time. All the autoexec files should show. You might want to make a note of their extensions. Then in windows 98 desktop you can open them in notepad and copy and paste their contents in your next reply.

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#8
August 26, 2019 at 17:01:35
I don't have the correct cable to connect to the internet.

I did run the dir/p/o:n
what should I look for?
I see alot of drawing from back in the day, and other stuff

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August 26, 2019 at 17:41:12
It'll be a list of file and directory names occupying the root (C:\>) drive. They'll be at least one 'autoexec' file. It will have the extension .bat. It's just a text file telling the operating system how to configure itself and what to load. Your mouse driver is probably there as is the command to start your CAD program. There are probably other autoexec files with different extensions. These are older versions that were saved when software installation altered them. If we can compare the current version--autoexec.bat--with the most recent older version then maybe we can figure out if the mouse problem is there. You can examine them from 98 desktop with notepad too but sometimes it's hard to figure out because the extensions and dates often don't show. With the dir command from dos/command prompt it's easier to see what you're dealing with. Then you can copy and paste them from windows desktop into your next posting.

So what I'm mostly interested in is your autoexec.bat file and the most recent autoexec file with a different extension.

Software can also run from 2 windows files--system.ini and win.ini--but since your CAD program is dos I'm assuming the installation only modifed autoexec.bat to start it.


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#10
August 26, 2019 at 18:35:48
I got it , Thanks for the help

I had it on 3 button, needed to be 2 button


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August 26, 2019 at 18:58:11
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Oh, that's all it was? Great! So is everything working OK now?

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