Solved My HP wireless mouse stopped working on windows 98....

August 13, 2016 at 14:28:34
Specs: Windows 98
...I went out and bought a new wireless mouse that is compatible with 98, still failure.

My daughter said to try the mouse on her much newer machine, and it works!

Any help would be appreciated....


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August 14, 2016 at 04:36:08
If you have an old PS2 mouse kicking around (corded, non-USB), plug that in and see if it works. Even a corded USB mouse might prove something.

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#1
August 13, 2016 at 15:05:05
How does it connect to the 98 box? I find it amazing you bought new and it's compatible with 98. Do your have 98se or 98 Gold because this issue one where the boys get separated from the men, it's usually 98se only for working with on a very large list of devices. Model number of mouse is missing info among a lot more such as host computer make/model, BIOS level/version, etc. Can't help much without that, no traction.

Lee


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August 13, 2016 at 19:14:57
Win98 doesn't have the greatest USB support. WinME was much better in that respect. Did you follow the instructions & install the drivers that came with the mouse? They probably should be installed before the wireless dongle is plugged in.

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August 13, 2016 at 23:23:51
Are you saying you previously had a wireless mouse and when it stopped working you bought a second one which also doesn't work?

If so, does the USB hardware look OK in device manager? Make sure drivers and software associated with the old mouse are uninstalled. Do you have another USB device you can plug into the ports to see if they're working (keeping in mind, as previously mentioned, that 98 doesn't have very good native USB support)?


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August 14, 2016 at 04:36:08
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If you have an old PS2 mouse kicking around (corded, non-USB), plug that in and see if it works. Even a corded USB mouse might prove something.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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August 15, 2016 at 18:09:25
That was it!

I went out and bought a used, from Goodwill mouse, simply plug it in, reboot, and mouse works!

What a great site!


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August 16, 2016 at 07:37:48
Good to hear and thanks for the feedback. It might be possible to get a USB mouse to work somehow but its probably not worth the hassle.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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