Solved Why doesn't mouse work?

September 27, 2018 at 14:45:39
Specs: Windows 10
Why doesn't a new mouse work when using an adapter and a hard wired mouse with a usb connector when inserted in the PS2 port? Do I need a usb driver? I am using Windows 98. My original microsoft seriel mouse died.

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#1
September 27, 2018 at 15:01:50
If it's a USB mouse, why aren't you using a USB port? The problem is the adapter. If you want to use the PS/2 port, get a PS/2 mouse.

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#2
September 27, 2018 at 21:53:45
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Some USB mice will convert to PS/2 with an adapter, and some
won't. I don't know how to tell the difference, but I think older
USB mice might be more likely to work.

riider,

Tork says he is using Windows 98. The computer it is
running on may have been built before Windows 98 came out,
so it might not have a USB port. I have a Dell laptop computer
made in 1997 that is running Windows 98 SE. I think that is the
most recent version of Windows it can run. It has a USB port,
which is, in effect, USB 1.0. It accepts a USB mouse just fine,
and an Epson scanner, but some other things, including thumb
drives, are not recognized.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
September 28, 2018 at 13:24:09
"Tork says he is using Windows 98"

Yes, I can read.

" The computer it is running on may have been built before Windows 98 came out, so it might not have a USB port"

Possibly, but like so many other new posters, he (or she) didn't bother to list system specs nor post any followup info. Could be a desktop, could be a laptop. We have no idea & I'm not about to make assumptions. However, if it's an old desktop with no USB ports, a USB controller card can probably be added, if a card can be found that supports Win98 & comes with a driver disc.

"I have a Dell laptop computer made in 1997 that is running Windows 98 SE....It accepts a USB mouse just fine, and an Epson scanner, but some other things, including thumb drives, are not recognized"

You need to install drivers: http://www.technical-assistance.co....


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