got the worm blaster installed the original microsoft security update which corrupted a DLL file resulting in a stop error. Ended up reinstalling XP. Having been Ok for a couple of weeks I decided i should install all the latest security updates (14 of them). Did this yesterday and the machine crashed just as it was finishing the installation of the security updates. Result was a Pc that wouldn't connect to the internet and didn't recognise my USB intellimouse
Restored back to before the security updates and now have an internet connection but still no mouse. The mouse lights up during the boot sequence but then dies as XP loads. Device manager shows no mouse present and searching for new hardware finds nothing.
Anyone got any ideas for how I get XP to recognise my mouse again.
didn't have the intellimouse Cd. It sort of came home from the office with me one day :) and worked fine. It's an MSI motherboard so will look at the BIOS tonight and will also check a non-usb mouse. The only other USB device I use is for my digital camera so will try that and post tomorrow with findings.
Yep...uninstall all usb ports 1.1 and 2.0 from device manager, then reboot. Let them be found and either search the net for the drivers or install from your cdrom. Seems the only way. Ake sure you have the USB Legacy enabled in the BIOS. It will allow you to use a USB Mouse/Keyboard without drivers etc...before windows loads.