mouse problem

  spec 14:52 07 Mar 2004
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Following the 'ghost write' when reformatting the HDD I am getting no response from the mouse. I tried a restart but still no response. Obviousl I can't get in to do any checking. Any suggestions please?

Thanks

  Big Elf 14:59 07 Mar 2004

If it's a USB mouse then unplug it, wait a few seconds then plug it back in. It's worked for me.

  spec 11:31 08 Mar 2004

Thanks Elf, tried that but still did'nt work. Its been suggested I may have a damaged m/board, I hope not.

  jaydeeace 11:53 08 Mar 2004

Is the mouse present under device manager (or equivalent)? Check that the drivers are fully installed, and install them again anyway - just for fun :)

  Stuartli 13:15 08 Mar 2004

You'll have to relearn keyboard shortcuts again until you solve it...:-)

  Stuartli 13:37 08 Mar 2004
  spec 16:19 08 Mar 2004

Think I need to explain better gentlemen. I used the W98 restore pack which after pressing 'Y' it carried out the task. The next window was information (i.e, name/company). Although I could type in a name, the mouse would'nt respond when I needed to tick the 'accept' box to progress further (arrows can't be used for this task). Obviously I can't get into the OS from there (unless W98 shortcuts will help?). The mouse itself is OK as I am using it at present on another PC.

Thanks

  Big Elf 17:58 08 Mar 2004

Use the Tab key to get to get to the tick box and then press the spacebar to put the tick in.

  Big Elf 17:59 08 Mar 2004

PS You should see a faint grey ring around the tick box when you've tabbed to it to show you that you are there.

  spec 15:05 09 Mar 2004

Thanks Big Elf your suggestion worked. Appreciate your help mate.

  spec 15:08 09 Mar 2004

......and the other suggestions of course.

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