Mouse Problem

  mikwillo 15:44 16 Jun 2007

I bought a new DELL optical mouse for my HP PC and it wont work no matter what USB port I plug it into. My old packard bell optical mouse works ok and I never had to install any drivers etc..

Any ideas?

  retep888 15:49 16 Jun 2007

Have you tried it on another pc?

Is it new? If so ,return it.

  mikwillo 15:56 16 Jun 2007

It works fine on other PC's. The problem must be with my PC but I dont know what to check. It is a plug and play mouse but when I plug it in, the Found New Hardware Wizard is displayed asking to install software.

  retep888 16:04 16 Jun 2007

I noticed from your other thread that you're running SP1, try updating it to SP2 then your problem should be gone,I suppose.

  Jackcoms 16:08 16 Jun 2007

"the Found New Hardware Wizard is displayed asking to install software."

And have you let the Wizard run and install XP's own drivers for the mouse?

  mikwillo 16:27 16 Jun 2007


If I let the wizard run it asks for a disk. If I choose "Install from a list or specific location", when the wizard searches it says it "Cannot install this hardware" and The data is invalid.

  ambra4 18:24 16 Jun 2007

go in the bios and see if usb mouse is disabled

  p;3 18:37 16 Jun 2007

other threadclick here

when did you last go to your windows update site?

service pack 2

click here

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