Mouse wont work

  swanny2 21:28 16 Sep 2008

i have just been given a Pc of a friend whos friend died recently. Now as far as i see i think hes built this pc himeself as it came in a box and the box was just for the casing.
Now it came with a optical mouse and roller ball mouse,ive tryed plugging them in usb and the ports but they dont seem too work, icant try too find anything as i cant use a mouse on it not even me own. Any suggestions appreciated please . thanks

  Forum Editor 22:15 16 Sep 2008

a USB mouse and install a driver for it - you shouldn't have to do anything.

Which version of Windows is installed on thjis computer?

  swanny2 22:23 16 Sep 2008

its xp home mate.

  mole44 07:12 17 Sep 2008

i have a ps/2 mouse and keyboard to use so that i can go back to basics with PC.try using these, then navigate to device manager and uninstall USB drivers in device manager then reboot your system maybe it`s just needs that. oryou could try to download drivers from the mouses manufacturer.

  swanny2 09:59 17 Sep 2008

Thanks .
Managed too get it working thanks for the advise.


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