This is one for the technically inclined. I've searched the PCA archives but nothing quite matches the following problem.
I was impressed at the optical mouse I bought for a notebook computer and decided to treat myself to one on my geriatric Dan PC.
This has a serial mouse port but by using an extra, serial adapter I connected the new mouse via the supplied USB to PS2 adaptor. Messy I know but it never occurred to me that the Windows 95 o/s on my computer would be unable to detect it.
But it couldn't and no amount of persuasion or force would change the situation - Windows would stop loading and advise me that no mouse could be detected on the serial port, before continuing to boot normally (but without mouse functionality) after I had clicked on the OK button.
The difficulties further extended into being unable even to re-activate my normal mouse until I re-installed the original drivers.
So now I've got my old, trusty, Microsoft wheel mouse back in use (thankfully) but I'd like to know if anything can be done?
Can anyone help here please?
ps Should a mouse with a PS2 plug be OK with the 9 pin adator? The replacement PS2 keyboard I use similarly works fine. Is it USB that's the main problem?
Think that VoG is correct in saying that 95 will not recognise USB. Although the last release of 95 does mention "Limited" USB support. Not quite sure what this means, but might be that 95 will work a USB device through a USB PCI card.