Mouse not recognised

  LaserSailor 08:14 22 Jun 2006

I have an oldish PC running Windows ME. When I plug in a USB, or ye olde style mouse, nothing happens.
Do I have to load a driver ? I cannot find anything in the net for a "Super Ergo Optical Mouse"
Do I have to buy a copy of Windows XP to make it work ?


  rawprawn 08:23 22 Jun 2006

Does ME have a Device Manager,if so What does it say? (My computer/Properties/Hardware/Device Manager and scroll down to "Mice" in XP)

  LaserSailor 08:35 22 Jun 2006

Don't know - how do I move the pointer without a mouse ?

  Grantrh 08:37 22 Jun 2006

Do other USB devices work in this port?
If not it could be the port rather than the mouse.

  vinnyT 10:46 22 Jun 2006

I take it that 'ye olde style mouse' refers to ps/2 connection, this should be recognised by windows own driver. If it is not, either the driver has been uninstalled/corrupted or the port is busted.

USB devices on ME still required drivers to be installed (I think).

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:33 22 Jun 2006

In device manager use tab key arrow keys and + - keys and enter key to navigate and execute.

  woodchip 12:48 22 Jun 2006

It should load a Driver, from Windows. Go to Add Hardware in control panel. choose from list Hide Compliant I think that's the one under USB

  LaserSailor 13:06 22 Jun 2006

Thankyou all - the USB ports are not working properly. Ye Olde style seems ok

  vinnyT 13:55 22 Jun 2006


This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

AMD Radeon Adrenalin release date, new features, compatible graphics cards

Inside the iMac Pro - Apple's most powerful Mac yet

iMac Pro release date, UK price & specs

Comment nettoyer Windows et optimiser son PC gratuitement ?