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Ms Mouse doesn´t work after using Ms Wheel Mouse

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I can´t get my Ms Mouse to work again after testing
Ms Wheel Mouse, although I have deinstalled all Wheel
mouse files. When I reinstall the ordinary Ms mouse
files v9.01 I get the message that pointer.exe is too
old and may not work with W95(b) ...
I even tried to edit the registry but it didn´t help.
Thanks in advance
Peter
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rmarotta earned 100 total points
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Boot to safe mode and go to Device Manager.
Click the "+" next to "Mouse" in the list, and remove anything listed there.
Shutdown and reboot normally. Windows should detect and install your mouse correctly when it loads.
Let me know if you still have problems.
Regards,
Ralph
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by:peterx
ID: 1761731
Hi Ralph

I had already done like you suggested
except for the safe mode, but it still
doesn´t work. My version (9.01)of the
mouse setup disk is from 1993 and when
I copied pointer.exe and pointer.dll
from Win95 CD = 1996 to the mouse folder
and run the setup again i got the message
that they are not Win32 files?
Do you have a newer version of the setup
disk, or know where I can download it?
MS site has only Intellipoint & Wheel
versions to download :(

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by:rmarotta
ID: 1761732
What doesn't work?
Now, I'm not sure what you are asking about.
If you are trying to enable wheel features in Dos, it might not be possible because the program requires Windows.
Windows already has mouse support built-in.
Why are you trying to manually add drivers for a Microsoft mouse?
Ralph
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by:peterx
ID: 1761733
Ms Mouse doesn´t work.
Clicking the buttons works, but the pointer wont move.
I got a drv disk with the mouse when I bought it,
and when I install this disk I get the "old-file" messages.
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by:peterx
ID: 1761734
And I´m trying to get the ordinary Ms mouse to work,
NOT the Wheel mouse.
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by:rmarotta
ID: 1761735
You said:
"I had already done like you suggested except for the safe mode...."
Did you try it from safe mode, removing everything listed there?

Is the mouse then installed okay when Windows starts, with no conflicts listed in Device Manager?

Ralph
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by:peterx
ID: 1761736
Yes I removed the mouse in safe mode,
and when computer boots up, it finds
MS PS/2 compatible mouse every,
not MS PS/2 Port Mouse as it should,
but there are no conflicts (IRQ=12),
and the pointer doesn´t move,
then I change the mouse to the right type,
reboot and everything looks OK but nothing
happens when I try to move the mouse.
I even tried the mouse on my neighbours computer,
and there were no problems.

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by:rmarotta
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I wonder if there might be a problem with the connector or cable that connects to the port on the motherboard.
Have you recently been moving anything around on the inside of the case?

If not, try this:

In Device Manager, double-click the Mouse branch on the hardware tree, and then double-click the mouse that's listed.

On the Driver tab, click Change Driver.

Click the Show All Devices option.

In the Manufacturers box, click Microsoft. In the Models box, click the Microsoft Mouse that is connected to your computer, and then click OK.

Supply the Windows CD if prompted, and let me know how it goes.

Ralph
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by:peterx
ID: 1761738
Hi Ralph!
The error must be in my hardware (PS/2 port or something else)
since I have tried all of the above + some other ways too.
Thanks for your help anyway
Peter
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