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Getting back MouseNotPlugged in dialog

Posted on 1999-07-09
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Last Modified: 2013-12-28
When you power on your computer and you don't have a mouse hooked up, a dialog appears telling you that no mouse is present.  I clicked on "Don't show this again" and now it doesn't appear if I don't have a mouse plugged in.

My question, how do I get this dialog to reappear again when I don't have a mouse plugged in on startup?  I'm assuming it's gotta be in the registry, but I can't find the key.  Does anyone know specifically which key it is?

Question by:sonus
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Patricia Siu-Lai Ho earned 400 total points
ID: 1673211
sonus, try this:-
Use notepad to open the file C:\windows\win.ini

;Rem TShoot: SkipMouseRedetect=0

amended as above and save the file and reboot the computer.
If no mouse pluged in, during safemode booting, the warning will popup again.

SkipMouseRedetect=0    <means: enabled SkipMouseRedetect>
SkipMouseRedetect=1    <means: disabled SkipMouseRedetect>
Let me know if you have any queries.    pslh

Author Comment

ID: 1673212
Sorry, forgot about this question, but your answer worked as suggested.  Thanks!

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by:Patricia Siu-Lai Ho
ID: 1673213
sonus, thank for your A grade.   ;p)   pslh

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