PS/2 Port Trouble

My laptop comes with a PS/2 port in the back for either an external keyboard or mouse. When i hook a keyboard into the port, everything works fine. But when i try and use the mouse, it doesn't work. Does anyone know why this happens? i thought maybe the port went bad but if so why would the keyboard work?

thanks in advance
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compmaniaCommented:
Try going to your BIOS and check for anything that says ps2 mouse port and enable it. (check your manual)
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joopvCommented:
Do you use a 'real' ps/2 mouse or a serial mouse with a converter plug ?
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GreatOneAuthor Commented:
There is no option is the bios that deals with ps2 mouse port or anything of that nature. I am using a "real" ps/2 mouse and not one with a converter plug.
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compmaniaCommented:
What mouse do you have setup in Windows?
I think it will work with a serial mouse driver.
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Davy070599Commented:
You could also try deleting everything that is related to the mouse from the 'device manager'.  Windows will redetect the devices and reinstall them after rebooting (with your mouse plugged in).
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GreatOneAuthor Commented:
that did the trick. thanks
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