Help with Windows 98 Screen Error Message
Posted on 2002-03-22
I think this is a simple one. A friend of mine has a Dell Inspiron 7000 laptop. Of course, there's a touch-pad to control the mouse cursor.
Some time ago she installed an actual mouse. Of course, she installed the driver, and the mouse worked fine. Now, however, she never uses the mouse. She disconnected it from the laptop. The problem is that everytime the laptop starts up she gets an error message saying the system can't locate the mouse. I wanted to "uninstall" it for her, but I can't find a way to do that. I did consider the following, two things, however:
1. Going into the "System" area under Control Panel under "Device Manager" and then "Mouse", and then deleting the listed mouse there (as I recall it says "PS-2 mouse"). But, I'm worried that I might be deleting the "touch-pad" rather than the missing mouse here. Where does the "touch-pad" show up under "Device Manager". Anyway, am I on the right track by deleting the PS-2 mouse here?
2. Using the "msconfig" command from "Run" and unchecking where the mouse driver is being loaded at startup under Win.ini. I only see one mouse driver being loaded at start-up here. Where is the touch-pad driver being loaded?
I'd hate to uninstall her touch-pad in the process of trying to remove that mouse screen message.
Can anyone help me as to which procedure to use here?