mouse not detected

I've just upgraded a pentium 1 for a friend.  I've loaded windows 98 but I keep getting a "mouse not detected" message.  I've gone into cmos and the port settings are set to auto. I've also mananged to get into control panel in windows and I don't seem to have any com port conflicts showing.  Can someone please help me.
putermonkeyAsked:
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CrazyOneCommented:
Try a different mouse. And/or make sure it is plugged in to the port snuggly.
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drcspyCommented:
what sorta mouse is it ?.......serial ?.  ps2 ?
betcha it's serial and if so go start in safe mode remove all com ports then restart the system should then 'find' the mouse
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slink9Commented:
Did you plug the serial ports into the motherboard?
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Glen A.IT Project ManagerCommented:
also check that where the serial ports attach to the motherboard that it's not connected backwards . . .

easiest fix might be to install a ps/2 mouse
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tarunguptaCommented:
the mouse you have is probably of an older version , try to buy a new plug 'n' play mouse , when you will attach that mouse , it ewill be automaticlly detected
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putermonkeyAuthor Commented:
This is a serial mouse and I don't have another but I tried it on this computer and it works fine.
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putermonkeyAuthor Commented:
Ok....I made a boo boo. I submitted to answer rather than comment. Sorry folks I'm new to this.  Thanks for all the responses.
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