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01-30-2001, 10:04 PM
I have a Compaq Presario 3060 which came with a Logitech cordless mouse. I repartitioned and formatted the hard drive and installed windows 98. I reinstalled the drivers for the moded, video and sound. When I install the latest Mouseware for the cordless mouse, I get a found new hardware message. I had a cordless mouse on Com3, a serial mouse and a ps/2 mouse all at the same time, two of them had yellow exclamation points. I unistalled the Mouseware and windows 98 installs a ps/2 mouse, it shows up with a yellow exclamation point and the middle button does not work.
How do I install this cordless mouse, since I cannot switch the internal transmitter to one cordless device?
Which com port if any should it be on?
What IRQ or DMA should it have?
Thanks for the help!
02-03-2001, 12:13 AM
Am I missing something here, or are you saying you had 3 mice attached to your computer at the same time??? If so, are you aware of some techie trick I've never heard of?
I don't think you can get 3 mice to work at the same time...in fact I wouldn't even bother installing the software for the cordless mouse...windows should have adequate drivers for pretty much any mouse, so unless you need the battery indictaor (here's my trick, when the mouse don't work, the battery is dead) it ends up being more of a hassle than anything
You may have to boot into safe mode (hit f8 as soon as your machine is done posting or type msconfig in the run box in START and advanced-> enable startup menu). When in safe mode go to the device manager and remove all the mice and then let windows detect and install what it needs.
To ME or NOT to ME....
02-05-2001, 07:49 PM
But before you do that, unplug all but one of the mice and reboot...with just one, it should work fine...
02-06-2001, 06:33 AM
I'm not clear on this, techpuzzled: does your cordless mouse work when it's the only one installed? I had a Microsoft cordless that I gave up on; the button action was intermittant, even with fresh batteries and no matter where I placed the receiver (maybe CRT interference?).
Notes on multiple pointing devices: I've been running with a Logitech Marble trackball (on my right) and a mouse (on my left) for quite some time. Used to have both on the PS/2 port, using a "Y Mouse" adapter from PI Engineering.
When I migrated to Windows 2000, however, W2k saw the Y adapter as an (older style) two-button mouse. So I've mothballed my Y adapters (they're not cheap, I believe they've got circuitry inside). Been using the USB Marble and PS/2 mouse together on all machines except a Compaq Presario that refused to see both devices as Logitech compatible (so I couldn't use "Mousware" for both). In this instance, I used a Marble with a PS/2 to serial adapter, set my serial port to its highest speed, and things worked fine. (Slightly delayed responsiveness compared to the PS/2 port, but plenty good enough for navigating through Windows.) This setup also worked when running Win98.
Just to see if it would work, I just attached a USB trackball, a PS/2 mouse, and a PS/2 trackball to my Duron machine with a Soyo motherboard. Works great; the Logitech software sees each device and allows me to adjust each individually. With Mouseware uninstalled, Win2k works fine with all three (but only recognizes them as a single two-button device).
Now I've got all three of my trackballs hooked up to an IBM Thinkpad (USB, PS/2, and a PS/2 with serial adapter). This machine runs Windows 98. No problem (too bad I don't have three right hands http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif ).
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