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olderthandirt
03-20-2004, 03:18 PM
Hi to all this is my first post.Iam stumped and cant find the
answer for the fist time on here.I put win. 2000 on my
old compaq5665 pet. II 450 mz.320 meg ram.The computer
has win 98 and I put win 2000 on my D: partition.
Everything went fine except I have no mouse, not
even a cursor but the keyboard works.If you need
more info Ill be glad to reply.
Thanks to anyone who can help
olderthandirt.

Budfred
03-20-2004, 05:11 PM
Welcome to http://www.pcguide.com/ubb/pcgubb.gif

More info would be helpful. Is this a PS/2 mouse or something more exotic? Is it not working in Win2K only or in both OS? Have you checked Device Manager to see what it says about the mouse? What troubleshooting have you already done???

olderthandirt
03-21-2004, 06:30 AM
Thanks for your reply budfred.Sorry not much
info this is my first time posting ever I can
usually find a answer here this place is great
by the way.I have a ps2 mouse,also I tried a
different mouse no luck.The mouse works
on win.98.I also tried a 2000 repair no luck.
May I add I went back to the old compaq
after I posted to mess with it and discovered
when I installed 2000 I messed up and I think
it didnt install on my D:partition but I cant see
how 2 os,s can be on C: so I tried to reinstall it
choosing the D: partition but still no mouse.
Iknow that probly wasnt the thing to do but
you know the learning process. This computer is
my practice computer so nothing important on it
if I have to format and reinstall. I almost forgot
I cant get to the device manger to see if the mouse
is there the 2000 welcome screen comes up and I cant
exit out have to ctrl alt delete to shutdown.
Thanks again old.

Budfred
03-21-2004, 08:38 AM
Check this to learn keyboard commands so you can navigate until you get the mouse working:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;255090&Product=win2000

and to turn on MouseKeys:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;323541&Product=win2000

olderthandirt
03-21-2004, 10:02 AM
Thanks for the links budfred .I do know some of
the keyboard controls but I couldnt get any to work
beyond the win. 2000 welcome screen.I have a update
though it is totaly messed up now,thank you for trying
to help and also the key board control info.I can use
them for future referance.Im just going to format and
reinstall I found like 3 different sets of win. 2000 program
files so I deleted them and its sort of messed up. Thanks
again guess some more A+ cert. study is neeeded on my part.
I just started that about amonth ago this is after I built 2
computers I thought I would make offical.
Thanks olderthandirt

ps. can you tell me what it meens when you subscribe to a thread ?

Budfred
03-21-2004, 11:07 AM
When you susbscribe to a thread and you are set to receive email notice of posts to threads, you are notified that a post has been made so that you can check it.

Sorry to hear about the mess. I forgot to mention that it is possible to install Win2K or WinXP on the same partition as an existing install of Windoze, not a good idea, but possible.....

olderthandirt
03-21-2004, 01:31 PM
Budfred thanks again for all your help.
I wish when I was younger I would have tried
to learn this stuff but hey better late than
never.Iam typing this from the old compuke
I just ran the win. 98 disk and it installed
over itself seems to be ok.I know that is not
the preferred way but what the hay good learning
experience for me.Thank you for explaing the subscribe
to the thread part.Have a good week.Ill be lurking
here almost every day.
Thanks olderthandirt