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I have a p 133 computer with Win 98 that has a serial mouse plugged in and working. There is a port for a ps/2 mouse, I plugged a Microsoft Intelligent scroll mouse in and nothing !
I installed the drivers for the PS/2 and in the control panel/system/device it shows the drivers for both, but the ps/2 still doesn't work while the serial mouse does. I want the ps/2 to work, what do I do?
I think you may need to go into the BIOS and select the PS/2. I don't know if other systems do the mouse port selection differently.
12-04-2000, 06:41 AM
Yep, check the BIOS settings. The PS/2 mouse setting should be in the Integrated Periferals section of BIOS.
Also check Device Manager. PS/2 mouse, when enabled will take IRQ 12, make sure it's available before you enable it, so you don't end up with a conflict later. In Device Manager, highlight Computer and click Properties to see a list of IRQ's currently in use.
You might also disable COM1, if you need the free IRQ later for something else. Unless IRQ's are scarce you can usually leave it.
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