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    USB mouse not being recognized


    i have a logitech USB wheel mouse (optical) and my pc never recognizes it when it boots up, nor did it install the same software that it installed when i used it on my other PC, also it isnt getting picked up by alot of games. I've tried updating drivers and changing USB ports. Diagnostics showed no errors in the ports either. Help please!
    Thanks alot!

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    Gorgon
    Sorry to state the obvious but Win 98 is the minimum. Next is the age of your mobo. Some of the older USB supported boards didn't offer much in the way of supply current to "active" devices. The result is reduced voltage to the device (I think it should be 5 volts). Those devices include optical mice, modems and some scanners. The solution is to go for a powered USB hub.

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    Plug the mouse in the mouse port.


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    But, what is the purpose of a USB mouse?

    Can somebody tell me what is the advantage a USB mouse has over a PS/2 style mouse other than taking an USB port?

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    I think you would end up with a spare IRQ by not using the PS2. I could be wrong and there could be other reasons.
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    Did you enable USB in your CMOS?


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    Originally posted by smokingbear:
    But, what is the purpose of a USB mouse?

    Can somebody tell me what is the advantage a USB mouse has over a PS/2 style mouse other than taking an USB port?
    You can make use of two mice/mouses?
    I actually set up a system that way.
    Client liked to use an optical mouse and his wife liked using the Logitech Trackball.
    Prevention of possible arguments, installed both!



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    Did you asigned IRQ for USB in bios?
    This one is better...
    But in theory, remember, only in theory

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