Solving PS2 Mouse Problems on Computer A Running Win XP

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I have a problem with a mouse that does not work on computer A, running win XP, when plugged into the PS2 port. The same mouse works on older computer B, running win98. The same mouse also works on computer A, when plugged into a USB port (it's a USB/PS2 mouse).

Computer A, when booted with the mouse unplugged, does not prompt me to insert a mouse booting XP. Computer B, when booted, with the mouse unplugged, does prompt me to insert a mouse booting Win98.

My best guess is that the motherboard (fairly new) is bad. Are there any other tests I can do to confirm this diagnosis?
 
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Plug in a PS2 mouse that you know works on any other computer into the new computer. Also, try the mouse on another windows xp system.

1 thing. Don't plug in a ps2 port mouse into your computer unless it is powered off! You will probably either damage your mouse or your motherboard (if you haven't already). I'm guessing that you damaged the PS2 port on the new computer.
 

1. How do I troubleshoot a PS2 mouse problem on a Windows XP computer?

To troubleshoot a PS2 mouse problem on a Windows XP computer, follow these steps:

  • Check the mouse connection: Make sure the PS2 mouse is connected properly to the computer's PS2 port.
  • Restart the computer: Sometimes a simple restart can solve the issue.
  • Update the drivers: Check for any available updates for the PS2 mouse drivers and install them.
  • Try a different mouse: If possible, try using a different PS2 mouse to see if the problem persists.
  • Check for conflicts: Make sure there are no conflicts with other devices in the Device Manager.

2. Why is my PS2 mouse not working on my Windows XP computer?

There can be several reasons why a PS2 mouse may not be working on a Windows XP computer. Some common reasons include a loose connection, outdated drivers, conflicts with other devices, or a faulty mouse. Follow the troubleshooting steps mentioned in the previous answer to fix the issue.

3. How can I test if my PS2 mouse is working on a Windows XP computer?

To test if your PS2 mouse is working on a Windows XP computer, follow these steps:

  • Make sure the mouse is properly connected to the computer's PS2 port.
  • Go to the Control Panel and click on "Mouse".
  • In the "Hardware" tab, click on "Properties".
  • Under the "General" tab, click on "Troubleshoot" to run a diagnostic test on the mouse.
  • If the test is successful, your PS2 mouse is working properly.

4. My PS2 mouse is moving erratically on my Windows XP computer. How can I fix it?

If your PS2 mouse is moving erratically on a Windows XP computer, try these solutions:

  • Clean the mouse: Sometimes dirt and dust can cause the mouse to move erratically. Use a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol to clean the mouse.
  • Update the drivers: Make sure your PS2 mouse has the latest drivers installed.
  • Change the mouse settings: Go to the Control Panel, click on "Mouse", and adjust the sensitivity and acceleration settings.
  • Restart the computer: A simple restart can sometimes solve the issue.

5. Can I use a USB mouse instead of a PS2 mouse on a Windows XP computer?

Yes, you can use a USB mouse instead of a PS2 mouse on a Windows XP computer. Most Windows XP computers have USB ports that can support a USB mouse. Simply plug in the USB mouse and it should work without any additional setup or installation.

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