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Hello. I'll try and be as clear as I can on this.. I don't really know what I'm doing but I hope someone can help.

Well I had 2 different mice play up on me (they'd start going nuts loading and moving files and other things etc).

I looked for a cause for this on the net and was told it was because of old registry values that hadn't been deleted...

Basically, what happened was I thought I'd backed up the registry, but I hadn't done it right. I deleted the mouse registry values and now I have no mouse pointer and can't install or use any mouse.

What I want to know is, can I somehow get the missing registry values, like just to get the pointer back?

I'm using the onscreen mouse thing (left shift, alt and number lock) which is much better than nothing, but I can't play games with it! Btw I didn't have system restore turned on and my pc never came with a recovery disc. My os is windows xp pro.

Thanks for any help.
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If you have the xp installation disk insert it into the drive. Go to Start > Run. Type sfc /scannow and OK. The computer will look for corrupted or missing system files and will fix them. Let the process run to the end. when it finishes the dialog box just disappears.
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I don't have a installation disc. I bought the pc 2nd hand with xp pro already installed. I can get updates from windows update so I'm guessing it's an official copy though.

Thanks.
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When you say you backed up the Registry entries, but you didn't do it right, do you mean:

A) You have no backup files,
or
B) The backup files that you do have will not restore?
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Try to borrow a disk of the same version. For example if you have on your computer XP home edition+sp2 try to borrow a similar disk.
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What happened was I thought I was backing up the whole registry, but I only backed up 1 folder, being an idiot. Then I deleted other folders and so I couldn't undo the mistakes I made.

Right I'll see if I can borrow a copy from someone. Thanks a lot for helping guys.

(or could I get someone to just send me the registry entries I need for xp pro? Just to get the mouse pointer back and so I can install another mouse. Would that also work?)

Edited by tibed, 22 May 2007 - 05:30 AM.

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Have you tried a system restore. System restore keeps a backup of parts of the registry maybe you might get lucky.
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Come on guys...let's take a minute to really read the initial post. It's been clearly stated that tibed has no installation cd and System Restore was disabled.

That being said, tibed...do you remember exactly what registry key(s) you deleted? We may be able to rebuild that portion of the registry or at least enough of it to get your mouse working again.

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I deleted everything that was under 'mouse' out of frustration and also out of being a bit drunk. But no worrys guys. I have to say this forum is a godsend and you guys do a great job helping people.
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I haven't been able to borrow a copy of XP Pro. Could one of you guys give me the required entries for the registry?
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Is that a no then? :whistling:
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The regestry is something that we tippicly do not touch.

You configuation may require diffrent keys then ours does. So it would be hard to provide you with the egzact regestry keys that you need.
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Nooooooooooo!!! ok well thanks for explaining mate.
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I'll give a bit more info and try 1 more time.

I need the registry entries for the mouse pointer. Not for any specific make of mouse, just to get a pointer on-screen, so I can install/use any mouse. If it messes up my pc I don't care, I want to try anyway.

When using the on-screen keyboard operated mouse I have a mouse pointer icon, but if I turn the on-screen mouse off, the pointer disapears. I have XP Pro.

Can anyone help? I really want to play Deus Ex! :whistling:
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Check Marc Liron's instructions for running "scannow" from the i386 folder: http://www.updatexp....cannow-sfc.html
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