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I got a system in that the PS/2 mouse will not work...same for a usb mouse...tried known working mice in both flavors and no joy...
and yes I tried everything possible in the bios to get them working...
my question is...does xp need drivers for a Serial Mouse to work...I can get a serial mouse for $25 bucks instead of replacing the mobo for over $100
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I do not believe XP needs drivers for a ps/2 mouse to work. I rebuild PC's quite often and ps/2 mice always work, usb should work too unless the usb drivers are corrupted.
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does xp need drivers for a Serial Mouse to work

Never needed one.

What exactly do you mean by not working?
Is the cursor present, but it doesn't move, or there is no cursor at all?
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no cursor at all using the usb mouse or the PS/2 style....loads xp but with no mouse to select which account to log in to...your just stuck...I already ordered a MS serial mouse for $15 ...hated to do it because I did a major clean out of old junk and must have thrown away a half dozen of them about 6 months ago
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You never know, when you'll need them :)
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yep...gonna need one of the old style keyboards next (DIN-5) cause I threw away 4 of those too.. :)

Edited by happyrock, 02 June 2009 - 01:00 PM.

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LOOOOOOOOOL
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its not nice to laugh at the mentally handicapped.... :)
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Oooooops :)
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