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problems with file hidusb.sys file


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Hello. I am brand new to this site and am also pretty slow with computers. I have an XP operating system.
Here is my problem. I bought a new mouse for my laptop and plugged it into the usb. The computer detects the mouse but it says that i need to get the file hidusb.sys from my backup CD-ROM. It goes int "found new hardware wizard" and then searches for a minute and then comes up with this...

The file 'hidusb.sys' on windows XP Home EDition is CD-ROM is needed.


Type path where file is located then click OK.


What path do i TYPE? I did a search and my computer does not have this file. I then put in the cd that came with the computer and dont know where I can find this file. This is driving me crazy. I hope someone can help.

thanks
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Hi cvette! Welcome to G2G!

Please download the attached zip file that contains the hidusb.sys file that you need. When extracting the hidusb.sys file MAKE SURE THE PATH IS C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\DRIVERS. After it is there replug back in your usb mouse and if it asks for the path, then navigate to that folder and select the file there. I doubt it will ask you for that file since windows will look in that folder by default anyways.

Post back how things are going after doing this.

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OK, I opened the file, extracted to what you told me but there is also etc and disdn in the extraction wizard. which one do I extract it to?
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ok, I got that hidusb to work but now it is asking me for mouhid.sys
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What is etc and disdn? Are they files???

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Have it look for that file in C:\windows\system32\drivers.

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yes, they are files, but I just made a new file to make it easier.
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where can I get this mouhid.sys file?
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You can download the attachment and do the same thing when extracting it that you did for hidusb.zip.

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All Fixed!!!! You are the best!!! I just found my new favorite website... Thank you very much!!
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Glad the mouse is working now! :tazz:

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hey, I also need mouhid.sys, but can't seem to find it anywhere. Could you please point me in the right direction? thanks.
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Hi Stocking! Welcome to G2G!

Normally please start your own topic, but in this case I will help you through this topic. You can download the files you need from the following link:

http://fenor.geeksto...dMouseFiles.zip

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Sorry for bumping an old topic, but I ran across this thread via Google, and I'm having the exact same problem. I cannot see the attachments that are mentioned, nor can I download the bundled zip from the link above.

I'd be really grateful if anyone could upload all those mentioned files again. Thanks.

Edited by X3mE, 10 November 2010 - 05:09 AM.

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