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Pointer device error? No OS found?


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I have this crummy little computer I got from some el-cheapo $200 computer shop. It's not great but it does what I want it to. Recently I went to install some new RAM... already had two PC133 256 SDRAM, as I have three sockets I tried to install another of the same exact type. It rotates between pointing device error and no OS found in an endless loop. Taking the queue from the "pointing device" part I plugged in a serial mouse (Normally I just use my USB tablet) and it's happy now. Loads normally, reads all of the ram properly... so what's the deal? I've tried different ram, same thing happens. I don't mind the mouse sitting up ther[color=#336666]e, just thought it was odd as it's been fine without it up until now. Any thoughts on this would be nice.

Computer is IBM NetVista M41 6792-2HU, 1.8ghz, everything on it is as it came stock plus the video card I installed... ATI 9550... and the ram obviously.
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Edited by Clockwork, 11 February 2006 - 10:12 PM.

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so after you plulgged the mouse in...everything cleared up? did you have to remove the tablet as well? or do you have both mouse and tablet hooked up now?
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It's currently connected to both the mouse and the tablet. I have the mouse sitting off to the side somewhere. If I remove it I get stuck back in the loop again.
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wow...never heard of this at all...to my knowledge there isn't a halt on no mouse settin gin bios (there is for keyboards...but note mice)...as for now...i guess....if the mouse hangin around back there doesnt bug you to death...let's both wait and see if someone has a magical explanation for this one...cuz i've got no clue
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01 – Clockwork – [Serial Mouse USB Tablet Error]
18th Feb 2006

Taking the queue from the "pointing device" part I plugged in a serial mouse (Normally I just use my USB tablet) and it's happy now.


If you want to take the time then - [Anomaly Hunting – 101] -

Take a look at the other – [Keyword/Acronym ] – [USB] – Try to find relationship to Memory ??
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See if we can see some clue from this information as what may be happening – I am interested in viewing

1- Types of USB Host Controllers
2- Hardware Resource Conflicts – IRQ – Memory – DMA -
3- Keyboard Interface
4- Mouse Interface
5- Tablet Interface

Review [System Information]

1- Open System Information –
2- Examine & Save each examined folder as Txt Files –
3- **Make sure you expand – Screen Display Area – Wide enough to capture all Viewed Data**
4- Then Open – [Copy & Paste] – each file into – a single Word Document
5- Then Attach the word document to Post

Open – [System Information] via Programs

(1) – Click [Start Button]
(2) – Highlight – [Programs]
(3) – Highlight – [Accessories]
(4) – Highlight – [System Tools]
(5) – Open – [System Information]
(6) – Expand – [Hardware Resources]
(7) – Examine the following Folders -
A – Conflicts & Sharing – [Action] – Save as Txt File – [01-Conflicts]
B – DMA – [Action] – Save as Txt File – [02-DMA]
C – Forced Hardware – [Action] – Save as Txt File – [03-Forced Hardware]
D – I/O – [Action] – Save as Txt File – [04-Forced Hardware]
E – IRQ – [Action] – Save as Txt File – [05-IRQ]
F - Memory – [Action] – Save as Txt File – [06-Memory]
(8) – Expand Components
(9) – Examine USB – [Action] – Save as Txt File – [06-USB]
10– Expand – [Input] Folder
11 – Examine the following Folders
A- Keyboard – [Action] – Save as Txt File – [07-Keyboard]
B- Pointing Device – [Action] – Save as Txt File – [08-Mouse]
C- Tablet/pointing ?? – [Action] – Save as Txt File – [09-Tablet]
12 – Expand Ports
A- Examine COM/Serial Ports – [Action] – Save as Txt File – [10 – COM]
B- Examine Parallel Ports – [Action] – Save as Txt File – [11 – Parallel]
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Attaching File to Post -

[How to Add Attachment to Post]

1- Click On [Add a Reply]
2- Scroll down to bottom of [Reply Window] to [File Attachments]
3- Click [Browse] and then locate the [Everest Report Files] – That you saved on your PC
4- Click on file - it should now appear in [File Attachment] Window
5- Click on [Add Attachment] Button
6-Wait until it is added
7- Click [Add to Post] Button
8- Repeat Steps [3 thru 7] – If you have other attachments to add to Post – Otherwise skip & go to step 9 - to complete
9- Click [Add Reply] Button to send
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Another thing is to check BIOS Setting for – Legacy Mouse Support - / USB Tablet?? – May be under – [Integrated Peripherals] Section of Bios – What does your USB Tablet Information – indicate [??]

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Edited by Jack123, 18 February 2006 - 07:53 AM.

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Of all the silly things, it was a broken keyboard! I fail. =C
Well at least I found the problem, thanks anyway guys. ^.^
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