Message Edited by carvex on 03-03-2005 09:41 PM
Plug and play
EDIT: Ok, I've determined that it isn't the mouse. I tried to put another device in the USB ports and Windows doesn't detect it either. I tried updating the chip set, didn't fix anything. Any other ideas?
Message Edited by AliCat929 on 03-04-2005 02:09 AM
Didn't. All it had was .NET framework.
I've also looked at the BIOS, and the USBs are enabled. I have no idea what is going on, or how long this has been a problem. I never use the USB ports on my laptop. Not usually. I had a mouse a few months ago, but it shot craps one day. Somewhere between then and now, something has happened to my USB ports and they don't work anymore.
I had a similar problem, and Dell support told me that basically the computer is "confused" with the IRQ assignments because it doesn't know WHAT to recognize so its not recognizing ANYTHING--check your IRQ assignments (mine were MISSING where the mouse/usb stuff should be so said Dell support) I also could only use the touchpad, which worked for a while until the touchpad froze for some reason too and now I am stuck and posting here for help with that ick--
Anyway, my suggestion after going through the hassle is to try to use the CD that can reload your drivers/utilities and see if it worksbefore messing with individual settings too much--anyone with more computer expertise than me agree/disagree with that??
My USB wireless mouse actually started to work after I posted to this thread. I changed my BIOS setting from Touchpad/PS 2 to PS 2. After the computer "got used to" the setting, the touchpad and USB wireless mouse could work at the same time.
Logically I couldn't think of any conflict between a USB mouse and PS/2 one. Plus my laptop had 3 different kinds of pointing devices worked at the same time (USB wireless mouse, touchpad and PS/2 mouse) when my OS was Window 2000.