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Computer doesnt recognize mouse.

By nissanman
May 5, 2006
  1. I was using my ibm computer when i noticed that my mouse wasnt moving very well. So i shut down the computer disconnected the old mouse and plugged a spare one in. When i rebooted my computer a message came up saying 8603 Pointing device error. When it had finised counting the memory it took me into the bios. I noticed that next to the word mouse it said not installed. So i changed it to installed and saved and exited the bios. When the computer restarted it did the same thing and when i went back to the bios it had reverted back to not installed. So i turned off the computer again and reconected the other mouse but it still didnt work.

    Any suggestions on what might be wrong?
     
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    (You did plug the mouse into the mouse jack, not the keyboard, right?) The PS/2 connector or the controller is probably bad. Try a serial or an USB mouse instead.
     
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