Problems with mice

By hypaspid
Feb 18, 2006
  1. For some reason the mice on three machines have failed totally. No error on detection is given when the machine is booting up. Recently i discovered the machines had been attacked by the parite (memmory resident) virus. It had infected a lot of the .exe and .scr files. I got a utility from bitdefender which cleaned the virus. So, i'm left with clean machines but non working mice. Could the virus have messed the mice up? The machines are AOpen P4 and run on Win 2000.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Most likely either the virus or the cure messed Windows up.

    If they are USB mice, delete all USB devices and mice in Device Manager. If PS/2, just delete the mouse device. Reboot and let Windows redetect the hardware.

    (Yes, it is possible to work with Windows using keyboard only)
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    no. mice are hardware. The virus may have eliminated the USB drivers associated with the mice though. PS/2 mice should be fine. just break out your XP disk and repair the damaged OS.
  4. hypaspid

    hypaspid TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 26

    the mouse is not even listed in the list of harwares. I tried repairing with the Win 2000 CD but no change.
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