Mouse not working in safe mode!!

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Mario741

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Anyone know how I can get my mouse to work in safe mode? It won't work! Thanks for the help!!
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it isnt supposed to work...if it is a usb mouse.
if it isnt, then there is something else wrong.
a ps2 mouse works as far as i know.
a usb mouse will not...


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It is an intellimouse plugged into an ps/2 plug!!
I think something else is wrong!!

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do you have any other mice you can try on this computer?
anyways, you can navigate without the mouse.
that is what i do, because i have my mouse plugged into one of my usb ports.
ps2 mice should work...
BTW, is this a USB one that is using an adapter?
shouldnt matter, but i am not sure.

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I'm trying to change the name of a file that I can only change in safe mode. I don't know how to navigate that option without a mouse! any other ideas!

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theres no reason why it shouldnt work in safe mode, very odd, anyway, what is it you are trying to do? if its just renaming a file, it may be easier to do it from dos (unless your drive is ntfs...)

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My USB mouse works in Safe Mode. It won't work in <i>DOS</i> ... but there's no problems in Safe Mode.

You have one that doesn't? Just curious.

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Navigating in Windows without a mouse isn't that difficult.

Check out this <A HREF="http://www.chatham.edu/it/KB/keyboard_shortcuts.htm" target="_new">page</A>.

One way to tell if your mouse is the source of the problem is to go buy a cheapie mouse, one of those 2-button $5 dollar jobbies. Plug it in the PS/2 port, and see if it works.

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well ,i dont know....i havent even had to try to find out if windows xp has a safe mode....
but on windows 98se, when i would go into safe mode, it would say "no ps/2 mouse deteceted"
in the bios, i have the dos usb or legacy usb disabled.
maybe that is why it never worked.
i just learned to navigate without the mouse.
sure, the mouse is easier, but without it isnt much harder, just a bit slower.

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Yeah, XP has a Safe Mode. Hit F8 just before Windows begins to load.

That's interesting ... that in Win98's Safe Mode, that your PS/2 mouse wasn't detected. Windows should have run the mouse with the default Window's drivers, instead of the third-party drivers from a company like Logitech, etc.

You definitely need to allow the USB controller to have an IRQ if you want to avoid a problem with something like a USB mouse.

I also think it's a good idea to know how to navigate in Windows without the mouse. You never know when it might be necessary. And I agree ... it's not much harder; it's just different.

I use keyboard shortcuts all the time ... the combination is faster than just the mouse alone. You can move pretty quick if you are using both hands.

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tis true...
oh..in the bios, i have USB enabled, it is just there is a second option for like dos that is disabled.
i guess i will enable it.
but yeah..i have never had to go into safe mode yet..which i guess is a good thing..hehe
knock on wood tho...because all i need is for something to happen.UGH


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Mine USED to work in safe mode. All of a sudden it stopped. Somebody told me to try going into the bios and enabling LEGACY USB. I'm going to try it right now.
 
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