Mouse on laptop

This is a discussion on Mouse on laptop within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; Trying to get a mouse to work on this laptop. The mouse installation software came on a floppy disk..and there ...

  1. #1
    Unleashed
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Posts
    1,765

    Mouse on laptop

    Trying to get a mouse to work on this laptop. The mouse installation software came on a floppy disk..and there is no floppy drive in this laptop. I found the software on the manufacture website though.

    Installing it, however, didn't help anything. I couldn't find an option to turn off the mouse that's built in to the laptop to see if that would help.

    It's being hooked up with a PS2->USB convertor.
    The world is waiting. I must leave you now.

  2. #2
    'AlHamdulillah
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Posts
    790
    definately need more info, such as the following :

    1) what operating system, whether it is *nix or windows makes a huge difference

    2) who is the manufacturer of your mouse?

    now, based on what you have said, the easiest way I have found to disable an integrated mouse is to remove the drivers for it from the computer, this is pretty easy in *nix, but windows tries to automatically install drivers for basic things like mice and gets in the way of things.
    there used to be something here, but not anymore

  3. #3
    Goscinny or Uderzo?
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    33
    removing a mouse is quite easy in windows:

    go to start > control panel > system
    go to the hardware tab and select device manager

    there is an option "mice and other pointing devices"
    Right click on the moude you want to remove on on this list and select uninstall.

    Try installing your USB mouse again.

    This should fix your problem as windows does have an issue detecting the initial install of a USB mouse if there are already mouse drivers in place (got two USB mice for my two computers myself).
    Last edited by Tankndozer; 07-21-2004 at 03:53 AM.
    Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?

    (How much wood would a wood chuck cut if a wood chuck could chuck wood?)

Popular pages Recent additions subscribe to a feed

Similar Threads

  1. deactivation laptop mouse?
    By h3ro in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-25-2008, 04:53 AM
  2. Problem in mouse position
    By Arangol in forum Game Programming
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-08-2006, 08:07 AM
  3. If you're getting a laptop, don't get a gateway
    By jverkoey in forum A Brief History of Cprogramming.com
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 09-09-2004, 10:28 PM
  4. Friggin Mouse on Laptop
    By OneStiffRod in forum Tech Board
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-27-2003, 07:49 PM

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21