PS/2 Mouse Question


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ddcc

I have a Windows XP Professional Computer fully patched up. It's an Intel
Pentium 4 Processor on an Intel D845BG motherboard. I recently updated the
BIOS using Intel express update, and after rebooting the computer froze
right after login, so I rebooted it. When it rebooted, the PS/2 Mouse didn't
work, but the keyboard still works. Using the keyboard, I navigated to
Control Panel>Mouse>Hardware, where nothing was listed at all. I've tried to
re-add the PS/2 mouse by going to add/remove hardware and right click
install on mouse.inf, but it still doesn't work. I've reset the BIOS, pulled
out all other cards, and etc. Also, memtest86+ always gets stuck at the
14second mark on this computer. The RAM is PC2700 512MB. I can get the
computer to work with a USB Mouse, however. Any ideas on why the PS/2 mouse
doesn't work?
 
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kony

I have a Windows XP Professional Computer fully patched up. It's an Intel
Pentium 4 Processor on an Intel D845BG motherboard. I recently updated the
BIOS using Intel express update, and after rebooting the computer froze
right after login, so I rebooted it. When it rebooted, the PS/2 Mouse didn't
work, but the keyboard still works. Using the keyboard, I navigated to
Control Panel>Mouse>Hardware, where nothing was listed at all. I've tried to
re-add the PS/2 mouse by going to add/remove hardware and right click
install on mouse.inf, but it still doesn't work. I've reset the BIOS, pulled
out all other cards, and etc. Also, memtest86+ always gets stuck at the
14second mark on this computer. The RAM is PC2700 512MB. I can get the
computer to work with a USB Mouse, however. Any ideas on why the PS/2 mouse
doesn't work?


Better to wait to ponder this after you have flashed the
known working, prior version of the bios.
 
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Plato

ddcc said:
I have a Windows XP Professional Computer fully patched up. It's an Intel
Pentium 4 Processor on an Intel D845BG motherboard. I recently updated the
BIOS using Intel express update, and after rebooting the computer froze
right after login, so I rebooted it. When it rebooted, the PS/2 Mouse didn't
work, but the keyboard still works. Using the keyboard, I navigated to
Control Panel>Mouse>Hardware, where nothing was listed at all. I've tried to
re-add the PS/2 mouse by going to add/remove hardware and right click
install on mouse.inf, but it still doesn't work. I've reset the BIOS, pulled
out all other cards, and etc. Also, memtest86+ always gets stuck at the
14second mark on this computer. The RAM is PC2700 512MB. I can get the
computer to work with a USB Mouse, however. Any ideas on why the PS/2 mouse
doesn't work?

Why did you flash the bios in the first place? What new feature did you
need that the new updated bios file addressed?
 
D

ddcc

Nothing much really. It's a lab computer that we have a bunch of that we're
allowed to experiment and do stuff on.
 
K

kony

I have a Windows XP Professional Computer fully patched up. It's an Intel
Pentium 4 Processor on an Intel D845BG motherboard. I recently updated the
BIOS using Intel express update, and after rebooting the computer froze
right after login, so I rebooted it. When it rebooted, the PS/2 Mouse didn't
work, but the keyboard still works. Using the keyboard, I navigated to
Control Panel>Mouse>Hardware, where nothing was listed at all. I've tried to
re-add the PS/2 mouse by going to add/remove hardware and right click
install on mouse.inf, but it still doesn't work. I've reset the BIOS, pulled
out all other cards, and etc. Also, memtest86+ always gets stuck at the
14second mark on this computer. The RAM is PC2700 512MB. I can get the
computer to work with a USB Mouse, however. Any ideas on why the PS/2 mouse
doesn't work?


Another thought - since you have flashed a bios and cleared
CMOS (did you do that with AC power disconected? If not,
try that), had you yet checked the bios settings, like the
one for memory timings & bus speeds or one to enable PS/2?
You didn't mention if the keyboard was PS2 either?

Memtest might just be trying to check memory space reserved
on that board, you might note whether it always gets stuck
in exactly the same place and if so, manually set it to
check around this area/test.
 
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ddcc

kony said:
Another thought - since you have flashed a bios and cleared
CMOS (did you do that with AC power disconected? If not,
try that), had you yet checked the bios settings, like the
one for memory timings & bus speeds or one to enable PS/2?
You didn't mention if the keyboard was PS2 either?

Memtest might just be trying to check memory space reserved
on that board, you might note whether it always gets stuck
in exactly the same place and if so, manually set it to
check around this area/test.

I've looked around the options in the BIOS and haven't noticed any settings
for PS/2, though I'll double check. The keyboard is on PS/2 and it works
fine, the only issue is the mouse of which I'm using a USB one. I'm pretty
much sure that the flash was successful since I re-flashed the new version
again, this time by booting up from floppy. I don't think there is an option
to reset the CMOS on this machine, there's just pin 1-2: regular mode, 2-3:
configure, and none: recovery. The instructions when I flashed it just told
me to go into the BIOS and have it "load default settings" which I did.
 
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kony

I've looked around the options in the BIOS and haven't noticed any settings
for PS/2, though I'll double check. The keyboard is on PS/2 and it works
fine, the only issue is the mouse of which I'm using a USB one. I'm pretty
much sure that the flash was successful since I re-flashed the new version
again, this time by booting up from floppy.

I still think it would be good to revert back to the prior
bios version. While odds are against it, you might be the 1
in a million people who happened to have a periperal failure
(or board port failure) that just happened to coincide to
flashing the bios. I doubt it, but if there is no bios
setting to change AND reverting the bios to prior version
doesnt help, it would seem more likely.

I don't think there is an option
to reset the CMOS on this machine, there's just pin 1-2: regular mode, 2-3:
configure, and none: recovery. The instructions when I flashed it just told
me to go into the BIOS and have it "load default settings" which I did.

Unplug AC from PSU then pull battery for 10 minutes.
 

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