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PS/2 Mouse not working

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    PS/2 Mouse not working


    I have windows 8, and the mouse pointer doesnt move after the windows boots up.. But it works after i disconnect it and replug it.. Pls help.. It so annoying

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    Did you try uninstalling it's driver in Device manager and restarting with mouse plugged in ?
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    windows 8


    I tried it.. But no use..
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    PS2 ports are not hot swap ports like USB ports are. You could potentially damage your motherboard by unplugging and inserting the mouse while the PC is powered up. I'm surprised doing that actually gets it working.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    PS2 ports are not hot swap ports like USB ports are. You could potentially damage your motherboard by unplugging and inserting the mouse while the PC is powered up. I'm surprised doing that actually gets it working.
    If computer is started with PS/2 mouse connected you can hot swap it or even change mouse and it will work. Same goes for KB.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    You can do it, but that doesn't mean you should. I personally don't do it and don't recommend doing it. Just my 2 cents, based on my background as an electronic technician. I have seen it damage the port.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    You can do it, but that doesn't mean you should. I personally don't do it and don't recommend doing it. Just my 2 cents, based on my background as an electronic technician. I have seen it damage the port.
    Of course but that explains why it works for him.
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    You can do it, but that doesn't mean you should. I personally don't do it and don't recommend doing it. Just my 2 cents, based on my background as an electronic technician. I have seen it damage the port.
    Of course but that explains why it works for him.
    If it hasn't damaged anything yet, it likely won't now. Still, if I see someone doing something that I think might do more harm than good I mention it. Then they can decide if they will or won't do it. Doing it just once might be why he is having this issue now? The OP may have unplugged or plugged it in with the system powered up without thinking about it.
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    I think you would have less headaches if you just switched to a USB mouse...then it won't matter how many times you plug and unplug the mouse.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 7
    windows 8


    Yeah.. USB will work.. But I'm still trying to figure out what could be the issue here..
    It works after i disconnect and plug in again and after that if I reboot my computer immediately, then it works too but if I shut it down today and tomorrow if I start my pc, it doesn't work..!!
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