Serial mouse won't work untill you refresh in device manager....

Canon

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My ucnle just got a computer given to him and he's just using it to get on the net (t's a 233mhz Pentium system with an Intel PCI Chipset). Anyhow I just installed a fresh copy of Windows 98 on it for him, however in order to get the mouse to work I have to go into device manager and refresh it in order for it to work. I have to do this ever time the system is rebooted.

It's very strange. Does anyone know of a quick fix for this? I'll probably be headed over there later today to finish doing some other stuff and it'd be nice to fix this problem if possible.
 

xonik

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The only thing I can think of is to make sure the mouse is plugged into the port corresponding to COM1. Also, suggest that he try avoiding reboots as much as possible--perhaps, leave the computer on 24/7? As you probably know, serial isn't a "hot-plug" or "plug and play" interface. I wouldn't mess around with a serial mouse too much, considering that you can find PS/2 mice for pocket change.
 

Canon

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Ok,yea I told him to keep it on 24/7.

There is only one serial port on this system so that's not an option.

Any other suggestions?
 
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