...you'll need to install all drivers and software for all hardware..XP doesn't do that for you..If there was a particular type of software that went with the mouse, you'll need to install it..
Is it a USB mouse or PS2 mouse? Generally, PS2 mice/mouses/meece don't need any special software but the USB type might.
Hope this helps.
i have recently just reformated a computer for a friend and after he took it home he now claims the mouse will not work tried a different mouse with no luck the mouse is pluged in the right slot. when i did the computer i installed all the updates the mouse was working great it has windows xp home edition installed. could any one give me any solutions on this problem..