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PS/2 mouse, Windows vs. Linux

Hello, I have a PS/2 optical Logitech mouse that works in Linux (Ubuntu 8.04), but not in Windows (XP Pro SP2). It's plugged in when I start the computer, so what's the deal?

I've attempted the following to get it to work:
*Check Device Manager: no yellow or red devices
*Try to use "Add Hardware" - it found nothing
*Tried to use "Add Hardware" manually - no mouse in the selection

Suggestions on getting the thing to work? It's slightly annoying when using some programs to not have a mouse.

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If you or anyone EVER installed...

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Logitech drivers

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No, I haven't used the Logitech drivers, it was a mouse I received from a friend after my last mouse stopped working consistently (I think it had a short in the wire). I just shut the computer down, plugged the mouse in, and turned the computer on. I can't remember, but I think the first time, or first couple times, the mouse may have worked in Windows ... though maybe not.

Aside from Logitech drivers, any other suggestions?

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The same filters can be installed by spyware and other maker's drivers. It's a common failure and unless the PS2 port or mouse is dead which your Linux test shows it's not then this is the registry tree I check then I delete that and the files it points to. I consider this just above average user repairs so not everyone survives this one.

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wow, it works without doing anything

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So ... I booted back into Windows today, expecting the PS/2 mouse not to work, or my wireless mouse to work (dead battery, I thought). To my surprise, they both work, and I haven't done anything to actually fix the situation.

But hey, I'm not complaining. Grin

Just figured I'd let you all know that this computer is magical, or something. That, and that it works again.

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