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#1 jtan

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 06:00 PM

Hi

I am using dos version of Norton Ghost 11.5.1 and windows 98 dos mouse driver [ mouse.exe ]
however, in my new asus motherboard somehow the mouse driver is not functioning.

Is there any recommended mouse driver for DOS ?

I have tried the following mouse driver but still does not work.
http://www.uwe-sieber.de/util_e.html

CTmouse CTMOUSE19.ZIP
Logitech mouse driver LOGI650.ZIP
MS Mousedriver V6.24 for DOS from 1988

Please advice and thank you.

#2 MichaelZ

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Posted 21 July 2011 - 08:20 PM

Hi jtan,

does your mouse use a PS/2 or USB interface?

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 07:44 AM

There's an option in BIOS that allows you to load USB bios and mice into the PS/2 slots. Try that.

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Posted 22 July 2011 - 08:41 AM

If you have a USB mouse then the first thing that you would need to do is enable USB support in DOS and I think there are some USB drivers for DOS but I am not sure if they are still available. I believe they are made by Panasonic or IOMEGA. I think the name of the drivers are USBASPI.SYS and DI1000DD.SYS and one or both of there are by Panasonic (I believe ) and as far as I remember, in your config.sys you need to have these lines:

dos=high
device=himem.exe
device=usbaspi.sys
device=di1000dd.sys

Then once you have the USB DOS driver loaded, you can try running mouse.com and that theoretically should do it. If you have a PS/2 mouse, you won't have to worry about loading USB drivers for DOS and simply running mouse.com should give you a mouse pointer in ghost for DOS. I remember, clearly remember typing mouse.com as well as "ghost" and it showed the mouse pointer. When the mouse driver loads, it greets you with a nice promising message. The mouse.com file used to come with Windows 98 I think but not sure about Windows ME.....

Hehe I even remember loading MSCDEX ages ago and I used to get excited about being able to access my CD-ROM drive in DOS and run "setup" B) to install Windows 95/98 haha :unsure:

#5 jtan

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 05:12 AM

Hi,

Thank you all for taking the time to reply.

I am using usb mouse.
1. When I plug it into PS/2 slot (with adaptor) the USB mouse will work on any machine.
2. When I plug it into USB directly on some machine it work or my new ASUS motherboard it does not.


I tried using Panasonic driver as Skyide suggested however, it still does not work : (

#6 MichaelZ

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 06:53 AM

1. When I plug it into PS/2 slot (with adaptor) the USB mouse will work on any machine.

Does it include your new ASUS motherboard? Wouldn't that be the solution? :D Or is there no PS/2 anymore on your new machine?

Many Greetings
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#7 skyide

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 08:30 AM

I tried using Panasonic driver as Skyide suggested however, it still does not work : (


Did the USB driver load properly? Did you see the Panasonic copyright notice when DOS started etc? Also did you try mouse.com? If all that evaluates to yes then I am out of ideas :D

#8 betrand

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Posted 23 July 2011 - 10:53 AM

Hi jtan and skyide and Michael and Wendy,

I seemed to remember, reading the posts, one should research usb mouse dos win98.
I had that in the past. There was a solution, though at the time it seemed to only work for
one person out of two. If you're the 1, might work for you :D


http://www.freedos.o...chnote/179.html

Good luck ;)

edit:
I mean :quote:

Hi, Fred, I discovered that if you put the "hidusb.sys" file on your boot floppy and load it at the A: prompt in DOS, the USB mouse will then work in [DOS]. I figured this out when I tried to use a USB mouse in WIN98SE with [DOS-level] Drive Image and discovered that the PS2 mouse driver wouldn't work.

Hidusb.sys is actually a Microsoft USB driver originally from Win98 but included in later Windows versions, too: Just search your system for the file, and it probably will be there.






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