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PC no longer detects mice

I have just replaced a faulty ram stick inside this old PC I was able to boot up fine but the PC didn't detect the usb mouse that had been used with it up until now. I rebooted into the setup menu and was able to confirm that the keyboard still works and all for RAM sticks are working. I tried using another mouse which also didn't work and confirmed that that mouse worked on another computer. As far as I can tell it is only mice it has stopped detecting. When the PC boots up it enters a profile select screen and I can't seem to get to the desktop using the keyboard alone. I have tried a few other solutions I found through a Google search but nothing has worked yet. So I am asking here, hopefully someone can provide a solution. Thanks in advance for any help.

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You said that you are using a USB mouse, when you tried another mouse on this PC was it also a USB mouse, or one of the more basic mice you plug into the tower? I suggest trying to use one of these mice so that you may have a working mouse, and then if that works use it to try to get at some of the input settings that could be in need of adjusting.

Hope this helps some.

Posted on Nov 12, 2013

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SOURCE: RAM installation

Hi hunter555,

First off, you've done a lot of work for nothing. What you need to do is put back the new memory. When the Dell Bios boots, it confirming that it has detected the new memory. What you need to do is hit the F1 key to reboot and continue on to the XP installation. When you open the case, it will say the same thing. Don't worry about it, it's only confirming that the case was opened. Typically, I shut off the case intrusion detection, only because I'm always adding things to the machines and it's just a extra step I have to take to boot. However, it's good to know that your bios is confirming that you've opened the case, and that you've put in new memory. You want to make sure that the setup recongizes the entire memory in the banks. So, go to the system information page and make sure that it's reading the original and the additional memory 256k you added. Otherwise your done.

Good Luck

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Posted on Jan 14, 2009

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SOURCE: dell 2400 ram upgrade problem

RAM can be finicky so first test all memory slots with a known good stick (your 512MB). Make sure you're starting from a complete power down and you get a POST beep (hopefully your system is set up to beep when it powers on) and everything loads up all the way through to your OS.

Once you do that with all your memory slots test with the new stick by itself in all memory slots. If neither of the memory slots work with the new stick but you verify that it works in another system you should then check your BIOS settings and RAM timings to ensure compatibility with your stick. If you can't find the timing on the RAM stick itself, look up the manufacturer's part number for the information.

Good luck!

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Windows XP CD cannot be detected in Dell Optiplex gx260

Your optical drive might be dirty or bad. Try an official Dell disk to see if it will read it, especially a Dell drivers and Utilities disk. Also try a boot flash drive or boot floppy(since your system is a older) to get the system up. If your system comes up any of those ways, I would try a disk cleaner. If that doesn't help, then you probably have a bad cd drive. You could also look in bios setup to make sure the bios is showing your cd drive. It should list it there somewhere. Probably on the first page.

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SOURCE: Keyboard & Mouse not inputting..Dell

Check that batteries are charged and installed properly.--make sure driver disc is installed if applicable- check instructions as some wireless suites need you to push a small connect button to initialise them . Also try shifting the usb conector into another USB port if it is notm getting reconised.

I hope this helps
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Posted on Apr 09, 2011

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