I have a Zoom 56 k usb modem and cannot get the usb port to be recognised. A mouse will work on it but the control panel will not allow me to choose the usb port only com 3 or com 4. The machine is an IBM 600E.
There is a list of modems one of which may be in there but i cannot get any joy there either.
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Some mouses stop responding if you do not use it for a few minutes. This is usually a battery saving feature. Usually all you got to do is use the scroll button to reactivate the mouse by scrolling up or down. This will bring the mouse back to life. When you change the ports you are actually doing the same thing (reactivating). Also check whether battery needs changing.
Do you have another USB mouse around that you can test with? It sounds like the USB port on your laptop is fine but the mouse is the issue.
If you can find a spare around and test or alternatively you could try to bring the laptop to a friends house and borrow their USB mouse temporarily.
My guess is that the other mouse will work fine. How many USB ports does this computer have? You can also try changing which port you plug it in to.
Try moving the arc mouse USB dongle to another USB port on your Toshiba Satellite L650. If the mouse works on the other port, then the first port is the problem. Use Control Panel's Device Manager to further diagnose the port problem.
Assuming this is NOT a dsl or cable modem, try the following:
The modem settings can be managed from the control panel as follows: •Click Start (lower left-hand of screen) •Select Control Panel •Click Phone and Modem Options •Select the Modem Tab •Select the Modem Name and click properties. •Check the properties settings and make sure the Modem is enabled and working ok. -Device Status should be: 'This device is working properly.'
Also, review the other tabs in the properties page (General - Modem - Diagnostics - Advanced - Driver - Details).
Make a note of any setting before changing it.
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go to control panel, performance and maintence, hardware, device manager, find your mouse, and then disable , then enable, if this dont work, update driver, also make sure it is turned on, go to control panel, mouses and keyboards, and make sure it is enabled there first.,
If you have got a usb mouse plug it into your computer then go to control panel>system>hardware>device manager and go to pointing devices. Right click on the + sign next to keyboard and touchpad, click on uninstall. Then reboot your machine, take the usb mouse out. Windows will reload the correct drivers for the keyboard and touchpad as new hardware and your problem should be resolved.
I have the same problem with the USB's not working. Suppliers say Motherboard problem. solved it by purchasing a PCMCIA to USB port. at least i now have 2 USB ports. you could probably get one with 3 ports.
why fight it , let it be on com 1 then, go into the bios and disable the serial ports . that may be the easiest fix as long as you don't need the serial port for anything. but if you have a serial mouse oh boy.