I have a question on how to get into windows 98 without using a mouse. I was attempting to set up Jessica’s old computer, and for some reason it is not recognizing any mouse I use? I tried every combination? What is does when I turn the computer on it loads up DOS first. Then it does a virus scan cause the computer was not turned off properly. Then it gives me a “Warning” symbol saying that it does not recognize the mouse? The other weird part is that when the mouse is plugged in the red light at the bottom of the mouse is on, so I know it is connected correctly? I know this is probably a really crappy description but I thought I would try.
I think the problem is that, if I can find a way to shut down the computer properly. Without the mouse, I am pretty sure it will recognize the mouse if I can do that?............any thoughts?
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I am not exactly sure what you mean by "can i update computer using usb w/driver for newer mouse", but if you want to know if you can update the USB component of Windows 98 I regret to say to you that it's not possible. USB support on Windows 98 always been tricky and Microsoft never officially supported it before Windows 98 SE. I don't know what version you have, but either way USB support under Windows 98 never been great. You also need to keep in mind that Windows 98 is quite an old system and no recent hardware like mouse, keyboard, printers is supported on it anymore. My advise would be to upgrade your current Windows installation to Windows XP or Windows 2000. A friend can probably lend you a copy and I'm 100% positive that it will solve your problem with newer mices. You will need to make sure your computer can handle Windows XP or 2000, but they can run under pretty old hardware so it should not be a problem. Cheers!
regarding your mouse issue frist of all what windows your using if u using win 98 or 2000 and your mouse is USB then u have to insatall usb drivers for that windows Xp then it will conact driectly to the Harware it wnot ask for divers
thne chack your mousr will work if not then you have problem with you windows just ub-date your windows
I'm afraid the USB mouses will not work on windows 98, please use the adapter so it fits into a ps2 port. (the old mouse plug) then of course you can check the logitechs website if they offer any drivers for windows 98 but its very unlikely.
If you have both sets of keyboard and mouse plugged in, turn off the computer and remove the old mouse and plug in the new mouse. Reboot and if necessary use the keyboard to login. Once windows is loaded let it detect the new mouse and then shut down again. Take out the old keyboard and reboot. You should now be able to use both new pieces without problems.
IF the old PC motherboard will recognize the drive while booting up, Windows 98 will also see the drive after boot-up. You may have to reformat the drive into smaller partitions.
All you have to do is physically install the drive in your old computer and attempt to boot. After the computer boots up, if the drive does not show up shut down and put the drive back in your old computer. Use the manufacturer's partitioning software available on their website to change the drive from one 250 Gb partitions to five 50 Gb partitions.
You cannot directly link a Windows 98 computer to another computer via USB(without special hardware). The easiest way to do what you are trying to accomplish would be to hook both computers up to a router and share files over a network.
Windows 98 does not support USB and therefore no USB devices will work without a driver.
Why ae you using Windows 98?
If you insist on using a very old Windows operating system then at least use Windows ME, it does support USB devices.
Try pressing the DEL or F10 key when you boot up to get into the BIOS.
Two possible reasons: 1. Since the Win98 PC hasn't been used for some time, it can be assumed that somehow the CMOS/BIOS has reverted to default values including its recognition of what HD is installed (or in this case failure to recognize the HD). What needs to be done is the let the PC detect what HD is installed. To do this, on most PCs you need to press "Del" key on boot up (when prompted by a bottom screen display of "Press Del to change BIOS values".... or something like that. Somewhere, there should be an option to manually detect the HD, save setting exit, reboot. 2. If the above does not detect the HD and boot, it may be that the HD has suffered physical/hardware fault such as stuck spindle motor or something else. In some instances, it maybe the IDE cable or even the 4-wire power connector.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
you are probably going to need a driver to install. find the brand of mouse go to their website and download the drivers then install those drivers on windows. this could also be hardware failure or 10 other things without the computer it would be difficult to debug.