Disabling or Re-Enabling Mouse in MS-DOS Shell (73442)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
This article was previously published under Q73442
After you respond to the following message when starting MS-DOS
version 5.0 Shell,
Warning: You do not have a current mouse driver..."
a line is added to the DOSSHELL.INI file if you are using an old
Microsoft or Logitech mouse driver. If you choose to to disable the
mouse, the following line is added:
mouseinfo = <ver>,disabled
If you choose to use the mouse anyway, the following line is added:
mouseinfo = <ver>,ignore
To disable or re-enable the mouse in the MS-DOS Shell, these lines can
be edited using a text editor such as MS-DOS Editor, or deleted from
the DOSSHELL.INI file. Deleting the MOUSEINFO = line causes the
following message to be displayed when Shell is restarted:
Warning: You do not have a current mouse driver...
If you obtain an updated mouse driver, you do not need to manually
edit the DOSSHELL.INI file. Upon loading Shell into memory using an
updated mouse driver, the MOUSEINFO = line in DOSSHELL.INI will be
At this point, the mouse will be enabled in Shell.
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