MS-DOS Shell Version Check on Mouse Drivers (74447)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 5.0a
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0

This article was previously published under Q74447


Microsoft MS-DOS Shell issues a version check on the mouse driver being used on your computer. If the mouse driver is not a Microsoft or Logitech driver, the version check is of no use. For more information, you must contact the mouse manufacturer.


MS-DOS Shell first checks for the version of the mouse driver. If the driver is version 6.14 or earlier, a check for a Logitech driver is done. If the driver is Logitech and earlier than version 5.01, a warning message is displayed.

If a Logitech mouse driver is not detected, it is assumed that a Microsoft Mouse driver is present. Version 6.14 or later is needed for Microsoft Mouse drivers to be compatible with MS-DOS Shell.

Therefore, if the mouse driver being used is not Microsoft or Logitech, the information given by the check is most likely incorrect. In this case, Microsoft is unable to state whether or not MS-DOS Shell will experience problems with your driver. For more information, contact the manufacturer of the mouse driver.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 10/20/2003
Keywords: KB74447