Magnavox 80286, Serial Mouse Doesn't Work in Windows or MS-DOS (81885)
The information in this article applies to:
• Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS
• Microsoft Windows 98
This article was previously published under Q81885
Magnavox 80286 systems have a bus mouse port, which may prevent the
MS-DOS mouse driver from installing, or the driver may install but the
mouse may not function. In addition, the mouse may not work in
The MS-DOS driver should install when the /C1 or /C2 switch is applied
to the driver for a Microsoft serial Mouse. Microsoft Mouse driver
version 8.0 or later may be required for the Microsoft Mouse to work
It is best to first install the Mouse to work under MS-DOS. To install
a serial Mouse (including the BallPoint Mouse) under MS-DOS, do the
• Exit from Windows (if Windows is running).
• At the mouse subdirectory (for example, C:\MOUSE), type the
If the message
is displayed, boot the machine and go to step 3.
If the message
is displayed, enter the command
and repeat step 2.
• At the command prompt, type
to install the mouse. If the mouse does not install, there may be a
hardware conflict or other limitation. Do a clean MS-DOS boot.
• If the mouse driver installed in step 3, run CPANEL.COM. If a mouse
cursor appears in Control Panel, then a solution exists.
• For MS-DOS, add the appropriate switch (/C1 or /C2) to the
AUTOEXEC.BAT or CONFIG.SYS file.
To use the mouse in Windows, you will need to modify the MOUSE.INI
file in the mouse subdirectory. To modify the MOUSE.INI file to work
with a mouse in Windows, do the following:
The MouseType= line should be modified to read MouseType=Serial1 or
MouseType=Serial2, depending on whether /C1 or /C2 worked,
Note: The MOUSE.INI file only exists for Microsoft Mouse driver
versions 8.0 and later.
It is not necessary to reboot before entering Windows.
The product included here, Magnavox 80286, is manufactured by vendors
independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise,
regarding this product's performance or reliability.
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