Microsoft Mouse May Not Work with Club AT Computer (89252)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS 7.x
    Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS 8.x
    Microsoft Mouse driver for MS-DOS 9.0
    Microsoft IntelliPoint software 1.0

This article was previously published under Q89252


According to Club American Computers, Inc., the Microsoft Mouse does not work on the Club 386/SX computer if the COM ports have been disabled by the BIOS.


The AMI BIOS in the Club 386/SX machine has an "Advanced Chipset" setting that allows you select addresses for the COM ports, as well as enable and disable them. Even if a port is disabled, the debug script d40:0 may show the port address as enabled, as follows:
   -d 40:0
   0040:0000  F8 03 F8 02 00 00 00 00-78 03 00 00 00 00 00 00
To enable the port, you must go into the CMOS setup under "Advanced Chipset" and enable the COM port. You may also need to change the COM port addresses if they are not set correctly. If you do not know how to change a COM port address, you should contact Club American Computer, or the store where you purchased the computer.

The Club American product included here is manufactured by a vendor independent of Microsoft; we make no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding this product's performance or reliability.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 10/3/2003
Keywords: KB89252