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I have an old Windows 98 computer. Years ago I put it away as I updated my computer and operating system.

Recently I needed to boot up the Windows 98 to retrieve some old files and docs I still have on the hard drive.

Just before the computer reaches the desktop I get an alert box with the following message:

"Windows does not detect a mouse attached to the computer. You can safely attach a serial mouse now"

"To attach a mouse to a PS/2 mouse port you must first turn the computer off"

I have tried attaching two different PS/2 mice and still get the same alert box. I would appreciate any help in solving this problem. The files and docs I need are very important.

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Do you have a USB mouse?

I'm not sure if its possible to turn off ps/2 prts in the BIOS, so the ports on that motherboard might be bad. It's also an old computer, so you might even have issues with the BIOS memory itself. Does the keyboard light come on at all?

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Do you have a USB mouse?

I'm not sure if its possible to turn off ps/2 prts in the BIOS, so the ports on that motherboard might be bad. It's also an old computer, so you might even have issues with the BIOS memory itself. Does the keyboard light come on at all?

At the present time I do not have a USB mouse. I did however look into getting one. They do not seem to be very expensive, so I will give it a try.

Yes, the keyboard light does come on each time I boot the comouter.

If the USB mouse does not work I could always try getting the adapter that was recommended in the other post.

Thank you for your advice

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