Why does the mouse not work in DOS?

  King Diamond 22:59 02 Apr 03


Q2. My friend has been given a new mouse, the connection on the mouse is 6 pin mini DIN, but he needs to use an adapter to connect it to a nine pin serial port, but it does not work...why?

  woodchip 23:10 02 Apr 03

To use a mouse in dos you have to load dos drivers, these come with the mouse normally. And have to be loaded from a dos prompt

  woodchip 23:11 02 Apr 03

PS some mice do not have them as not many use Dos now day's. They should be on a floppy disc

  Switcher 23:50 02 Apr 03

Only one file is required Mouse.com and can be loaded automatically from your autoexec.bat file.

  DieSse 23:55 02 Apr 03

Q2 - For a PS/2 (mini-din) mouse to work via a 9 pin serial adapter, it must be built that way in the first place. Not many of them are - that's why you can get either a Serial mouse, a PS/2 mouse, or a PS/2-Serial mouse (which usually comes with the adapter).

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