First post, by Xanarki
I've tried 4 different places to ask, and so I hope someone with a bit of experience can help me out.
I recently got a Dell Latitude D600. It's not officially supported for Windows 98SE, but, it works with the correct BIOs and drivers. Everything on it works great, except a USB mouse. The USB port itself works fine, as it detects other things such as a flash drive. But after plugging in a USB mouse, the only driver that I can get it to work with, is the "HID-compliant" driver from Microsoft. Then, the mouse will run extremely slow, very laggy. I have tried 5 different mice (4 optical, 1 ball), all made before 2005, and same results with each one. And for the record, the touchpad mouse works very smoothly.
I have tried the following so far:
-Removing and reinstalling the USB root hubs from Device Manager.
-Removing and reinstalling the Intel 82801DB USB host controller (caused a BSOD but it fixed itself after a reboot) from Device Manager.
-Tried setting in the BIOs screen as (even though it's USB) "serial only" "ps/2 only" and "hybrid."
-Adjusted the mouse acceleration and pointer speed.
-Tried the few Win98 mouse drivers I could find (Logitech's Mouseware and Dell's R141084) but the USB mice doesn't work at all then.
-Booted in safe mode but the USB mice doesn't work at all then.
There are no ps/2 ports on the laptop. There is a 9 pin serial port, and I might try to find someone with a classic serial mouse; however, searching online, it looks like people had problems getting serial mice to work as well and so more than likely that'll be another roadblock, with the way things are looking.
I'm just so exhausted. Everything else on this laptop works great, but I am hindered by not being able to use a mouse. Please does anyone have a suggestion?