First post, by lackofpatience
I'm wondering if someone might be able to shed some light on a strange issue I'm having.
It sounds basic, but for the life of me I can't work out what the issue is.
I have 2x socket 7 motherboards, in 2x separate cases. But I can't get my plain Microsoft Serial mouse to work with any of the onboard COM headers.
I've tested the mouse on another computer, it works fine. I've check to make sure I have Pin 1 mapped correctly as well. Reset the BIOS to defaults and checked the settings to make sure there isn't any conflicts.
Fresh installs of Windows 95 and manually tried to force it to connect.
I also grabbed a PCI Serial card to test with, but it doesn't work with that either. I've had this issue on a 2nd motherboard as well ages ago, but assumed the board was faulty. Using a different case with different headers attached.
I can get voltage out of some of the Pins when testing.
It's just very strange that the mouse works one of my other computers. But I can't get it to detect on 2x other machines.
One thing I've noted with a serial mouse is some newer machines give me the same issue.
The only clue I have, is when I attach the mouse to my 440BX P3 system, it doesn't get detected either. I assumed this had something to do with PS2 clashing?
Same when I use it on a laptop with serial and PS2, no detection. It does however work on a really old laptop I have, but this machine doesn't have PS2, just Serial.
Anyway, I will try to gather more info.
But has anyone had a similar issue with a plain old serial mouse just not being detected?