Posted by Übermenschİ at southcity-22.214.171.124.charter-stl.com on January 18, 2004 at 13:19:27:
In Reply to: more annoying comp questions: are viruses only posted by joejoess on January 18, 2004 at 12:37:59:
There is NO reason to replace your HD to fix your mouse. That's one of the most preposterous things I've ever heard. Second, the HD is the most often infected computer component but some viruses can also infect your motherboard BIOS or conceivably your graphics card BIOS (if you have one). Any component that stores information could theoretically become infected with a virus.
As for your mouse, what kind of mouse is it? Brand, wireless?, etc. You may have corrupt drivers. Also, you could simply attempt to uninstall the device then reinstall it if you have a drivers disc or can download them.
Have you tried using another mouse with the computer? The mouse you have may be dead and buying a new mouse would be the only solution.
Is your mouse plugged in properly? Maybe the mouse is occupying the PS/2 slot meant for the keyboard. Is it plugged into a PS/2 port or a USB port?
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