PS2 mouse not recognized in DD when booting from CD

Discussion in 'Acronis Disk Director Suite' started by nahmus, Feb 27, 2009.

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  1. nahmus

    nahmus Registered Member

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    I was working on an older Dell Poweredge 1300. It had an 8gig C: that i wanted to enlarge. When i booted from the disk the mouse, which was PS2 was not found. no cursor. No biggie. I was tabing to what i needed and using the "5" key on the number pad as the left click.
    There was a 20gig partition that was not being used for anything useful so i copied all the data off of it. I started the wizard-> resize partition and selected the C: and then when i went to select the partition that i wanted to take space from you are supposed to click on the box on that line where the partition is located. I could tab to that line so it was highlighted but nothing worked to "click" the box. space bar "5" key nothing. I tried 3 different PS2mice and 2 usb mice. Nothing was recognized. All mice worked when booted into windows.

    I was thinking it might be a BIOS issue since its still on its original BIOS and will try updating that on monday. I just wanted to see of this has happened before. I searched and say mudcrabs post about the F11 key and the USB mouse but that did not help.

    very weird.
     
  2. K0LO

    K0LO Registered Member

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    Have you tried the "safe" mode version of DD? It uses DOS and is more likely to work with a standard PS2 mouse than the "full" mode (Linux) version, which may not have the proper drivers for your hardware.
     
  3. nahmus

    nahmus Registered Member

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    worked like a charm. thanks
     
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