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    Question Gigabyte Mobos, DOS & USB Mouse?

    I gave myself an early Xmas present of an i5-750 teamed with a Gigabyte P55-UD4P mobo. Gotta say it's a very nice upgrade and working well.

    I haven't begun to attempt any performance tweaking but I'm reading up on everything I can find on overclocking (lots of great info here, for sure!).

    My question now is about getting a USB mouse to show up in DOS Ghost. The USB keyboard works fine but I do miss being able to use a mouse. The old ECS AMD system I have works fine with a USB mouse in DOS Ghost, as do all the Dell's I've tried at work. For some reason I can't land on a combination of settings with the Gigabyte motherboard that allow me to use the USB mouse. I've tried the exact mice that work on the ECS, but no change. Using a PS2 mouse with DOS Ghost on the Gigabyte board DOES work fine - mouse cursor present and usable.

    Does your Gigabyte mobo work with a USB mouse in DOS Ghost (or similar program)?

    I have USB Legacy Function and USB Storage Function both enabled (as well as USB Controllers). Same behavior with F3 (factory BIOS), the F4 betas, F4 and F5 BIOS.

    Of course this is hardly a big deal. More a convenience issue and a curiosity.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Mobos, DOS & USB Mouse?

    its likely a bios issue and youl have to wait till a new bios comes out to update compatability,did you enable usb mouse in bios? thers a few options just check each bios page n makesure you havnt missed it,also you can purchase fairly cheaply a usb to ps2 adaptor and plug it in the ps2socket
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Mobos, DOS & USB Mouse?

    + 1 ^^

    I am going to send in a report this week myself on USB Keyboard issues with X58-UD4P, so I will add your comment to my email.

    They will fix it I am sure, you just have to wait for a newer Beta BIOS

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Mobos, DOS & USB Mouse?

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    Please tell me the model and brand of your keyboard, Thanks
    Lsdmeasap,

    It's a Dell USB keyboard - model L100.

    I hadn't considered the keyboard. I'll try other USB keyboards as well as a PS2 keyboard in combination with different mice and report back.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Mobos, DOS & USB Mouse?

    Ahh, well I doubt they will look into that then with it being a dell, as they would have to special order it likely if they even could. Your best bet is to just use a USB to PS/2 adapter, let me know if you need a link to buy one.

    PS/2 Keyboard will work fine, as will PS/2 mice. It is USB Keyboards that sometimes have compatibility issues and a adapter would solve those most of the time as long as the KB/Mouse is compatible with an adapter which most are.

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    Default Re: Gigabyte Mobos, DOS & USB Mouse?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lsdmeasap View Post
    Ahh, well I doubt they will look into that then with it being a dell, as they would have to special order it likely if they even could. Your best bet is to just use a USB to PS/2 adapter, let me know if you need a link to buy one.

    PS/2 Keyboard will work fine, as will PS/2 mice. It is USB Keyboards that sometimes have compatibility issues and a adapter would solve those most of the time as long as the KB/Mouse is compatible with an adapter which most are.
    Lsdmeasap,

    A bit confused about which flavor of adapter you refer to; are you talking about adapting USB Keyboards/mice to the PS2 combo port on the mobo or adapting PS2 keyboards/mice to a USB port on the mobo? I have both but in either case I prefer to steer clear of adapters.

    No need for Giga to source a Dell USB keyboard, at least for my concern. For me, both USB or PS2 keyboards work fine - not sure which issue you have with keyboards.

    My concern is the with USB mouse in DOS Ghost - no mouse cursor. With a PS2 mouse I get the cursor, with a USB mouse (Dell, Logitech are the ones I have here) I don't get a mouse cursor.

    The question I am curious about is:

    Does ANYONE with a Gigabyte motherboard (ANY model) get a mouse cursor in DOS Ghost (or other DOS programs) while using a USB mouse?

    Thanks,
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    An adapter is a last ditch attempt to keep your existing mouse I suppose. It will work, and USB to PS2 adapters are perfectly safe etc.

    I'm running an EP45-UD3P (P45 chipset, socket 775) and can use my Razor Diamondback USB mose in all DOS based programs I've tried. I don't use Ghost, but have my mouse working in Acronis true Image (boot CD), a low level formatting tool running on PC-DOS, a HDD Acoustic Management program running from a Win 98 Boot Disk (Basically DOS version 7) etc.

    Sometimes with Acronis I have to unplug the mouse then plug it back in before the cursor appears, but this is rare.

    Is the mouse plugged directly into the motherboard USB ports? If it's in a front port, try swapping it. Shouldn't make any difference but its worth a try as they come from different headers on the motherboard. Also if your Keyboard or monitor have a built in USB hub, you could try plugging it in there. This is how I solved the problem of having all but 1 USB port dead on an old MSI board. The solution was to daisy chain from the working port.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Mobos, DOS & USB Mouse?

    Ya, I was referring to using a USB to PS/2 adapter, to connect your USB mouse to the PS/2 Port.

    I can test DOS with an USB mouse if you want, and with a Adapter. I have all that, let me know if you would like me to test.

    Last I remember using Ghost DOS 1.44MB I used keyboard only, and don't think I ever remember seeing a mouse, but I have not used it for a long time since it does not support RAID.
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    Default Re: Gigabyte Mobos, DOS & USB Mouse?

    Psycho101,

    Thanks - that confirms it is possible to see a USB mouse cursor in DOS programs with a Gigabyte board. I've tried Acronis as well, and still have the same issue of no cursor with my mobo. Mouse is plugged directly into mobo, no difference regardless of which port.

    Lsdmeasap,

    Please do try a USB mouse to PS2 adapter plugged into the PS2 port on the mobo. I looked into it, but my adapter was the wrong gender(s).

    If it works maybe that explains why Gigabyte still has a PS2 port on the motherboard(?).

    Thanks,
    George

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