Why won't my mouse work in safe mode?

Question

When going into safe mode, windows cannot detect a mouse, even though i have one attached. I have a Compaq 3-button mouse

Answer

This question was answered on April 21, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Thank you for your question What kind of connection does your mouse use? PS2, USB, or serial? If it is a USB mouse then Safe Mode does not load the USB drivers and thus no USB devices are accessible.

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Posted by Scott of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 21, 2001