Older Thinkpad running a vanilla Win98. I tried to jazz it up by
adding a mouse with a scroll wheel (whoopee). The packaging said it was
Memorex but the results tells me it was just ex. The software and
drivers got hung-up in the install, so I backed it out, and threw it
all away. Everything was back to normal until I re-booted. Got BSOD
while the Sys Tray was being populated. Using MSCONFIG, was able to
determine that the TrackPoint driver was causing the problem. Took
that out of the starting line-up and everything worked fine. Since the
Trackpoint doesn't function when a mouse is connected to the serial
port, no big problem.
However, that device is probably not enabled, so I would like to get it
fixed, since I suspect I am going to need to use it to fix the next
I bought and installed a Belkin mouse (with scroll wheel) and while it
installed and now works, there is a Yellow exclamation point next to it
in the Device Manager and the listed manufacturer in Devise Manager is
that of the mouse that failed, not Belkin. So I need to get that
cleared up too. Don't want to work on both at the same time, cause I
don't know all the keys to push to make this thing work. Very
dependent on the availability of a point and click device.
I've read where you can remove a device via the Device Manager, and
Windows will reinstall it, plus the drivers on a re-boot. How does one
do this to make sure everything is off that should be off, and Windows
has a clean slate to start with, but also making sure that too much
isn't taken off and Windows still has something to work with. I have a
floppy with the Belkin drivers, but all the TrackPoint drivers were
pre-installed long ago, by IBM. Really hate screwing around with
removing system stuff. Always dread that it may not come back.
I assume I should do this complete routine for each device, separately,
starting with the TrackPoint?
I reckon this is all written up some place, so just point me in the
right direction if you're running short on time.
Also, is there a reference I could go to that would tell me all the
operational keys they used to use before the mouse was invented? Does
anyone use them anymore?