Windows 10: Mouse won't work in Safe Mode

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  1. Posts : 673
    Windows 10
       16 Mar 2018 #11

    Buy a basic MS mouse. Safe Mode is when only basic drivers and files are used that will be different on each PC.
    Thus basic hardware and drivers is more likely to work.
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       16 Mar 2018 #12

    OldGrantonian said: View Post
    In Device Manager, with the highlight on "Mice and other pointing devices", how does one expand the entry?
    To navigate a nested menu like this, use the Arrow keys. Up/Down selects items in the list, Right Arrow expand the current selection. Left Arrow backs out and collapses the list.

    Works in File Explorer's navigation pane and Regedit too, and any other such menu list.

    Tab can be used to cycle focus between the various parts of the app, such as the tabs, or another pane. Shift+Tab does the same, but in the reverse order.

    Alt underscores a letter in each of the menu bar items Alt+(the appropriate letter) opens that menu item.
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  3.    16 Mar 2018 #13

    OldGrantonian said: View Post
    In Device Manager, with the highlight on "Mice and other pointing devices", how does one expand the entry?
    OK. I found it

    With the highlight on "Mice and other pointing devices", right arrow expands the list, left arrow compresses the list.
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  4.    16 Mar 2018 #14

    Seems to be a common problem with G502. There is another thread here (which came to nothing unfortunately...

    Safe Mode: USB mouse won't work - Windows 10 Forums
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       16 Mar 2018 #15

    iamc3k said: View Post
    Safe Mode renders my mouse totally inoperative. ... I welcome any ideas which can help resolve this.
    Everything that you do with a mouse can be done from the keyboard with the Tab, Alt, Shift, Arrows and other keys, it's a useful skill-set to learn for emergencies such as this. Back when DOS ruled the world such keyboard shortcuts were common practice, but their use has become a lost art these days.

    https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000791.htm

    Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts List in Windows 10

    But if you weren't around in the days of DOS and can't cope without seeing and moving a cursor, then enable Mouse Keys.

    Mouse Keys lets you control the mouse pointer by using the numeric keypad on your keyboard.
    Turn On and Off Mouse Keys in Windows 10
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  6.    16 Mar 2018 #16

    OldGrantonian said: View Post
    I'm too lazy to try, but does the touch-pad not work in Safe mode?

    How about this? It's 2 years old:

    How to Move Your Mouse Cursor without a Mouse
    Thanks...but it's a desktop, not a laptop. No touchpad.
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  7.    16 Mar 2018 #17

    OldGrantonian said: View Post
    OK. I found it

    With the highlight on "Mice and other pointing devices", right arrow expands the list, left arrow compresses the list.
    Interestingly, in Safe Mode, Device Manager, there is no Mice/Mouse entry. That may be a clue.
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  •    16 Mar 2018 #18

    Bree said: View Post
    Everything that you do with a mouse can be done from the keyboard with the Tab, Alt, Shift, Arrows and other keys, it's a useful skill-set to learn for emergencies such as this. Back when DOS ruled the world such keyboard shortcuts were common practice, but their use has become a lost art these days.

    https://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000791.htm

    Desktop Keyboard Shortcuts List in Windows 10

    But if you weren't around in the days of DOS and can't cope without seeing and moving a cursor, then enable Mouse Keys.

    Turn On and Off Mouse Keys in Windows 10
    "Can't cope" is a bit...insulting. Not sure if you meant that way, but that's how it sounds.
    Back in the day, I was the guy who called a number in Redmond, Washington, and had to tutor the programmer (who was supporting the new operating system) in how I set up my config.sys and autoexec.bat files. I'd think MS would be giving me royalty checks.
    So, yeah, I've been around...in DOS days and before. That has little to do with Windows 10 and the registry and safe mode, wouldn't you agree?
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  •    16 Mar 2018 #19

    Will Repair install work if my computer is running v1709 (build 16299.309) but my ISO is v1709 (build 16299.15)?

    The fact that Device Manager in Safe Mode has NO listing for mice is, to me, an issue which needs to be rectified. I'd think a Repair Install could do that?
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       16 Mar 2018 #20

    iamc3k said: View Post
    Will Repair install work if my computer is running v1709 (build 16299.309) but my ISO is v1709 (build 16299.15)?

    The fact that Device Manager in Safe Mode has NO listing for mice is, to me, an issue which needs to be rectified. I'd think a Repair Install could do that?
    Yes. May need to do cumulatives if it doesn't grab them during repair, butr yes....16299.15 is the base ISO and is what you want.
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