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    Okay I know I did something to my original OEM XP Home OS, but what? And how to fix it? This is an old HP 752n with XP sp3 and all updates applied. To get more space on Hard drive, I did delete files - looks like one file too many! :-(

    I have tried to install an HP Mouse and tried also a new Logitech Mouse. Tried Plug n Play - the Computer recognizes "something", but cannot make it work. It asks for install software location or CD, but will not install from either location. Device Manager shows a general device connected to a USB port, but only the yellow "?", and cannot enable device. Mouse batteries are new, and I have tried several different ports in the front and the rear, just in case.

    The bright side is I'm learning keyboard shortcuts, but I need a mouse too! Thoughts?

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    Do you have a System Restore Point from before your "house cleaning"?
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    Yes, I went back as far as I had (I do not keep too many), but that did not fix. So this must have happened before that. See - I'm guessing existing USB devices (like keyboard) are good as long as I do not uninstall them... I would not have discovered the issue until I uninstalled and reinstalled - I think?

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    Hi John, have you tried HP and Logitech support sites for new XP drivers?

    Also, check Services to be sure the Plug and Play service is set to Automatic and is running. If it is stopped, start it.
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    If you think you deleted system files, try Run> sfc /scannow
    There should be a space in there. That will restore any system files.
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    @ Gerald and RochelleP - good suggestions and I will attempt them. Attempt is the word because it is so hard to navigate using keystrokes only...

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    Why don't you use a regular PS 2 mouse while you're solving the problem? You can get one for a few bucks or borrow one.
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    Katz - that's what I did - but I just got rid of the whole thing... waste of time

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