How to check to see if hardware is working.

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coryvance

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I have a HP Pavailion dv1000 laptop and i have had it for about 2 years now. I have a problem with things just starting to stop working. i have 2 USB ports that don't seem like they work anymore, I have a digital Media area(for memory cards, SD cards, etc.) that doesnt want to read anymore, and now my touchpad doesnt want to work. the buttons work and sometimes i can get the mouse to move using the touch pad if i use my thumb. Its strange. How do i check and see if there is any problem with the hardware and why does my touchpad only work when i use my thumb (well only works sometimes)

Thanks... any information would be great.

cory
 

bonk

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Howdy,

First did you get any Disks with the PC....like Utility CD....Operating System on CD.?
 

coryvance

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yes i did, i got a bunch of disks im not totally sure which ones i got since i dont have them with me at the moment.
 

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Well try to find them and see if you have the motherboard (Chipset drivers) drivers on one of them and re-install them.

You also could try going to Device Manager and uninstall all you USB drivers and restart the PC..and see
 

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I tried the Device Manager and no luck

the discs i got with my computer are "application and driver recovery" and operating system recovery" I tried to just reinstall all the drivers with the "application and driver recovery" disc but it didn't seem to do anything.

I don't think its broke, because it works but not the way it used it. Maybe its dieing... is there a way to find out without taking it in and spending a ton of money on it?
 
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