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touchpad stopped working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by sisterpete, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. sisterpete

    sisterpete Thread Starter

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    i have a compaq 1720us with a synaptic touchpad. it has worked great until tonight. something has got changed somehow, somewhere. i have uninstalled and reinstalled the latest drivers, i am using windows xp pro.

    the one thing i have noticed is this... if i go into the control panel/system/hardware/device manager/mice or other pointing devices/synaptic touchpad in the general tab where you can normally select "enable" or "disable" this device, it is grayed out, with nothing in the box and i cannot select it at all.

    all of the other devices in my pc allow me to select this option. i can plug in my usb mouse and it works just fine. but it's not very useful while traveling wich i do several times a week usually.

    any help would be great. i have just spent about two hours on chat with hp/compaq doing all of the stuff they tell me to do, even though i did most of it before i called them.

    the touchpad does not work in safe mode, it does not work in selective startup mode using msconfig.

    i give up!!! HELP!!!

    thanks, jimmy
     
  2. hewee

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    Please don't double post.
     
  3. sisterpete

    sisterpete Thread Starter

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    hewee,

    i didn't know where this post should go, so i put it in both spots that i though would generate the proper results.

    sorry, i didn't know that was wrong.... :eek:)

    jimmy
     
  4. hewee

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    OK I think hardware is a good place. :)
     
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