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Have just purchased esystem 1201 with 1 gig memory and windows vista home premium. However, the touchpad is completely unresponsive. Any ideas Thanks

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  • annatucker Jan 11, 2009

    my laptop is a e-system inte celeron 530 1.75ghz but I need a cd to reboot it but I have not got one and the laptop has missing file and I can find a disc to reboot it can you help me plz.

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Appears to be a manufacturing defect. Please refer to the manufacturer to get the set replaced.

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Also if you did an upgrade from XP to Vista you might have so Windows issue. So if the test on the other computer worked you might try a fresh install of Vista to resolve any possible Windows issues.

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