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Not sure that is possible..it will re install every time you turn it on..

Posted on Oct 13, 2008

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/etc/X11/xorg.conf
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You can use the Mouse Properties window to disable the touch pad or adjust the touch pad settings.
  1. Click Start keyboar4.jpg, and then click Control Panel.

  2. Click Hardware and Sound.

  3. Click Keyboard.

  4. In the Mouse Properties window:

    • Click the Device Select tab to disable the touch pad.

    • Click the Touch Pad tab to adjust touch pad settings.

  5. Click OK to save the settings and close the window.
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Hard to understand what the problem is but will try.

run anti virus and anti spy ware programs

remove any programs you have installed just prior to the problem occurring.

remove any new peripherals you have connected,
if you are using a mouse make sure to disable the touch pad.

remove clean and re-insert ram chips,

if more than one ,

try one at a time ,as one may have a problem and need replacing.

that's a start,need more help just ask

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