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Dell latitude C840

Touchpad mouse and or keys for mouse do not work, upon fresh install of xp pro when you get to the first screen that requires you to use the mouse pad its froze up and will not move. install a usb mouse and it works fine, changed memory and hard drives, cant find a solution. thanks guys..

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  • hedeviltazz Dec 08, 2008

    sounds good, but, this is happening when you are doing a fresh install of xp pro,when it gets to about 32 mins mark there is the first box that comes up and you have to choose an option and click next. the mouse pointer is frozen.

  • hedeviltazz Dec 09, 2008

    thank you, i will give that a try

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Try using the usb mouse then go into control panel>system>hardware>device manager. Click on the +sign next to touch pad or pointing devices and right click on touchpad, then click on uninstall. Reboot the computer, unplug the usb mouse and the touchpad should be picked up as new hardware and be re-installed.

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    Debs Dec 08, 2008

    so why not try continuing the installation with the usb mouse, (plug the mouse in first), then when the installtion is complete and the computer reboots it will pick up the touchpad as new hardware. (Remove the usb mouse once the installation is complete and it is rebooting)

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