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Had a new hard drive fitted to my Inspiron 1525 today. Now the mouse pointer does not seem to work so can't drag anything. Cheers

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  • Karen Elliott Dec 31, 2008

    thanx, did it from the dell website after many attempts it now works. So used to the slidie bit had to get it back..

    Thanx again



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Is it more likely that drivers for the touch pad need reinstalled. Locate the proper drivers on DELL's Website. Borrow an external mouse if possible otherwise navigation is a pain, but if you have to use the Windows Key to open start menu, Tab and arrow keys to get around, ALT to select menus.

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It has been disabled because of bios refreshing try finding the key around the keyboard sorry i don't know which key should you press but i know that laptops has function keys that would enable the touchpad that's what i've learned from this site

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