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I have a pre-installed version of Tablet PC on my HP Pavilion DV9925nr, with Windows Home Premium SP1 64 bit, (I bought my computer about a month ago). I'm using my Wacom Graphire 4 drawing/pen tablet which works great with my Corel, Photoshop, PhotoPerfect, etc. It’s the board I used when I first tried the ‘Tablet PC’ option and everything worked fine. But after working the first few times, I tried it again a few weeks ago on the 'on-screen' slide-out input panel, it stopped! Like I said, it worked fine when I first tried it, and then about 2 weeks ago, I tried it again and the pen acts as if it's out of ink. All the other functions work, (such as the keyboard, typing, etc), but no more writing. I presently am waiting in limbo for Microsoft's tech to return my emails on the results of all her suggestions, (none of which worked), and system restore is not an option, (long story). Any suggestions out there?

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  • richpetocz Feb 25, 2009

    That suggestion sounds good but I don't know where or how to check my ink settings. Can you tell me exactly how to do that? As far as system restore, I was refering to restoring to an earlier point in time when the Tablet PC worked, not a full system restore. But as I said, both are out of the question for reasons that I don't care to get into right now. Anyway, any help on the 'ink' adjustment I asked for would be appreciated greatly.

  • richpetocz Feb 26, 2009

    You seem to think I'm talking about a Image Painting program like Corel, (I've been working with that program and others for well over 5 years), but I am having trouble with a PRE-INSTALLED program from Windows Vista called Tablet PC, (please re-read the intitial request for help). I don't think that you're familiar with this program based on the replies you've written so far and so, though I greatly appreciate your willingness to try and help me, (I really mean that), I'm afraid that the time it would take for me to explain this program to you in detail would be far longer than the time I have. But again, Thank You very much for trying.

  • richpetocz Feb 27, 2009

    Thanks, but as I stated in my original request: "...I presently am waiting in limbo for Microsoft's tech to return my emails on the results of all her suggestions, (none of which worked), and system restore is not an option, (long story)...", I've been there, done that and did it with HP too.

    The truth of the matter is that I screwed with something inadvertantly sometime after I intially, (and successfully), tried the Tablet PC program and because I made the mistake of logging into my computer each day as the Administrator User instead of the Standard User, I seriously doubt that my problem can ever be fixed. Just an FYI for those interested, today I opened a new User Account and name and then tried the Tablet PC program and still did not get it to work. So I'm guessing that the trouble lies in, not one, but several areas of my Administrator changes. I'd like to thank all of you who have tried to help and if anyone out there likes a serious challange and would like to pit their PC IQ up against this problem, please go back and carefully read my initial request for help and then feel free to give it a try. I'll look in on this site at least once per day and will respond to you with the results of your 'fix-it' suggestion. It's kind of like a contest at this point:)


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In the programs that don't work, check your ink settings. Mine kept going to white until I got them set to black as default.

NEVER use system restore unless you have already tried malware scans, spyware scans, virus scans AND registry repair programs to fix software related problems. It is a LAST RESORT ONLY, just like FORMAT C.

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  • David Shaub Feb 25, 2009

    In Corel Photo, you have to go to the colored samples. There is one for paper, one for fill and one for paint. Double tap the one you want to change and select your color from the drop down. What other programs are you trying to use. Also, did you try to make any changes in the control panel?

  • David Shaub Feb 26, 2009

    I'm looking at the Microsoft website on my Averatec tablet pc. The only thing I can find about changing ink color is program related. The tablet & pen settings in the control panel, only allow calibration and different click functions. Since HP didn't get back to you, I would suggest Microsoft. They wrote the program.


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