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OK, both are fairly easy to resolve.
1. The DVD drive. Make sure drive is seen and identified in the BIOS. If it is, then issue is software. If it is not see or listed an an UNKNOWN device in BIOS, it is a hardware issue. If not seen, unknown, then reseat the drive/drive cables and see if it ID's. If drive does not ID in BIOS, it will need replacement.
If drive is ID's in BIOS, then boot to windows and run the fixit utility from this link: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
after rebooting the drive should be seen in My computer and a drive letter assigned.
2. Touchpad jumping. since touchpads are native to Vista, it will work without the driver, just not have advanced functions. One of the advanced functions of the driver will resolve the typing jump issue. Reinstall the touchpad driver, then on control panel, mouse, in the touchpad settings, there should be options to disable the touchpad while typing. It may be listed as PALMCHECK, or Disable when typing depending on the driver (ALPS or SYNAPTICS) If you are using an external mouse then there also may be options in the touchpad settings to disable when USB pointing device is attached or you can disable the touchpad in device manager as a last resort.
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
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