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Can't log in - TouchPad does not work

My daughter was using my new laptop. She logged off instead of shutting it down. Now I can't log in. It says the computer has limited resources and to log in on an account that's already open. The touch pad does not seem to work either. Any solutions?

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Re: Can't log in - TouchPad does not work

You you cannot navigate using Touchpad you can use "tab" key. if doesnt work also shut the computer by holding the power button about 5 seconds and restart the computer. If issue persist please post your question with model information of the computer, Operating system etc.

Good Luck

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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