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IBM thinkpad problem. Mousepad isnt working. Mouse wont move, we have no mouse that we could plug in, help!

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Re-installing the mouse/trackpoint driver then restarting the laptop usually soles this issue.

if you are running windows XP or 2000 then the driver can be found here for free download-
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-4KMUYL

if you're running a different version of windows let me know.

//javaftper

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