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Malfunctioning keyboard whenever i press certain keys on my laptop they pop up the short cut dialog boxes. such as, pressing"r" pop ups the run diaglog box the "f" key pop ups the search dialog box. is there something that is turned on that is causing this? i've fidgeted with the atl key but it doesn't seem to be stuck. i'm just unable to type in normal mode.

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Must be the CTRL key that is stuck...

Posted on May 15, 2008

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Locate the function key on your keyboard (F1 through F12) that has an icon of a touchpad. This is often a rectangle with two smaller rectangles below it, representing the touchpad and its two buttons.


Press and hold the "Fn" key, usually found in the lower left area of your keyboard.


Press the touchpad function key and then release both keys.

If this does not enable your touchpad, try holding the "Fn" key down and pressing the touchpad function key twice in a row.


Shortcut Key Method


Press the Windows icon key on your keyboard and hold it down until the Start menu pops up. If your keyboard doesn't have a Windows icon, press "Ctrl-Esc" at the same time.


Use your arrow keys to locate the Control Panel and press "Enter."

Navigate to "Mouse" with your arrow keys and press "Enter" to open the mouse control dialog box. Then, press "Alt-F" together to access the tabs at the top of this box.


Navigate using the arrow keys to "Device Settings" or "Touchpad" or the similar option on your system and press "Enter."


Press the "Tab" key until the "Enable" option or a check box next to it highlights and then press "Enter." Press "Tab" again until you are highlighting "OK," and press "Enter."

Your touchpad will be re-enabled.


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How to open unlock mouse pad


Click the Windows "Start" button in the bottom-left corner of your desktop.

Scroll up and click "Control Panel."


Choose the "Mouse" icon or type "Mouse" in the field in the upper-right corner.

Click the "Enter" button and then click the "Mouse" link.


Press the "Hardware" tab or the tab to the right of it that specifies the type of touch pad you have.


If you are under the "Hardware" tab, highlight the touch pad in the list of devices and click the "Enable" button.


If you are under the touch pad tab, click the enable button.

Click the "Apply" button and then click the "OK" button


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Locate the function key on your keyboard (F1 through F12) that has an icon of a touchpad. This is often a rectangle with two smaller rectangles below it, representing the touchpad and its two buttons.


Press and hold the "Fn" key, usually found in the lower left area of your keyboard.


Press the touchpad function key and then release both keys. If this does not enable your touchpad, try holding the "Fn" key down and pressing the touchpad function key twice in a row.

Shortcut Key Method


Press the Windows icon key on your keyboard and hold it down until the Start menu pops up. If your keyboard doesn't have a Windows icon, press "Ctrl-Esc" at the same time.


Use your arrow keys to locate the Control Panel and press "Enter."

Navigate to "Mouse" with your arrow keys and press "Enter" to open the mouse control dialog box.


Then, press "Alt-F" together to access the tabs at the top of this box.

Navigate using the arrow keys to "Device Settings" or "Touchpad" or the similar option on your system and press "Enter."


Press the "Tab" key until the "Enable" option or a check box next to it highlights and then press "Enter." Press "Tab" again until you are highlighting "OK," and press "Enter." Your touchpad will be re-enabled.



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Hi i have a dell inspiron laptop unfortunately my touch pad got locked, please help me to unlock it thanks


Hello

Press the Windows icon key on your keyboard, and hold it down until the "Start" menu pops up. If your keyboard doesn't have a Windows icon, press "Ctrl" and "Esc" at the same time.

Press "C," then arrow down to "Control Panel" and press "Enter."

Navigate to "Mouse" with your arrow keys, and press "Enter" to open up the mouse control dialog box. Then, press "Alt" and "F" together to access the tabs at the top of this box.

Navigate using the arrow keys to "Device settings" or "Touchpad" or the similar option on your system, and press "Enter."

Press the "Tab" key until the "Enable" option or a check box next to it highlights, and then press "Enter." Press "Tab" again until you are highlighting "OK," and press "Enter." Your touchpad will be re-enabled.

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try this below


First please refer to the following thread to see whether it helps.

http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=796452&SiteID=17


I know that you are unable to start the current vista operation system and getting the error 0xc00000e9; the issue can be caused by the damaged system files or hardware device. You might first follow the steps below to exclude the possibility of system corruption.


Method 1: Use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to run System Restore

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1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.

2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ...". appears.

3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.

4. Click Repair your computer.

5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next

6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on System Restore.

7. Follow the System Restore Wizard instruction as usual and choose the appropriate restore point.

8. Click Finish to restore the system.


Method 2: Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

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1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.

2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ...". appears.

3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.

4. Click Repair your computer.

5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next.

6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.

7. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next.

8. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.


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hi frenofurs05,

Thank you for the post.


I suggest trying the following methods to troubleshoot the issue:


Method 1: Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)

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1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.

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3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.

4. Click Repair your computer.

5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next.

6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.

7. Click the operating system that you want to repair, and then click Next.

8. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.


Method 2: Rebuild BCD

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1. Put the Windows Vista installation disc in the disc drive, and then start the computer.

2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ...". appears.

3. Select a language, a time, a currency, and a keyboard or another input method, and then click Next.

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Method 3: Use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to run System Restore ============================================

1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.

2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD ...". appears.

3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.

4. Click Repair your computer.

5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next

6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on System Restore.

7. Follow the System Restore Wizard instruction as usual and choose the appropriate restore point.

8. Click Finish to restore the system.


Note:I just pasted this answer from other person cause its very long when i will wrote it and i think the better one than my explanation.


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Method 1: Use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to run System Restore
======================================================
1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.
3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next
6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on System Restore.
7. Follow the System Restore Wizard instruction as usual and choose the appropriate restore point.
8. Click Finish to restore the system.

Method 2: Startup Repair from the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE)
======================================================
1. Insert the Windows Vista installation disc into the disc drive, and then start the computer.
2. Press a key when the message indicating "Press any key to boot from CD or DVD …". appears.
3. Select a language, a time and currency, and a keyboard or input method, and then click Next.
4. Click Repair your computer.
5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, choose the drive of your Windows installation and click Next.
6. At the System Recovery Options Dialog Box, click on Repair your computer.
7. (Click the operating system that you want to repair), and then click Next.
8. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Startup Repair.

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