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The touchpad is frozen and there is a orange light on and i need to go to the internet for important business supplies

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This is probably not the best solution but it works. Push the Windows button on the keyboard (3rd from the right on the bottom row) Use your keyboard arrow keys and go to the right until the toggle box comes up with the log off, shut down, hibernate options. Using the arrow button make you laptop hibernate or sleep. Then turn it back on and your touchpad will work again.

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