posted on Oct, 3 2012 @ 07:53 PM
reply to post by lightmere
Im just off to bed so im not going to be a whole lot of help tonight im afraid.
Ive just had a look around and found a few mentions of something to do wit the FN keys that might be worth a try.
When you press FN the keys at function keys at the top of the keyboard change their function. Look over it to see if there is a little lightly
colored icon that looks like a touchpad. Press that while holding the FN button. That button (the function key at the top of the keyboard) is an
internal pointing device disable. That means that it makes your touchpad stop working. I don't know why they would make a button that does that
Also i agree with Voidhawk that it could be a driver problem. But if its not working on usb and touchpad it could also be something else.
Im thinking one way to check if it is a driver complication is to choose to "repair your computer" from the recovery menu (tap f8 during boot up to
get there". That should take you to a set of recovery options like 'startup reapir" etc. It will be useful to know if your mouse is working when you
are there as that section uses generic mouse drivers not your normal installed ones. So if it work in that section is should be easy enough to fix.
Well im off to bed so ill leave you with a few ideas to look into.
- Check out the thing about the FN keys if nothing at all is seeming to get the pointer working.
- If you have tried "last known configuration" and its not worked then its safe to try to log into windows and try something else. When you log into
windows it resets the "last known configuration" as i thinks everything must be ok because you managed to log in.
You can navigate around windows without a mouse so if you can manage to log in you might want to try to :
- reinstall the update. then reboot.
- uninstall the update. then reboot.
- try driver rollback in device manager for the mouse pad.
- try uninstalling the mouse pad device in device manager and then rebooting.
I would talk you through it but im about to crash, im sure there's other members here that could help you with some of these tasks..good luck on your
Ill check back in the morning and see if you have found a solution
edit on 3-10-2012 by PhoenixOD because: (no reason given)