Laptop touchpad not working

  3rdday 21:49 31 Mar 2003

The new battery I got for my Dell CPi AX400T laptop came with a CD containing a BIOS update. Seemed like a reasonable idea to install this, as it has never been updated in its 2-3 year life. Bad idea! Now it doesn't seem to recognise that it has a touchpad. The only pointing device listed in the setup menu is "mouse". I can't even log in (W2K) without the touchpad as I don't have mouse for it. How can I get the touchpad back? Will a reinstall of the OS do it?

  kentylad 21:50 31 Mar 2003

Navigate the CMOS settings and there should be a setting within that which will enable the touchpad. Sounds as though the BIOS update has loaded system defaults, which may have meant the touchpad was disabled



  3rdday 22:01 31 Mar 2003

Scuse my ignorance, but where do I find the CMOS settings?

  3rdday 22:09 31 Mar 2003

Went back into setup, looked at the "pointing device" settings yet again, rebooted for the umpteenth time and now it works okay!

Thanks for the help.

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