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Old 08-04-2011, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Unable to use keyboard and touch pad - Toshiba Satellite Win XP

Windows starts fine but either the keys or the touch pad doesn't work. Tried to use external USB mouse and keyboard nothing happened. When tried to boot in safe mode still nothing. However they keys do function normally in Bios... unfortunately I can't even attempt to reinstall windows because the CD Drive won't read the Disk.

I have no idea what else I can do. Is there a way at least to try to update the drivers or force to boot from a flash? If so where can I get the applications?

Thank you in Advance for your help

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You most likely have to change the boot order so the optical drive is first. If you can't even use an external keyboard or mouse, except in BIOS, there is a problem with Windows.

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If you can change the boot order in the bios you could boot from a linux distro on usb... Use ubuntu the download page explains how to make a bootable usb.
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