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Synaptics Touchpad not working - No mice will work

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Last Modified: 2013-12-09
HP-Laptop
The synaptics touchpad will not work nor will any other usb mouse. There is no mouse folder/container in device manager. The driver has been uninstalled via add\remove programs and reinstalled. Using the add new hardware wizard does nothing. Scanning for hardware changes does nothing. Rebooting does nothing. The touchpad is on. In any case it doesn't matter since no other mouse will work either. There have been no changes other than an attempt to install Logitech mouse drivers which failed. No changes we made and nothing  was installed. The machine is clean (no virus, spyware, etc.)
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I will try this. My problem is that this is an OEM install of MCE with no CD. I tried using other XP CDs I had and it said they were not correct versions.
I will try the HP driver restore function and see if that works.
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