Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:35 PM
Recently I tried to clean out my computer. I ended up erasing a startup entry using CCleaner, if I remember correctly it was Synaptics PS/2 or something of that sort. Since then my touchpad hasn't worked, nor has it appeared in device manager.
I have tried installing the driver from both asus and synaptics websites, the driver for the chipset, scanning for new hardware changes, and nothing has worked. I have system restore turned off unfortunately. The only thing that appears in device manager is my usb trackball mouse. I have also tried the toggle button for the touchpad, and the fn + f3 which does the same thing, to no avail.
I am running XP. I've done multiple AV/malware scans which consistently show no infection. The system is kept up to date with current windows updates, and otherwise has no issues of any kind.
I'm really lost on this one, any ideas?