Posted 15 October 2011 - 11:54 AM
I have a Dell Vostro 1510 running Windows XP. When I start my computer I get as far as the logon screen, but of course I can't click on a username to get to the desktop because the cursor won't move using the touchpad. I've never had a mouse attached to the computer so I'm guessing that buying a USB mouse and plugging it in won't solve my problem since I can't load the software? How do I get past the logon screen without having the ability to move the cursor? Everything I've read about bypassing the logon screen or using the keyboard to manipulate the cursor assumes I have the ability to get to "Start" -> "Run" or "Start -> "Settings" -> "Control Panel", which I don't.
Any help would be appreciated.