Last night my keyboard and touchpad stopped working on my laptop and now I'm using the usb mouse and the "On screen keyboard".
I have done a system restore but to no avail. I've also taken out the battery (found in another thread) but nothing.
In device manager there is an exclamation mark next these:
1. Under keyboard. keyboard device filter
2. Under mouse and other pointing devices. ELAN PS/2 port smart pad
Double clicking both of them gets these properties for each respectively:
1. Under keyboard. Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)
2. Under ELAN PS/2 port smart pad. This device cannot start. (Code 10)
The laptop is an Asus x53sv running win 7 64bit
I made a recovery disc (in fact there 5) when I first got it but using that wipes the hard drive C:.
I know that for XP there is a repair program which you get to by following the procedure for doing a re-install but you have this option which doesn't wipe the hard drive. I've used it.
Does something similar exist for Win 7?
Thanks in advance.
Edited by English Teacher, 31 August 2012 - 06:24 AM.