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Reformat PC with broken touch screen


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#1 liammarshall90

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Posted 17 April 2016 - 12:21 AM

Hello everyone,

 

I have just updated from windows 8 to 10 and I want to reformat it so I can start with an uncluttered computer. I have a touchscreen with a cracked screen and when this happened it took forever to turn the touchscreen option off because I had no control over the mouse. I want to reformat but I am worried it will turn the touchscreen function back on and then I won't be able to use the computer to get into settings and turn it off. Does anyone know if it will automatically default to touchscreen being turned on?

 



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Posted 17 April 2016 - 12:29 AM

Not sure if it will Default , but if the screen is damaged either get it repaired , or run a External Monitor to do the reformat.

 

Also are we talking about a Reformat with Disc`s or using the System Recovery Partition.


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Posted 17 April 2016 - 12:35 AM

A system recovery. I just use it to watch films, use the internet and emails so I have no plans to get it fixed. It doesn't make it hard to see the screen, there is just a crack that is pushing on the side of the screen that make the touchscreen think I'm always clicking there. Even if I ran an external monitor if the touchscreen turned on I would still have the same problem.



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Posted 17 April 2016 - 01:02 AM

In that case run a Usb Mouse on the Install , and when done go to Device Manager and either Disable or completely remove the Driver for the Touchscreen. 



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Posted 17 April 2016 - 01:04 AM

I appreciate the advise but my I don't think it will be possible to do that. Once the touch screen is on I can't use the mouse because it always goes back to the same spot in the screen. I might just give it a shot and hope for the best.



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Posted 18 April 2016 - 05:48 AM

Last resort is to dismantle it and disconnect the Touch Screen Ribbon Cable then start the reformatt.






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