On my Packard Bell laptop right next to the touchpad is a push on/push off button. It disables the touchpad so I can type without brushing it.
Maybe your netbook keyboard has a similar button?
If not, don't forget keyboard navigation of Windows, using the Tab key, (the one above the Caps Lock key), and the arrow keys to highlight, and Enter to select. I've just tried that myself and was able to open the Start menu, and then the Control Panel, without needing a mouse or trackpad.
my ASUS 1000HA/WXP touchpad....
It's movements were way too fast--so I tried to slow them down...
...well--I STOPPED the touchpad from working at all!
I can't get into ANYTHING now.
Can't even OPEN the Control panel or even use the 'START'
button.--no right-left click...
I had to shut it down by closing the cover.
I attempted using the F2/F3 keys--but it loaded as usual.
I have no cd-dvd-drive and no manual mouse.
(I am on my ACER laptop right now).
I still have 1-week in which I can return this to MWAVE--but
I love this netbook! (It has XP along w/OFFICE7-WORKS pre-installed).
there's a RECOVERY CD included (which you can never get anymore) but it's useless to me w/no drive.
Is there any way I can load the "recovery disk' onto THIS ACER
notebook-and somehow transfer the files over to the netbook??
I have very limited tech-skills!