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Having issues with my Compaq Presario C300 W/ Windows XP

by goodwin_7 / March 27, 2013 2:02 PM PDT

I am trying to get my laptop fixed before my deployment and I cannot afford another. My laptop's touchpad quit working and even an usb mouse will not work so I can't login. I've tried going to safe mode, restarting, blowing the dust out and nothing works. If anyone can give me some tips or ways to fix this I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.

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Clarification Request
(NT) Did you reload the OS?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 27, 2013 2:50 PM PDT
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by goodwin_7 / March 28, 2013 10:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Did you reload the OS?

I did not i do not have it. Is there anywhere where I can maybe download it?

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Sorry no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 28, 2013 10:43 AM PDT
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As XP passes into oblivion we must keep a backup copy and those recovery media handy. If not there is a no cost replacement OS such as Linux that can get a machine back into operation.

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