Hi I think this is the right place to ask but on my VERY old compaq laptop

The touch pad pointer wont work,
on the control panel in the mouse options it says that the only hardware installed is for a:
ps/2 compatible mouse.
how can i fix this?

thanks in advance

What laptop is it? What version of windows is on it? We can only work with the information you give us.

all I know is that its a compaq and it has armada on the cover, I has XP sp2 on it (I haven't got round to putting sp3 on it yet)

oh ok thanks, I'm looking at it now

No problem! A few seconds with Google is all it took.