Recently installed a new external hard drive to backup my stuff, since then was unable to see my CD-R/W drive on My computer . Found some help online which suggested removing 'Upper' and 'lower' filters from here in my registry HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SYSTEM/ControlSet/Control/Class/
I did so and rebooted and I believe I can now see it (Because it attempt to access a disk when I insert it and asks me what I would like to do with it) great !
However once I boot up both my touchpad and keyboard are frozen. It boots up into XP fine and all my settings and icons etc are fine but I cannot do anything!!!
I spend the best part of yesterday cruising this forum (at work) trying to find a solution and tried them all when I got home.
New optical USB mouse is identified ok but still unusable:) , my Toshibia laptop does not have a PS/2 port and I do not have any external keyboard to try :rolleyes: , SAFE mode:exactly the same problem :-| , RESTORE LAST KNOW GOOD CONFIG: cannot get past logon screen to find out :mad: . The keyboard seems to work fine in the BIOS screen as I tried changing the boot order a few times, many reboots: no change :cry: .
I read that perhaps a XP repair would be in order and fix my problem.
Now I do not have this disk, the only thing I got was a system restore disk from Toshiba which will completely re-install and reformatt everything to factory settings (I have done this b4 and I don't want to do it again).
So come on people any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Please bear in mind I am a hardware engineer, I like to try these sort of things but I am no expert.:) Which is probably why there is a problem.
Thanks in advance.