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mouse touchpad suddenly stopped scrolling

Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by dave29, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    My touchpad on my dell XPS m1530 laptop has suddenly stopped scrolling. I have checked in the hardware settings and made sure that the "scroll lock" is not locked. Those are both set correctly. The pointer works fine, it moves everywhere I need it to, I just can't scroll down pages anymore. Any ideas? Hopefully it is just something simple that I have overlooked.
     
  2. deltafowler

    deltafowler Duplicate User (Account Closed)

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    Which OS?
    Have you checked the settings in the Control Panel?
    Have you tried System Restore to a date when it last worked?
     
  3. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    Vista Ultimate 32 bit
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  4. tcusta00

    tcusta00 Active Member

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    Happens to mine in Firefox from time to time - a restart of Firefox and/or the computer fixes it. Sounds like your problem is a bit deeper than that though.

    Is there a driver update available for it?
     
  5. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    Mr. Fowler, I just did a system restore and it worked. Thank you. Tom, It also had the latest driver. Not real sure why it just stopped working. Only software change was a microsoft update. Strange, but its working. Thanks.
     
  6. davring

    davring Hall Of Fame

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    System restore has been a lifesaver for me over the years. It never fails to repair things I have screwed up:)
     
  7. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    Ha ha you're right:lol:
     
  8. deltafowler

    deltafowler Duplicate User (Account Closed)

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    Glad it worked out.
    System Restore can be a lifesaver, until you get bitten by a bug. Then it starts blueprinting the virus along with everything else.
     

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