Won't standby/Right click issues

Toshiba / L305d-s5934
January 18, 2010 at 10:56:56
Specs: Windows Vista
When I flip the screen of my laptop down, it stays on instead of standing by like it usually does.
And sometimes on the internet, my right click doesn't work and sometimes it does.. but it works everywhere else on the computer like my desktop, documents, etc.

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January 18, 2010 at 12:26:12
If you have not re-loaded the orginally supplied software installtion, assuming it had Vista on it already, look for settings that affect how the computer behaves when you close the lid - in it's bios Setup, or in Toshiba specific settings programs, or in info about special keys the keyboard may have that may toggle that . That info should be in the User's or Owner's manual for your model

If you have loaded or re-loaded Vista from a regular DVD, ACPI features such as Shutdown will often NOT work properly until you have loaded the drivers for the mboard's main chipset.
Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.

If you haven't used Vista for long, you may not be aware that that there are many things that have no RIGHT click functions in Vista like they did in XP and previous. That isn't significant unless you're sure you had RIGHT click functions to select from before for the things you're clicking on.

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January 18, 2010 at 13:01:44
well the thing is that right click worked on this before. today it wasn't working, then it worked a couple times then stopped again. :/

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January 18, 2010 at 14:52:48
Are you using the built in touchpad or a mouse (some people hate their touchpad)?
If a mouse, is it corded?

If the touchpad, have you tried a mouse?
If a mouse, have you tried a different one or the touchpad?
If a mouse works fine, some laptops have poor touchpads - just use a mouse. If you prefer a touchpad, there are corded touchpad mice available on the web - I recommend Cirque ones for best quality, or ones that mention Glidepoint in the ad - they have Cirque made components.

If a mouse works fine, if you're stuck on using the built in touchpad, replacement ones are available on the web - you can easily replace it yourself if you can consult a service manual or find instructions for that on the web.

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