|I recently ran into a virus that disabled keyboard, touchpad, and external USB mouse, leaving all else ok. I re-installed the driver for the touchpad, using keyboard shortcuts, and re-booted, but to no avail. I figured out from this article|
that it was likely a registry problem. If you have another computer, you can look up what the registry setting should be, and run regedit and fix it. If you're not comfortable running regedit, and have a backup including a backup system image, you can restore from that and get around it. I did not find this fix on much of any tech support forum, so I thought I'd post it here to help others. I saw some older threads where people were struggling with this problem and no real conclusive answers.
Question to hacker people - how would someone gain access to your registry, and what can you do to prevent it?
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