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I would like to thank both of you for your help. :whistling:

You cannot fix a battery failure with a software update


I'm unsure if it's a battry failure or if it was something on the board that wasn't letting it charge. That is why I asked about it. I would hate to spend 100+ dollars and find out it is something else.

I pad works fine, but it's just really sensitive. I guess she (my wife) will just have to get used to it. Or I will have to buy a wireless mouse for her. Just thought I would try to figure something out for her.



Thanks again
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i doubt that the battery issue would be related to xp at all...but...i mean...there's always a chance....but...any problems with a battery that were OS related would be more along the lines of the power level not being reported correctly...wouldn't have anything to do with the actual charging as thats controled by the board not the os
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i doubt that the battery issue would be related to xp at all...but...i mean...there's always a chance....but...any problems with a battery that were OS related would be more along the lines of the power level not being reported correctly...wouldn't have anything to do with the actual charging as thats controled by the board not the os


Okay thanks for the help. I guess it's time to spend some money.
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Well,

I just thought I would let everyone here know this.

The went and donwloaded the windows 2000 driver for the touchpad. Just because I was told not to.. I listen just about as well as my kids....lol..... I created a recovery point first just to be on the safe side. I figured that if it didn't work then I would just roll back the drivers or recovery the system.

The results are GREAT!!!! everything seems to work fine and I have all kinds of options for the pad now.

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Is now I can't figure this out now.. I got used to tapping the pad to ckick.. Now I have this turn off and it's messing me up. But my wife will :whistling: me now...

Just thought I would pass this along incase someone ever updates a dinosaur (gateway solo 5300) to Windows XP.
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i'm glad it worked for you....i just can't, in good concience ever suggest that someone install a driver that's specificaly stated not to be compatible with their os....it can cause big issues....

but...like i said i'm glad it worked for you (being contrary works out sometimes :whistling: )
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