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December 9, 2004 8:56:59 PM

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Hello. Yesterday I decided to upgrade this laptop to win xp. The
> upgrade went fine except for the touchpad and ps/2 port dying. I have
> tried all the Synaptic drivers at Compaq and the Synaptic website but
> to no avail. The Synaptic drivers won't install because they don't
> see the touchpad. The Compaq drivers install but the pad doesn't
> work. The mouse I attach to the PS/2 port is also not detected. When
> I reverted to win 98se everything worked fine. Has anyone else had
> this problem and know of a solution? Thanks in advance. Chuck
December 10, 2004 11:06:33 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq (More info?)

Looking at the Compaq website, it appears XP is not supported on that old
laptop. It would run very slow even if driver support were offered. 192MB of
RAM (max on the 1670) is not enough for XP.
Stick with 98SE.
HH

"Chuck" <ch@deja.net> wrote in message
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> Hello. Yesterday I decided to upgrade this laptop to win xp. The
>> upgrade went fine except for the touchpad and ps/2 port dying. I have
>> tried all the Synaptic drivers at Compaq and the Synaptic website but
>> to no avail. The Synaptic drivers won't install because they don't
>> see the touchpad. The Compaq drivers install but the pad doesn't
>> work. The mouse I attach to the PS/2 port is also not detected. When
>> I reverted to win 98se everything worked fine. Has anyone else had
>> this problem and know of a solution? Thanks in advance. Chuck
>
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