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MsMouse

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I apologize in advance if this has been answered elsewhere. I have Satellite a105-s2194. The keyboard and touch pad stopped working after I edited my registry to fix my dvd burner. I've tried a usb mouse. It shows up but also doesn't work.I can't do a system restore without a working mouse or keyboard so I'm kind of stuck.
I checked the BIOS and everything is as it should be. Keyboard works in BIOS and system utilities menus.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank! :)
 

LookinAround

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BIOS provides USB support before Windows starts which is why it works in BIOS but not Windows.

I suggest the best place to start is recovering your files/folders. You can probably just skip to Step 2 for your case See [post=766270]How to recover your folders/files when Windows won’t boot[/post]

Then you can comfortably try fixing your computer (which might need a full reformat/reinstall)
 

MsMouse

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I've printed off the suggested information and am off to try it out. I thank you sincerely for your help! You may have just saved all my pictures of my children and family! (not to mention my sanity) Rest assured if I recover my files I will back up immediately and will post back to thank you again. :)
 

LookinAround

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OK.. and to be clear, recommend you start with See [post=766270]How to recover your folders/files when Windows won’t boot[/post] to first assure you get those files (before the other recovery methods as the others will modify your disk - so good to backup before any attempt that modifies the disk)
 

MsMouse

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Finally got knoppix running. However my files don't show up? I'm going to try downloading windows recovery console now that I can access the net from my laptop. Hopefully I can get to my files that way.
 

LookinAround

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You successfully booted into Knoppix? And your files don't appear???? Is not a good sign.

Have you run Step 1 in the post? You should definitely try running chkdsk /r

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Oh. i see you're going to download recovery console.. ok good
 

MsMouse

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My hard drive shows up but I get this message:
unable to mount device
org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.Volume.UnknownFailure

Any suggestions? I've been reading the forums for hours and can't seem to find an answer. I've also never used linux before today.
 

LookinAround

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OK. At least then it's being detected.

Do you have your Windows Install CDs (you can use recovery console from the CD)
or download it. Your next step definitely should be chkdsk /r to check for /clean any filesystem corruption on your hard drive
 

MsMouse

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I ran chkdsk and it fixed a couple problems. I still can't mount my HD in knoppix. I can run windows but my mouse and keyboard are still disabled. I can't run system restore from the recovery console. Not sure if I have the path wrong or what. I have borrowed an xp disc to see if that will fix the problem. If not I'm going to pull my HD out and connect to another computer to see if I can copy my files.
 
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