Control Key Not Working Properly? The Alps touchpad app may be to blame…

Posted: February 22, 2009 in Uncategorized

Ok, at first I thought the issue was the fingerprint reading software. That’s not the case, and I have since deleted that post.

The real problem was a process named APOINT.EXE. It was preventing me from selecting multiple items with my Control key.

To fix the problem:

  1. Launch System Configuration Manager by going to Start, then Run, then typing MSCONFIG
  2. Click the STARTUP tab
  3. Uncheck the box next to the item named ALPS POINTING-DEVICE DRIVER and with the command APOINT.EXE.
  4. Click APPLY and then OK.
  5. Restart your computer. You may have to restart twice.
  6. Problem solved!

I hope this helps!

Best,

-Auri

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