Rhakios wrote:Did you get to the second sentence in my reply?
yeah is that C:\user\paul\var\logs???
STOP PRESS::::::: i don't know if i mentioned it but i got this laptop from my daughter so i could badly wite code/play linux etc and if it went tu all our photos and personal files are on my pc, anyway i have bought a new battery and flashed the bios update and the battery is recognised ta da! so i finally unpluged the psu and hey presto the touchpad works, do i need to strip it down and put a barrier under the touchpad or do i need to wear and anti-stat band when it's plugged in???