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Gateway M275 Screen Orientation Proble

Discussion in 'Tablet PC' started by RCParrish, Mar 15, 2007.

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    RCParrish Guest

    I just recently purchased a Gateway M275 Convertible Tablet PC and everything
    was working wonderfully until I downloaded the four million updates for
    Windows XP, and optional hardware and software updates. Since then my
    buttons on my screen do not work properly. Whenever I try to change the
    screen orientation, or hit any of the four button on the screen for that
    matter, the task manager window pops up and says I am using 100% of my CPU.
    If I check my task manager prior to hitting a button the usage is normal.

    Also, after hitting one of the buttons on the screen, the number of
    processes the CPU is computing skyrockets from about 20 to about 200, most of
    which are taskmgr.exe processes.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Is this problem caused by one of the
    updates, or have I managed to get some sort of virus already? I have an
    updated Norton Antivirus and Spyware Blocking software installed and up to
    RCParrish, Mar 15, 2007
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    Chris H Guest

    Chris H, Mar 15, 2007
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    Chris Guest

    Hi RCParrish,

    I just went through the same problem...Here is what fixed my M275...

    The button upgrade software is what is screwing up your Tablet...to fix...

    1. Do a full system recovery!!!!
    And select the earliest date before you installed the updates, in my
    case it was the first choice on the system restore calendar.

    2. do not install the button update!!! in the Hardware updates section
    I did this twice before I figured it out...You do not need it!!!
    The tablet works fine with the original driver.

    3. Reboot the system and enjoy!

    I haven't had any problem with the M275 since!

    just finding a reeferenece to use the Speech Recognition is a bear.

    Everything else does not hurt the M275 on MS's update site just that one

    Take care and have fun with the tablet...

    Chris, Mar 28, 2007
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    Chris H Guest

    Despite the availability of "updates" on Windows/Microsoft Update, I would
    recommend only installing updates from the Gateway web site when they make
    them available. Though the updates may come through Gateway in this case,
    sometimes the updates find their way to the Update site from the hardware
    manufacturer itself and therefore hasn't really been tested against the
    individual OEM product.
    Chris H.
    Microsoft Windows MVP/Tablet PC
    Tablet Creations - http://nicecreations.us/
    Associate Expert
    Expert Zone - www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Chris H, Mar 28, 2007
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