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What Once Was a Touch Screen is No More (PLEASE HELP)

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    What Once Was a Touch Screen is No More (PLEASE HELP)


    Okay so I got my computer a couple of weeks ago and all was fine. I started getting microphone issues where it just does not pick up anything at all. (which still isn't fixed if you want to help me out with that.) I started messing around with the computers trying to follow directions but nothing really worked. Now out of nowhere my touch screen computer is now only running only with the mouse and wont let me use my touch screen at all. I also noticed that when i launch Google Chrome it opens on desktop now and not with the Windows 8 app. Maybe that has something to do with it? Please help me out.

    Please note that I am super new to this stuff. If you talk about drivers and stuff it would really help if you put step by step directions.

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    Just some ideas till someone much smarter comes along and post itdeas. Open control panel and go to sound and one tab is recording, be sure the microphone is enabled.

    As to the touch screen there is an item in control panel that contains settings for the touch screen also. Can't remember what it labeled, someone should post with into.

    Also in control panel is Device Manager, open it and see if any of the items (microphone/touchscreen) have a yellow exclamation point or red icon on them, if so right click and choose properties, you might find something there.
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    Ok I checked and the mic is enabled and no exclamation points.
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    Is the microphone working now?

    Did you find the item for touchscreen in control panel. It might be labled tablet something, I don't remember (my touch screen unit is unavailable till morning).
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    Quote Originally Posted by exscentric View Post
    Is the microphone working now?

    Did you find the item for touchscreen in control panel. It might be labled tablet something, I don't remember (my touch screen unit is unavailable till morning).
    Nothing has changed it still all doesn't work
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    UPDATE*** after further trying to fix this I have noticed anything that has to do with being touch screen is gone. I don't even think my computer recognizes that it is a touch screen anymore. Is there something i should install? A driver? I can not find one ANYWHERE! I have an Asus model number AR5B125 if that make a difference. Please help!!!!!
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