I have an HP dv6500 Pavillion laptop and the touchpad and keyboard do not respond when I startup. The keyboard does work in the BIOS, but not when Windows actually starts except for fn + f4 (which causes the screen to flash; for projector use) and fn + f7/f8 (which cause the brightness to go up or down). The touchpad does not work at all including clicking or pushing the touchpad on/off button. Windows loads normally but I cannot do anything with the mouse pointer!
Plugging in an external mouse does nothing, but the mouse lights up. I can still plug in USB devices and the laptop recognizes them, but I cannot manipulate them in anyway. I can even charge my MP3 player!
This problem also persists on Safe Mode, where nothing works. Not even fn + f4/f7/f8. Once again, Safe Mode loads normally.
Your help would be appreciated! At the very least, I'd like to be able to get the data somehow.