(Solved) How to Fix Laptop Touchpad Not Working Issue

Question:

My laptop’s touch pad is not working. The mouse and keyboard are working flawlessly, but touch pad is not working at all. How can I fix it?

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Solved Answer:

Sure, we’ll be happy to help you in resolving the issue of how to solve the touchpad problem in Windows 10. I have prepared a step by step guide, we are sharing the steps here, please follow the following steps.

Steps to fix Laptop’s Touchpad Not Working problem.

Follow the following steps to resolve the touch pad not working issue.

1. Check if the touchpad is activated.

Many times the obvious solution is the right one. Most laptops have a function key to turn the touchpad ON and OFF. It is not so difficult to identify as it should show touchpad drawn on the key. In my laptop (Dell) is the combination FN+F3 but may vary depending on the manufacturer and model.

2. Verify the Touchpad settings.

It is possible that a change in the settings caused the problem. To solve the problem, please press the Win + I combination. This will open the Windows Settings. Then select Devices.

Then scroll down until Touchpad is selected. Next clicks on Additional settings.

The touchpad settings will be launched immediately. Verify that it is activated, otherwise, modify its state to enable it.

3. Fixes driver problem.

As we mentioned at the beginning of the post, it is very likely that this situation is caused by problems with the driver. Let’s see how to fix it. First press the Win+X combination and select Device Manager

Then scroll down to Mice and other pointing devices. Then click on the touchpad and select update driver.

This will make Windows look for a newer driver. If this is not possible then search the internet for your hardware model and download the driver manually. If this doesn’t work then try uninstalling the driver. To do this repeat the previous step but click on uninstall device.

Then restart the computer and Windows will try to reinstall the driver. If when restarting the computer the problem persists, then we will have to use the generic driver that comes with Windows. Let’s see how to do it. Follow the steps to update the driver, but instead of searching for the driver from the internet, select browse the computer for driver software.

In the next screen click on: Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.

Next select PS/2 Compatible mouse, select Next and follow the instructions to install it.

We have finally seen several solutions to this annoying problem. If after trying all this the problem persists, then it is likely that the touch pad is damaged at the hardware level. This is all for now. See you soon!

More Information:

This time we’re going to talk about Windows compatibility with some hardware elements. Let’s do some memory. Windows XP has been one of the Microsoft systems most praised by the critics. In fact, it was a light, fast and stable operating system. However, one characteristic that was harshly criticized and gave users headaches, was the aspect relating to drivers. In fact, a fresh installation of Windows XP almost always had problems with the device drivers. This meant dealing with no functional components. So we had to use the internet or DVDs with drivers to be able to use the PC satisfactorily.

From Windows 7 this aspect was improved, and it is the objective of Microsoft to offer a definitive solution with Windows 10.

For example, laptop users have reported that when upgrading to Windows 10 they have lost touchpad functionality. This represents a serious setback that forces you to use a USB mouse or not be able to use the computer properly.

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