Synaptics Touchpad Problem

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Chancer31

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Hi all,

I tried to install a wireless mouse for my laptop, which I could't get to work(!). No problem, except that when I returned to using my normal Synaptics Touchpad it had lost it's Virtual Scrolling capability. Also, its touch-sensitive areas no longer work.

Furthermore, Synaptics Touchpad seems to have (semi-)disappeared from my computer ("semi" in the sense that the touchpad itself still performs basic functions like moving and highlighting.)

Also, I can no longer find Synaptics in my tray.

I can't find the Touchpad anywhere in Control Panel to get at the settings.

IIRC, there used to be a Synaptics properties window somewhere that allowed you adjust all this stuff - again, I can't seem to find this anywhere.

(My computer: Dell Inspiron 5100, Windows XP, no other problems with computer.)

Many thanks for any help you can offer.
 

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for dell you can go onto there website support and using the tag number - which should be on the laptop - it will scan and instal any missing drivers
 

Chancer31

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Etaf,

Thanks a million - that did the trick.

Not sure what a Touchpad Driver is exactly, but re-installing it from the Dell site did the trick!

Thanks again for taking the time to help me out.


Best regards.
 
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