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Touchpad has stopped working.

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by neillh, Jan 17, 2012.

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  1. neillh

    neillh Thread Starter

    Jan 17, 2012
    Hey everyone this is my first post here,

    I'm hoping to get some guidance to resolve and issue I've been having with a laptop I am trying to refurbish. It's a HP Pavillon TX1000 I got from a friend. I put in a new Western Digital scorpio Blue HD and installed Vista Home.
    Everything seemed fine but after installing drivers from the HP site and antivirus and malwarebytes, the touchpad stopped working. It had been fine beforehand. I had to plug in a USB mouse which works fine.
    So far I've tried these things:
    In control panel looking at the mouse settings the Synaptics Touchpad is greyed out and I can't enable or disable it. I can only remove the usb keyboard driver.
    I system restored but it hasn't helped.
    I download the Synaptics Touchpad driver again and reinstalled it, but it didn't make any difference.
    There is a button above the touchpad which is supposed to enable and disable the pad but pressing it makes no difference, the blue light shows it's enabled but it's not.
    I am trying a windows reinstall but even during that I am having to use the usb mouse.
    Any ideas what I can try next??? :confused:
    The laptop specs are: The laptop specs are: AMD Turion 64 x2 Mobile Technology TL-58 1.90 GHZ
    1GB DDR2 RAM
    HDD: Western Digital Scorpio Blue 120GB. 5400RPM.
    Windows Vista Home Premium 32 bit.
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