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Touchpad not working properly

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Kof, Aug 11, 2009.

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  1. Kof

    Kof Thread Starter

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    No idea if this is hardware or software, but I'm trying this first.

    I have an Inspiron 1525 laptop running Vista. My touchpad stopped working for some random reason a couple days ago except for the buttons. It might have started working again a while ago, but I just noticed 2 hours or so again that it was working, except for 2 things: I can't do that... uhhh... dunno what it's called, where you click the two buttons together and it does what clicking the mouse wheel on a normal mouse would do... and I can't scroll. The thing on my taskbar that tells me where my finger is on the touchpad has disappeared, as well.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Touchpads are usually proprietary pieces of hardware that have drivers supplied by the manufacturers. Check your device manager and settings in Control Panel (it may be under the Mouse settings) to be sure everything is all right there.

    You might also go to the manufacturer's web site to check on a driver, and maybe an update to it. You could always reinstall it, anyway.
     
  3. Kof

    Kof Thread Starter

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    I'm already sure my drivers are the most recent, because I uninstalled and reinstalled the touchpad with the best drivers while it wasn't working at all. I've checked the mouse settings, and there isn't an option there to cover any of my problems. I thought I remembered having an option to alter the width of the area I can scroll on, but I can't seem to find it anymore, despite checking the Device Manager and the Control Panel.

    Edit: Mouse control by the pad has suddenly become erratic; I haven't messed with anything.

    Edit 2: Mouse control seems to have fixed itself, at least temporarily.
     
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