Whether that is plugged in or not my touch pad mouse doesn't work

Question

The touchpad on my laptop hasn't been working for a few weeks now. I use a wireless mouse (plugged into usb). But whether that is plugged in or not my touch pad mouse doesn't work.

Any ideas or know where to look on computer.

Answer

This question was answered on December 2, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Here is how to install the drivers for your touchpad

Driver Installation

Driver Installation

Click on Start, go to Settings, then click on Control Panel

Double-click on Add New Hardware The Add New Hardware Wizard will begin

Click on Next

The Wizard will ask Do you want Windows to search for your Hardware? Choose No then click Next

You will now be asked to choose the Hardware Type you have installed Choose that particular device (e.g Display Adapter, Modem, Network Adapter etc.) then click on Next If you cannot determine your type of hardware from the list, choose Other Devices

The next screen will present you with a list of Manufacturers and Models Click on Have Disk

You now have to point the Wizard to the location of the driver Click on the Browse button

On the next screen, under Drives, choose the drive that holds your drivers (e.g Floppy Drive A, Hard Disk C, CD-ROM Drive)

Above the Drives section, a list of folders may appear Choose the correct path to your driver

Click OK

A confirmation of the path to your driver will now be displayed If it is correct, click OK

You should now have the exact device you want to install displayed on the screen (or a small selection of similar devices If so, choose the appropriate device) Click OK

Click Next The driver will now be installed

The Wizard will prompt you after it has finished installing the driver Click on Finish

You may be prompted to re-start your computer

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Author

Posted by Jerry of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on December 2, 2004