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Windows 7: Synaptics Pointing Device Driver not connected?Plus missing Icon?

27 Aug 2014   #1
AtrocityT

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit.
 
 
Synaptics Pointing Device Driver not connected?Plus missing Icon?

I need help with this please, I'm not really an expert in technology, so I think I may have done something wrong.

So here's what happened:

I got tired of my laptop's shutdown being a bit slow, so I went to figure out how to solve it. A forum stated to use the Msconfig' option which only shut down all the drivers when I used basic mode. When I activated normal mode again, everything was fine.

So I decided to see if I could change the mouse pointing, and I get a message saying the Synaptics Pointing Device Driver is not connected and the icon that appears on the windows 7 tray is gone.

Did the driver become removed during that incident or?


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27 Aug 2014   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. You might need to Re-Install the Driver ..

Go to your Laptops Manufacturer Website and Download the Driver ...
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27 Aug 2014   #3
AtrocityT

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit.
 
 

Alright then, I'm going to do that right now. I know this also doesn't relate to the topic, but the password hint doesn't seem to appear anymore as well. I know the user account isn't corrupt though.

[EDIT]: Okay so I went into my computer folder and found the icon for the pad: I clicked it and the icon re-appears.
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27 Aug 2014   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Issue sorted good news ...
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27 Aug 2014   #5
AtrocityT

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Issue sorted good news ...
It did work, but here's the weird thing:

The driver is installed, but won't appear on the Windows 7 tray unless I go to my computers folder and click on the icon.

Every.time.

It's very strange as to how and why it keeps doing that.
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27 Aug 2014   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Mouse Property's Device Settings ...

Then choose static or animated icon


See if that helps
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27 Aug 2014   #7
AtrocityT

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Mouse Property's Device Settings ...

Then choose static or animated icon


See if that helps
I'll test that. I'll get back to you if it worked or not.
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29 Aug 2014   #8
AtrocityT

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Mouse Property's Device Settings ...

Then choose static or animated icon


See if that helps
I did a system restore and it worked!
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29 Aug 2014   #9
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Sorted
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29 Aug 2014   #10
AtrocityT

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 Bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Sorted

Yes <=D!Thank you ever so much!
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