Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Driver from touchpad conflits with Windows 7

28 Dec 2009   #1
Paula Ferraresi

Windows 7
 
 
Driver from touchpad conflits with Windows 7

Hi,

I have just purchased a Dell computer (vostro 1320), with Windows 7. Everything was working just fine, when I started to get those blue screens errors. I seeked help from Dell, which told me to install WinDbg, to find out the problem.
After analyzing what caused the error, this program pointed the error was in a driver from Dell touchpad.
I contacted Dell, which said the problem was in the software, which was conflicting with windows, and then they told me to format the pc.
I am very reluctant in doing so, mainly because the pc is brand new, and every time I formatted my old pc, it never was the same, and the old problems always returned.
So, my question is: is there another solution for my problem? Maybe an alternative driver, which can substitute the one from Dell and does not conflict with windows! Can anybody help me, please???
Tks!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Dec 2009   #2
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

have you tried looking on dells site for a synaptics driver for your board and installing in vista compatable mode?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2009   #3
Paula Ferraresi

Windows 7
 
 

The only drivers avaliable from dell website are from the same manufacturer as the one Im currently using...if I install a driver from Windows Vista, will ir work in windows 7? What do I have to do to make it work in windows 7?
Sorry, but Im not an expertise in this subject...
tks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


29 Dec 2009   #4
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

right click on the install file for the driver (setup.exe) go to properties ,in the properties box tick run in compat mode, in the drop down box choose vista at the bottom of the properties box tick "run as admin" click on ok then right click the .exe file and run as admin, hope that helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2009   #5
madtownidiot

 

The touchpad should work without the driver installed, though you would lose the scrolling zone on the right side of the pad. It's a base system device, and the synaptics driver just adds a top layer to it. You might try uninstalling the driver completely, and eventually there will be an update that will fix it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2009   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paula Ferraresi View Post
Hi,

I have just purchased a Dell computer (vostro 1320), with Windows 7. Everything was working just fine, when I started to get those blue screens errors. I seeked help from Dell, which told me to install WinDbg, to find out the problem.
After analyzing what caused the error, this program pointed the error was in a driver from Dell touchpad.
I contacted Dell, which said the problem was in the software, which was conflicting with windows, and then they told me to format the pc.
I am very reluctant in doing so, mainly because the pc is brand new, and every time I formatted my old pc, it never was the same, and the old problems always returned.
So, my question is: is there another solution for my problem? Maybe an alternative driver, which can substitute the one from Dell and does not conflict with windows! Can anybody help me, please???
Tks!
Hi

Stick with DELL, or you could loose your guarantee.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Driver from touchpad conflits with Windows 7




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Touchpad Driver Reinstall
Hi, I recently uninstalled the driver software for my touchpad in order to fix other problems, and now I can't figure out how to reinstall the driver. I tried updating the driver, which did nothing, and it won't let me "roll back" the driver. Any tips? Thanks, - slizz
Hardware & Devices
64 bit touchpad driver needed
I have a lenovo 4446 (or G530) The operating system is win7 64 bit. I need the touchpad driver. Thanks
Drivers
Touchpad driver problem
I have recently installed 7 on my Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, which was originally running Vista. Now that I have 7, I cannot find a way to change my touchpad sensitivity or enable scrolling on the touchpad. I downloaded the Synaptics touchpad driver, and a Synaptics 'Device Settings' tab becomes...
Drivers
Touchpad Driver - Toshiba
Hi: As many other people after upgrading to W7 I lost the scroll function on my touchpad. I've tried with the several Synaptics drivers (including the last version of the generic driver) but nothing seems to work. Of course my old XP drivers are not working under W7. Any suggestion??? ...
Drivers
Need Touchpad driver...can't download it.
Hello all, I'm new to windows 7. I installed it on my Dell Inspiron e1505 32-bit. I have a question about my touchpad. I can't seem to scroll using it as I use to like I have before. I tried downloading the driver from Dell but I need to install microsoft framework 3.5 sp1. in order to get...
Drivers
Touchpad driver
On my inspiron 1545 laptop is seems finger tracking on the touchpad stops responding sometimes. I'm using Windows 7 default drivers. Do you think it is a driver problem? Can I use a Vista driver? Also on a side note is there a way I can disable the tap for mouse click on the touchpad?
Drivers

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:13.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App