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Windows 7: Touchpad not working after installing a usb mouse - one solution

08 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Touchpad not working after installing a usb mouse - one solution

My touchpad stopped working after I had installed a usb mouse (and an IR remote).

I searched numerous forums and tried everything out there with no success, including the following:
  • tried the function key to turn touchpad on/off (the most obvious source of the problem)
  • tried reinstalling driver for touchpad from the manufacturer web site
  • removed the usb mouse and rebooted
  • went to Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Mouse to enable touchpad - touchpad was no longer even listed
  • There were no problems showing up in the Device Manager

This all became a bit frustrating because I would have to reconnect the usb mouse to do any maneuvering around the system (since the touchpad was not working) to try something else.

I then tried the following: removed the usb mouse, turned off computer (used ctrl/alt/del, then tabbed to the shut down button), turned computer back on. The touchpad still did not work. Without doing anything else, and with the usb mouse still not connected, I then turned the computer back off, then on a second time - and the touchpad became functional. I plugged the usb mouse back in and both worked again at the same time. In the Control Panel/Hardware and Sound/Mouse - both the touchpad and mouse were now recognized.

Hope this helps out others with the same problem (this seems to be a fairly common problem based on the number of postings around the web)

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08 Sep 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

With MSI, try turning it on with Fn + F3
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08 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
With MSI, try turning it on with Fn + F3

I had tried that (first item in my list of things I tried based on suggestions from others). It didn't work in my case, but that has been the easy solution for a lot of others on cases I have researched. I pretty much stumbled onto rebooting twice, which fixed the problem in my case.
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08 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional

maybe the mouse has left something on your registry, try to clean it and see if there is any problems. Program to use : CCleaner
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 Touchpad not working after installing a usb mouse - one solution

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