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: The unusable Touchpad

09 Apr 2010   #1

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
The unusable Touchpad

Just had an intereesting experience.

I'm not a fan of the touchpad and awhile back I had chose the option to disable the touchpad when a usb mouse was connected. Also not being a fan of Toshiba's bloatware I'd remove their utilities.

A couple of days ago I noticed that the touchpad was unusable-with or without a usb mouse connected. Went troubleshooting. Used Verifier which ended up with me having to disable and delete the touchpad software so that Verifier didn't give me a white-line screen-of-death.

Good and well. I went to the Toshiba site and downloaded the latest Synaptics touchpad driver which has also been blessed by Microsoft. Installed same but still no usable Touchpad.

Turned out that I had to reinstall the "Utilities" from Toshiba, in particular, I needed the "flash cards" as FN+F9 enables/disables the touchpad. After having the flashcard utility, I can enable/disable Touchpad. (oh yes, the setting in the properties for the Touchpad had zero effect until after the FlashCard utility install.) Since I find the flashcards annoying, I 've disabled the display but it will be awhile before I forget about the FN + F9 combo.

On the positive side, I got an introduction to the use of Verifier.exe.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2010   #2
WalkerA WinTeam

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6

Thanks for posting your fix, karlsnooks! I'll flag this thread to be marked 'Solved'.


Windows Outreach Team
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I hate those touchpads too. I operate the laptops with a scrollball keyboard or a scrollball mouse. But I cannot disable the touchpads because the laptops are the wife's and she adores the touchpads.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 The unusable Touchpad

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
What would cause RAM to be unusable?
I recently started receiving lowwarnings on memory my Windows 7 64-bit gaming rig. I have 4 GB of RAM installed. I noticed that BIOS is only showing 2 GB of RAM. When I boot into Windows and go to the System screen, it correctly shows 4 GB of RAM installed but reports only 1.99 GB as usable. Until...
Hardware & Devices
Some ram unusable
I recently install windows virtual pc to run linux in windows 7. I noticed that when I went to check computer properties that the only 2.95 gb or ram were usable out of 6gb of ram. I think it might be the virtualization software using my ram so I uninstalled it. The virtualization software was...
Unusable laptop
Ok so for the last couple of days my laptop has been terrible, Programs constantly not responding, freezing, laptop switching off and then coming up with a blue screen with white writing. wheb i log in sometimes the desktop wont load, every now and then it will work fine but then stop responding...
Performance & Maintenance
(6.08 unusable) ram?
i have 8.00 gig ram in my computer info i get this message 8.00 ram (6.08 unusable) how can i use all my ram i'm running 64 bit
Hardware & Devices
w7 unusable after install
Hi Im new here and Ive got a problem. I upgraded my main computer from vista 64 to w7 64 few days ago. I did perfect clean install everything went like in the guide given in these forums, although it was kinda slow process like 1-2 hours. I have clean installed w7 few times after, it always...
Installation & Setup
Windows 7 unusable
I have just installed Windows 7 Ultimate on a machine that was formerly running Windows XP. I am now seeing a host of problems which render it unusable. Firstly, deleting a folder is taking forever. I usually use Shift + Delete since I don't want to move thing to the Recycle bin. Almost every...
BSOD Help and Support

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 21:27.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App