Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

frozen touchpad


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 bobbies

bobbies

  • Members
  • 162 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:55 AM

Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:24 PM

I have a packard bell laptop with windows xp. Sometimes when i switch on, i find my curser is frozen. I don't use a mouse just the touchpad. To get it to start i have to switch it of and then start again, it seems to be allright the second time i power up. Can anyone tell me how to rectify this please. thanks.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 noknojon

noknojon

  • Banned
  • 10,871 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Local time:02:55 PM

Posted 04 March 2012 - 03:46 PM

Hi bobbies -
How often is this problem occuring (regular / daily / weekly / once or twice) and have you used a mouse at all to see if this helps.
I find that even on my 12 month old Win7 Toshiba that a mouse cured these problems.

A laptop with XP ?? 8+ years old may have worn sensors or a build up of dust etc under the touchpad at times -

Try to clean under the pad (very carefully) or try a mouse and see if there is any change -

Thank You -

#3 bobbies

bobbies
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 162 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:04:55 AM

Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:55 AM

Thank you. Only happens maybe once a week. What i don't understand is when i switch of and then back again it allways works. No i haven't tried it with a mouse, and i'm reluctant to try and clean underneath the touch pad, but thanks for your sugestions.

#4 InadequateInfirmity

InadequateInfirmity

    I Gots Me A Certified Edumication


  • Banned
  • 5,180 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:11:55 PM

Posted 08 March 2012 - 11:18 AM

Try this open open device manager uninstall your touchpad driver and reboot your machine.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb456985.aspx




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users