Alright, so I have been having a very strange problem with the touchpad on my netbook. I have an old-ish ASUS Eee PC Seashell Series, with windows 7 starter on it. Since day one of owning it (from new) I've used a USB wireless mouse and have the setting for the built-in touchpad set to be disabled whenever a USB mouse is being used.
It has worked fine up until a few weeks ago, when the touchpad suddenly began giving me trouble (aka, working). The problem is that with this small computer and incredibly over-reactive pad (even with all the sensitivity settings turned to their lowest) the touchpad goes utterly nuts while trying to type. It's an ELAN Smart-Pad.
Anyway, so I've checked the settings in control panel>mouse and it's still set to be turned off when the USB mouse is in. I've also tried to disable it from those settings, and while it lets me check the box and hit apply, nothing actually changes.
A bit of googling gave me the idea of just deleting the drivers for the touchpad. The first time I did this it worked after restarting and worked fine for a week or so until I had to actually shut the computer down rather than merely hibernating it. Now, whenever I go in and uninstall the drivers from the device manager, upon the restart it automatically re-installs the drivers on its own.
I would really appreciate any input anyone has on fixing this, the issue is making my computer almost unusable. Typing this has taken at least twice as long as it should have due to the touchpad losing its mind constantly, and I'm out of ideas as to what to try next. I'm getting tempted to crack the thing open and try to unplug the touchpad from the motherboard, but this computer is really sealed up tight and I doubt that would go well.