laptop mouse pad does not work

  wolfman10 17:49 04 Apr 2006
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Evening all

i have recently reinstalled Windows XP but my laptop mouse pad does not work anymore. I plugged in my wireless mouse which works fine.

any help would be much appreciated

thanks

Paul

  Diodorus Siculus 18:13 04 Apr 2006

Do you know the manufacturer of the trackpad? It may need special drivers loaded.

Was the wireless mouse connected during the install procedure?

  DieSse 18:40 04 Apr 2006

It's bound to need a driver - which you will find either on a CD which came with your laptop, or from the laptop manufactureres site.

  ade.h 19:02 04 Apr 2006

Generally best to use the notebook manufacturer's own version of the driver - as per DieSse's advice - rather than the generic version from the touchpad manufacturer.

  Graham ® 19:25 04 Apr 2006

There should be a Fn key combination to turn the mousepad off and on.

  Granger 13:20 06 Apr 2006

There is, and someone's posted the answer on this forum a few months back. No time to track it down now but it's here somewhere.

  Graham ® 14:02 06 Apr 2006

Failing that, go to Control Panel, Mouse, Properties. You should see 'Connected Devices'.

Again, look in Device Manager to see if the touchpad needs enabling.

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