Mouse pad disabled on laptop

  Dalglish2 19:11 05 Feb 2009


My 8 year old has somehow managed to disable the mouse pad on my Asus laptop running XP home - there are no keys with a mouse pic on it and no amount of Fn+key pressing will enable it.
I am writing this with a USB trackball mouse that works fine, any ideas?
Many thanks

  Sea Urchin 19:16 05 Feb 2009

Probably Fn+F7 (or could be F9) but it will be another F key

  woodchip 19:17 05 Feb 2009

Have a look in Control Panel under Mouse under Device Settings Tab Press the Settings button on that page if there is one. Have a poke round in there for settings to enable it

  woodchip 19:18 05 Feb 2009

PS other than that, Go to Web Site for Laptop and Download touchpad software

  Dalglish2 20:58 05 Feb 2009

have checked out the driver and properties and device is working properly
not sure what to do next

  Sea Urchin 22:16 05 Feb 2009

Asus laptop - which model?

  woodchip 22:26 05 Feb 2009

Although windows say its working, files may be corrupt try uninstalling touchpad in device Manager then Reboot for it to find new hardware and losd drivers for it

  Switcher 22:43 05 Feb 2009

On my Compaq just at the top of the pad there is a little bar which if pressed disables the mouse pad. Is it possible this has been pressed in error

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