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Then, view by Category and click on Uninstall a program. Appleoddity Just checked, there’s nothing in my task bar labeled Synaptic or anything that sounds touchpad related. The function is there but is disabled in the registry. Synaptics Pointing Device Driver not connected? It is unfortunate that the steps suggested does not help as the setting revert to original. Small Business – Chron. Vital information stored on your card readers might get lost once the card is corrupted.

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I have tried a Also, I called Synaptics on this and got a call back in an hour.

When i bought the laptop it was To disable your touchpad you have to press a certain keyboard key such as F5 for example. Copyright -Tech Support Forum. Computer powers off in sleep mode We already wrote a guide on how to prevent Windows from updating certain driversso be sure to try that. Ranbe also has more than six years of professional information-technology experience, specializing in computer architecture, operating systems, networking, server administration, virtualization and Web design.

It is like the Night of the Living Dead. After that it completely works fine.


Did you try going into Device Manager and reinstalling the driver? Anyhow, this is the professional fix.

And on Control Panel which is where this is effected it’s buried and non-intuitive. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. I cannot understand why when you disable it, it changes it’s settings as if you were only kidding with it.

How to Disable a Synaptics Touchpad |

I have an HP. I just redownloaded the Synaptic update simply so that I could disable it again. These issues could be caused by various factors, such as outdated drivers and conflicts with other software, and in this article we offer you solutions for most of them.

It is restarted after every reboot no matter what. All times are GMT I did, no changes.

I then enabled it back again and now it won’t run in startup eventhough it is marked in msconfig. This can be a big problem and leave your privacy […].

Can’t disable synaptics pointing device

Click the link and scroll down to message 9. I hope this article helped you to solve your issues with Synaptics touchpad device, or any other touchpad device. I suggest that you contact the computer manufacturer support as this involves hardware drivers.


Keep in mind that this option might disavle be available. Sometimes your mouse is the one preventing the touchpad from work.

I should add some more data: By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service. It is possible to turn it on manually later on, but the fact that it disables after startup is Vinod Archak Replied on October 30, According to users, if your settings keep resetting, the problem might be related to your registry.

Please reply us with the pointiing to assist you further.

Where this properly should be, per standards, is in the Device Manager. The device is still disabled as the driver wasn’t available on boot.