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Touchpad malfunction Compaq R4000 touchpad will move the cursor but won't respond to touch selecting of links or other functions thru click or double click. Recent problem. Any known fixes?

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  • bevmbrandon May 31, 2009

    I did adjust the mouse setting only after the problem occurred because I was told it may be set too fast to register the "double click". I reset it slightly slower but it didn't fix the problem.

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I left the laptop with my children under 10 and just found the light on the cursor pad on and the laptop could not respond to any touch

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Do you mean when you just tap the pad w/ ur finger? if so this is a setting that can be turned on and off. Have you or anyone been pilfering through the settings?
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Decrease the Touchpad Sensitivity...

I see that your Laptop was shipped with Windows Vista and it seems you are using a Retail version of Windows 7. Specially, HP/Compaq Laptops is designed for Retail versions and you can face some device/driver functionality issues. But, you can still try the followings.

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