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Frozen mouse with a touch pad laptop computer

Computer powers up, but mouse is frozen in the middle of the screen. Nothing happens when touching the mouse pad of clicking on buttons.

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  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. I found out that F9 has a mouse on/off icon on it, but pressing it does nothing.

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    i have the same problem. everytime i turn on my computer the mouse is in the middle of the screen doing nothing. even when i click it.

  • Anonymous Aug 15, 2008

    Thank you for the F9 hint. I fooled around a little and when I hit the Function and F9 key together, it unlocked the mouse...THANK GOD!!!!! I hope this helps.

  • adecuzzi Oct 09, 2008

    The F9 key worked for me as well. Thank you sooooooo much!!

  • syouse34 Dec 09, 2008

    When turning on my computer my mouse is frozen in the middle of the sreen I have tried to reboot\last known\ nothing restarting nothing how can I solve this problem?

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    i have a Toshiba Satellite M45 mouse frozen F9 button is not unlcoking - help please

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    Mouse frozen on Toshiba Satellite M45

  • jamaicachild May 24, 2009

    my emachine note mouse pad icon has frozen so when i touch the pad the sensory icon does not show i am touching it

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    It keeps reverting back to the mouse pad

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    mouse pad frozen

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Many laptops have a button, usually located right above the touchpad, that disables the touchpad.

And there may be drivers that need to be loaded for some touchpads to operate properly, in case you've reinstalled the OS.

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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I had this problem and each time that I thought that I figured out how to get it back in order, it would happen again and whatever worked in the past didn't work then.Each time I went crazy till I hit the right key combination out of sheer luck. I finally solved the problem permanently.
I removed the Toshiba function key program, the mouse pad program and all other Toshiba stuff from my computer, and I never had any problems since.
Now I have a normal windows computer that works like a normal computer should.


QUIT TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT AND GET RID OF THE TOSHIBA FUNCTION KEY PROGRAM. UNINSTALL IT AND YOU'LL NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM AGAIN

Posted on Mar 10, 2013

  • mike Mar 10, 2013


    I had this problem and each time that I thought that I figured out how to get it back in order, it would happen again and whatever worked in the past didn't work then.Each time I went crazy till I hit the right key combination out of sheer luck. I finally solved the problem permanently.
    I removed the Toshiba function key program, the mouse pad program and all other Toshiba stuff from my computer, and I never had any problems since.
    Now I have a normal windows computer that works like a normal computer should.


    QUIT TRYING TO FIGURE IT OUT AND GET RID OF THE TOSHIBA FUNCTION KEY PROGRAM. UNINSTALL IT AND YOU'LL NEVER HAVE A PROBLEM AGAIN

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Fn and f9 totally fixed my frozen mouse. :)

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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My laptop has the mouse pad built in and it froze up..I cant do a thing .I have tried to shut down and if you dont have a mouse working you cant even go to task manager etc..Now what? It is new I have only had it a month...

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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Dear MGK7,

That does make it more difficult! Okay, for future reference, when you have key control again and the mouse or touch pad stops working, if you have a standard 101 key keyboard, or even a laptop with one key instead of two on certain keys, you can do it this way:

1. Hit the Windows key, which will open your start menu.
2. Pressing the Windows key and Pause/break will take you to your system properties.
3. Minimizing and restoring screens hit Windows key and "D".
4. To get to Utility Manager, hit Windows key and "U". This will, among other things, allow you to choose to use only the keyboard or the mouse, so you can disconnect the mouse, among many other things.
5. Pressing Windows key and "F1" will take you to Help & Support.
6. Windows key plus "E" takes you to Windows Explorer".
7. Pressing "Cntrl, Alt, Delete" takes you to the task manager.

These keys should provide help in getting around in your system without a mouse.

To get to control panel, for example, press the Windows key to op[en the Start menu, and use the "up arrow" button to go to control panel.

Now that everything appears frozen, power your machine down. Remove the battery from the rear for a few minutes, even if you are operating on A/C plug in. Put the battery back in and power up. Did this make any difference?

You can always buy an inexpensive laptop mouse which works on USB. When you plug in the USB the mouse works independently of everything else. Then you could click the start up memory, help, and choose restore to an earlier time before this problem happened.

That usually will clear any problem.

Please let me know what happens.

Sirwriter

Posted on May 13, 2009

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