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My touchpad on my Toshiba A215-S7428 is acting erratically. I've already gone into the settings and changed the zones but if I hover over any icon it will open it without any tapping -- help!!

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Uninstall the touchpad drivers and reboot laptop use an usb mouse to remove drivers as this will be needed.

then it should reload drivers and all will be fine if not then goto Toshiba's website and download the touchpad drivers and install then reboot laptop all should be fine.

and be very carefull when you are near the touchpad as the buttons are easily pressed.

good luck

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

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