My notebook is toshiba model satellite,windows vista basic.,a 135-s-2246.my synaptic pointing device stop to function.i downloaded and install from toshiba web site but still the same is not functioning.pls.provide me a possible solution.
An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points
An expert that got 10 achievements.
An expert that got 5 achievements.
An expert that has over 500 points.
Re: synaptics pointing device ceased to function
Check Device Manager to see if the trackpad/mouse is listed.
Check BIOS menu not disabled
Check you have no 'palm-check' hot keys which disables the trackpad (to avoid moving mouse when you are typing)
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
Have you checked the settings of your synaptics? Usually there's an Icon on the taskbar for synaptics you can right click it and check if "disable touchpad if usb pointing device is present" is checked, if so uncheck it then your touch pad should work again.
Here's a link for a step by step instruction though this is for windows xp but steps are the same. Hope this works for you:
If your computer have a, Synaptics Touchpad you can try these steps:
1. Access the properties of the Synaptics Pointing Device by right-clicking on the system tray icon at the bottom right-hand corner of the screen. If you do not see the icon, open your Control Panel and select the "Performance and Maintenance" option. Click "System", then "Hardware", then "Device Manager" to view the devices on your computer. Open the "Mice and Other Pointing Devices" selection.
2. Click on the "Device Settings" tab of the "Mouse Properties" window. The "Device Settings" tab is at the top of the window and located farthest to the right
3. Highlight the Synaptics Touchpad from the list of available pointing devices. Click the "Disable" button underneath the list. Click "OK" on the pop-up menu to confirm your selection. Click "OK" on the Mouse Properties window to close the window. Your Synaptics Touchpad will now be disabled.
Make sure to connect a USB mouse to your laptop before disabling the touchpad so that you will still have control of your pointer.
Check to see the make of your touchpad (in most cases it would be a synaptics one.) If so, go to http://www.synaptics.com/support/drivers and download the corresponding driver according to your operating system.
I'm assuming you already went through the basic steps such as checking if there's a dedicated touchpad button which might be turned off, checking if from control panel\mouse the device is not disabled, etc.
Ok, concentrate some updates both of the operating system and of devices on occasions they generate conflict with other devices, I recommend to you to stop the updates of the Win Vista and first to check that same this activated, in the equipments toshiba is enabled by the key sequence Fn +F9 If even the fault persists, I invite you to that you reinstate the driver of this form it must operate.
your synaptics driver may be corrupt, go to my computer>right click>properties>hardware tab>device manager, the nlook down the list for mice and othe pointing devices.
Click on the '+' sign and on the synaptics line, right click and select uninstal.
Restart the pc and then the driver should reinstall automatically, then give it another try.