I installed a new driver for an optical wireless mouse. I have Disabled the laptops touchpad mouse and now when I try to enable the touchpad mouse, it does not even show that the mouse is there. How do I get the mouse back and to make it work again?
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Uninstall the mouse sofware again and remove the mouse reciever.
re install driver and re connect reciever, but in a different usb port if possible, if still not recognised it maybe that the mouse needs pairing to the reciever, so refer to your manual for help on that.
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Try reinstalling the touchpad driver.
You can download the
touchpad and device drivers for your model laptop from the Toshiba WEB site from their
download page. Make sure you enter the model of your laptop so you can get the
correct drivers. Please click on this link: - http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/home.jsp
The little red light is likely from the red LED underneath your optical mouse. If the mouse cursor/pointer on the screen is jerky, it may mean the mouse pad is dirty and/or if the mouse is wireless, its battery is low and should be replaced. Most laptops have a touchpad as part of the keyboard. If you want to use that instead of a physical mouse, just put the physical mouse away and use the touchpad. Both should be active unless the touchpad was disabled. If the touchpad is disabled, you can re-enable it by clicking on control panel > mouse > device settings tab > enable button.
If it was disabled try this. push the FN or function key, found near the lower left of the keyboard. Hold that down and then push the F10 or F12 key. Should be F10 on that model. That should turn it back on. The pads are pretty reliable and I've actually only ever seen one die in about 15 years.
If you are stuck installing then plug the mouse in and boot. It should actually find the mouse as new software and install a default driver. You may have to reboot it once after before it works. To work without a mouse you use the tab and spacebar. Tab mose from one box to another and space acts like a mouse click. Alt tab moves from one program to another. And to close use alt -F4 and to shut down use alt-f4. You shouldn;t need to do that if you boot with the mouse in the usb so it finds it.
If you have already tried another mouse and works fine in Windows OS then the problem gets narrowed down to the touchpad being faulty and would have to replace it but don't discard the touchpad could be accidently disabled in the control panel of the mouse properties. Dell laptops usually have a driver chipset and driver for the mouse touchpad specifically which you can get on support.dell.com
try reinstalling before getting new touchpad part for your laptop. Dell has spareparts where you can buy a refurb one and install yourself. Instructions on how to take apart your laptop is on the same site.
No need to disable the touchpad they should both work at the same time. Have you tried both the mice on another PC?. The first mouse should have the correct software already installed but you will most probably need to install software for the microsoft mouse. I hope you have tried resetting by hitting the button on the receiver then while its flashing the button on bottom of the mouse? If all this fails do have any other USB devices you can test on laptop?......good luck
The mouse should be Plug and Play. Did you install the drivers before plugging the mouse's receiver in? The PC has to have the drivers first in order to take advantage of the Plug and Play capability. If you plugged the mouse's receiver in before installing the drivers, unplug the mouse receiver, uninstall the driver, reboot your PC, reinstall the driver, then plug the receiver in and you should be fine.
Otherwise, press the Connect button on the receiver first, and then the Connect button on the mouse, and that should establish the connection. You don't need to disable your touch pad in order to use the mouse.