If you check Device Manager only to find HID Compliant touch screen no longer there, you’re not alone.

But don’t worry, check out the fixes below and you’ll get it back in no time. 🙂

3 Fixes for HID Compliant Touch Screen Missing in Windows 11, 10, 8 & 7

All the fixes below work in Windows 11, 10, 8.1 and 7. You might not have to try them all; just work your way down the list until the problem goes away.
  1. Show hidden devices
  2. Update your HID-complaint touch screen driver
  3. Run Hardware and devices Troubleshooter
  4. Repair corrupted system files

Fix 1: Show hidden devices

There’s a good chance that you’ve accidentally hidden your HIP Compliant touch screen, hence the HIP Compliant touch screen not showing problem. If that’s the case, you should unhide it. Here’s how:

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time, then type devmgmt.msc into the box and press Enter

2) Click View and then click Show hidden devices.

3) Click Action > Scan for hardware changes.

4) Check if your HIP Compliant touch screen shows up under Human Interface Devices now. If yes, then great! But if it’s no joy, you should move on to Fix 2, below.

Fix 2: Update your HID-complaint touchscreen driver

This problem may occur if you are using the wrong HID-compliant driver or it’s out of date. So you should update your HID-compliant driver to see if it fixes your problem.

If you don’t have the time, patience, or skills to update the driver manually, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy takes care of it all.

You can update your drivers automatically with either the 7 days free trial or the Pro version of Driver Easy. It takes just 2 clicks, and you get full support and a 30-day money-back guarantee with the Pro version:

1) Download and install Driver Easy.

2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.  

3) Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of ALL the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (This requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All. If you’re not ready to buy the Pro version, Driver Easy offers a 7-day free trial which includes access to all the Pro features such as high-speed download and one-click install. You won’t be charged anything until your 7 day trial has ended.).

4) Restart your computer and check if you got it back on your Device Manager. If yes, then congrats! But if the issue persists, please move on to Fix 3, below.

Fix 3: Run Hardware and devices Troubleshooter

Another trick we can try to fix your HID Compliant Touch Screen missing problem is to run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter, a built-in Windows tool designated to fix possible errors that might have been the culprit for the issue.

Here’s how:

I’m using Windows 11 or 10:

I’m using Windows 8.1/7: 

I’m using Windows 11 or 10:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time. Then type cmd into the box and click OK.

  2. Type msdt.exe -id DeviceDiagnostic and press Enter.
  3. The Hardware and Devices window will fire up. Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions to fix the issues it detects.
  4. Open Device Manager and check if the missing driver shows up.

I’m using Windows 8.1/7:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type troubleshoot, then click Troubleshooting.
  2. Click Configure a device.

  3. Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions to fix the issues it detects.
  4. Open Device Manager and check if the missing driver shows up.

Fix 4: Repair corrupted system files

If you are facing persistent issues and none of the previous solutions have proven effective, it is possible that your corrupted system files are to blame. To rectify this, repairing the system files becomes crucial. The System File Checker (SFC) tool can assist you in this process. By executing the “sfc /scannow” command, you can initiate a scan that identifies problems and repairs missing or corrupted system files. However, it is important to note that the SFC tool primarily focuses on scanning major files and may overlook minor issues.

In situations where the SFC tool falls short, a more powerful and specialized Windows repair tool is recommended. Fortect is an automated Windows repair tool that excels in identifying problematic files and replacing malfunctioning ones. By scanning your PC comprehensively, Fortect can provide a more comprehensive and effective solution for repairing your Windows system.

  1. Download and install Fortect.
  2. Open Fortect and run a free scan of your PC. Wait a few minutes, and it will give you a detailed report of your PC status.
  3. If Fortect detects any issues on your PC, click Start Repair to start the repair process.
The repair is available with the paid version of Fortect which comes with a full money-back guarantee and full technical support. If you need any assistance, feel free to contact their support team.

Once finished with the repair, check if the error has been resolved.

There you go – top 4 fixes for your HID-compliant touch screen missing problem. Hope this helps and feel free to drop us a comment if you have any further questions. 

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