HP Touchpad not Working [Easy Fixes]

Get your HP Touchpad back on track!

By Lillian Lai  Others  HP TouchpadWindows   0 Comment

HP Touchpad not working? This could be very frustrating, especially when you know that you haven’t done anything that causes the problem.

But don’t panic! This is a common issue and you can fix HP touchpad not working quickly and easily!

How do I fix Touchpad not working on HP 

Here are the solutions you can try to fix HP laptop Touchpad not working. You don’t need to try them all; just work your way down until your problem is solved.

  1. Restart your laptop
  2. Enable the Touchpad service for your laptop
  3. Troubleshoot the hardware issue
  4. Update the Touchpad driver

Fix 1: Restart your laptop

As restarting the device can solve many technical issues, and it sometimes works like a charm, you can just simply reboot your laptop and try your Touchpad again to see if it works.

 

Fix 2: Enable the Touchpad service for your laptop

If the Touchpad is disabled, your laptop Touchpad stops working. So you can check and enable the Toucpad in your laptop to fix it. There are two ways to enable Touchpad in your HP laptop:

Way 1: Check the dot at the upper left corner

There is generally a dot at the upper left corner on the Touchpad pane, so you can double tap the dot on the upper left to enable the HP Touchpad.

Way 2: Enable the Touchpad in Settings

You can go to the Mouse settings in your laptop to enable the Touchpad:

Note: The screenshots below are from Windows 10, but the fixes apply to Windows 8 & 7.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo keyand X at the same time.

2) Click Settings in the popup menu.

3) Click Devices.

4) Click Mouse and touchpad, and click Additional mouse options.

5) Select the Touchpad tab (or Hardware tab or Device settings tab), and make sure your Touchpad is enabled.

6) Reboot your laptop and try your Touchpad.

 

Fix 3: Troubleshoot the hardware issue

If your problem still persists, you can try the troubleshooting utility in your Windows to automatically fix the hardware issue detected. Follow these steps:

1) Open Control Panel in your laptop, and click Troubleshooting.

2) Click Hardware and Sound.

3) Click Hardware and device.

4) Click Next, then wait for the troubleshooting process to finish.

5) Follow the on-screen wizard to automatically fix the detected issues.

6) Reboot your laptop and try your Touchpad.

 

Fix 4: Update the Touchpad driver

The missing or outdated Touchpad driver can cause the Touchpad not working issue, so you can update your Touchpad driver to fix the issue.

There are two ways to update the Touchpad driver: manually and automatically.

Manually update the Touchpad driver – You can update the touchpad driver by searching the driver from the manufacturer, then download and install the driver  into your computer. Ensure to download the driver that is compatible with your Windows OS. This requires time and computer skills.

Automatically update the Touchpad driver – If you are not familiar with playing around with drivers, you can do it automatically with Driver Easy.

Driver Easy will automatically recognize your Windows system and find the correct driver for your video adapter. You don’t need to risk downloading the wrong Touchpad  driver.

You can download and install your drivers by using either Free or Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes only a few clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):

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 the Update button next to the flagged Touchpad device name to automatically download the correct version of the driver (you can do this with the FREE version), then install it in your computer.

Or 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 which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. You’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All.)

4) Restart your laptop and try your Touchpad.

Note: You can also try to uninstall and reinstall the Touchpad driver with Driver Easy (Pro version required). This is useful especially when you are trying to remove any driver causing troubles and reinstall it.

 

 

These’re the effective solutions to fix HP Touchpad not working. Which methods helps you through? If you have any questions, feel free to comment below and we’ll see what more we can do to further help.

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