Many trackpad (or touchpad) users have been in a situation where their trackpad has stopped working on their Windows computer or laptop – their trackpad cannot respond to their touches. This is an annoying issue. You’re probably searching anxiously on the Internet for the solution to it. You may even be worrying that you cannot use your trackpad again. But not to worry! It is possible to fix this problem. Here are two methods you should try: 1) Re-enable your trackpad 2) Update your trackpad driver (Note that since your trackpad has stopped working, you need another usable pointing device, such as a mouse, in order to perform these methods.)
1) Re-enable your trackpadWindows may have disabled your trackpad during a system upgrade or while your computer was in sleep mode. Or your trackpad was just accidentally disabled by someone else. These will make your trackpad unusable. To re-enable it: 1. Press Win key and R key on the keyboard at the same time, then type “control“, and press Enter.
2. In Control Panel, select Mouse.
3. On Mouse Properties window, select the rightmost tab. (This tab is for the configuration of your trackpad, and its name can be different, depending on the model you use.) Then tick the Enable Touchpad item or hit the Enable button to enable your trackpad. 4. If this method works for you, your will be able to use your trackpad again.