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06-13-2010 08:09 AM - edited 06-13-2010 08:09 AM
Uninstall Your current driver for touchpad.
Uninstalling Software in Windows 7
Download and install:
Synaptics touchpad here (ver 18.104.22.168 for 32/64 bit Win 7)
If this will not help do the same prcedure and try this one:
Synaptics touchpad here (ver 22.214.171.124 for 32/64 bit Win 7)
Please report back about the results.
06-13-2010 10:28 AM
both drivers did not change the behaviour: I still can deactivate the touchpad, but it reactivates itself after a few seconds.
Still, I believe that a HP process is the culprit, as the touchpad is properly disabled when the Tablet PC is closed - and the touchpad driver shouldn't even notice that.
Thank you for your help,
06-15-2010 06:17 PM - edited 06-15-2010 06:17 PM
Post Your p/n which is under Your computer and looks like this.
Check which Bios version are You using now and post this information too.
Please download and install:
Intel Chipset here (ver 126.96.36.1995 for 32/64 bit Win7)
After installation restart Your system.
Try this both previous drivers for touchpad with the same procedure.
When this will not help try older version:
Synaptics touchpad here (ver 188.8.131.52 for 32/64 bit Win7)
Please report about the results.
Sorry for so late reply.
I'm pretty busy in last days.
I will try to reply next time much faster.
06-16-2010 01:19 PM
my P/N is VY576EA#ABD (it's a tm2-1090eg). My BIOS is F.06 (03/19/2010, manually updated to that one).
The Intel Chipset driver said that it had successfully installed, but as the process took less than half a second, I am quite sure it did nothing.
Thank you for your help,
07-04-2010 08:31 PM
I had the same problem after my driver was updated. I fixed it by rolling back the driver using Device Manager (from 184.108.40.206 if I remember correctly) to 220.127.116.11. I have the touchsmart tm2.
04-02-2011 06:11 PM
I had an HP TouchSmart tm2-1070us and the TouchPad would turn off and on by double-tapping the TouchPad off indicator like it was suppose to. I then updated the TouchPad driver as recommended by the HP Support Assistant program. With the TouchPad turned on, I would quickly double-tap the TouchPad off indicator and the TouchPad zone would turn off for a second but then immediately become active again without double-tapping the TouchPad indicator. So the problem probably has to do with the update rather than the computer itself. I recently upgraded to an HP TouchSmart tm2-2150us and the TouchPad is working as expected. But the HP Support Assistant recommended that I install the Synaptics TouchPad Driver update. I currently have Synaptics driver version 18.104.22.168 with driver date 5/27/2010. I am sure that the update is nice to have but I do not want to create the same problem with the TouchPad off indicator. The factory installed TouchPad is working fine and I have decided not to install the update. I recommend that people NOT install the update until Hewlett-Packard (HP) fixes this problem. I don't think that HP has addressed this issue yet but hopefully they will in the future. HP, if you are listening, please fix this issue with your update. Thank you.
06-14-2011 03:54 PM
This is the way I got over the problem on my pavilion dv7 to disable the touch pad on Windows 7
- go to Control Panel
- Select Hardware and Sound
- Under Devices and Printers click MOUSE
- A MOUSE PROPERTIES window will appear
- click the "Device Settings" tab
- Below the Devices window is a checkbox labelled "Disable internal pointing device when external USB pointing device is attached"
- Check this box, then Apply & OK
- This could solve your problem
07-13-2011 07:39 PM - edited 05-18-2012 05:21 AM
you could try opening MSCONFIG and going to the STARTUP tab at the top, then uncheck the synaptics pointing device and that should keep the thing from loading.
Thanks so much for the MSCONFIG tip. I have a G72 notebook running Windows 7 and don't have the features people described in other posts. I ended up uninstalling (scary but effective).
MICE & OTHER POINTING DEVICES
Right-click ON PS/2 COMPATIBLE MOUSE
Looking forward to typing without my cursor flying off into the air. Thanks again.
Later that night...
OMG It doesn't stick! Stayed off after reboot but came back after shutdown!
Still later that night...
Well it seems my driver must have updated when I restarted my computer because now I see the disable option:
MICE AND OTHER POINTING DEVICES
Right-click on PS/2 COMPATIBLE MOUSE
Please click KUDOS button if this helps you out. - thanks