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Trackpad not working on Spectre Laptop

Product Name: Hp Spectre
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)




I use Hp Spectre Laptop,my trackpad suddenly stopped working.

The pointer simply doesn't move when I touch the trackpad.

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Re: Trackpad not working on Spectre Laptop


Thank you for showing your interest in the HP Forums,
I’d like to help :)


As I understand the touchpad has stopped working,
Don't worry we will take care of this, together :)


I recommend you to uninstall any generic synaptic drivers showing up for the touchpad (if available) under hidden devices from the device manager:

  • Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Command Prompt.
  • At a command prompt, type the following command , and then press ENTER:

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

  • Type the following command a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

start devmgmt.msc

  • Troubleshoot the devices and drivers in Device Manager.
    NOTE: Click Show hidden devices on the View menu in Device Manager before you can see devices that are not connected to the computer.
  • When you finish troubleshooting, close Device Manager.
  • Type exit at the command prompt.

    Note that when you close the command prompt window, Window clears the devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1 variable that you set in step 2 and prevents ghosted devices from being displayed when you click Show hidden devices.

And then download a new version of the synaptic drivers using this link: Click here


I also need a few details to provide further assistance (if need be):

When was the time it worked (date)?

Did you install the updates from the official hp website?

What is your product number (click here for details on finding information) ?


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