How To Get Rid of Laptop Touchpad Not Working on Windows 10

Touchpad, also called as glide or trackpad. It allows the user to move a cursor with their finger. It is always used as an external mouse. The touchpad is operated by using your finger and dragging it all over the plane surface of the plain pad. The mouse moves according to the way our finger goes. It also has two buttons below the touch surface, that is of left click and right click. Actually touchpad is a very good invention and useful also, but it can give problems easily due to our daily basis.

The touchpad can be regarded as an old age feature which is replaced by pointing stick called as a nipple. this new technology mouse is seen in between the keyboard and it can make the pointing so easy and handy. If something happens to our touchpad with the regulator use, there are some ways to solve it, they are:

Operating system

The first thing we have to check is that the computer is working or not. In case if it get hang or stuck, obviously the touchpad will also not work. Thus, first confirm it, and do the necessary things.

External device

Some of the external USB devices will automatically disable the touchpad. So, we have to confirm the external device use and its functioning. In such cases turn off the system and restart the system, check it by removing the external device.

 Touchpad settings

We have to check the settings of the touchpad. In case of any change alteration in the settings we have to clarify it and restart the system. We can get the guidance for the settings from various sources like Google, YouTube etc.

Fn key + function key

In some versions of the laptops, they have the option for enabling and disabling the touchpad with Fn key+function key. If we sometimes accidentally click the option they can disable the touchpad.

Check the battery life of touchpad

In case your touchpad is an external device and which is connected to our system with Bluetooth network, we have to confirm that the touchpad battery is not out of service.

Restart the system

In case it is not working at all, we shut down the system and wait for some time may be due to some hanging it work at that time.

Check for the updates

Check for a Windows 10 update. A Windows 10 update will install the latest versions of the operating system and device drivers for your different devices in addition to any firmware updates that are needed to help your touchpad and other devices run the way they’re supposed to be.

Remove other mouse driver’s

Have you plugged a whole bunch of mice into your laptop in the past and never removed their drivers? If so, there’s a chance that their drivers are interfering with your touchpad. (Some mouse drivers even disable your touchpad automatically!)


Run a troubleshooter. Windows 10 has pre-installed troubleshooter programs that can scan your computer and its connected devices for any errors and correct them. To begin a scan for any errors associated with your Windows 10 touchpad, go to Settings > Update & Security > Troubleshoot > Hardware and Devices > Run the troubleshooter.

Update drive

Update device drivers. Sometimes you’ll need to update a device driver to make it more compatible with your hardware or operating system. To do this, type Device Manager into the search box in the Windows 10 taskbar and click Device Manager when it appears.

Consult the service center

The last and the least way is that to consult with a service center operator, it may be due to something happens to the touchpad internally, we have to repair it or change it completely.

Bottom Line

Almost all the touchpad-fixing solutions are right here, but there are more ways to clear it which is bit difficult. Remember that different laptops may have different software for their touchpad, so these instructions may vary slightly, but for the most part they should point you in the right direction.

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