Accidentally uninstalled trackpad on laptop! help!

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  1. Tecktonik

    Tecktonik Notebook Guru

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    the trackpad software or driver or whatever, i accidentally uninstalled it. how can i get it back? if you dont know what im talking about, the mouse on the laptop...i cant scroll up and down anymore with it.

    pc: HP dv2000.
     
  2. Shyster1

    Shyster1 Lazy as the Day is Long

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    Can you get to the device manager?

    If you can't maneuver around the system well enough to get the driver reloaded from the device manager, try shutting the system down and then re-starting it to see if the plug-n-play functionality picks the trackpad up as new hardware and automatically installs it once the system restarts.
     
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    nizzy1115 Notebook Prophet

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    Go to HP's website and download it...
     
  4. Tecktonik

    Tecktonik Notebook Guru

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    i kno how to get to device manager, i just dont know which one it is. what is it called?
    idk what to type in the search...cuz i dont kno what it called
     
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    Shyster1 Lazy as the Day is Long

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    If you don't know what it's called, look through the list of devices to see if there's a device that's been flagged with a yellow question mark or exclamation mark - that should be the device in question. If you can't find it that way, then I'd suggest trying the restart method; that way, the system will definitely mark the trackpad as an unknown/corrupted device in the device manager.
     
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    What options confused you? THere are only a few to choose between...my guess is you never went to their site...

    Let me help you out some.

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    Start with the keyboard, mouse and input devices. I think we can agree its one of those...

    now by process of elimination we have:
    not a quick launch button
    not a tv tuner
    touch pad driver - perhaps
    not usb optical mouse
    not a wireless laser mini mouse
    not a webcam
    not a tv tuner

    So with a process of elimination the only one left is a touchpad which is very similar in sounding to trackpad that you said, right? Not to be mean, but was that really hard? I wish you would have just tried.
     
  7. eversman

    eversman Notebook Consultant

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    heres what i'd do. yes, use a diff puter to dl the driver the people above showed you. next, take a usb mouse, and plug it into the the puter. ms SHOULD find and install the drivers for the mouse on its own. thats usually what happens.

    once the mouse works, plug in the usb drive, install your touchpad drive, and viola, remove mouse and return to normal.

    my girlfriend accidentally did that on my old hp, and thats how i fixed it.

    ev
     
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    He should still be able to use the touch pad just fine with the default microsoft drivers, just the scroll buttons wont work.
     
  9. jeremysdad

    jeremysdad Notebook Evangelist

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    Agreed. I actually just use the default MS drivers most of the time, because I hate most of those fancy features. They just mess me up.

    If Windows doesn't install them automatically and provide at least some functionality, then something else is wrong...
     
  10. dannylill1981

    dannylill1981 Notebook Guru

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    his lack of reply is prolly cause he couldnt be bothered to search the hp site and used the advice on here cause it was the easy option
     
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