Solved How to permanently disable touchpad D Insp n7110 Win7 64 Pro

August 30, 2014 at 11:57:27
Specs: Windows 7, i7 2.2Ghz / 2x4GB
Fn+F3 never worked. Downloading the 110MB drivers from Synaptic didn't help. Going to device manager and disabling or even deleting device doesn't help, as it requires reboot and BAM! back again. Can't type a paper on this darn thing. The touchpad is HUGE and super sensitive - I spend more time trying to edit the mistakes it makes than I do typing. If I wanted this thing NEVER to work again. EVER. What could I do? Is there a way to disable the touchpad that will hold up after a reboot? As it is, I'd like to get a nice wireless keyboard for it but that should be unnecessary and it won't be efficient, especially when I need to carry the computer somewhere else.

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August 30, 2014 at 15:29:14
Hmm, it's playing hard to get.

Another thought, type msconfig in the Run box and hit Enter. If you are unsure how to bring up the Run box then hold the Windows key and press R.

Go to the startup tab and see if it appears there. I'm not sure what you need to see but Synaptic is a possibility or it might even mention touchpad. You will need to open up the screen columns to see what you need. If you are not sure about any entry then Google it. If it does appear there uncheck it and restart.

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August 30, 2014 at 12:15:44
Deleting most things in Device Manager is only temporary - it just finds the hardware and installs the software again.

Look in Control Panel under Mouse and Pointing devices and see if you can disable the touchpad there in some sub-tab or advanced menu.

Otherwise do the touchpad drivers (Synaptic) appear in "Control Panel > Programs and Features"? If so uninstall them from there. Make sure you don't uninstall the wrong thing.

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August 30, 2014 at 14:12:51
Hello and thanks for your quick reply. No, the drivers do not show under my list of installed programs. I think one of my issues is that I have a wireless usb mouse that's not supported by microsoft. It's an E-3lue Mazer "2500 dpi Gaming Engine" that operates on the 2.4Ghz band.
The thing is, I've tried every darn way suggested to disable the touchpad. But there's never a "touchpad" option.
Ex- I go to Control Panel -> Devices and Printers -> Mouse-> Hardware and I get "HID- Compliant mouse" or "PS/2 Compatible Mouse". The HID one gives the option to Disable - that's my mouse. The PS/2 one has that option grayed out, so I can't even disable it temporarily from there.
Once I successfully disabled the touchpad. I don't remember how I did it and it only lasted until reboot. If I could even just do that, I'd be happy. But I can't figure out how to do that again.
Don't give up on me, please, I have done my research and tried everything I can find.
Thank you!

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#3
August 30, 2014 at 14:54:22
As opposed to using the function key, some touch pads, if you press and hold a corner they will disable until it is press and held again.

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#4
August 30, 2014 at 15:04:04
Hello and thanks for your quick reply,
I had never heard that trick before, so my hat's off to you for it. Sadly, no effect. I tried 30 secs on each corner and on each button.
Back to the drawing board!

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August 30, 2014 at 15:29:14
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Hmm, it's playing hard to get.

Another thought, type msconfig in the Run box and hit Enter. If you are unsure how to bring up the Run box then hold the Windows key and press R.

Go to the startup tab and see if it appears there. I'm not sure what you need to see but Synaptic is a possibility or it might even mention touchpad. You will need to open up the screen columns to see what you need. If you are not sure about any entry then Google it. If it does appear there uncheck it and restart.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#6
August 30, 2014 at 15:32:10
Here is an old link, but I am curious to know if the file DellTPad.exe is available on your system:

http://geekswithblogs.net/dbutscher...

Hopefully this can help in some way.


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#7
August 30, 2014 at 15:35:31
Good find at #6. Try that first, if not see my #5.

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#8
August 31, 2014 at 08:44:08
This registry mod should do the trick:
http://www.riverscapewebstudios.com...

I know the heading says "Lenovo IdeaPad" and your laptop is a different make but that doesn't matter, it's still got a Synaptics touchpad.

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#9
September 1, 2014 at 11:15:24
Thanks so much for the replies. I will try them each today, and report the results.

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#10
September 11, 2014 at 14:25:16
Did you manage to sort this out?

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