If the touchpad still does not work correctly proceed to the next step. In all likelihood, you will have to re-enable the trackpad by finding the right function-key combination on your laptop. You'll have to visit the website of your laptop manufacturer to download them. Though not the gentlest procedure, try holding down the power switch until the laptop shuts; reboot and interrupt the reboot with the power switch three more times. I have a new laptop have only had it 12 days and only used it 4 times its a brand new laptop not reconditioned, or have ever been used in any way and all of a sudden the cursor will not respond to my touch on the mouse pad. After googling for some time I tried to see if there was a hardware failure with the keyboard connection bus in the motherboard. If your problem goes beyond that and is stuck in scroll mode like mine was, try the swipe from right to left and see if that normalizes things.
You might then be able to boot using one of the options and try troubleshooting in a Safe mode. Are you using the trackpad to manipulate the cursor, or are you using an external mouse? I think its a bit silly about the Shift + F5 needing to be done. Downshift to the Drivers As a last resort, turn to the drivers for a remedy if the mouse on your laptop is still not working. Then your touchpad should work as normal. This will bring up the little sidebar on the right of the screen and the date on the lower left in Windows 8. You may like to try updating or reinstalling your Touchpad drivers. If the mouse has not been previously used on that computer, you may get a dialog box asking you to install the mouse driver.
Click on this tab to ensure it is enabled. About the Author Mary Wroblewski earned a master's degree with high honors in communications and has worked as a reporter and editor in two Chicago newsrooms. Some computers have a touchpad disable and enable hot key, refer to User's Manual of your laptop to see if your computer has this hot key and how to use it. Accidental touches often result in typos and other errors that employees may find frustrating. I think I may have clicked it in error. What can I possibly do at this point? Once the software is installed, the mouse will work in the same manner the touchpad did. Toshiba also has Card Keys which allow easy control of the TouchPad.
Fortunately, Toshiba has included a function for its laptops that can be used to both lock and unlock the touchpad. Though I should have known from the icon on my F5 that pressing it would turn on and off my touchpad. That would correct it for me, but clearly better with an external mouse. Just fixed the same problem on my Toshiba Laptop. Incorrect password I have a Toshiba Satellite T2060 laptop, I move my laptop and somehow it crashed but, I got it to start again. If not this can be downloaded from. At this point, you should be back in business — for your small business.
I know that the f5 key disables and enables it but I have not accidentally hit the key. I tried typing different keys and got no response. The A100 is a Satellite, but not a Satellite Pro. Hi, Usually that function is on the Right Edge vertical and Lower Edge horizontal of the TouchPad. F5 is the button to lock the touchpad.
In addition to these troubleshooting steps, please refer to the Microsoft Knowledge Base article mentioned below: Do reply with results. If you're using the trackpad, it may be as simple as using the Fn keys and the corresponding F keys at the top of the keyboard to enable the trackpad feature again. And people who know their stuff or so it seems anyway. I discovered this trick by accident when trying to wipe dust off my touchpad. Please someone help me unlock my laptop. Sometimes it is possible to accidentally disable your touchpad.
. But it's worth a try since troubleshooting usually involves undertaking a series of steps. The touch screen does not do anything. I'm going to assume you are tryign to unlock the mouse pad to use it again. But then again I should remember because I've just typed it several times. Do you use an external mouse? But it was always irritating having to go into the drawer to find an external mouse, etcetera, then using it to make this corrections. On a Toshiba laptop one such unintended command could lock the laptop's touchpad, disabling the mouse cursor and possibly distressing the user.
Many times people turn these functions inadvertently. If any one else has any other possibility as to why my mouse is malfunctioning please let me know. Bookings can be placed online. I would like to clarify that you are refering to your Windows password or is this password screen before Windows. If you're using an external mouse, then try to see if the cursor moves while using the trackpad. If you have tried the options above and this still isn't working you may need to consider booking your computer in for service. Toshiba Support - Click Communcate for links to Contact Toshiba and the Forums.
I used an external keyboard but it is not working. It is typically found next to the Windows key and its text may be colored differently than the other keys. Many Toshiba laptops feature a touchpad that allows you to control the device with the slightest touch. I have had several problems with laptops in the past where its been brand new and something will start going wrong with it the moment I touch them. I'm going Mac with my next purpose.