Touch pad in HP ProBook® 4415s
Touchpad software issues in HP ProBook 4415s notebook PC
HP ProBook 4415s is a high performance notebook with several advanced features. A touchpad senses the user’s finger movements on the pad surface and translates it to a relative position of the pointer on the laptop screen. The functioning of a touchpad is based on either capacitive sensing or conductance sensing technology. The touchpad signifies the convenience of laptops as it eliminates the need for wires in pointing devices.
The issues that could come in touchpad software in HP ProBook 4415s are as follows:
- Firmware issues
- Driver issues
- Virus attack
Firmware is a collection of programs that are programmed into a component and decide how the component works or behaves in various situations. Usually the firmware is embedded into read-only memories. All the touchpads have firmware that is embedded into the hardware. Sometimes the firmware of the touchpad gets modified in some unknown way and this would lead to the touchpad exhibiting unexpected results.
If drivers are not installed or incorrect drivers are installed then the touchpad might not be recognized or might exhibit unexpected results. The drivers are a necessary for the touchpad to function properly. Without the drivers the device would not work properly. To correct such a situation all you need to do is install the correct driver for the device.
Virus attack too is one of the possible reasons for the software related problem in touchpads. Viruses infect and attack your system in different ways. Some viruses might infect your system and cause your touchpad to behave in funny ways. The only way you could rectify this problem is by installing good antivirus software and regularly updating the virus definitions. Antivirus programs help you to keep your system clean of viruses and other intrusions.