Touchpad issues in HP ProBook 6440b
What are the touchpad issues that can come in HP ProBook 6440b?
A touch pad is an important input device integrated into HP ProBook 6440b. The device is a touch sensitive plate with clickable buttons that are intended to replace the conventional external mouse. On the HP ProBook 6440b notebook, the touch pad is 70mm by 42mm in size with an optically accentuated scroll bar for pleasant usage.
Here we can discuss in detail about touch pad in HP ProBook 6440b and some of the issues that can come in touch pad software:
- What is a touch pad?
- Issues that can come in touchpad software in HP ProBook 6440b
- Tips to resolve issues in touchpad software in HP ProBook 6440b
What is a touch pad?
A touchpad is an input device that is integrated in HP ProBook 6440b to serve the need of an external mouse device. The device performs same operation of interpreting motions and gestures of a cursor on the screen or performs other predefined functions. Under the surface of a touchpad are sensors that create an alterable electrical field. As one’s fingers touch, slide or tap on this surface, the electrical field is changed accordingly, allowing the computer to translate the motions into different commands. Advanced touch pads can recognize more than one finger being used and consequently, can perform a large variety of commands.
Issues that can come in touchpad software in HP ProBook 6440b
The touchpad in HP ProBook 6440b may face some issues related to its software or driver. The most common issues include installation of drivers, outdated drivers, or drivers that are incompatible with the operating system being used. Although it is very unlikely, if you experience issues with your touchpad apart from hardware (physical) problems, see the next section for assistance.
To troubleshoot software related issues, first reboot your computer in safe mode. You can accomplish this by tapping ‘F8’ as soon as your laptop starts. A Windows startup menu may appear allowing you to select Safe Mode as your boot mode. If your touchpad works in this mode and not in the normal mode, you do not have to worry about issues in hardware. First navigate to the ‘Control panel’ and select ‘Add/Remove programs’. From here, you can uninstall any program that is related to your mouse. If the problem persists after restarting your computer, visit your ‘Device properties’ by accessing the ‘Properties’ in ‘My Computer’. When you locate your mouse in the list that appears, you can try uninstalling the device and rebooting again. When your laptop starts up again, you may be prompted to install a new hardware.