When your laptop touchpad stops working, it’s easy to go into a panic. If you can’t move your mouse cursor, it’s hard to get much done on your computer.
But don’t fret. Chances are that when your laptop mouse touchpad is not working, the fix is fairly simple. We’ll walk you through common troubleshooting steps to fix a trackpad that’s not functional. Most of these tips are focused on Windows, but those on a Mac, Chromebook, or other laptop can use some of them too.
Is Your Whole Computer Frozen?
This sounds a bit silly, but it’s worth double-checking. If your touchpad stops working as a one-off occurrence, your computer could be totally locked up. In that case, neither the touchpad nor the keyboard will work.
To test this on Windows, hit the Windows key to open the Start Menu, then try Ctrl + Alt + Delete to open the
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