Reply to comment

scott pi's picture

fix touchpad with Linux boot disc

My Dell E6410 touchpad stopped working. Windows 10.
USB mouse was fine. Little button between the G and H keys worked to. No touchpad.
I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver, and the pad itself. Nothing.
No function keys would turn it on either.
Tried to Restore back a week, but my computer couldn’t find the file.
The real question I had was, software or hardware?
So I created a Linux boot DVD.
Very simple, took 10 minutes to download the Linux, a few more to burn the DVD, videos online explained how to do it.
I rebooted the computer in Linux.
Yeah! Touchpad worked. Not a hardware problem!
And when I rebooted in Windows 10, it still worked.
So, try this fix. At worse, it will tell you if your hardware is broken, or your software.


The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. If you have a Gravatar account associated with the e-mail address you provide, it will be used to display your avatar.

More information about formatting options