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Windows10 updates & installs ALPS pointing device driver every day

Q: Windows10 updates & installs ALPS pointing device driver every day

I'd appreciate some help. Ever since the Big Windows 10 update nearly two weeks ago, the automatic updates history shows that Windows is updating and installing the ALPS pointing device driver once a day, nearly every single day. Obviously this is a bug. I don't get any message telling me that the update failed, however. It just seems to mindlessly repeat the operation every day for no good reason. I've searched various help forums and it would seem that it's impossible to disable automatic updates for any single or specific driver, because Windows knows best . I understand that I can simply disable the device and its updates, but I don't want to do that, even though I rarely use the touchpad (I have the touchpad disabled when a USB mouse is plugged in). Also I should point out that this is not interfering with my laptop's performance per se, as far as I can tell. It's just annoying to know that this is happening every day and is a needless bit of activity! Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Preferred Solution: Windows10 updates & installs ALPS pointing device driver every day

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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I am in search of drivers for the touch pad on my Dell Inspiron 1525 Laptop. Dell does not support x64 so there is no help there.
Here is my system info:
Version 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron 1525
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5550 @ 1.83GHz, 1833 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A16, 10/16/08
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB

If all else fails and no driver can be found cant someone tell me how to disable the pointing device?

Thank you.

A:Vista x64 driver for Alps Pointing Device

there are 64 bit drivers here

Alps Pointing-device Download - Alps Mouse Drivers

dunno if they'll be any use to you?

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My computer takes a good 10 minutes to load up. It gives different messages every time I turn it on. Today the messages are: Alps pointing-device driver has stopped working; and Microsoft windows search Indexer stopped working and was closed?

can anyone tell me how to fix this? Visata is driving me mad!!!!
 

A:Alps pointing-device Driver has stopped working

Your Alps pointer problem is probably driver related. To fix it:
1. Open Windows Explorer
2. Right click on Computer & choose properties
3. Open Device Manager (Admin password may be required)
4. Under Mice & other pointing devices, right click Alps pointing-device & choose Update driver software
5. Choose Search automatically & it will download and install the latest signed driver from the windows repositories & hopefully that will fix that problem.

good luck, hope this helps
 

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On my laptop (Presario C700), after about 10 minutes I get a message saying that the alps pointing devise isn't working. However, there seems to be no problems with the curser/pointing device. Why is this message coming up? Is there anything I can or should do? (I really don't want to do anything unless necessary)

Thanks

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My computer keeps saying 'Alps pointing device has stopped working' i have tried to update it from the device manager but it says that its up to date but the messages come up at least 3 times a day. anyone know whats wrong?

Compaq Presario C700
Alps pointing-device version 7.200.202.25
 

A:Alps Pointing Device

What is the correct model number for your Compaq Presario?

Are you using XP or Vista?

Here is version 7.4.202.102 for Vista. It's an .exe file, so download and save it, then double-click it to start the install process, then restart.

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I have a Toshiba Satellite that is working fine with the exception of the touchpad. I mainly use an external mouse but when out of the house I rely on the touchpad. I have checked the pad in the device manager and the properties display that the device is working properly.

It also indicates that the driver is the best one installed. I would welcome any advice as using a mouse is not always convenient.
 

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Hi

Bought an Acer laptop last week (running windows 7), and already the touchpad has stopped working. Checked the control panel for any obvious solutions, but everything seemed normal. I later went to the device manager, right-clicked on "alps pointing device" and went for "update driver software." After restarting, it renamed to "PS/2 compatible mouse" and the touchpad just doesn't seemed to be recognized at all now

Any help on this would be appreciated, pretty sick of using my leg as a mouse mat! Thanks

Simon
 

A:alps pointing device not working

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I have tried everything to solve this, even a clean install but still doesn't work, so here's my issue.

Went to sit down on the couch last night and discovered my touchpad wasn't working, even the software wasn't running, do went straight to device manager, no issues higlighted, but my touchpad that usually shows up as "Alps Pointing Device", was shown as a HID-compliant mouse.

The software and drivers were still installed, so tried to reinstall it, but got the "this device cannot be started. (code 10)" error, but then did show up in device manager as Alps Pointing Device, but obviously with the yellow triangle.

Just had a tinker when I've got home, still to no avail, but did notice this (see attatchment).

I can understand it showing 2 mice, as I use a wired Raptor the majority of the time, but it's showing that I have two keyboards.

Between Saturday and lastnight, the only install I had done was Everest Ultimate Edition, and nothing else had been played with, but the fact it's not working after a reinstall, makes me fear the worst, but at the same time, Windows is registering it as working.

I've tried options in normal mode, safe mode, run as admin, compatibilty mode, and now out of ideas.

Any ideas?

A:Alps Pointing Device (code 10)

No one has any idea what could be causing this?

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It's been a few months since apoint.exe started on startup even though it's checked in the startup items. Because of that, I had to copy and past the shortcut for the apoint.exe and click it on every time I turn on the laptop. Any reason why this might be happening? Do I have to reinstall it?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6100 @ 2.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 7854 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -296 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 294674 MB, Free - 193477 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, N/A
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Alps Pointing Device not starting on start up

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Laptop = Sony Vaio VGN-FZ140E
O/S = XP Pro SP3 (32-bit)

I was about to make a final image of my laptop before doing a fresh installation but the Alps pointing device has stopped working all of a sudden. It was working just fine and the only thing that did was remove all crap from my laptop using a freeware uninstaller called Revo.

The attached image shows what I get in the device manager. When I remove the HID compliant mouse ting (hoping that at the next reboot it will automatically detect my Alps pointing device), the laptop starts, the mouse works but the keyboard does not. I am totally clueless and just want to get out of this misery and sheer agony that I am stuck with for the past 2/3 days

Thanks
 

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Hi ,
I have windows 7 on my hp pavilion dm4 and everytime i open the laptop different messages pops out ,the last one was " Alps pointing device stopped working" and before ,other different messages like the "consolo windows stopped working" later " com-surrogate-error"
I do not know what is the problem, can anyone help me about this?

Thankyou
 

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Hello there, I am new to this forum. I use a Sony Vaio VGN-SZ491N laptop that I just recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on. However, since updating, my touch pad no longer scrolls. I went to the Sony manufacture site to download the Alps Pointing Device Driver, but it is only for Vista and is not compatible when I try to install it. Has anyone else had this trouble or does anyone know a solution?

Thanks

A:Sony Vaio Windows 7 Alps Pointing Device Problem

Try this: Drivers - Install Vista Drivers on Windows 7

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Update April 30 2015 for Alps Pointing Drawing 12C HID Driver.

Dell XPS 13 9Q33 Windows 8.1. Intel I7, 8GB. SSD.

Took me a while to figure this was the culprit. Caused System Service Exception on re-start. No logs available.

A:BSOD on Dell XPS 13 9Q33: Alps Pointing Drawing 12C Driver

I have the same system as you and keep getting the Service Exception BSOD. How did you fix it? Thanks

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I am using a Lenovo ThinkCentre, and recently I had this problem when I acess 'Mouse' in Control Panel, and it comes up with an error saying 'Unable to connect to the Synaptics Pointing Device Driver' I press OK, then it goes to the Mouse Properties. But I think this is affecting the SetPoint settings for my Logitech Performance MX mouse that I am accessing through the mouse properties. How can I fix this?


























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what is is exactly and is it essential to my laptops fuctionality? if I remove it will it harm my pc or if I need a specific driver can I just go to manufacturers site?

A:synaptics pointing device driver?

The pointing device driver...allows notebook users to use that small area on the laptop...in the same way that some use a mouse.

Me, I prefer a mouse. Sooo...if I remove mine from my laptop, there's no impact. If I used that area on the laptop, I would not remove the drivers for it, unless I thought that the drivers were damaged and needed to be replaced.

Chances are, replacement drivers are available for download at the website of the laptop manufacturer.

Louis

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what is is exactly and is it essential to my laptops fuctionality? if I remove it will it harm my pc or if I need a specific driver can I just go to manufacturers site?
 

A:synaptics pointing device driver

schugeorge said:


what is is exactly and is it essential to my laptops fuctionality? if I remove it will it harm my pc or if I need a specific driver can I just go to manufacturers site?Click to expand...
The pointing device in question is the touchpad and the left and right clicking buttons on your laptop so it's probably better to go to the manufacturer's site and find the right driver.
 

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G'day,

I have an issue with one part of the Personalize setup, that I cannot resolve. Some time ago [I don't know how or when], the touch-pad on my Laptop became 'inactive'....I can't use it. The device shows up in all the right places as being OK, but I have been unable to find a locale where I can re-activate it.

When in Personalize, I click on to the Mouse settings section, I get this attached error message. The window for changing settings for my wireless mouse appears, once I have checked out the OK. Any thoughts?

Attachment 7232


And the Solution was?

.....right in front of my rather large proboscis! Plain bloody common sense..

First. Go to; Control Panel>Programs and Features[Classic View]>Synaptics Pointing Device Driver[Right click]>Uninstall.

Second. Go to; http://www.synaptics.com/ >Support and Driver Downloads>Drivers><Select your system>Run or Save etc.

That's it! No sweat!

And the second part is; Read your PC or Notebook User Guide!

After doing the above, the Touchpad was still not working. So today, I decided to go back to basics and consult my Acer Aspire User Guide......the solution at last!Somewhere in the mists of time, Fossilised had turned the thing OFF!

My system has the function where the Touchpad can be activated or disabled, by use of Hotkeys.

Hot Keys> Touchpad Toggler> press keys, <Fn>+<F7>, and presto! You can now turn your Touchpad on and off at will.

I'm off now to buy a new used b... Read more

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I just bought a HP Pavillion dv6000. I am trying to enable the scroll on the touch pad. When I go to the control panel to mouse a message come up stating: UNABLE TO CONNECT TO THE SYNAPTICS POINTING DEVICE DRIVER. Can someone tell what I need to do to connect.

lilmagick

A:Synaptics Pointing Device Driver

Sound like the driver may not be properly installed. First check Device Manager to see if it's working OK (Start...Run...type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. See if the device has a red x or yellow ! by it.

You can go to the HP site and download updated drivers for the touchpad if need be.

Then, check in Control Panel for the Mouse or Pointing Device option - then open it to see if the rest of the software is functioning correctly.

Finally, ensure that any switches that may enable this are turned on (there may not be a switch - I'm unsure about HP laptops). But I had a similar problem with a touchpad that took 2 hours to solve - and all it was was that the switch was off!

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Hi there, new user here.

My Synaptics Pointing Device Driver is malfunctioning and I need to uninstall it. However, when I try to do so I get an error message telling me I must be an administrator to do so and to "please log off and log back on as administrator". I am already the administrator of my user account, but after some googling I found out I could enable a "true" administrator account of Windows 8.1 by doing
Code:
net user administrator /active:yes


and logging on to the now unlocked "true" administrator account.
After doing this I still get the same error. I've tried running control.exe as administrator but no luck there either. I've tried reinstalling the driver as well, which completes without errors, but nothing changes. Any help here?

I'm puzzled as to how it's even possible to create a third party application that defies the highest administrative level of windows 8.1. It seems like malware pushers should take some pointers from synaptics...

A:Uninstalling Synaptics Pointing Device Driver

That's not normal. I installed and then uninstalled the Synaptics driver on my wife's Acer Windows 8.1 laptop. It turned out it has an ELANTECH touchpad, not Synaptics. What ever is going on may be why its malfunctioning.

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1--yes, it shows me ' Unable to connect to the Synaptics pointing device Driver' everytime i try to look at the mouse options in the control pannel. I am a vista user and the mouse works fine but i don't know when the options stopped working. after I cancell the massage that come up on the screen (Unable to connect to the Synaptics pointing device Driver) another window shows me the 'Windows host precess (rundll32) has stoped working' sign.

please please tell me how to fix this.

2--†I have recently bought a mic to record sound to my laptop and it was working fine untill after a while the sound gets unrecognised or not recorded. I thought there was something wrong†with the mic and checked it on other pc's and works fine. and when i get too close to the mic and scream I can hear a little recorded voice me which makes me think it's just a setting problem ,...but can't fegure out what.

please help! especially with question number 1

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My scrolling on the touchpad hasn't been working for the last few days, and so I went to the Mouse program on the Control Panel and said it was unable to connect to the driver (Please see this page for complete info) And so my question is; What do I do now? Do I click yes and uninstall it? If I did, what do I do next? Oh, and my device is a HP Pavilion dv5-1235dx. Thank you.

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When I sat down at my creaky old XP machine this morning, I discovered that the scrolling feature on the touchpad no longer worked. Previously, I could drag my finger along the left edge of the touchpad to scroll  a window, All of the rest of the touchpad functions are working.
 
I opened the Control Panel and then the Mouse applet. I got the message in the title:
 
     Unable to connect to Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
 
The actual pop-up is in the attached screen shot.
 
I think the Synaptics applet that runs in the background somehow got disabled.
 
Can anyone help me get it reenabled?

A:Unable to connect to Synaptics Pointing Device Driver

The problem seems to have fixed itself. I just had to reboot after a software upgrade. When the machine came back up, the Synaptics applet was running again and the scroll feature is working. I had tried a reboot previously to try and fix the problem without success so I don't know what was different this time. Random gremlins.

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Dear Hp Community, I had a problem of my hp envy laptop which occurs few weeks ago and now decided to post here in hp forum becauseno solution can be found on the internet. Ive done a lot of search and try but nothing happens. I experienced that the Synaptics Touchpad doesnt work anymore. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver but i doest help. I cant even see  the touchpad  in the listof hardware and devices.  And whenever select the mouse properties it alway pops up the message like this  Unable to connect to the Synaptics Pointing Device Driver if you have installed another ps 2 pointing device driver please uninstall the synaptics by using the yes button.  You then need to reinstall your pointing device driverfor your external device again.  In the control pannel>device manager> and show hidden device under mice and other pointing device, there is a yellow triange on the HP SMBUS TOUCHPAD. I really need your help hp experts to solve my laptop problem.  Thank you in advance.  

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When I sat down at my creaky old XP machine this morning, I discovered that the scrolling feature on the touchpad no longer worked. Previously, I could drag my finger along the left edge of the touchpad to scroll  a window, All of the rest of the touchpad functions are working.
 
I opened the Control Panel and then the Mouse applet. I got the message in the title:
 
     Unable to connect to Synaptics Pointing Device Driver
 
The actual pop-up is in the attached screen shot.
 
I think the Synaptics applet that runs in the background somehow got disabled.
 
Can anyone help me get it reenabled?

A:Unable to connect to Synaptics Pointing Device Driver

The problem seems to have fixed itself. I just had to reboot after a software upgrade. When the machine came back up, the Synaptics applet was running again and the scroll feature is working. I had tried a reboot previously to try and fix the problem without success so I don't know what was different this time. Random gremlins.

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Hey guys,
I'm having problems with the Synpatics Touchpad driver. When I install it, it works great (except for the left-edge-swipe but that's a known problem) but after some time using it, I will eventually get this error. Every single time I installed this driver, I get the error a few days later. When I choose to uninstall it and reboot, my touchpad and keyboard don't work so it uninstalled the whole driver and didn't even use generic Windows 8 touchpad drivers. Then I have to plug in an external mouse for me to be able to reinstall the driver from my desktop. Then I reboot and everything works again but eventually I will get the error again. Now I got the error again and I'm sick of it! Is there a way to fix it? I downloaded the driver from here Drivers | Synaptics and I choose the first one for Windows 8. I know that using HP drivers for my laptop (HP Pavilion DV7-1130eg) could be a better option but they are from 2009 or so, and they don't have the edge swipe gestures for Windows 8 (that lower the pain of the UI-formely-known-as-metro lol). I tryed to let Windows "update" the driver from the device manager (although I knew I was using the latest one) and it downgraded it to a 2011 driver. If I didn't want it, uninstalled and installed the newest one, it was the new one the first time I open it, and the second time I opened it, it reverted back to the 2011 driver (I had BSoD problems in that time that were caused be someting else, so I reinstalled whole Windows... Read more

A:Unable to connect to Synaptics Pointing Device Driver

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (even though you're not getting BSOD's): https://www.eightforums.com/bsod-cra...tructions.html

Also, please provide this:





- open Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

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I just bought a New Asus x54c notebook, There are some problems i m encountering 1st: my synaptics pointing device driver is automatically disabled at startup .I have to manually start it from Devices and Printers<Mouse Settings.
After that it completely works fine. When i bought the laptop it was working fine ,maybe CCleaner did something , i double checked the startup items, its enabled. I checked at MSCONFIG too ..enabled. Cant find anyhting wat to do.
It will be too big to read so only that problem in this thread. Any help will be really appreciated. Thanks

A:Synaptics Pointing Device Driver Auto Disable at startup

Welcome to Seven Forums,

Have you done any driver updates at all?

If not, download the latest driver for your touchpad from here.
To get to the download select your OS (Windows 7 32-bit) --> click the plus next to Touchpad --> download the first version (v15.3.6.0 - Synaptics Touchpad Driver)

Post back if this solves the problem

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Okay, i have a custom build PC by myself and i don't own any Synaptics products at all. But today, it show " Synaptics Pointing Device Driver in my control panel, and i try to uninstall. However, it keeps saying " There was a problem starting C:\Program Files\ Synaptics\SynTP\SynlDLL.dll". I try to search the entire folder inside Program files but is unable to find. What i try next is the search box on file explorer, and the result is none. So any help?

Also, i didn't install any Synaptics Pointing Device Driver at all. It just randomly show up on Control Panel today.
 

A:Synaptics Pointing Device Driver show in Control Panel but i don't have it?

Go to device manager, right click the pointing device, select properties and click uninstall in Driver tab.
 

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I bought an Asus K53S laptop about 4 months ago and recently I went to msconfig and disabled some startup programes. One of them was the Synaptics Pointing Device driver. I then enabled it back again and now it won't run in startup eventhough it is marked in msconfig. I have to manually start it in my own by going to Control Panel>Devices and Printers>Mouse Settings in order to the icon appear in the taskbar.

I would be extremely appreciated if anyone could help me with this problem.
Rgrds,
conhaqu3

A:Synaptics Pointing Device Driver Auto Disable at startup

You don't need half of that stuff running in the background. take the checkmark back out of the synaptics driver in msconfig.

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I need help with this please, I'm not really an expert in technology, so I think I may have done something wrong.

So here's what happened:

I got tired of my laptop's shutdown being a bit slow, so I went to figure out how to solve it. A forum stated to use the Msconfig' option which only shut down all the drivers when I used basic mode. When I activated normal mode again, everything was fine.

So I decided to see if I could change the mouse pointing, and I get a message saying the Synaptics Pointing Device Driver is not connected and the icon that appears on the windows 7 tray is gone.

Did the driver become removed during that incident or?

A:Synaptics Pointing Device Driver not connected?Plus missing Icon?

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. You might need to Re-Install the Driver ..

Go to your Laptops Manufacturer Website and Download the Driver ...

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Here's the full text of the dialogue box which is popping up:

Your TouchPad has been disabled because the Synaptics TouchPad driver has detected another pointing device plugged into your computer.

And then sometimes, for a few moments, my cursor gets a mind of its own and appears here and there all over my desktop.

But my mousepad isn't disabled: it continues to work just fine. I LiveUpdated Norton and ran all the scans, updated XP, and downloaded Widestep Elite Antikeylogger. Things were OK for a few hours, but then the "disabled" prompt and funky cursor for a few seconds.

Over the past day or so the window would pop up within ten or so minutes of a startup, so making it go away for several hours was better than what I had, but still. . .

I removed the drivers for my Gyration keyboard and mouse. While everything was loading at the next startup a box from the antikeylogger popped up and it said:
Name: unknown module
Type: Files and processes monitoring
Home Page: No information
The "warning level" was pegged.

But I allowed it for one session just to see if the problem was the Gyration software. Sure enough, an hour or two later I got what I suppose to be an attack.

I re-started, and this time the keylogger showed two more prompts in addition to the one I cited above. One said "Keyboard monitoring" and the other one I don't remember exactly but it sounded like part of a keylogger malware app.
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A:"TouchPad driver has detected another pointing device..."

This problem with my laptop continues.

I ran the Secunia program, removed all the old versions and installed the latest ones, and I'm still getting this prompt about my touchpad. Only happens when I'm online and it usually takes 10 or 20 minutes after startup b4 it happens.

I'm worried about two things: the possibility my laptop is under attack and that I've said something wrong in this forum and that that accounts for the lack of any response to my post. The latter is of greater concern to me.

Is this concern well-founded?

I've been away from home and I don't have my laptop with me, but I was reading a blog this morning and I came across the word troll. Never had seen it used like that b4, did a little research. I have zero information about the thinking which informs the response to this post, but the troll thing reminded me of that "0" in the "Replies" column. I always tell people they should never deny things they haven't been charged with, so I'll say this: I'm a novice user who thinks his computer has been attacked and wants some advice about dealing with it. That's it.

I thank you in advance for any and all help.
 

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Hi everybody! Already saw similar topic from aug 2017 - but still unsolved.So - to refresh the theme... All the time have 2 notification in notification menu that restart required in order to finish setting up device:1.) Synaptics pointing device.2.) Synaptics SMBus driver.(please see photo enclosed) Multiple restarts dosnt helps.Device manager shows that all drivers - latest version.Device itself working good.  What is the reason of notifications?  

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touchpad totally not fuctioning
mice and other pointing device is missing in my device manager after i install windows 8.1 in my acer E5-411 i cant use my touch pad even i finished install synaptics drivers 
 its so frustrating so many times i tried different options still it didnt work

need some expert opinion about this one

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Everytime I turn on my computer, I receive a message that a PS/2 pointing device is not connected. (I have a new USB connected mouse).
When I hit enter, I can continue as usual so it is just a nuisance not a major problem. How can I get rid of this message.
 

A:No PS/2 pointing device

Hi littlelisa, welcome to TSG.

1) You might take a look in your bios setup to see if there is an entry there for PS2 mouse, and disable it from there.

2) If not, go to start button, settings, control panel, system, device manager, find the ps2 mouse and place a check mark in the box that says 'disable in this hardware profile' and restart the computer.
 

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Hello,
I have a compaq presario v2000 laptop with a synaptics touchpad v5.10 pointing device. I use windows XP pro. I just recently had an new hard drive installed and since I got my computer back from best buy, I have been having problems with the touchpad. It seems my settings are not being saved when I shutdown the computer. Upon booting up the computer I have to go into control panel, click on the mouse setting and manually put in the settings. I do this by clicking on Device Settings then I have to click reset devices.

Also, after I have reset the touchpad settings there is a synaptics icon on the task bar in the right hand corner. When I reboot the computer the Icon is gone. If I go into task bar and start menu properties, and click hide inactive icons then click customize, synaptics pointing device is under current items and set to always show. When I reboot the computer, the icon is no longer under the current items list.

How do I get my computer to save my changes after shuting down the computer. In the past settings were always saved and the synaptics icon was always on the task bar.

Thank you

A:Synaptics Pointing Device

After reinstalling the synaptics driver from the driver recovery disk the synaptics icon appears in the task bar and the settings are saved upon rebooting the computer. The touchpad works as it should in several windows apps and explorer browser. However, the scroll feature does not work in mozilla firefox and opera 8.51 browsers. In mozilla, I get the scroll bar icon by the mouse when I hold down the touchpad but it won't scroll up or down. Any thoughts?

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I have a problem with the pointer device on my laptop.e.g. It happens when trying to log in to a site- it doesn't matter which one. Letís suppose that itís an email site - it allows me to input my name and password but then the Enter button on the site appears dead, the pointer does not activate when it hovers. Resizing the window and moving it so that the Enter button is now in a different part of the screen, and now it works.... This is the part that drives me crazy!If I resize and move the reduced window to the bottom right hand corner of the screen - then the pointer becomes active again. I can access the part of the site that I previously couldn't. It takes a long time to do anything, constantly resizing. Sometimes I just give up. The pointer just does not appear to recognise links. Or even allow me to fill in an online form, for example. The problem is the same whether I use the touchpad or the mouse.I had a look at some of the Microsoft forum sites and there was a suggestion that Windows Vista worked better with the pointer selections in the control panel set at 'none' and 'normal'. I've done this but it hasn't made any difference. Iíve also downloaded new drivers for the pointing device. Oh and strangest of all, this is intermittent. I may open up one day To find that everything is normal. And then next time it's as bad as ever. The problem occurs offline as well.Does anyone one have any ideas or suggestions? Any at all ... Read more

A:synaptics pointing device

Click Start

In the search bar type msconfig and hit Enter

Click the Startup tab.

Remove the checkmark next to "Synaptics Po..."

Click Apply.

Click OK.

Restart the machine.
 

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Morning
 
Please can anyone suggest what to do about a pointing device that constantly disappears from my E31 Notebook ?
 
It can be working fine one minute then just disappears from the screen and the list on Device Manager, I can plug in a mouse and that works OK but once I remove it, nothing. I have removed the back f the notebook although I've no idea what I'm looking for however after pushing a few things, connections etc then the Pointing Device returns for a shortwhile then goes again. This suggests a loose connection but I need to know just what I'm looking for before I start removing things from the motherboard, any suggestions please 
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

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My Synaptics Pointing Device opens programs and highlights web pages without me doing anything except moving the cursor. I need a new pointer program.

A:synatics Pointing Device

Welcome to the Forum
Several suggestions, the first being to reinstall
How to Replace a Synaptics Pointing Device Driver in Windows Vista | eHow.com

If that does not work try a system restore to a point before the problem began
System Restore - How to

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Morning Please can anyone suggest what to do about a pointing device that constantly disappears from my E31 Notebook ? It can be working fine one minute then just disappears from the screen and the list on Device Manager, I can plug in a mouse and that works OK but once I remove it, nothing. I have removed the back f the notebook although I've no idea what I'm looking for however after pushing a few things, connections etc then the Pointing Device returns for a shortwhile then goes again. This suggests a loose connection but I need to know just what I'm looking for before I start removing things from the motherboard, any suggestions please 

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I have asynaptic pointing device on a Toshiba L300D Satellite laptop. Occasionally the pointer becomes very erratic flying all over the screen on its own. Ive also noticed that the icon in the tray no longer reacts to pressure and movement on the mouse pad. Does anybody have any ideas what the problem is and possible solutions.
 

A:Synaptic pointing device

Have you tried updating your drivers?
 

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EZ pad pointing device on Gateway Solo starting to run wild.
Any ideas as it also controls pointer using external mouse.

thanks
 

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I accidently uninstalled Synaptic Pointing Device from install/uninstall Programs
I did this about 10 minuets ago and am afraid to shutdown my computer...lest my mousepad wont work.
This program came installed on my HP Pavillion Entertainment computer.
Is there any way to find just this program on the system recovery system that is on my comuter?
or maybe some one could tell me where to go to download this program.
Does any one know how it will effect my computer if I shutdown?
I will not shutdown until advised. Thank you in anticipation of a solution

A:Synaptic Pointing Device

have a look athttp://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/e...f4be5e1033.mspxseems system restore might be usefuland a 'how to' get into it on vista is http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-vista-system-restore-guide/

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I have a new T470p (type 20J6) with Windows 10 Enterprise x64 Build 16296 and System Update v5.07.0065. When I run System Update I am shown 11 optional updates. I select all these updates, click 'Next >' then 'Download'. The packages are downloaded and installed (9 successful, 2 could not be installed) then I reboot the laptop. If I then run System Update again I am offered exactly the same 11 optional updates. I've been through the entire process 5 or 6 times now. How can I 'reset' System Update so it doesn't keep offering me the same updates which it says have been successfully installed? UPDATE: If I install and use the 'Lenovo Companion' app and select 'System Update' from there I am told 'No updates are available. Your system is up to date'.

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I run a small stand-alone network that has no connectivity to the internet. I currently download Microsoft updates and antivirus dats from an internet connected pc, burn them to a cd then copy them to one of the computers on the stand-alone network. I then "pull" the updates manually from each machine on the stand-alone network.

Is there a way to configure these XP boxes to look to a certain local location for updates?

Any help would be appreciated.

Powerhouserod
 

A:pointing XP to a local machine for updates

I think the "Automatic Updates" feature that's part of the OS is configured to only connect to Microsoft servers; I can't see there being a way to change this.
 

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When I woke up my laptop my pointing device din't work. I tried to reinstall synaptic driver (downloaded from lenovo), but when I starting instalation - error "No apropriate driver to be install". And when I try run "ETD11.4.94.1_WHQL" - error "device not connected". I reinstall my windows 10 and it still not working. After reinstalling, when I try to install driver for pointing device, I see the same errors. I can't find how to anable pointing device in BIOS. Is it posible? Or this problem is related to hardware? Thank you.

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In the middle of typing/searching or whatever, my screen suddenly disappears (loud bleep) and box appears on blue screen from User Account Control from Synaptics Pointing Device Helper 'Do I want to allow prog to make changes to computer'  This is happening every 5/10 mins or so, sometimes even more regularly.  I click onto the No button and then I am returned to whatever page I was on before the interruption. I know so little about computers.  Can anyone help me ?
Thank you

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