Solved

Disabling Synaptics EZ Pad when using USB mouse

Posted on 2004-09-02
5
1,085 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I can't disable my built in pointing device (EZ Pad) on my Gateway Solo 9300 notebook.  My USB mouse works fine, but I cannot access the program that would customize or disable the pad if I want.  I keep getting all kinds of typing errors as I brush the pad.  There are no icons or ways in through the control panel that I can see.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.
0
Comment
Question by:sscfilms
5 Comments
 
LVL 65

Accepted Solution

by:
SheharyaarSaahil earned 84 total points
ID: 11965915
Hello sscfilms =)

Have u tried this >> http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Solo_Series/SOLO2100/00000124.shtml
or this......

====================================================================
To disable the notebook pointing device:

Turn on your notebook. The message "To display System Settings Press F2."
Press F2. The BIOS Setup utility opens at the Main menu.
Press the down arrow key until you reach the Built-In Pointing Device option.
Change the setting to Disabled.
Save your changes and exit by pressing F10.
==================================================================
ref >> http://2fix.bvu.edu/help/manuals/05460cha.htm


!! GOOD LUCK !!
0
 
LVL 31

Assisted Solution

by:rid
rid earned 83 total points
ID: 11966781
Most Synaptic driver versions have some extra options for the touchpad. If you are using windows, it should be under Control Panel > Mouse and you'd have a number of tags to browse through. If the drivers aren't installed properly, the touchpad will be seen as a PS/2 mouse only.

Disabling the touchpad in the driver, if an external pointing device is attached, is an alternative to disabling it in BIOS setup.
/RID
0
 
LVL 2

Assisted Solution

by:sorah
sorah earned 83 total points
ID: 11969315
If SheharyaarSaahil's solution does not work, I would reinstall the Synaptics driver from orignal gateway driver CD and the you would be able to access the Synaptics control panel.

The latest Synaptics drivers are here just in case.. : http://www.synaptics.com/support/downloads.cfm

0

Featured Post

Gigs: Get Your Project Delivered by an Expert

Select from freelancers specializing in everything from database administration to programming, who have proven themselves as experts in their field. Hire the best, collaborate easily, pay securely and get projects done right.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
HD to RCA 7 117
Macbook has frequent sleep / awake failures 26 138
Surface Book vs Surface Pro 4 76
Can't boot Laptop 9 63
When you hit the power button on your laptop and it does nothing there are a couple of things that you need to check. You will need to check your Ac Power Adapter and your DC Power Jack.  Tip: If you have checked your Ac power adapter and know …
As hardware bugs go, this is a strange one! I upgraded a laptop in December 2011 with a 512GB Crucial m4 2.5-inch/9.5mm SATA Solid State Drive (SSD), Crucial part number CT512M4SSD2: http://www.crucial.com/store/partspecs.aspx?IMODULE=CT512M4SSD2 …
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview how to record your screen with Microsoft Expression Encoder. This program is still free and open for the public to download. This will be demonstrated using Microsoft Expression Encoder 4.
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

786 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question