Please Please assist me in disabling the touchpad on my Toshiba Satallite A135-S7404

How do I disable the touchpad on a A135-S7404 Toshiba Laptop.  This is incredibly annoying when I'm typing.  
Thanks a million for your help.
moecomAsked:
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nobusCommented:
go into device manager, right click it, and select disable
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f-kingIT support technicianCommented:
Should be a key sequence to disable it , it is usually FN key + one of the function keys(f1,f2 etc) look for a mouse icon.
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moecomAuthor Commented:
I've tried to hit the fn (f9) key together and that still did not do it.  What's interesting is that, the F9 key is the key that indicates the mouse.  However, when the fn+f9 key is pressed and released, it mouse is still in effect.
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moecomAuthor Commented:
I am really getting desperite to get this matter resolved.  If this is anyone who can assist us with getting this completed, it would truly be appreciated. I have tried to suggestions listed above, but it is still active.  Please let me know what I can do on my end to help. Again, thanks a million for all your help.
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f-kingIT support technicianCommented:
Did you press and hold the FN key and then at the same time press and hold F9
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f-kingIT support technicianCommented:
Download the touchpad driver :
http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=1854791&rpn=PSAD0U&selCategory=3&selFamily=1073768663&selModel=1854791%7CPSAD0U

Then after it is installed reboot and try the key sequence again ,there may be even an option in the touchpad software to disable it too.
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moecomAuthor Commented:
yes, i did hold down the FN+F9 key and it still did not work.  lol, i feel so stupid right now. i will try to download the touchpad driver right now.
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moecomAuthor Commented:
I installed the Toshiba Touchpad driver.  However, it did not say it was for Windows XP.  It said it was for Windows Vista.  Not sure if this makes a difference or not.  However, the problem still exists.  Question - Should there be some software installed on this laptop that will allow me to make some changes to the touchpad?
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nobusCommented:
did you try to disable it in device manager, as i posted ? never got a reaction...
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moecomAuthor Commented:
it did not have an option to disable it.  it shows up as a PS/2 Compatible Mouse.  When i right click on it, there is no option to disable it.
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nobusCommented:
i doubt that, look care fully in other dives
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nobusCommented:
must be in other devices
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f-kingIT support technicianCommented:
Did you check on the installed touchpad software if you can disable it.
I wonder if it can only be disabled if you must plug in a USB mouse
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f-kingIT support technicianCommented:
Toshiba only seems to have vista drivers for that laptop ,here is the XP version :http://www.synaptics.com/support/drivers  download the win2000/XP one.
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moecomAuthor Commented:
I am attaching the system where you are telling me to look.  you can see what i am seeing.  i am getting ready to try the download listed above.  I truly do appreciate you all assistance with this.


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moecomAuthor Commented:
The first download I got was for Vista.  I am running Windows XP.  When I loaded the download for Windows XP (Synaptics), it worked.  I am typing like crazy now.  Thanks a million.  This service has to be the best I've paid for in 6 years.  Again, thanks a million
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f-kingIT support technicianCommented:
Does the FN key sequence work or did you disable using the software.
Glad i could help out.
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