Has the Elan touchpad stopped working suddenly?
If yes, don’t worry. This is a common problem faced by many, but thankfully, also easy to resolve.
In this post, we’ve discussed three solutions that have worked for other users. You don’t have to try each one. Start with the first one in the list and move your way down, until you are able to fix the problem.
So let’s dig in.
Enable the Touchpad
We recommend you perform this step before others. It’s not only easy to perform but also fixes the problem in many cases.
At times, some PC-related changes automatically switch your Elan touchpad’s status from enabled to disabled. So how can you enable the touchpad again? Well, just perform these simple steps.
- Press Windows and I keys simultaneously
- Then click Devices
- Now click Mouse & touchpad. Next, click Additional mouse options
- Now click the last tab, which could either be ELAN or Device Settings
- Make sure the checkbox before Enable Touchpad is selected. If not, select it and click the OK button
You might also want to check whether pressing a particular function key enables or disables the touchpad. On many laptops, F6 is the key for this purpose. In some other laptops, Fn+F6 or Fn+F5 do the trick. Take a look at the laptop manual to know which key or combination works in case of your laptop.
Reinstall the drivers
Did you know that faulty drivers are the root cause of many Windows errors, including Elan Tocuhpad not working.
To resolve the issue, you should install the latest Elan Touchpad drivers. The easiest way of doing this is by using a fast, reliable driver update tool. We recommend you use DriverDownloader, since it is accurate and easy to use. Of course, the fact that it comes with a 30-day money back guarantee and offers customer support to registered users is an added bonus.
To download the software, simple click the link below.
Once you’ve downloaded DriverDownloader, run the installer and register the software to get automatic driver updates.
Stop automatic Windows updates
If nothing else has worked, try disabling automatic update feature. Sometimes a faulty driver from Windows Update can lead to this issue.
- In the Windows start search bar, type device and printers. Now click device and printers and then right-click the your computer icon and select Device installation settings
- Select the “No, let me choose what to do” option and then select “Never install driver software from Windows update” option.
- Finally click the Save Changes button