Touchpad Issues in the Toshiba® Qosmio X500
Pointing devices are essential to work on a system. Although a system can be used without pointing devices, this will be very time consuming and inefficient. The touchpad and the mouse are the two primary types of pointing devices. The touchpad is a computer interface found on laptops that helps users move the pointer. Touchpads come with an integrated surface made of special material. This surface is used to recognize the movements of the user’s fingertips and subsequently converting them into the required pointer motion.
Touchpads are placed near the integrated keyboard of the laptop which eliminates the need of a separate mouse. Your Toshiba Qosmio X500 comes with a very high quality touchpad that is built to last, along with the system. These touchpads help the users achieve precision movement of the pointer without a mouse. Although touchpads are easy to use, there are some problems that can come up during touchpad use. Some of the common issues are total touchpad malfunction, partial movement of the pointing arrow, drifting unstable pointer movement, system restarting when touchpad is used etc.
- Check drivers
- Look for software clashes
- Run antivirus
Almost all touchpad problems come up as a result of the installation and use of wrong drivers. The Toshiba Qosmio X500 if installed with incorrect touchpad drivers can result in the touchpad having all of the above mentioned problems. All Toshiba Qosmio X500 users facing touchpad related issues are recommended to check the touchpad drivers installed. The touchpad drivers have to be checked for authenticity. Outdated drivers are known to cause partial malfunctions. The Toshiba Qosmio X500 users should upgrade outdated touchpad drivers as soon as possible.
Look for software clashes
The touchpad on your Toshiba Qosmio X500 can malfunction as a result of software clashes. Compatibility problems with some software installed and already installed software on the system are likely to cause such clashes. All those Toshiba Qosmio X500 users whose touchpads have suddenly stopped functioning after the installation of some software are advised to remove the newly installed problem causing software to solve the touchpad problem.
Malware can cause many problems with the working of the touchpad. Virus infections modify touchpad drivers that are essential for the touchpad to function correctly. The Toshiba Qosmio X500 users facing touchpad problems are recommended to install and run updated antivirus programs so that all malware within the system that are causing the touchpad to malfunction can be traced and removed.