Synaptics TouchPad keeps freezing(Dell Inspirion N411Z)

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by windows8lover, May 10, 2013.

  1. windows8lover

    windows8lover MDL Member

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    TouchPad keeps freezing up on my Dell Inspirion N411Z while using Windows 8-64 bit. I have to close the lid and open it back up to unfreeze it.
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    this came over night? Some tuning? All original? .... or bad hardware > had this on a lappy last year > touch pad said good bye during work , was old only 2 years
     
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  3. windows8lover

    windows8lover MDL Member

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    this has been happening ever since I installed Windows 8 on the laptop. It originally had Windows 7
     
  4. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    Maybe you should check the driver and also maybe update the BIOS to the latest version. Windows 8 is a bit sensitive about that!
     
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  5. windows8lover

    windows8lover MDL Member

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    for the BIOS I have the current version from Dell and the touchpad drivers are current because this is the version from 2013, 16.3.15.1
     
  6. ReaLiTY

    ReaLiTY MDL Novice

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    you sure its the right driver? I have an E6400 previously with Vista and then later Windows 7. No problems at all. Now i recently installed Windows 8 a week ago. Dell didn't provide the drivers as they promised they would for my laptop :mad: So i went searching for compatible drivers that might work.. I got lucky, some newer laptop models had drivers that work.

    It could be Alps drivers for touchpad. Be sure its the right one...

    PS: A33 recently got released. That fixed a lot of my issues...
     
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  7. windows8lover

    windows8lover MDL Member

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    ok, thanks for the info