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Question: Touchpad randomly stops working

Hi, On my Travelmate B115 (that I've barely used at all), the touchpad randomly stops working. If I deactivate it and activate it (Fn+F7 twice) it starts working again, but I have to do that once every two minutes, and it's really annoying. Sometimes it also is very slow or imprecise in its movements, and it seems sometimes that it clicks without my wanting it to (it could be that I'm grazing the pad without noticing sometimes, but I'm really writing "in the air" with only my fingers touching the computer's keys now to avoid it, and it still happens).I am extremely frustrated since this laptop is brand new. Can anyone help me?Elisabeth

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Exactly the same problem. Just emailed Acer and told me to reset the laptop. I did it and the same problem. Now, directly they don't answer my email.

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The touchpad stops working randomly when the computer is woken back from sleep and it has to be rebooted to get it going agin. An externally connected mouse will work fine during that time. Is this due to a possibly faulty touchpad??

Answer:The touchpad on my V3-331 stops working randomly.

Hi Jithin1,
 
It is possible to be a defective touchpad. I would suggestion a few things you can try on your own before looking into service options.
 

Update or reinstall touchpad drivers
Refresh the PC to see if that takes care of any issues.
Reload the PC entirely if possible

If you continue having issues, contact your local Acer support team so that they can help setup services to take care of the touchpad issues you're having.
 
Cory
 

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Hey guys.

I have never had this problem before so I don't know what to do.

While on my laptop my touchpad will randomly stop moving. I can still zoom in and out by pinching, I can right click and left click, but I cannot move the pointer . As soon as I plug in my mouse, the touchpad works again. I can unplug the mouse and it will still work for a few minutes then the problem will happen again.

I'm running windows 7 64bit,

I also have not installed anything recently.

Answer:Touchpad randomly stops working.

See if reinstalling the touchpad driver from the laptop's manufacturer's website helps.

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Hi, On my Travelmate B115 (that I've barely used at all), the touchpad randomly stops working. If I deactivate it and activate it (Fn+F7 twice) it starts working again, but I have to do that once every two minutes, and it's really annoying. Sometimes it also is very slow or imprecise in its movements, and it seems sometimes that it clicks without my wanting it to (it could be that I'm grazing the pad without noticing sometimes, but I'm really writing "in the air" with only my fingers touching the computer's keys now to avoid it, and it still happens).I am extremely frustrated since this laptop is brand new. Can anyone help me?Elisabeth

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Exactly the same problem. Just emailed Acer and told me to reset the laptop. I did it and the same problem. Now, directly they don't answer my email.

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I bought a brand new laptop from Dell.  The touchpad kept crashing (it won't respond to taps and sometimes stops scrolling, but the right and left click continue to work).  After several months of calling tech support, having the laptop serviced remotely, and sending it in twice for repairs, all without success, Dell sent me a new computer.  After only four days, the same thing is now happening with the new one.  Now Dell says that means the problem is on my end.
I haven't downloaded any new programs, everything is up-to-date, and when I check the touchpad settings, it shows everything as being enabled.  The touchpad stops working randomly, on different websites and in different programs.  I never had this problem on any previous Dell laptops.  I can't think what I might be doing to cause this issue.  Any help would be appreciated. 

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Hi, On my Travelmate B115 (that I've barely used at all), the touchpad randomly stops working. If I deactivate it and activate it (Fn+F7 twice) it starts working again, but I have to do that once every two minutes, and it's really annoying. Sometimes it also is very slow or imprecise in its movements, and it seems sometimes that it clicks without my wanting it to (it could be that I'm grazing the pad without noticing sometimes, but I'm really writing "in the air" with only my fingers touching the computer's keys now to avoid it, and it still happens).I am extremely frustrated since this laptop is brand new. Can anyone help me?Elisabeth

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Exactly the same problem. Just emailed Acer and told me to reset the laptop. I did it and the same problem. Now, directly they don't answer my email.

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Touchpad of a N580 laptop is constantly stalling - it doesn't respond for a few seconds and magically comes back to life. Does anyone know how to fix this?

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I have multiple Thinkpad T510's...  Using the latest UltraNav driver (15.0.24.0) Under Windows 7 Enterprise x64...  For some reason, the Touchpad will intermittantly become unresponsive...  After 6-10 seconds, the touchpad will begin responding again...  When the touchpad is unresponsive, no functions appear to work (cursor movement, tapping, scrolling, multi finger gestures, etc)...  During the period where the touchpad is unresponsive, the touchpoint or an external mouse move the mouse pointer without issue, and all the touchpad & touchpoint buttons respond normally...  so I know it's not Windows holding back the mouse cursor...I've personally seen the issue in multiple T510's... Has anyone else experienced this with the T410 or T510?  Is there something quirky in the driver?  Anyone know of a solution to keep the touchpad responsive?  (Overall it doesn't sound like a bad problem, but really it's very irritating to have the mouse cursor or scrolling functions, etc randomly stop for 10 seconds when you're working along....)

Answer:T510 Touchpad Randomly stops responding

I have a similar broblem with my T410i. (win7 Ent x64)

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I have updated the driver for my touchpad, but it still randomly stops recognizing any touch gestures or button clicks. If I restart the computer the touchpad will function normally again. Occasionally I can get it to start working again by pulling up task manager and then closing it. Any suggestions on what else I can try?

Answer:My Aspire V5-561P-6823's touchpad randomly stops f...

In this case, you are advised to perform clean boot and check if there is any software conflict. To know how to do this, the following link can be helpful:https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135 If the issue persists even after performing clean boot, then you are advised to take the computer to nearest Acer service center to check if there is any hardware issue. To do this, the following link can be helpful:http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/service-contact Hope this will help you.

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So recently the sound on my desktop and my laptop has stopped working. For seemingly no reason. I really don't understand it.

I first noticed it with my desktop. The sound just randomly stopped working. But not...entirely. It's really strange and complicated what's been happening, so bare with me while I try to explain it as best I can.

PC:
First time sound stopped working on PC. Restarted computer, sound came back, no issues.

Second time I woke up to find VLC frozen. Sound wasn't working. I restarted VLC. No sound. Found out that there was no sound on the computer at all. When I'd try to increase the volume on VLC, it would only change within an interval of ten percent. So it was at 50 percent initially. Would not let me go below 50%, but not above 10%. Sound didn't work anyway. Restarted, sound returned VLC working fine.

Third time I was playing Dragon Age: Inquisition. Sound worked fine, using my headset (Turtle Beach). Went to speakers to lay down and watch some shows on VLC. No sound on speakers. Switched to Turtle Beach again, sound returned. Restarted VLC, now suddenly no sound on VLC OR speakers. Had to restart computer, no issues after restart.

Laptop:
First time sound stopped working, used the "disable audio and reenable audio driver," didn't solve anything. Restarted, sound came back. Sound stopped working again same day, restarted, sound came back.

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Update: I'm not at home to test my PC, but I think I discovered the issue. It seems to possibly be a glitch or something with flash player.

After watching an episode of Daily Show on Hulu, I went back to Tumblr and saw that a video didn't have sound, and then all sound on my computer was suddenly gone. I then tried something out, and shut down flashplayer. That temporarily brought sound back.

But it quickly went away.

Then I shut down Firefox and flash player entirely, and sound comes back even when Flash Player comes up.

What could cause this?

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I bought a brand new laptop from Dell.  The touchpad kept crashing.  After several months of calling tech support, having the laptop serviced remotely, and sending it in twice for repairs, all without success, Dell sent me a new computer.  After only three days, the same thing is now happening with the new one.
These were both brand new computers with the exact same issue.  Is Dell simply incapable of making a decent computer any more?  I used to love Dell; this was my fifth Dell computer, but maybe it's time to look elsewhere.  

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My touchpad suddenly has an issue where it stops working for about 5 seconds, and this occurs randomly.  I was having an issue earlier where the multi-tap function on the trackpad was bringing up cortana on its own, and I reinstalled the driver and this issue was resolved, but now the freezing issue exists.  I am using windows 10 and the drivers are up to date. If anybody knows how to fix this issue, or where I could find the solution I would appreciate the help.

Answer:G50-45 touchpad stops working

Hi connorketcheson,
 
Welcome to the Forums
 
As per the query we understood that you are facing issue with touchpad not working in your Lenovo G50-45 laptop.
 
Connect a usb mouse and check if the mouse hangs, does this issue occurs in particular application or in every application. Also boot the system into safe mode and check for the issue.
 
Let us know the result.
 
Best regards,
 
Ashwin.S





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I have had my Dell Inspiron 7559 for about a week now, it runs windows 10. Over the past few days the trackpad has started to not work. At first the single tap (left click) didn't work. But the left click button worked fine and the two tap (right click) worked fine too. I restarted it, single tap works again. 
This happened a couple more times and I decided to investigate. There was no touchpad on my mouse settings, only a HID-compliant mouse and a PS/2 Compatible Mouse. I don't have any mice. I did a driver update for both of the above and ELAN input device showed up. I did a driver update for it and it worked ok for a couple of hours and it said it is working properly. However if stopped working again and I went back to the settings and whilst windows 10 settings said the trackpad was on, the ELAN tab on the mouse properties said that the Elan smart-pad was not enabled it and restarted. When I went back to the same settings after the restart, it was not enabled again. So I enabled it. Two hours later, the trackpad was back to not registering single taps. Enabling and disabling the ELAN trackpad appears to do nothing. 
The next day, single tap stopped working and then all the buttons and taps stopped working but scroll/zoom etc still worked. I restarted and it worked again. Later on it had the issue that the trackpad would only select things on the start bar. Once you opened something you couldn't click at all. Again I restarted and it "fixed"... Read more

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So my laptop stops working suddenly and then randomly starts working after 15-20 days for about 2-3 months. This has happened to me 3 times now. No lights come on in the system, I cannot enter BIOS mode, I tried to drain the residual battery and turn it on again it didn't work.The laptop has a non removable battery so can't really take that out. I took the laptop to the HP service center as well, they kept the laptop for a month and then told me that there's absolutely nothing wrong with the laptop. This is a very annoying issue. I would really appreciate it if somebody could help me out.

PS: I'm currently in the stage where the laptop is not working

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The touchpad on my X1 Carbon laptop (3443CTO) has started working very sporadically. It seems that it will work after reboot, but then after a while it stops working. I suspect that this is a driver and/or bios issue, because this started happening about the same time I upgraded the bios to the latest and also upgraded to Windows 10. Has anyone else experienced this issue? AFAIK, all of my Lenovo and other drivers are up-to-date, as the Lenovo Companion tools does not list any pending updates. Any ideas?

Answer:X1 Carbon touchpad stops working

Bump. Is anyone else experiencing this?

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Now that the video flickering issue has been resolved, I am now frequently encountering a very frustrating problem with my new XPS 13 (9343).   If I stop using the touchpad for a few minutes (not sure how many, sometimes it's 1 or 2, sometimes its 30), then mouse pointer disappears completely and the touchpad does not respond.  I can click, swipe, tap, etc. but there is no pointer.  When it happens I am forced to use the touch screen to shut down the machine and restart it so I can get the touchpad and pointer to work again.  Has anyone else encountered this problem? 

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I have the same problem. I am using Windows 10 Pro. I have tried every touchpad driver version I could find with no luck. I am currently using this driver: Cypress Semiconductor, Inc, dated 6/24/2015, version 2.5.1.72.
I often find it happening when playing a youtube video or something like that, but that's probably just because I don't use the trackpad for a few minutes while watching the video.
When it happens the mouse pointer is either completely gone, or it is "frozen" in some random position on the screen and the trackpad is not moving it. It happens once or twice a day for me, and I then restart the PC to fix - annoying.
I feel 99% certain that it is a driver issue - and that no driver has been created for the Cypress Trackpad in the PC that actually works in Windows 10. If anybody know of a driver that actually works I'd love to get the details.

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I recently bought a S10-3t ideapad direct from lenovo. (Moved abroad though so can't get warranty cover on it).Very frustrating - the touchpad regularly stops working. It will work for a few hours then stop working completely for hours/days on end.I've tried updating the touchpad drivers, system restore, lenovo restore (back to factory settings).  

Answer:S10-3t touchpad regularly stops working

Next time it quits working try a few taps around the touchpad and see if it starts working.  If it does it might be  a loose connection inside the case.

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The tap to click function on my touch pad will stop working randomly and start dragging the item around instead. Will then have to fully click down on the touch pad to navigate between tabs etc. The scroll function also stops at random, but after restart it all returns to normal until the next time it stops working. Anyone had this problem and know how to fix it? 

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Hello.My month old E560 has been great until recently, when the touchpad has decided to play up on me.What happens after a while of use, the touchpad will begin not responding to my gestures, finger movements, sliding, etc. It will sporadically work for maybe a fraction of a second after, but 99% of the time when I frantically draw circles with my finger it will not respond. This proves it is NOT the touchpad completely disabling/turning off, etc.There are no issues with the trackpoint or any hardware buttons. Even right clicking with the touchpad does what it's supposed to.  This is on the most up to date version of ALP Lenovo Ultranav drivers for the e560 from the Lenovo website. I have found that uninstalling this driver (and thus using Windows' default touchpad driver) prevents Lenovo-specific multitouch features such as twofinger scrolling, and also slightly changes what the middleclick does, but at least prevents the issue of an unresponsive touchpad which is the most important feature. Usually, a quick restart solves this issue. But after the computers shut down and started up again after a while of being off, the issue will occur again. I am running Windows 10 home 64 bit with, as said, the most recent Lenovo-issued ALPS Ultranav driver. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Answer:E560 Touchpad stops working

The same thing happens to me and my Lenovo is only two days old. I went onto device manager and tried looking for updates but it said the software was up to date. 

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The touchpad behaves erratically (mouse pointer goes wild when I put my finger in the touchpad, either in rest or in movement) after a few hours of gaming (if the keyboard lights are off) or after half an hour or so of general use (if the keyboard lights are on). It seems to me that there is some sort of heat-induced short contact going on. Does anybody know how to fix this? I've got a friend to bring me this notebook from the US, but unfortunately this model isn't supported by Lenovo here in Brazil. Now I may need to find a fix for it myself (or resort to workarounds). A lesson learned for my next purchase: be more careful with so-called "worldwide" warranties.













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Answer:Y580 touchpad stops working when hot

Hi
 
Thanks for the post.
 
As per your concern touchpad will not work while system gets overheated after playing games.
 
To diagnose, I would suggest you to please re-install the Touchpad driver and update the Bios of your system from the below mentioned web link.
 
http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?&DocID=HT073649
 
Afterwards, please restart the system and check if the issue gets resolved.
 
Regards,
Sameer
 





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Hello.My month old E560 has been great until recently, when the touchpad has decided to play up on me.What happens after a while of use, the touchpad will begin not responding to my gestures, finger movements, sliding, etc. It will sporadically work for maybe a fraction of a second after, but 99% of the time when I frantically draw circles with my finger it will not respond. This proves it is NOT the touchpad completely disabling/turning off, etc.There are no issues with the trackpoint or any hardware buttons. Even right clicking with the touchpad does what it's supposed to.  This is on the most up to date version of ALP Lenovo Ultranav drivers for the e560 from the Lenovo website. I have found that uninstalling this driver (and thus using Windows' default touchpad driver) prevents Lenovo-specific multitouch features such as twofinger scrolling, and also slightly changes what the middleclick does, but at least prevents the issue of an unresponsive touchpad which is the most important feature. Usually, a quick restart solves this issue. But after the computers shut down and started up again after a while of being off, the issue will occur again. I am running Windows 10 home 64 bit with, as said, the most recent Lenovo-issued ALPS Ultranav driver. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Answer:E560 Touchpad stops working

The same thing happens to me and my Lenovo is only two days old. I went onto device manager and tried looking for updates but it said the software was up to date. 

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I have an Acer Aspire One D250 with a synaptics touchpad bought on March 20th which hasn't given me any problems till 3 days ago.

Friday, when I turned the computer on, the touchpad wasn't working. I tried Fn+F7 and nothing. The usual synaptics animated icon wasn't beside the clock. I went to the control panel>mouse>device settings and no device was listed there, while all the options were greyed out. I went to system>device manager and no "Mouse and other pointing devices" was listed. I went to Acer.pt (I'm from portugal) and downloaded the driver and installed it. The instalation went without problems and when I restarted the computer, the touchpad was still not working and nothing was listed on the device manager.

I called the Acer support line and the told me to restore the OS. I spent friday doing backups and I reinstalled Windows XP from Acer eRecovery Management. After all that, the touchpad wasn't working still.

Saturday was spent going to the store where I bought the netbook and trying to find a solution. Just as when I was going to give the netbook to warranty, a guy turned the computer on and the touchpad was magically working again.

I went home, all happy and warm and fuzzy inside.

Today, when I was copying my backups to the netbook again, I hit "cancel", and the icon next to the clock disappered and the touchpad stoped working again. Went to check, and nothing was listed on the device manager or on contro... Read more

Answer:Touchpad suddenly stops working

If the Acer Factory Restore failed to fix it and it intermittently comes and goes its likely a hardware issue. I'd be contacting Acer again and sending the unit in for warranty service.
 

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Hi! I got a G555 laptop, and I love it.  However, during use, it will just stop working all together.   I've tried 10 different drivers, ect, nothing seems to help.  Is this a normal issue?  Will replacing the touhpad help?

Answer:G555 touchpad stops working.

Hi
 
Welcome To Lenovo Community
 
Please try to update drivers & Bios.
 
First uninstall all the touchpad drivers from the system and also delete related software associated.
 
First Update the Bios
 
Bios - 32 Bit
 
Bios - 64 Bit
 
 
Then installed the drivers from the below link
 
 Touchpad Drivers - Windows 7 (32 Bit & 64 Bit)
Touchpad Drivers - Windows XP
 
 
 
Hope This Helps
Cheers!!!
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Dear all,since almost 2 years I am pretty happy with my L440.But lately, I often have problems with the touchpad becaue it suddenly stops working,no mouse moving, no touchpad-based clicking. The trackpointer still works and also the hardware buttons for left and right clicking are still working. However, depending on the task i prefer either trackpad or touchpad. I already changed the sensitivity for palm checking but no effect.  Any ideas? Thanks in advance. 

Answer:L440 Touchpad stops working

Hi Blue,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
We are sorry to hear that touchpad is not working in your L440 laptop.
 
Please do confirm which operating system is running on your laptop.
 
Best Regards,
Poojitha.
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Hello all

I have a Compaq laptop model nc6230 with both a touch pad and a nipple mouse. I have a left andright click buttons under both input devices. However, about 10 minutes after every boot up, both left click buttons stop working. the right buttons and the navigation work, however, it wont left click or click when I "tap" the touchpad.

When I attach a usb mouse, the mouse actually works, however, the left buttons on the laptop wont work.

advice?

ps the buttons will start working again after reboot, but will stop after another ten minutes or so
 

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Hey guys, here's what going on. Everyone once in awhile I notice my computer no longer "sees" my D:\ drive, it just dissapears.
Last time it happened I was playing Battlefield Vietnam, during a map reload I get an error message telling me to make sure I have the game CD in the drive..I look for D:\ in my computer..gone..then I look in device manager and it's gone there as well. When I reboot the PC it comes up again on restart but will at some point disappear again, sometimes when it's in use and sometimes when it's not. Any ideas? TIA

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you have WInXP?

go to hardware manager, and scan for hardware changes. it will pick it up automatically.

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I have a Dell inspiron 1525, 2.00GHz duo core CPU, 2.00Gb RAM, Windows vista home premium.Ive had the laptop since october last year, and until a few months ago everything was fine with it.But recently everytime I turn it on, from anywhere between 20minutes to several hours afterwards my Internet explorer will start getting slower and slower until it eventually stops loading pages altogether. While this is happening everything else which uses the internet on the laptop works fine i.e. messenger, spotify and I have full local and internet access. We are pretty sure this is not a problem with the router, we have several laptops using the same Belkin Wireless G-router and none of the others have a problem. The problem rectifies itself after a restart, but having to do around 5 to 10 restarts a day is becoming annoying.Any suggestions?

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We purchased about 8 lenovo x220s for a new medical clinic and they all intermittantly the stylus stops working for several minutes at a time.  I've tried all the lenovo updates and turned the power settings to highest performance, but haven't found a remedy.  It seems like out of an 8 hour work day 2-3 of them will each malfunction once.  they are running win7 64bit.  We never had this problem with previous models. 

Answer:pen stops working randomly

John82,
 
Please try to update the following manually rather than relying on TVSU as there could be some delay of drivers using TVSU.
 
BIOS 1.19 and above -> Link here
 
Tablet Shortcut Menu -> Link here
 
Screen Reading Optimizer -> Link here
 
Power Manager 3.62 and above -> Link here
 
UltraNav Driver-> Link here
 
UltraNav Utility -> Link here

Hotkey package -> Link here
 
Also when the pen stop responding, does the whole system freeze or only the tablet does not accept pen input?
 
//JameZ

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Received my new X1 Carbon 2014 this week. After only two minutes of use, the trackpad and toucphpad stopped working. I hade to use an external mouse, and even after all driver updates it still didn`t work. If I restart the machine, sometimes the track-touchpad will work, but suddenly it freezes up again (after only minutes of use), and I will have to restart to fix the problem. Have used it for 5 hrs now, and how probably restarted about 30-40 times.  Anyone know what is causing this problem and/or how I can fix it?     //alex

Answer:X1 Carbon touchpad and trackpad stops working.

does the same problem manifest itself in the BIOS menu?have you tried doing all the updates through ThinkVantage System Update.

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Hi Guys,
 
My new Lenovo W510 is running Windows 7 (x64) and some issues with my Touchpad.  The problem is my Touchpad stops working after a time. TrackPoint is still working fine, but not the touchpad. If I check the settings via "Fn + F8" I can see that "Enable Touchpad and Track Point" is activated. I switched back and forth but it doesn't seem to work. Only a reboot helps..
 
Thanks for you help!

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Answer:W510 Touchpad stops working after a certain time

Also having the same problem, touchpad stops responding but trackpad still works. A logout/login fixes the problem. Unknown cause but it happens every few days.

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I noticed that the Synaptic Touchpad driver (I updated to the latest version) would stop functioning whenever I do a hard drive-intensive task. For example, When I run a virus scanner, when I convert movies, when I record anything, the Synaptics driver stops working. I can still use the touchpad, but all of the original driver features are gone and the icon from the taskbar dissappears as well. Stranger still, whenever something like this happens, I try to go into mouse properties in the control panel and it ALWAYS becomes completely unresponsive and freezes up. I cannot do anything with the touchpad control panel either. When I stop whatever I am doing to the hard drive, everything goes back to normal and the Synaptics touchpad driver re-enables and appears in my taskbar again. Help?Thanks!-Clark 

Answer:Lenovo G780 Touchpad stops working

Hi Clark,
 
Thanks for posting in the Lenovo Community,
 
I?d like to ask you please to share with us your windows installed version on the laptop to be able to provide you with another version from the touchpad Driver.
 
Thanks and Best Regards,
 

Soha






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I am using Windows 10 version 1703 (OS Build 15063.413) on HP Notebook 1000. And just for reference I have encountered this issue in previous versions of Windows 10 as well. Every time I clean install Windows 10 and update to install drivers, it will work fine for about 1-2 months and then suddenly out of nowhere touchpad will either stops working or keeps moving itself after 5-10 minutes of restart ( even if I don't update Windows, means same drivers version ).

Right now I have installed version 19.3.31.16 of Synaptics pointing device drivers. But I have tried to solve this issue by installing previous version of drivers as well ( version 8.xx, 10.xx, 17.xx, 19.0.19.1 ). After installing drivers the first time it works fine for about 15 minutes and then same issue!

I have noticed this btw:
Every time I put the laptop to sleep and then log on, touchpad works fine for about 5 minutes.Every time I restart the laptop, it works fine for about 5 minutes.Even If I uninstall the drivers and use basic drivers by Windows 10, the same thing happens. Touchpad keeps flickering, moving itself or would just stop working.Sometimes Upper right or left corner of touchpad will work fine while the rest of the area is unresponsive.

Have anybody else encountered this issue? How did you resolve it? I don't wanna install Windows again or keep restarting my laptop.

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I just bought Lenovo x121.I installed drivers with system and driver update utility. Then I rebooted notebook. In logon screen touchpad worked ok but when windows loaded all drivers and programs it stoped working. I also updated BIOS and deleted and reinstalled drivers, nothing has changed.... Any idea what is wrong?

Answer:x121 touchpad suddenly stops working.

Hi kikibeck, Please check in Control Panel -> mouse -> UltraNav. If you could net see it's present/enabled touch pad still no use, then please re-install UltraNav driver.Synaptics UltraNav driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit) and XP (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS019164Fred





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The Touchpad stops working and is grayed in options. Trackpoint is fine. Driver reinstall helps, but not for long - the issue appears again very soon, especially after plugging in the power. No problem in Ubuntu/Linux. Any idea? Driver version is the latest one for Win7 64bit: 18.0.7.109. BIOS: GIET90WW (2.40).

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Hi there, I have kind of an odd problem with my T440s since I installed Windows 10:The touchpad works fine, including clicking by touching it, but as soon as I click by pressing the touch pad hard, it completely stops working. I can't even move the mouse anymore, neither via the touchpad nor the trackpoint. As soon as I restart the laptop, everything works fine again - until I click the pad again. Anyone else encountered this? Any ideas what I could do? Best,Daniel

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Hi,

I am having this problem for over a month now, the touch pad stops working suddenly and it starts to work after a restart and sometimes after a couple of restarts.

The frequency of this issue is at least twice an hour. I am really tired of restarting all the time.
I have tried system restore but that has not helped and the function keys are not working either.

Details:
Model:SATELLITE C660-1LD
OS: Windows 7 - 64 bit
Warranty: Expired 03/2013

Answer:Re: Satellite C660-1LD - Touchpad stops working

> I have tried system restore but that has not helped

What do you mean exactly by system restore?

Did you use the Toshiba Recovery DVD or Toshiba HDD Recovery procedure to set the notebook back to factory settings?
In case you did not try that, I recommend doing this!

Fact is that this recovery procedure should fix the system/software issues and in my opinion it looks more like a software as a hardware problem.

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hi there, I bought an Acer 2509. The first thing I did was formatting the hard-drive and installing my teacher licsenced Windows 8 after this the Windows 8.1 update. I installed all the drivers for the laptop. All the drivers on this site are downloaded and installed: http://www.acer.nl/ac/nl/NL/content/drivers/5452;-;Extensa%202509. The Touchpad works for 2 seconds and then (i think) the drivers crash. I do get some DistributedCOM events in the eventlog of windows.  What I tried: FN +f7 = doesnt workinstalling older drivers = doesnt work Could someone help me? 

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Hi, I bought a Thinkpad Yoga 260 two weeks ago and it has this annoying problem that touchpad stops responding time to time. It can happen during working with laptop for few seconds or just completely goes off that I have to restart the machine. Also sometimes when it wakes up the touchpad does not respond. Please advise if I have to send it back or there is a fix for it. I have all drivers updated and lenovo companion does not find any issue regarding driver date or hardware defect.  I am really disappointed for this price tag receving such a poor quality device.  Parham

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Hi, I bought a Thinkpad Yoga 260 two weeks ago and it has this annoying problem that touchpad stops responding time to time. It can happen during working with laptop for few seconds or just completely goes off that I have to restart the machine. Also sometimes when it wakes up the touchpad does not respond. Please advise if I have to send it back or there is a fix for it. I have all drivers updated and lenovo companion does not find any issue regarding driver date or hardware defect.  I am really disappointed for this price tag receving such a poor quality device.  Parham

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Hi,

In the beginning of this week I bought Toshiba satellite Z30-A-1D0.

My touchpad seemed fine but once in a while the cursor stops working for about 1 minute. I can use the left and right button of the touchpad but I just can't move the cursor.

First I thought that I accidentally had locked the touchpad so I pressed Fn+F9 and the light turned on meaning that the touchpad was locked, then I pressed it again and the cursor was still not moving, it only starts almost a minute after... I've tried to be at alert to what I'm doing in the touchpad but it happens when i'm just moving the cursor.

This happens about 4 times a day and the fisrt time it happened was on the day I bought. And I never used a USB mouse in this computer.

Thanks for your atention to my problem and hope you can help me.

Answer:Touchpad stops working for a moment on my Satellite Z30-A-1D0

It is not easy to say why this happen.
If possible try to use external mouse. It will be interesting to know if there is some general problem with mouse or just with internal touchpad.

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I have an X201 and noticed tha tthe toucpad stops working at seemingly random intervals.  After tracking down the culprit to the Synaptic Touchpad Enhancements process, I did a search and found other people having the issue in the Thinkpad W series forum.  Instead of reposting it here, you can find my reply with an easy workaround to get it working again over in this thread. http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/W-Series-ThinkPad-Laptops/W150-Touchpad-stops-working-after-a-certain-tim... Somebody thinks the problem only happens with Firefox, which I happen to use as well, so the problem could be between Firefox and the Synaptics process. Lenovo:  Please fix this.  Thank you.

Answer:Touchpad stops working on X201 (and other models)

I'm having the same exact issue!!!  My trackpad works great after a reboot, but always eventually goes to crap and stops responding (or responds haywire) to my inputs...  I called Lenovo yesterday, and their "senior" tech guys had never even heard of the issue!?!  They told me I needed to send the unit in for repair...  Argh... Hopefully Lenovo will realize this is a "real" issue and address it SOONER than later!!! Thanks for posting your work-around...  Yeah, it kills the multitouch, but at least the trackpad starts responding again... Let's cross our fingers that this gets RESOLVED...  What a pain in the rear problem for such an expensive PC!!!

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I own 2x Equium L40 laptops.
Both have recently started experiencing the same issue with their touchpads.

For some reason, whenever the laptops are horizontal, the touchpads don't work.
However, once the laptop is tilted, the touchpad works fine.
I can then return the laptop to horizontal, where it works, until the next time it decides to stop working!

I would have thought this was an insolated issue, but for the fact that it is happening on BOTH my laptops!
The laptops were both bought in Aug 07, and are therefore, unfortunately, both out of warranty.

Anybody experienced the same, or have any advice to offer?

Answer:Touchpad stops working when Equium L40 has been moved

Hello Nik

Your story sounds really unbelievable. I have never heard about something like this. Tilting notebook is for me not so good idea. What do you think about it? :)

Sorry but I don't know if somebody here can offer some explanation. The best thing you can do is to show it to the service. Maybe is there some contact problem. The strangest thing is that you have noticed the same issue on both notebooks.

Have you noticed this from the first second when the notebook is on or later after some time?

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My M40 laptop has just started having a problem with it's Touchpad, after hibernation the the Touchpad does not work. plugging an external mouse works, I've tried disabling and re enabling through the control panel but it does not help. Powering off and then back on does fis the Thinkpad, has anyone seen this before?

Answer:Touchpad stops working after hibernation on Satellite M40

You said this problem started now. So it seems that this issue was not present in the past. Am I right?
So if I?m right then it looks more like an software problem as a hardware issue.

Usually the first step should be a new Touchpad driver installation. Then you could try to update the Windows XP OS to the latest state. You should use the Microsoft update page to get all patches.

Then download and install the cleaning tool called ?CCleaner?. Its for free and it?s very helpful to clean the OS and the registry.

If this does not help, try to reinstall the OS from the recovery CD and test if this issue persists after new OS installation.

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so, EVERY TIME I close(and re open) my laptop lid the touchpad stops working. seemed to happen after a win X update(not upgrade TO win x) it is so extremely frustrating. the only way i can get it to respond again is to reboot. I have tried disabling and reenabling the touchpad, updating drivers, and nothing seems to help.

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HI All I am in need of help please i have a X1 Carbon that was Recently purchased for a user at our office. But as you can tell from the subject of this topic the touchpad and trackpad stops working working after a few minutes of working on the machine.  I used Lenovo System Update to update all the drivers to the latest version and this was not successfull, I then tried a reinstall  of windows and the manually downloaded the driver from lenovo website and installed it but still no luck. I have checked and they are not disabled in the Bios and they are not and the Bios is on the latest version I have also tried to let it run on the windows driver that downloads from windows but also it stops working. from what it looks like the trackpoint and touchpad disable cause when i go into the mouse properties the option to enable them both is greyed out i then log on as the local admin to see if it is a permission thing but it is also greyed out. This happens regardless if the machine is on battery or plugged inThis user travels  alot and needs them both to be working.  I came across the below forum but i dont see much of a response from lenovo.https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-X-Series-Laptops/X1-Carbon-touchpad-and-trackpad-stops-working... 

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when I have the laptop on (even at ivernation state), the roll part of the touchpad(left side of it), stops accting as the well and starts working as any other part of the touchpad.same with its lower part(sude to side roll)is there anything that can be done to make it wor as it should?TNX

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I bought a new U410--  i7--- windows 8. The touchpad stops working after some time .. then I have to reboot the system to again get it up & running.then it again works fine for some time ... And again goes off..!!! If I open the mouse properties from control panel when it stops working ... It says me to uninstall the tochpad driver and install a new one ... I have installed or updated the synaptic driver several time ... But no optput Moreover , I ordered a replacement for it .. and the new one also has the same problems ...!!!  I have also tried the One-Key recovery option ... but No Output..!! Lenovo techsupport is also unable to get to the problem .. and rectify it ..!! Can anyone help me on this ... ??  PS: what has happened to lenovo's quality ..   













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Answer:U410 touchpad Driver stops working

Most likely you're experiencing this issue when starting Microsoft Office (I did too)Here's how to fix it 1.Download the 16.3.9.0 driver from herehttp://www.station-drivers.com/page/Synaptics.htm2.uninstall your current synaptics driver and reboot when it asks you to (your touchpad will still work, just without gestures and it will move slower than before)3.Install the new driver and restart if it asks you to4.Go to the mouse properties and the synaptics tab and adjust the touchpad to your liking(here will be 2 devices listed, clicking the settings of one of them brings up manufacturer information, the other will bring up configuration)5.No more nonworking driver just so you know, resuming from sleep will cause the synaptics driver icon to appear in your taskbar even if you have disabled it from appearing there, but it will go away automaticallyand also, the 4-finger flick option in the configuration settings will not work, but everything else shouldmessage me if you need assistance

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The trackpad and touchpad of my Yoga stops working: the cursor freezes and after a while disappears from screen. Once the cursor is gone it does not appear again, even after a clean reboot. I have tried to enable it via the Control Panel Mouse settings or Input section of ?Lenovo Settings? application but had no success.
The problem has happened several times so far, always after the laptop sleeps due to inactivity. The only way I have found so far to bring the trackpad and touchpad back is by going to the BIOS settings and restoring the default configurations (I have never changed the BIOS settings on this PC, so I can?t figure out why this solves momentarily the problem).
 
Any ideas on why this problem is happening, and how to solve it without messing with the BIOS settings?
 
This is becoming really annoying, it has happened three times since yesterday (10/23/15).
 
My BIOS version when this first happened was 1.26 (GQET46WW), my current BIOS version is 1.27 (GQET47WW). My laptop runs Windows 10 Pro (automatically updated from the Windows 8.1 version delivered with the laptop).
 
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
1/20/16 EDIT: Not a ThinkPad Product

Answer:Yoga - Trackpad and touchpad stops working

Hi jrojasledesma Can you post the model of you Thinkpad Yoga? You can try updating the mouse driver of your Thinkpad, but it is important to know the model to see if it has a ELAN, ALPS or Synaptics mouse. Regards

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My laptop starts up with the touchpad working then will randomly stop working or go to sparatic movements. I have tried updating the driver, enabling/disabling the touchpad, and rebooted the computer. Any ideas or thought are much welcome?

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I currently have a HP pavilion tx2520ae laptop and now and again whilst im am working on it i suddenly get the message 'synaptics touchpad has stopped working with two options saying : close and check for a problem online and close', after this message appears the touchpad still works, however the scroll bar for the laptop does not, this is an inconvenience as i do alot of my school portfolios on my laptop, some of which are nearly 100 pages long and i am constantly editing it, so i need the scroll bar to save me time and effort.

When i restart the laptop however this problem is corrected, but after a while it appears again and constantly restarting the laptop every 10 minutes is just too much effort to waste on fixing a simple scroll bar.

When the message appeared, I had tried to go onto the mouse options on the control pannel and i got an error message saying 'unable to connect to the synaptics pointing device driver. if you have installed another PS/2 pointing driver please unistall the synaptics driver by clicking on the yes button. you then need to reinstall your pointing divce driver for your external device again.
Do you want to unistall the synaptics driver now?'

I have not installed any PS/2 pointing drivers but I decided to try and reinstall it again just to be sure but when I reinstalled it i had to restart my computer and when i came back on it was working fine... for a while. The message appeared again and reinstalling it was just a comp... Read more

Answer:synaptics touchpad suddenly stops working

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For the past few weeks, my mouse randomly stops working whether it be 5 minutes into turning on my computer or an hour or so. The only fix is to restart my computer and it'll start working again until it freezes. I thought it was a mouse problem so I tried replacing my mouse but it did the same thing. Next I tried deleting and reinstalling the drivers of the mouse and it still didn't work. I even tried to update the drivers but nothing seems to work. I feel somewhat at a loss and I feel like just getting a new computer altogether but money is an issue..Does anyone have any help or advice for this issue? Thank you.

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I have a Lenovo x130 with 3 USB ports on it. My USB mouse will work but inconsistently. I swapped with another and had the same issue after some time. Touchpad works fine. Also, all 3 ports will recognize my flash drive. Anyways I went into device manager and devices and printers and found no conflicts. Went ahead and checked for driver updates. Check bios to confirm USB ports were on. I would venture to say this May be a chipset/USB driver issue? Does anyone have any suggestions?

Answer:USB mouse randomly stops working

I had a similar problem....I use Firefox, and found that one of the add ons wasn't playing nice with the others....i disabled all of them and reintroduced them one at a time. The 'Logitech smooth scrolling" was the culprit in my case.
If this had not worked, I would have reset the browser.
 
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/reset-firefox-easily-fix-most-problems
 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923737
 
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/3296214?hl=en
 
This will at least eliminate the possibility.
Watch your 'hard drive light'....is there hard drive activity occurring when the mouse stops moving?   this would indicate some service/process working somewhere that is taking the focus away from your mouse.
 
Hope this helps.

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Not sure if this is the exact right forum for this but...I have a lenovo 90f1006fus that I got from best buy last year.  Tonight a new problem started, where the display sort of flickers--the colors stretch--and then it shuts off.  The monitor is still on, it's just like it is asleep.  I've tried using the monitor with my laptop and it works just fine.  Also the display may turn on and off a few times before this happens.  It's working now but last time this only lasted 30 minutes.  Hopefully the problem magically disappeared, haha, but in case it didn't I am making this post to see if this is a common problem, and how I can fix it. I'm worried it may be my surge protector because earlier when I bumped it, the display flickered, so I've got it plugged into the wall right now.

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I have a Precision M5510 running Windows 10 connected to a Dell TB16 with 240w adapter and dual P2415 monitors. I just added the dock and the second LCD and since then the monitors will randomly just stop working and display the message "no signal". When it happens I can typically power off the LCD and power it back on and it starts working again. Is this a known issue? Actually the message on the monitor says "going in to power saving mode" when it goes blank.

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Audio will be fine for a few minutes after booting but then will randomly cut off and not work at all? Even through headphones? It's been doing this for day's now can someone please help me?

Answer:Audio randomly stops working

I am having the same problem. Ever since Windows 10 update, headphone/earbud audio goes out after my computer wakes up after sleep mode. All drivers are up to date. Must restart computer to regain audio through headphone/earbud. Can anyone help me with a fix?

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Ive recently bought me this laptop 5 days ago. Everything works fine on it other then when im typing the keyboard stops working and its like the computer is freezing. So i can type a few letters and then I have to wait for a few seconds for the keyboard to start working again.WHATS WRONG WITH MY COMPUTER? Do I need to take it back to where I got it from?Or can I do something in my settings to stop it.  Tu (:

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Hi, I'm running sygate office network 4.5 and I'm using it on a network of 4 computers [1 server, 3 clients]. Sometimes, the interent just randomly stops working for the client computers. Once I restart the sygate service, the interent works again. Any idea what may be causing this?
 

Answer:Sygate Randomly Stops working

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the camera light will will turn off and back on and the image on skype would freeze. so i turn the video off and when i try and turn it back on it would say cant start video try closing other programs that may be using your video. but nothing is open. BTW, its a built in webcam
 

Answer:Webcam randomly stops working

http://community.skype.com/t5/Idea-garage/How-to-Find-Program-That-Has-Cam-Opened/td-p/482745
 

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So I recently had some problems with my computer, so my uncle fixed it for me by reformatting it basically, but he was able to save most of my files by transferring them somehow or something. But anyway, I got it back a few days ago, and it seems like every day that I've used it, my mouse decides to stop working. It's an optical mouse, so the light turns off and everything. I restart my computer and it works again, but it is really really annoying. One time it wasn't just my mouse, it seemed like my whole computer kind of froze because my music stopped playing too. Can anyone provide any insight as to what may be causing this?
 

Answer:Mouse stops working randomly

>> I got it back a few days ago, and it seems like every day that I've used it; my mouse decides to stop working. It's an optical mouse, so the light turns off and everything. I restart my computer and it works again, but it is really really annoying. Can anyone provide any insight as to what may be causing this? << rooney

Several different things can affect how well your mouse functions.

However, the key sentence in your description of your mouse problem: "It's an optical mouse, so the light turns off and everything." Since the "light turns off" this definitely indicates that the likely suspect is that you have a 'power' problem. Something between the mouse and the power source is amiss.

It's quite possible your connections between the mouse and computer may be loose or damaged. Go behind the computer housing, unplug the mouse connection plug and then plug it in again. If it still does not work correctly; it could be that the cord or wires inside the cord are damaged.

If it is a 'wireless' mouse, it could be the batteries are running low ? you should try changing the batteries. Optical mice are certainly convenient, but both of these types of mouse products; wireless and non-wireless - are notorious for being easily (and irreparably) damaged when dropped - even just once.

Other remote possibilities and common causes for optical mouse problems:

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So i have windows ultimate 32 bit, and i noticed this problem. My keyboard randomly, doesnt matter what im doing, stops working. All i hear is a beep and then the keyboard is frozen. Sometimes i can go into on-screen keyboard and press a few buttons and my keyboard will unfreeze, but sometimes i have to restart or put the computer to sleep so it unfreezes. It's highly annoying, because sometimes it freezes after a few key presses, but sometimes it works no-problem. I tried a different keyboard (mine is ps/2), i tried removing drivers and reinstalling them, but nothing seems to work. So anybody, help? Thanks.

Answer:Keyboard randomly stops working

Hello Jay and welcome to Seven Forums. Sorry to hear you're having these issues.

I understand that you already tried a different keyboard on your computer, but did you also try using the problem keyboard on a different computer? Have you tried using a different USB port? I found this previous Forum thread that has some additional suggestions. (Even though it talks about a mouse and keyboard issue, the suggestions are still valid for any USB device.)

Mouse and keyboard randomly stop working

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I'm using Vista, 32-Bit. Audio is Conexant High Definition SmartAudio 211, Version 4.36
HP Pavilion dv6700

When I updated my Conexant audio to 4.36, I had to reboot my laptop. The audio was working for a while, after then it randomly stopped working. I had this problem 1 month ago or so. The audio was not muted, it was enabled and it said it had no problems. I don't really know whats happening.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Sound Randomly Stops Working

Roll back to the previous driver. Go to device manager,sound,conexant.Right click and go to properties. You will see the option there.

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Sometimes, while I'm just going on the internet, my internet will just randomly stop working. After fiddling around, I found out that if I disconnect and reconnect the internet cord (at least I think that's what it is), the internet will start working again. This happens a lot more often if I watch a video on Youtube (and Youtube only), and I've recently found out playing Fusion Fall creates the same effect. This is a major annoyance for me and I have no clue how to stop it. Does anyone have an idea what's the problem?

Answer:Internet randomly stops working

Also, I don't know what kind of settings my computer has, nor do I know how to find out.

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Ok guys ....i reinstalled my windows vista home preminum from scratch and i still have the problem where my internet stops working randomly.

I tried many things, most of the things people have said on numerous forums. My bro uses the exact same laptop. but his internet is fine.
I tried to follow the event viewrs and changed many settings but to no avail.

But the internet drosp r less frequent after i reinstalled windows probably because there r less programs to interfer.

First i used to think that suddenly the computer stops reading my network card but thats not true coz when my internet stops. the icons sometimes, somtimes says there r no available networks but i can still see my network adaptor in device manager (it is not veiwable unless i swithc it on)...this means that the adpator is connected but the internet is not working...Sometimes it just shows limited connectivity, so i log off my network and when i try to log in, it doesnt...i have to switch it off and on again.

This problem usually happens when e.g. msn messenger or my voip software get stuck. When they get stuck, it knocks out the internet, or maybe the internet knocks these out lol..not sure..plz plz help me

two things i havent tried: updating firmware of the router, but most people say it doesnt work, and the exact same laptop my bro has and its working fine on our network

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Answer:Internet stops working randomly

hi uch

when you said you reinstalled vista from scratch, did you mean that you formatted your HD and then installed the OS or did you just reinstall Vista without a format? Also, have you tried checking for viruses when you "tried most things"? Go through the 8-step virus removal tool here ... http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic58138.html .... Does your brother use the computer you're using or is it the same type of computer but separate computers?

Spyder_1386
 

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Hi thelastbonbona,

It may not be an issue with the keyboard at all. You may try using a good-known keyboard with the system, if available; will help you to isolate the keyboard as the possible root cause. Alternatively, you may use this keyboard with another system to see if the issue duplicates.

If no extra computer/keyboard is available, you may check the 'keyboard/system' performance in 'Safe mode'. It is a diagnostic mode and may help us isolate if a 'program' is causing interference.

Do reply with the findings; will take it forward from there.

Answer:Keyboard randomly stops working.

Which model of the keyboard is it ? have you downloaded and installed their driver for it ?

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So I've had this issue for a while where a few times a day ( probably like 20 times while I'm on the computer) my internet suddenly stops working for a little while. Im connected to my modem via a cable, and at first I thought the problem was with my computer, but I learned that this also happens to my brother, who is also connected to the modem. The weird thing is that it doesnt happen to both of us at the same time, so its like the internet is crashing. Is it safe to assume that the problem is with the modem? Would it get fixed if I replace it?
 

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I have a 1/2-Tb drive using a USB 3.0 connection to my computer. Over the last three or four months, the connection will stop working in more-or-less random times. I can turn off the power to the drive, wait for about a minute, turn power back on and restart the computer, and that will get the connection back. I'm worried about this "fix" not working one of these times and me losing the use of the drive. Anyone have a clue on how to fix?

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I'm not real sure what brings it on but every once in a while the right click button will just completely stop working altogether while I'm browsing IE7. I'm using a Dell m1330 laptop with a Logitech VX Revolution USB mouse. Sometimes when it happens the right click stops working everywhere else like on the main desktop as well. Sometimes I can fix it by just closing out IE7. Sometimes I have to close out everything I have currently running. Sometimes I just have to reboot. Anyone else having troubles in Vista where your mouse buttons just stop working? Any fixes for the issue?
 

Answer:Right click stops working randomly in IE7

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Hello all,

My computer is currently connected to my Vizio E420-A0 TV (HDMI). My audio randomly stops working and the display audio device disappears. When it works I can see it in device manager:


And when it stops working it disappears:

The driver seems to be up to date:

Disconnecting and reconnecting the cable doesn't help or turning the TV off and on, but rebooting fixes it. Any ideas?

Answer:audio randomly stops working

Welcome to the TenForums @rerunner

While it could very well be inside windows is the firmware on your TV up to date? Looks like the most recent is date May 27, 2016. Updating firmware implies certain risks, you decide if it should be updated.

Does your TV have a Vizio sound bar?

I assume from your screen shot you have updated your audio drivers, have you checked your chipset drivers?

Should you decide to update please create a restore point.
Ken

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My Toshiba keyboard sometimes randomly stops working.
Not all the keys but some of them.

For example, the 0 on the number pad, question mark key, and the control panel.

How can I fix this without sending my laptop away.

Thanks :)

Answer:Keyboard sometimes randomly stops working

Hi

To be honest, I doubt you could fix this without checking if this is an keyboard hardware related issue? I think this could be problem with the keyboard and I think you will need to replace the keyboard in order to fix this.
If your warranty is valid, get in contact with an local ASP. The guys should know, what to do?

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It all started when I installed Windows 10 on release day. (I was using windows 7 before). I downloaded mumble and then all my games and started playing with friends. After a while I noticed that my friends weren't responding to me I alt tabbed and realized my push to talk wasn't working (this goes for every voice program, the same thing happens the push to talk key stops working). In my Recording options the mic isn't disabled.

When I go into recording devices after it stops working when I speak I do not see any green bars, when I go to steams voice test and nada, no green bars. To fix it I either go into Mumble settings and just hit 'apply' or I open up the mumble audio wizard and close it right away and my mic will work again along with push to talk. For some reason this makes my mic work again.

I've tried a fresh install of windows 10, I've tried different mics, different sound cards and the same thing keeps happening. Before I reformatted it got so bad it was happening every 2 minutes. Now it happens every couple of hours and progressively happening more often.

To me it seems something is disabling my mic and doesn't re-enable it. EventViewer isn't helpful there is no entry for when it happens. It happens when I'm gaming, or even when I'm not even on my pc doing anything.

I feel like I tried everything. I've been googling fixes and working fixing this for two weeks with no luck. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi
I've bought a set of new speakers for listening to music on my PC. However they stop playing randomly after a while. If I then go to the Device-manager and rightclick on the speakers (which is set as the default Device for sound) and do the test it works again for a while, whereupon the pattern repeats again.
First I used The built-in Realtek HD audio on my ASUS MB, and then I installed a Creative SB Audigy 2CZ sound card to see if it had anything to do with the Realtek-setup, but the patterne is the same.
Before I bought the speakers I uset my Headphones and never experienced these kind of problems.
Any help to get on with this would be appreciated.

Answer:Sound stops working randomly after a while

First, if you installed a separate sound card, you must disable the on-board (RealTek) in the BIOS or they can conflict, and could even possibly cause the problem you are having.

Second, your "sound card", as listed in your specs is NOT the NVIDIA High Definition Audio, that is ONLY for HDMI audio.
Your sound card would be the SoundBlaster Audigy, if its still installed.

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Ok so i got my Computer back around Christmas time and about two weeks after that i noticed that after a certain amount of time the Copy and paste stops working.

Whenever i highlight something and left click nothing happens. Then tabs stop working. Whenever i try to open a new tab it blinks then closes.

On top of that whenever i try and do something it just doesn't work. Its like everything stops working. I cant open new windows because they appear as blank pages. I cant open "Control panel" or anything and most of all i cant restart because when i click the little arrow that brings up "Restart" on the task bar it doesn't bring up anything.

Basically what im saying is

-Cant copy or paste
-Cant open new tabs
-Cant open new windows
-Cant open Control Panel or My computer

So what i have to do is manually shut down the computer and then about 8hours or so later it happens again.

Also my computer is fully protected and Ive scanned my system with many virus scan programs like Mcafee and it doesn't pick UP ANYTHING.

Does anybody know whats wrong? This is just a really really weird problem. Its like i cant do anything at all when it happens......

Specs

Video card: ATI radeon 2600XT
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 2.33ghz
Ram: 3gb

Can somebody please help me?

Answer:Vista Randomly stops working

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Originally Posted by XileLord


Ok so i got my Computer back around Christmas time. . . whenever i try and do something it just doesn't work. Its like everything stops working. I cant open new windows because they appear as blank pages. I cant open "Control panel" or anything and most of all i cant restart because when i click the little arrow that brings up "Restart" on the task bar it doesn't bring up anything. ..."




Hi. . .

First off, you say "got my computer back.." - where was it? If repairs took place, please provide details.

Re: the other listed items of non-performance, have you tried to log onto another user acount to see if the symptoms are the same? Is the accont that you use an admin account?


regards. . .

jcgriff2

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Hi,

I have a fresh install of Windows 7 on a (partly) new Desktop. Sometimes suddenly internet gets really slow and stops working.
All other devices in my house (ipad, labtop (XP), phones) have no problems at all. This should suggest it's a problem of my PC but:
Connecting to the WiFi of my neighboor solves the problem!
Must be a problem of my PC and rooter together....

Update's i did to trie and solve the problem:
Update firmware rooter (D-Link 655 mixed WiFi)
Update drivers Wireless PCI card
Update AVG antivirus

From a tread in this forum i tried a static IP but didn't work.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Internet stops working randomly

phamersma,
Welcome to the forums. Have a look here.

Network

Just wanted to add, sometimes antivirus plays in this. Have you considered MSE?

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Hi. Recently, I've been experiencing some keyboard problems. The issue occurs at random times, and I've tried updating the drivers. I am certain that this is a software/driver problem, as opposed to a hardware/mechanical problem, as the keyboard starts working fine right after a hard restart (holding the power button). Other details that come with the issue is that, since the mouse would still work, I could still navigate around the desktop and try to restart through the windows button. The issue is that the shut down process doesn't completely go through and just gives me a black screen up until it gives me the "start windows normally screen," which is impossible to operate since the keyboard doesn't work. I would then resort to doing a hard reset to make the keyboard functional again.

If you need any more details let me know.

Thanks.

Answer:Keyboard stops working randomly

Does an external keyboard work? You could check that the keyboard connector is making a good connection if you know how to repair the laptop. Is there a hardware diagnostic program you can run? Also try removing the battery for a few minutes if you know how to do this which will force a reset.

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Just made a new build about 3-4 weeks ago and randomly sound does not work on most sites like myspace, youtube, or any other sites that use sound/music. i believe everything else works fine like the games i play but just those kinds of sites will not work.

specs : Asus P5KC mobo
intel core 2duo 2.66 ghz
2bg ocz ram
320 gb hardrive
sony optical dvd cd drive
it has a onboard sound card
500 wat antec basiq power supply

and i have noticed when i try to play videos on youtube, the video starts with no sound of course, and then stops at the 2 second mark.
 

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I've already been on a bunch of other threads relating to this issue and I'm really starting to panic.
My laptop is a HP running Windows 7 (I don't know how old it is, it was my brother's before he upgraded and gave it to me). Recently (as in a couple days ago) my keyboard would randomly start cutting out, all keys refusing to work. My mouse would still function
fine (but it's a USB mouse since the trackpad stopped working about a year ago). On the first day I restarted it and it worked for the rest of the day. On the second day it happened again after the first restart, but worked for the rest of the day on the second
restart. On the third day I restarted after uninstalling keyboard drivers, Windows automatically reinstalled when it came back on and it worked the rest of the day. HOWEVER, today, the fourth day, it stopped working very quickly and I had to restart again,
trying the driver fix again.
It always crashes at some point after I log in (so it's never prevented me from typing in my password to log in or anything). Restarting has been working as a temporary fix every time, but only temporary. I have no idea what to do and have no access to a
USB keyboard right now.

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Hi,

My acer (aspier v5 171 Series) (windows 8) has been working smoothly for 1 year now, but since couple of days the sound would go off if something is not being played for sometime. then I need to restart to get it back...initially I though it happens after I lock the laptop but today it went off even without locking.

all the sound icons like speaker icon, volume bar is functional but with no sound.

any pointers?

Answer:Sound stops working randomly

There is a Windows 8 forum. Since this is an issue with a Windows 8 system may be better to post there.
Windows 8 Forums

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Greetings all!I hope someone can help me with this because I'm at my wit's end over it!For the past several days, my keyboard will randomly stop working.  There's no specific symptom or indicator of when it will stop, it just stops.  One of the really odd things about this is the Num Lock indicator light stays on even when none of the keys will work.  Rebooting the system will always bring the keyboard back, but there's no way to know for how long.My system stats are below and I've tried a few different keyboards with the same result.  All the keyboards were PS2 connected.Any tips or advice will be greatly appreciated!  Please help!

Answer:Keyboard Randomly Stops Working

Does the same thing happen is safe mode? If so, try a usb connection - could be a problem with the port. If not, there may be a sw conflict. Let us know what happens in safe mode.

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I don't know if this is the right section but I don't know where the problem lies. It could be a game issue as it's not happened on desktop, it could be hardware but I doubt it.

Any game, any time, the S key will randomly stop working. Any gamers will know the S key usually means backwards in some form or another, or brake.

It will just stop working and will only work when I exit the game and re-load it. Obviously this is annoying and some games you can't save when you like and some take ages to load (on this vintage thing anyway).

Any idea what it is? I ran ad-aware about 4 days ago, this problem I noticed once about a week and a bit ago, and it's just done it three times on me tonight...

Keyboard is PS/2 and is plugged directly into the PS/2 on the motherboard (no USB adaptor or anything). Specs of computer in question are above on the little button next to my name.

Thanks
Jack
 

Answer:S key randomly stops working in games

Anyone? Any ideas?
 

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Every now and then my GTX 660M would "stop" working and force-revert pack to the Intel HD 4000.And I cant seem to get it back to GTX 660M without restarting my computer.When I check my device manager it says:"Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" instead of "nVidia Geforce GTX 660M" and the message says : This device cannot work properly until you restart your computer. (Code 14).Also, when trying to open up the nVidia control panel it says: "NVIDIA DISPLAY SETTINGS ARE NOT AVAILABLEYou are not currently using a display attached to an nVidia GPU"Im currently on the newest beta drivers from nvidia "304.79"Help please?

Answer:GTX 660M Randomly stops working

You need to slide and release the switch at the front of your laptop to enable or disable NV?D?A. Please check your user manual. and i don't know about BETA drivers,never use them. but others here do. Not good enough for me. We've got some very knowledgable guys here re this type of problem. They'll be coming around soon 

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Every once in a while my monitor stops receiving a signal from my computer and I can't think of any way to get it working again besides restarting my computer (at which point the monitor receives a signal again).  I'm pretty sure my graphics card is the problem.  Is there a way to fix this problem?  At the very least, is there a way to get the monitor working again without having to restart the computer?My computer is custom built:Monitor: Gateway FPD1760 TFT LCD Color MonitorGraphics Card: BFG Tech GTX 280OS: Window VistaMotherboard: Gigabyte EP45-UD3P Ultra Durable 3 Motherboard(I think that should be sufficient information, but if I need to provide more I can.)

Answer:Monitor stops working randomly

Test the monitor with a different computer or test a new monitor or graphics card

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My mouse will just shut off, then I unplug it from the tower then plug it back in and its fine...do you know why it does this??

Answer:Mouse randomly stops working

Jennie i would suggest just replacing the mouse. For the low cost it's usually alot quicker than troubleshooting them.I recommend anything by Logitech the best brand i've found thru the years.patio.  

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So I built my own computer. I have 4 usb ports in the rear, and 2 at the top. I plug the mouse and keyboard into the top, the printer, and the wireless usb adaptor into the rear.

Whatever is plugged into the rear will sometimes stop working. I had the mouse plugged in there, and twice last night, it totally lost its signal. At first I thought it was maybe a bad mouse, but it did it in two different rear ports, and the wireless usb adaptor also lost it's signal this morning.

What can cause something like this, and short of having to return the board and get a new one, what would I do?
 

Answer:Whatever I have connected to usb randomly stops working

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Hello,
My Laptop, an Inspiron 5559 64 bit, running Windows 10, Version 1703, Build 15063.447. 
The only recent change, OS was upgraded to Windows 10 Creator several weeks ago. Overall there are no issues, as a matter of fact, I am using the Laptop composing my question.
However, after a period of inactivity, the Touchpad stops responding, frozen, in my estimating it goes to sleep and does not wake up. My trouble shooting efforts include, downloading and updating driver, to no avail. The only way to get back touchpad is to reboot.
Please note, touch screen services remain operational and responsive.
Any guidance troubleshooting the issue will be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Inspiron 5559 touchpad stops working after sleeping

Hi ecr1014,
Any damages noticed?
Does external mouse works fine?
Run the diagnostics by pressing F12 during startup and let me know if touchpad responds in that screen?
Update the Touchpad driver and also update the BIOS.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.

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My son purchased a Lenovo G530-25 and the touchpad stopped working on the second day. I see that on other models there is a sensor button above the keyboard. Is that button on the G530 as well? Also, at this point, the laptop is not booting. It starts to boot and we hear some kind of music (or noise, perhaps) and it stalls. I can't get it to go into setup (F1) or the boot device menu (F12). Any suggestions? Thank you.Message Edited by miriaml on 05-14-2009 07:42 AM

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Hello,I am a proud (but at the moment not so happy) owner of a brand new Thinkpad T61p.I purchased the notebook with OpenDos through a special offer from my university. I then installed Windows XP Home on the machine and updated though the Think Vantage System Update.Since then I've encountered odd behaviour of my internal keyboard and touchpad (+trackpoint). Sometimes all of a sudden they stop to work. Rebooting fixes the problem temporarily most of the time, but not always. Sometimes the keyboard suddenly starts working again without my interference.Does anyone have a clue what might cause the problem or what I can do to try solve the problem?Best regards,VoradorAditional information:BIOS-Version/-Datum: LENOVO 7LETB2WW (2.12 ), 20.02.2008(Bios-update on Lenovo drivers-page is older than the one that came with my new notebook)External keyboard/mouse works fineI ran PC-Doctor 5 from Lenovo but he didn't find any problems.I couldn't find keyboard drivers on the Lenovo drivers-page.Message Edited by Vorador on 04-09-2008 07:04 PM













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Answer:T61p keyboard and touchpad sometimes suddenly stops working

I am having the same issue. I had a hard disk problem and they sent me another. After reinstallation I installed my own copy of windows and the same issues occur. I would give them a call tomorrow and see if they can help me. Let me know if you had the issue solved. good luck

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I just bought a refurbished Dell latitude 2110. Worked fine when I got it, but then the touch screen stopped working. If I reboot, it works until I choose a user, then stops when I open the user account. It's going back unless I find that I've inadvertently turned the touchscreen off. Without the touch screen, it's pretty much a brick. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I'm working out of a computer repair shop and we've got an L450 that randomly stops receiving any input from the touchpad.  It seems to particularly happen when you try to do anything "complicated" such as move the mouse as press in the trackpad at the same time, or double tap the trackpad to move something. The only way to have it start working again is shutting down and restarting the notebook completely. We've replaced both the trackpad and the motherboard, and it still happens. So it's definitely a software-side issue. It happens on both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10, on both the drivers available from the product page and the newer drivers found through having Windows search for driver updates available online. After some research, I'm seeing that Lenovo notebooks seem to be a fairly common problem across many models spanning the last 5 years or so. Anyone got any ideas? The notebook is sadly 1 month out of warranty, so sending it in is no longer an option.

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I have a Dell Latitude E5470 on Windows 10 Enterprise, running the most up to date BIOs, chipset, touchpad driver, and display driver.
I am running into an issue that whenever a video, be it streamed or saved locally, begins to play, the touchpad no longer responds. The icon in the bottom right tray will not show any input, be it clicking or trying to move the mouse, and the mouse will not move, or allow clicks to register. Once the video is exited out, the touchpad resumes functionality. An external mouse and the Pointstick will continue to work during videos. 
Has anyone else ever experienced this before, and if so, was there a fix?

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I have a new, month-old ThinkPad T430, and whenever it comes out of sleep mode the keyboard, and sometimes the touchpad, does not work.  All of the other power management tools seem to work fine, but sleep causes the input devices to just quit. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. There was one occasion where starting it up from a hard boot rendered the keyboard inoperable as well. Is this a driver issue or do I have a defective keyboard? It seems to work just fine on all other occasions.

Answer:T430 Keyboard and Touchpad Stops working after Sleep

Hi, vbertini
 
This sounds more driver than hardware related. Though there was the instance of the keyboard not working after cold boot that one time, it has worked fine on all other occasions, save it waking up from sleep, correct? The fact that everything works fine more often than not leads me to believe it's the drivers. 
 
The latest mouse and keyboard driver for your system is version 16.2.19.2 and can be found here. I would also recommending making sure your BIOS is up to date, as an outdated BIOS can be responsible for a myriad of issues. The latest BIOS for your system is 2.11 and can be found here.
 
Best of luck, and let me know how it goes
 
Adam





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