When I boot up my laptop for the fist time, once my Windows login screen appears, my cursor is in the middle of the screen and the touchpad is unresponsive. I can use the keyboard to restart and when I do the touchscreen will work. It does this all the time. Any ideas?
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Have you a driver installed for the touchpad -- see Gateway site for download. Otherwise plug in a mouse -- preferable any day.
The Windows 7 Synaptics driver is installed. Still have the same issue, not responsive on initial boot. Restart and everything works fine. I mainly use my laptop in the living room on a tv tray, so using an external mouse will not be suffice.