Disabling Inspiron 1545 Touchpad

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Disabling Inspiron 1545 Touchpad

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I have looked high and wide for a way to disable my Touchpad and nothing that has been suggested works for this computer. I have a usb mouse on my computer and I assume that the other pointing device that shows up in my control panel (a PS/2) is the touch pad.

I have gone as far as deleting the drivers for the PS/2 but when I restart, it reloads everything back the way it was. I hate to go that far, but I hate the touchpad that is on this computer. Who in there right mind would put the thing right where your thumbs naturally rest. Anyway, any help would be appreciated.

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  • I have an Inspiron 1545 and it is possible to disable the touchpad provided the Dell touchpad driver is installed !

    The devicemanager should  have a "Dell Touchpad" entry under "Mice and other pointing devices".

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  • I have an Inspiron 1545 and it is possible to disable the touchpad provided the Dell touchpad driver is installed !

    The devicemanager should  have a "Dell Touchpad" entry under "Mice and other pointing devices".

  • Thank you MicroTest, After all of the looking that I did you solution was simple, straightforward and best of all it worked.

  • i have a 1545 but there is no touchpad icon under mice and other devices. the touchpad is driving me nuts

  • Hi vickycar,

    Welcome to the Dell Community. I suggest you to install the touch pad driver for your system.

    Use the below link to install the driver.

    www.dell.com/.../DriverFileFormats

    Hope this helps.

    Thank You

    Roshan

    Dell | Social Media Outreach | Global Social Media & Community




  • Hi There

    I have installed the driver instructed above but when I go to; Device manager / Mice and other pointing devices / Dell touchpad / Driver.

    The disable icon cannot be selected.

    Help me please !!!

    Thanks

    Kev

  • Thank you so much for your help I have been able to type this message without Screaming!!!

    It's like I have been given a new laptop.

    Thanks again!

    Kev

  • I went to download the drivers listed above on my dell inspiron 1545 and they repeatedly failed to download after starting the setup program. A

  • After repeatedly attempting to download the drivers with no luck, I am unable to reach the mouse screen shown in the video. Instead, I am shown the mouse box that is supposed to change a split second after opening. Mine never changes, and thus I can't get to the touchpad.

  • Choose the appropriate Operating System ! and go to "Input Section" => Alps driver
    http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/ie/en/iedhs1/Product/inspiron-1545

    Before installing,uninstalling software you should make a system restore point in case something goes wrong

    Below the screenshot of the devicemanger of my 1545 - notice entry Dell Touchpad !

    You can also try to uninstalling Dell Touchpad first before reinstalling

  • I have done everything I can think of, even installing that driver, but it changed nothing!  I still do not have TOUCH PAD listed under MOUSE PROPERTIES.   Should I just call Dell?   It is really more than a nuisance, trying to type on this thing..  I am losing work and retyping memos and I can no longer deal with it... HELP  

  • Hi  savn4amac,

    Welcome to the Community,

    As shown on the screen shots above posted by MicroTest does your system show Dell Touchpad in Device Manager and Programs and Features?

    May I know your system model and Windows version installed.

    Thank You

    Dell | Social Media Outreach | Global Social Media & Community




  • I have an Inspiron 1545 OS vista 32 bit Home Basic, SERVICE PK 2--   I do not have TOUCH PAD listed under MOUSE or DEVICE MANAGER or anywhere else that I can see and I have looked under almost every option.  I was told to go download a driver and that TOUCH PAD would appear.. I was given the address with instructions on dwnlding the driver.  I followed the directions and got the msg that the download was successful.  But when I opened control panel again, there was not any changes.  Still do not have TOUCH PAD.  

  • Thank you.    So I took my advice and called Dell.  Now I don't feel so dumb.  Dell tech couldn't find the touch pad either.  I must have one, my touch pad works!  So what he did instead (that solved my problem), he did a quick google, then downloaded something into my laptop called "touchfreeze". ?   He had me try it out and I seemed to be okay.  Touch pad still works, and he never did give me an answer abot why we coldn't find it..   I no longer care...  I can type again withot worry.   Thanks for all your helpful advice.. I see it helped others. So not wasted.  I appreciate the time and effort!  Smile