Windows 10: Can't use keyboard and trackpad at the same time.

Discus and support Can't use keyboard and trackpad at the same time. in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have a Surface Book 2 and I've had the common issue that I can't type/use the keyboard while using the trackpad. I've tried to solve this by using... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by BrinoLino, Mar 11, 2021.

  1. BrinoLino Win User

    Can't use keyboard and trackpad at the same time.


    I have a Surface Book 2 and I've had the common issue that I can't type/use the keyboard while using the trackpad. I've tried to solve this by using the Registry Editor solution and following these steps:


    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Synaptics > SynTP and then click on TouchPad.


    However, after I enter the SOFTWARE folder, I can't seem to find the Synaptics folder.


    Also, I tried going into

    Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Mouse settings -> Device Settings -> Synaptic Settings

    but my Mouse Settings popup has no Device Settings tab.


    If anyone could help me with this issue, that would be greatly appreciated.

    :)
     
    BrinoLino, Mar 11, 2021
    #1
  2. Mark Ole Win User

    Keyboard and Trackpad Not Working

    Hi,

    To address your concern, we suggest that you restore your computer to an earlier point in time.
    Restoring won’t affect your personal files, but it will remove apps, drivers, and updates installed after the restore point was made.

    Since you're unable to use the keyboard and trackpad to log in to Windows 10, access the recovery environment and run system restore. To do that, follow these steps:

    • Use the installation media to access the recovery environment. If you don't have one, go to this

      link
      .
    • Connect the recovery drive and turn on your PC.
    • On the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot, and then select an option. If you don’t see the Choose your option screen, your PC might not be set up to boot from a drive. Check your PC manufacturer’s
      website for info on how to change your PC’s boot order.
    • Restore from a system restore point by selecting Advanced Options > System Restore. This will remove recently installed apps, drivers, and updates that might be causing your PC problems, but it won’t affect your personal
      files.

    Let us know how it goes after performing the steps.
     
    Mark Ole, Mar 11, 2021
    #2
  3. Laptop keyboard and trackpad not working at all.

    Hi Raj,

    You mentioned from your last response that keyboard and trackpad don't work on Windows in general. We can try to use the troubleshooting steps from this

    link.
    You can also restore to the date when the keyboard and trackpad was working.
     
    Shirlen Agu, Mar 11, 2021
    #3
  4. Can't use keyboard and trackpad at the same time.

    Problem trackpad and keyboard sometimes don't work at startup.

    Hi,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to follow the methods below and check if it fixes the issue.

    Method 1: Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter

    Follow these steps to run Hardware and Devices troubleshooter:


    • Press Windows key + W and type
      troubleshooting
      .

    • Select Troubleshooting.

    • Select View all on the top left corner.

    • Click Hardware and Devices.

    • Follow the on-screen instruction to run the troubleshooter.
    Method 2: Uninstall and reinstall the driver

    I suggest you to try uninstall the Touchpad and Keyboard drivers check if it works for you.

    Follow the steps to uninstall the Touchpad and Keyboard drivers:


    • Press Windows Key + X key and click
      Device Manager.

    • Right-click on the Touchpad device listed and click on ‘Uninstall’.

    • Select the option to Delete driver software.

    • Follow the same steps to uninstall keyboard driver.

    • Restart the computer after its uninstalled.
    Try to access the device manufacturer's website and download and install the latest chipset, touchpad and keyboard drivers.


    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Giridhar J, Mar 11, 2021
    #4
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