About two weeks ago I purchased
a Latitude e5500. Since then I have been having constant problem with the Touch
pad, especially the scroll function. I have tried different drivers (including
some Toshiba Alps drivers) and I’am now running the Dell 126.96.36.199 version
The problem is that the
scroll function often loses scroll function and sometimes the whole pad just
freezes. There also seems to be a problem when starting Windows, the cursor
just freezes during the startup squeeze, e.g after sign in.
Often I have to press the
left mouse button once to get it working again. It has gotten so bad that I
started getting an infection in my hand, since that I need to be so careful to
use the Touch pad. The strange thing is that it can work ok for 5-15 minutes
then just starts getting unresponsive, almost that are some kind of collision with
I have never experienced
such a bad Touch pad, during the 50+ laptops I rolled out at work.
I have tried almost every
combination of the Touch pad utility. Increase both mouse sensitivity and
scroll zones helps a little but it does not fix the problem. I have tried
different On/Off settings to no help.
There is some other people
reporting problems with the Alps touch pad on the forum, for some a different
driver seems to help some.
I’am at loss.
Edit: I'am running dual boot with WinXp Pro Sp3 and Vista x64 Ultimate,