Fix: Unable To Connect To Synaptics Pointing Device Driver

Users experience the error message “Unable to connect to Synaptics Pointing Device Driver” when trying to lớn access or select Symantics mouse properties. This error also occurs when trying to access mouse settings from within Windows.

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Unable lớn Connect to Synaptics Pointing Device Driver

This error occurs mostly when the Synaptics device drivers are not installed properly and cause some of the features not to lớn work. For example, you might experience the two-finger scroll not working or the selection of items using the hvà gesture. This error is easily fixed by installing the right drivers or following the other workarounds listed below.


What causes the error “Unable khổng lồ Connect to lớn Synaptics Pointing Device Driver”?

Like mentioned before, this error message is usually caused because of the correct drivers not installed. However, there might also be other reasons. The causes of this error message are but not limited to:


Administrator privileges: Synaptics, like other applications also require administrator privileges in order to lớn work properly without being hurdled with User Permissions each time.Corrupt driver software: There are also several cases where the driver software for the mouse pad is corrupt và is unusable by the system.Corrupt software suite: Synaptics also requires an application lớn be installed in order for it to work properly. This can also get corrupt.

Before moving on with the solutions, make sure that you have sầu an active internet connection và are logged in as an administrator on your computer.

Note: You should try accessing the mouse settings from your Windows before proceeding.

Press Windows + S, type “mouse settings” in the dialogue box and open the application. Once the settings are opened, click Additional mouse options at the top-right corner of the screen. From here you will be able to check Synaptics settings after selecting the Synaptics tab.

Accessing Synaptics Settings

Solution 1: Granting Administrator Privileges

Some utilities lượt thích Synaptics requires administrator privileges in order to lớn work properly và efficiently. Since it takes control of the control/mousepad indefinitely, sometimes Windows restricts its access and hence the drivers are not able lớn run properly. We will make sure that administrator privileges are granted so this problem never arises.

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Press Windows + R, type “taskmgr” in the dialogue box và press Enter.Once in the task manager, select the Startup tab and locate Synaptics service from the danh sách. Right-cliông chồng on it and select Properties.Synaptics Properties – Task managerNow click on Compatibility kiểm tra the option “Run this program as an administrator”.Setting administrative sầu access – Synaptics PropertiesRestart your computer properly & run the installed Synaptics Now check if the error message is resolved.

Solution 2: Deleting Driver & Reinstalling

The solution which works for a majority of the people is deleting the existing driver software & installing the latest one from the manufacturer’s website. You have sầu khổng lồ perform the second step on your own as each manufacturer is different so it is difficult lớn danh mục all of them here.

Press Windows + R, type “devmgmt.msc” in the dialogue box & press Enter.Once in the device manager, expvà the category of Mice và other pointing devices.Select Synaptics touchpad driver, right-click it and select Uninstall device. When asked, check the box which says “Delete driver software”.Uninstalling Synaptics driver – Device ManagerNow restart your computer properly. The default drivers will be installed automatically.Navigate khổng lồ your manufacturer’s trang web and download the lademo drivers from there. Restart your computer again and kiểm tra if everything is working properly.

Solution 3: Reinstalling Synaptics Software

If you already have the lachạy thử drivers installed, & are still facing the issue, chances are that the Synaptics software on your computer is not working properly và is acting out. This can happen quite often và there were many users who reported that fixing it fixed the error message under discussion.

First, you should just try uninstalling the software. If the error message is fixed after that, you might want khổng lồ skip installing the software. Otherwise, continue the installation.

Press Windows + R, type “appwiz.cpl” in the dialogue box & press Enter. Once in the application manager, search for Synaptics software, right-cliông xã on it và select Uninstall.Uninstalling Synaptics SoftwareRestart your computer properly & check if the error is resolved. If it still isn’t, you can reinstall the software. Although there were several reports that uninstalling the software did the triông xã.
By Kevin ArrowsFebruary 25, 2020
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Fix: Unable to Connect lớn Synaptics Pointing Device Driver

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