How to Fix Your Windows 10 Touchscreen Not Working
The Surface isn’t the only touchscreen tablet in Windows 10, despite its position at the top of the hybrid device market. If you purchase a new laptop today, you will have the option of purchasing a respectable model with a touch screen. Previously exclusive gear was typically only accessible through OEMs before reaching critical mass. You might occasionally experience problems with unresponsive or unresponsive touchscreens when using Windows 10, forcing you to use a keyboard and mouse instead.
Fix a Windows 10 Touchscreen:
It is possible for Windows 10 touchscreen performance to be affected by several issues. You can reduce the problem by using the following solutions.
1. Reboot Your Touchscreen Device
If you’re tired of turning off your device, allow your machine to sleep or wake for longer. Like we said before, it may sound patronizing. When your computer’s touchscreen stops working, it may be time for a reboot. Before spending your time and energy on troubleshooting, try reinstalling and seeing if that works.
2. Clean Your Touchscreen
The first thing you need to check is whether your screen is dirty or clean? Grease and dirt build up on the screen after a while, which will affect your sensors and make them less responsive. If you have a dirty or stained screen, wipe it with a microfiber cloth.
For stubborn stains, you can use a mild cleaner that is safe for electronics. Do not use alcohol or soap on the screen, as these chemicals can further damage the screen. Instead, fill a spray bottle with equal parts vinegar and distilled water, spray the mixture on a cloth and wipe it dry.
3. Troubleshoot the Drivers
If the simple steps above do not resolve the issue, run the hardware and device troubleshooter. Open the Control Panel and navigate to Troubleshooting> View All> Hardware and Peripherals. Then go through the wizard and wait for Windows 10 to try to detect a problem.
You can also select Advanced and make sure the Automatically apply repairs option is checked.
If a fix is shown, select Apply this fix and then reboot your PC if prompted.
4. Disable and Enable Touchscreen Drivers:
It’s the equivalent of the controller deactivating and reactivating something, and for some reason, it sometimes magically solves the problem. Press the Windows key and type: device manager, then select the Control Panel option at the top of the results.
In Device Manager, left-click Human Interface Devices to expand the drop-down menu. Now, right-click on “HID Compatible Touch Screen” and then select ‘Disable Driver’. Right-click on it once again and then select Enable.
5. Update Your Device Driver:
If activating and deactivating the device does not work, try to choose the Update Driver option by right-clicking on the Device Manager (same screen shown above). Windows will search the web and automatically find a newer driver if one exists.
Microsoft has adopted touch interfaces for all types of devices, from laptops to tablets running Windows 10. Hopefully one of these tips will work for you. If you are still having problems with the screen, it is probably time to recover it and hopefully, it is still under warranty.