Quick background, I've had this thing since August 2009. It's an HP DV5 1334CA with Windows 7 Home 64Bit. I did a fresh install on it back in December and everything went awesome. Fast forward to a week ago when I decided to clean up the task bar by getting rid of some icons, one of those was the Synaptic's driver icon. After that, the touch pad stopped working and has never been the same. Once and a while it will start working again, usually after a re-start. But after I restart the computer from hibernation it randomly stops working and the driver disappears from the task bar. Then, I need to pull out the corded USB mouse so I can use the computer. I've tried downloading the newest driver, no fix. I've also tried deleting the driver and re-installing, no fix. It basically comes down to when the Synaptic's driver pops up on the task bar, it works. And when it's not there, I can't find anything Synaptic's related on my computer apart from in the uninstall program menu. So, does anybody have some tips for me? The issue is really pissing me off and I wouldn't want to have to do a fresh 7 install to fix it. Thanks!