How to Fix Your Windows 10 Touchscreen Not Working

Touchscreens are great when they work, but when it stops working, it feels like you’re locked out with your device altogether, especially for those devices in which the only way to interact is touchscreen.

Today when touchscreen is significant in all devices, it’s common to experience issues with it being unresponsive or downright non-functional in Windows 10, relegating you to the traditional keyboard and mouse. In this guide, we will tell you the various ways of how to fix your Windows 10 Touchscreen from not working.

Why is my Touchscreen not Working in Windows 10?

Users can get maximum value from their touchscreen devices because it is so convenient. However, several issues may affect the working of your Windows 10 Touchscreen, such as outdated drivers, system settings, hardware issues, a conflict between software, malware infection, and registry errors.

Let’s check out the multiple ways to fix an unresponsive Windows 10 touchscreen.

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How to Fix Your Windows 10 Touchscreen?

If your touchscreen isn’t responsive or not working, try the following methods to fix it:

  1. Restart your device
  2. Re-enable touch screen
  3. Update the touch screen driver
  4. Calibrate your touch screen
  5. Configure the Power Management settings
  6. Rollback, the touchscreen driver

Follow these methods one by one using an admin account.

1] Restart your device.

Restarting a device is one of the easiest solutions for a host of problems experienced by Windows 10 users. Follow these steps to restart Windows 10: Click Start > Settings > Restart.

After restarting, try using the touch screen and see if it is fixed.

2] Re-enable Touchscreen

Device Manager HD Compliant Screen

The first step in determining whether an issue has arisen with your touch screen in Windows 10 involves disabling it and then enabling it again. To do so, follow these steps:

  • Press Windows + X > Device Manager
  • Double click on Human Interface Devices to expand the category.
  • Right-click the HID-compliant touch screen > Select Disable device > Click Yes to confirm.
  • Right-click on the HID-compliant touch screen again > select Enable.

Restart the computer to check if the Touchscreen is now working.

3] Update the Touchscreen driver

A missing or outdated touch screen driver can cause a touch screen not to work on your device. In this case, you should update your touch screen driver to fix it. You can go to your system’s manufacturer’s device or OEM Website and download the driver directly from there itself.

Once your driver is installed, follow these steps to update your driver:

  • Press Windows key + X > Click Device Manager.
  • Double click on Human Interface Devices to expand the category.
  • Right-click the HID-compliant touch screen > Search automatically for drivers.
  • Windows should find the driver you downloaded and install it. If not, return to this screen and click Browse my computer for drivers to locate it manually.

Restart and see if your problem is resolved.

4] Calibrate your Touchscreen

A simple calibration may be the fix for slow touchscreen response and recording inaccurate touch gestures. Here’s how to perform touchscreen calibration.

  • Click Start > search for Calibrate the screen for pen or touch input 
  • Click on Setup under the Configure section in the Tablet PC Settings window
  • Click Calibrate and follow the instructions

Restart your Window and try using your Touchscreen again to see if it works.

5] Configure the Power Management Settings

The power management settings may disable your touchscreen from time to time to save power. This causes your touchscreen to disconnect temporarily and stop working. You can easily fix this by following the steps below:

  • Press Windows key + X > click Device Manager.
  • Double click on Human Interface Devices to expand the category > HID-compliant touch screen.
  • Switch to the Power Management tab.
  • Uncheck Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power > Click OK.

Restart your system and see if you still experience issues with the touchscreen.

6] Roll back the Touchscreen driver

If updating your drivers didn’t work, you still have one thing to try out. You can roll back your touchscreen driver. Follow the steps to do so:

  • Press Windows key + X > Click Device Manager.
  • Double click on Human Interface Devices > Right-click the HID-compliant touch screen.
  • Click Properties.
  • Switch to the Driver tab > Click Roll Back Driver.

Would it be possible for you to use an older driver version than running right now but is unavailable for reverting? In that case, you can try to uninstall it rather than rolling back in the Driver tab and then follow the appropriate steps to install the latest drivers already mentioned above.

So, here we come with many of the methods to solve the touchscreen problem in your device. I hope this post will help you to fix your Windows 10 Touchscreen not working.

Nandini Keshri is a student, writer, and tech enthusiast. When not writing about tech, she loves to write poetry and explore the world.

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