How To Fix HID-Compliant Touch Screen Missing

If the internal touch screen of your laptop has become unresponsive, there could be issues with your HID-Complaint touch screen. Before, you rush to a service center and spend a lot of your hard money to get the money resolved, here are a few simple steps that could fix the HID-Complaint touchscreen issue.

How To Fix HID-Compliant Touch Screen Missing

Solution No. 1 –  Show Hidden Devices

The first step that we are going to take is to check if we have accidentally hidden the HID-Complaint touch screen in the Device Manager. To do that follow the steps mentioned below –

Step 1 – Press Windows + R to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2 – Type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.


Step 3 – When the Device Manager opens, click on View and then click on Show hidden devices.

Show hidden files

Step 4 – Click on Action and then click on Scan for hardware changes.

Step 5 – Check if the HIP Compliant touch screen shows up under Human Interface Devices. If not move on to the next step

Talking of hidden, how about we let you in some hidden Windows features?

Solution No. 2 – Update HID-Compliant Touchscreen Drivers

If you see HID-Complaint touch screen in your Device Manager, there are chances that the drivers pertaining to it are outdated. The best thing here is to update HID-compliant drivers.

Now, there are two ways to tackle this – You can either update drivers manually or opt for a simpler and safer method and that is to use a driver updater utility. For the purpose of this post, we are going to use Advanced Driver Updater which is one of the best driver updater tools for Windows. Here is how you can update outdated HID-Compliant touch screen drivers –

Step 1 – Download, install, and run Advanced Driver Updater.

Step 2 – Click on the Start Scan Now button to scan for outdated drivers.

Step 3 – Once the scan is completed, you will be able to see a list of outdated drivers. If your HID – compliant touch screen driver is outdated, you will be able to see it in the list.

Step 4 – To update the driver, click on the checkbox located at the left of the driver name and click on the blue colored Update driver button.

update driver

Once the driver is updated, restart your computer to apply the changes.

Here is an inside-out review of Advanced Driver Updater

Solution No. 3 – Run Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter

Sometimes, there are hardware related issues that we just can’t get hold of. But, needn’t sweat, Windows itself has a facility in place with which you can tackle most of the hardware related issues.

If you are running Windows 10 PC, you can refer to the solution number 3 of this post and check out how to run the hardware troubleshooter. In case of Windows 11, follow the steps mentioned below –

Step 1 – In the Windows search bar type cmd and click on Run as administrator from the right-hand side.

Step 2 – When the Command Prompt window opens, copy and paste the following command and press Enter.

msdt.exe -id DeviceDiagnostic

Command prompt

Step 3 – Run the on-screen instructions and see if the issue is resolved or not.

Hardware and devices

Solution No. 4 – Repair Corrupted System Files

Corrupted system files are often the root cause behind one to many Windows related issues and if your HID-Complaint touchscreen is missing, it could be that corrupt system files are to be blamed. You can fix corrupt system files with the help of a simple SFC command in the administrative Command Prompt and here is how –

Step 1 – Keep the Administrative Command Prompt opened and type Sfc /scannow.

Sfc scannow

Step 2 – Press Enter and let the scan finish.

Here are some other ways to fix corrupted system files in Windows 11/10.

Solution No. 5 – Uninstall Update

While most updates that are rolled out by Microsoft for Windows are beneficial and ensure that you get the newest features, some bring along issues. So if you encountered the HID-Complaint touchscreen missing issue after you updated your Windows, here are some ways in which you can uninstall updates in Windows 11.

Are You Able to Use Your HID-Complaint Touchscreen Without Issue?

We hope that you are now able to enjoy all touch input devices – touchscreen, touch-enabled displays, tablets, etc. If yes, do share with us the solution that worked out for you. For more such content, keep reading WeTheGeek. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Flipboard, and Pinterest.

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