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etdctrl.exe touchpad software bug

by / December 18, 2011 2:33 AM PST

For some reason, etdctrl.exe starts going haywire and taking up high cpu load on my samsung rc512 laptop. I'm up to date with the latest version of the software and driver. I am also up to date with windows 7 64-bit updates. I have to kill the process in order to resolve the issue. When I restart the process, it goes back to normal 0% cpu utilization. Happens several times a day, mostly when I bring the laptop up from sleep mode, but I've seen it happen on normal bootup as well. Google shows other people having the same issue, but no fixes. Elan's - the maker of the touchpad and driver software - web site is useless for support and simply states that you should contact your laptop manufacturer for support issues. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

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I own a RC512 too.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 18, 2011 7:11 AM PST

How do you create this issue?

I do know that KIS2011/2012 may create issues with some things but tell more.

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acer aspire one 722
by Abs_salinas / June 28, 2012 7:16 AM PDT

I am having the same problem. Having to kill the task every time i come out of sleep. Any solutions yet?

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Would not be from Samsung.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 28, 2012 7:31 AM PDT
In reply to: acer aspire one 722

But I continue to only see this from machines where folk "up to date with the latest version of the software and driver."

I never updated mine because it just works. There are folk that do those updates and we can't guess why they are fixing things that were not broken.

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by zackbam / August 23, 2012 11:34 PM PDT

Same problem here... Still no solution! I scanned my PC for maleware with Microsoft Security Essentials with no result, updated the ETDCtrl software... So whenever this stupid thing heats up my laptop I just kill it and start it over. Then after 2 hours it gets mad again!

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