FIX: I2C HID device driver not working in Windows 11

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  • Users reported I2C HID device driver hasn't been working properly after installing Windows 11.
  • To ensure your touchpad functions properly, make sure the I2C HID device driver is up to date.
  • You need to go to the official website of the manufacturer before manually updating your driver.
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When it comes to computer components, a device driver is a piece of software that operates and controls specific types of equipment that is connected to a PC.

Drivers are responsible for controlling the hardware on your computer, from the motherboard and graphics card to any peripherals you may later install, such as a mouse or a keyboard.

Having said that, most PC troubles and faults, which are typically caused by a malfunctioning or unresponsive hardware component, are caused by the drivers, therefore keeping them up to date is essential.

It is critical to keep your I2C HID device driver up to date in order to ensure that your touchpad functions properly. Follow along as we have compiled a list of actions for you to take so as to fix these driver issues.

What do HID devices do?

In computing, a human interface device (also known as HID) is a type of computer peripheral that is typically used by people and that accepts input from them and outputs to them in response to that input.
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When you hear the phrase HID, you’re probably thinking of the USB-HID specification. The phrase was coined by Microsoft’s Mike Van Flandern, who requested that the USB committee establish a Human Input Device class working group when he submitted his proposal.

The standard was developed to allow for greater innovation in PC input devices while also simplifying the process of installing such devices. Prior to the introduction of this concept, devices such as mice, keyboards, and joysticks were typically designed to conform to strict protocols.

Although the HID protocol has its limits, all modern major operating systems will identify standard USB HID devices, such as keyboards and mice, without the need for a specialist driver to be installed on the computer.

What can I do if the I2C device driver is not working in Windows 11?

1. Update your driver manually

  1. Right-click on the Start icon in the Taskbar or press WindowsX to launch the Quick Access menu and select Device Manager from the list of options from the pop-up menu.
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  2. Locate and double click on the Human Interface Devices option.
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  3. Right-click on the I2C HID Device and select Update driver from the context menu.
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  4. Select the Search automatically for drivers option as Windows will find the best drivers on your system.
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Upon completing the installation of the update, restart the computer to check if the I2C Device driver not working error has been repaired. We strongly recommend that you use a specialized tool such as DriverFix to do automatic scans for out-of-date drivers on your PC.

2. Reinstall the I2C HID device driver

  1. Right-click on the Start icon in the Taskbar or press WindowsX to launch the Quick Access menu and select Device Manager from the list of options from the pop-up menu.
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  2. Locate and double click on the Human Interface Devices option.
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  3. Right-click on the I2C HID Device and select Uninstall device from the context menu.
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Restart your computer after you have completed the steps indicated above. Windows will now reinstall and update the driver to the most recent version that is currently available. It will also clean up any corrupted driver files that may have been present at the time of installation.

3. Check if there are any hardware issues

  1. Press the Windows key + S to open the search function, type in cmd, and right-click on the most relevant result to run it as administrator.
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  2. After the Command Prompt launches, type in the following command and press Enter:
    chkdsk C: /f /r /x

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In this case, Check Disk will do a study of the disk and then correct any faults that it discovers, assuming that the disk is not already in use.

4. Update Windows

  1. Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app, then click on Windows Update in the left panel.
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  2. If you have any new updates to download, click on the Install now button and wait for the process to finish, otherwise click on the Check for updates button.
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If you are running an older version of Windows 11, it is possible that this is a contributing factor to the error, which can be rectified by updating the operating system. Most likely, the bug will be addressed in a subsequent update of the software.

5. Run System Restore

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No files will be deleted as a result of System Restore. However, newly installed apps, changes in settings, and driver updates may be removed as a result of the process.

  1. Press on the Windows key + S, search for Create a restore point, and click on the most relevant search result.
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  2. The System Protection tab will automatically open. Click on System Restore under it.
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  3. The recommended restore point will be selected by default, but you can select another one by clicking on the Choose a different restore point option. After this, click on Next at the bottom.
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  4. If everything looks fine, click on the Finish button at the bottom.

Following a successful restoration of your system, the I2C HID Device driver issue will be promptly resolved by the operating system, without the need for further action.

Why is updating drivers important?

A driver, sometimes known as a device driver, is a collection of files that instructs a piece of hardware on how to operate by connecting with the computer’s operating system and other software.
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For every piece of hardware to function properly, from your internal computer components, such as your graphics card, to your external peripherals, such as your printer, you must first install a driver on your computer.

Driver updates can include everything from new security patches, which are designed to prevent hackers from corrupting your files, to enhancements to the technology of your device, among other things.

When device manufacturers discover faults or glitches in their products (often known as bugs), they will frequently release driver updates to fix the problem.

Manufacturers benefit from driver updates because new advancements are made all of the time, and new problems and risks are frequently recognized. If your device is supported by driver updates, you will typically not need to purchase any additional components.

Drivers are continuously being updated in order to support the most recent software features, so it is possible to end up with a driver that is more than two years old without knowing.

For more information on how to resolve problems with your touchpad, take a look at our guide on how to fix touchpad issues in Windows 11.

Once your issue has been resolved, you may be interested in further customizing your touchpad. For more information and a guideline, see our article on how to set touchpad gestures in Windows 11.

Comment below and tell us which approach worked the best for you. Thanks for reading!

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