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Question: Erratic keyboard

Hi,

I upgraded my laptop from Win 8.1 to Win 10 a few days ago (I thought it couldn't be worse )
Fortunately, so far, it works except my keyboard is completely erratic. I had to retype this message at least 5 times!

Could anyone tell me what to do to get it right? I would be very grateful.
Thanks a lot

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Question: erratic keyboard

wrong letter as i type . press j and t comes up or extra letters

Answer:erratic keyboard

Borrow someone keyboard and try it. Be sure to power down the systems before you connect or disconnect. If the borrowed keyboard works then go to the store and buy a new one for yourself.Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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Question: Erratic Keyboard

A friend is having trouble with his laptop running XP with a wireless broadband connection. When he types on the keyboard random letters/numbers/symbols appear. He has AVG 8.0, Windows Defender and Adaware running. He uses Windows firewall and has seen this come up with 'firewall turned off' when loading although he is not aware of having done anything that may have affected this setting. He has reverted to a previous system restore point and the keyboard works correctly for a while but then reverts to the same behaviour.
No viruses have been found, he also ran WindowsOne Live Care and nothing showed up.
Any help would be welcome as I have run out of ideas.
Also, as he lives some distance away from me I need to use Remote Assistance to help him. Would using Remote Assistance be likely to have any impacton my system if he does have a virus?
 

Answer:Erratic Keyboard

I think Live One Care has its own firewall, so thats why the Windows XP firewall is turned off.

Doing Remote Assistance will not have any imapct on your system, viruses cannot be spread over a remote assistance session.
 

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Question: keyboard erratic

What is causing my keyboard or my cursor, to suddenly jump making typing extremely difficult
I thought it might be my mouse, so I unplugged, and although I was able to type several sentences without issue, when I returned to my email, it started again.
I noticed this first when typing in FaceBook, but attributed it to my "satellite internet connection" so wasn't as concerned until I tried typing a document when I was offline.
I cannot determine if any on key is the issue. Seems to be very irregular. Oh yeah, and then it sometimes jumps as if I have hit the tab key or the enter key. The problem became much worse as I am typing this
HELP
 

Answer:keyboard erratic

Best test would be to try a different keyboard and mouse. Then you will know for sure if it's a keyboard/mouse issue or a PC issue.
 

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Question: Keyboard Erratic

I'm using a Lenovo 3000 N100 with Vista-32 OS pre-installed. When typing any text in any program, my cursor will randomly reposition itself.  Is there a fix to this?  I have even reinstalled the OS with MS OEM DVD.  I still have the same problem.Mark

Answer:Keyboard Erratic

I had the same problem with my G530, and it was maddening. Turned out that I was accidentally brushing the touchpad with the palm of my hand at times while typing, and this would cause the cursor to jump to a different location. (even though I could swear I wasn't hitting the touchpad when it happened, I must have been) There is a setting in the touchpad configuration to disable the "tap to click" feature while typing. And you can also set the delay interval for when it reactivates after you quit typing. This solved my jumping cursor problem. Try it on yours.

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I am having the same problem on 2 hp dv7 laptops. One is dv7-4269wm the other isdv7-4272us. If a window has a scroll bar it automatically scrolls to the top or tab around the window. I've read other people having similar issues however there is no solution. Also it seems the mouse will freeze in spot and I have to hit the tab button to get it to move again. All drivers and all programs, including the Windows 7 OS (32-bit) are up to date on both machines.
Can somebody please help. This has basically left the machines unusable because regardless of what you want to do the machines do their own thing.
Also the system says the touchpad mouse, which is what I'm using and the keyboard drivers are working properly. I have uninstalled and reinstalled both drivers. When a wireless mouse is used the same things happen, and I was using just the wireless mouse while there was no touchpad driver installed.
Is it a keyboard problem? Are there alternative drivers to synaptics? I've ran troubleshooting tools within Windows and everything reports okay.

Answer:Erratic Keyboard/mouse

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http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer ? delete any rubbishthese find.

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How do I fix this problem on Thinkpad T42 (23734TU)..I assume it has something to do with the pressure from hands resting on the laptop while typing.Symptom: the cursor moves to a different location on the screen while typing.  Experienced by fast typers.Problem goes away if eraser head mouse gets turned off (which isn't any fun, not having that mouse functioning).I thought there was a softare or BIOS fix.Thanks,Joanne

Answer:erratic keyboard behavior on T42 laptop

Joanne, welcome to the forum, not an uncommon problem experienced by fast typers. Usually the TouchPad is responsible and adjusting the sensitivity or turning off the "tap" function usually solves this.If you are sure that the TrackPoint, "eraser head mouse", is causing the problem you might consider swapping the TrackPoint caps. Most ThinkPads have the flat "Top-Hat" cap attached from the factory, change this to the smaller Classic "hairy" cap as it presents a smaller target as peoples fingers wizz across the keyboard. You may want to also try the latest drivers found here. Hope this helps

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I am not sure if this should be on here or on the peripherals section of the forum.
I own a XPS 13 laptop and type c dock, I have erratic mouse movement and keyboard issues from these external components when used through the dock via the USB ports.  If I leave the laptop slightly open the issues go away.  Also if I plug them directly into the USB ports on the laptop I also get no issues. This is my current work around although for a brand new laptop and dock having to plug in 3 things rather than just the docking station doesn't make much sense.
I have tried the keyboard and mouse on other PC's with no issues.  

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For the past couple of days, I've had this annoying problem on my laptop. My keyboard and mouse are going nuts! Sometimes some keys don't work, sometimes they display another letter or character. For instance I often have a problem with the "e" that displays ? instead.

With my notepad, I have similar problems. The left click often displays the properties instead of opening the application. The right click displays the menu for a very short time before disappearing for no reason.

It's getting very annoying because I can't type anything or do anything on my laptop (I'm using another computer to type this message). I ran several anti-virus scans with several softwares but it didn't pick up anything wrong. I tried plugging in an external keyboard and an external mouse, but the same problems occurred. I uninstalled the keyboard and reinstalled it with no success. I did a restoration system to before the problem popped up, but it didn't change anything. The problem also occurs in the BIOS and in safe mode. Can anyone help please?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 11:57:15, on 22/04/2009
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16830)
Boot mode: Normal

Edit by chaslang: Inline HJT log removed. READ & RUN ME FIRST. Malware Removal Guide sticky not followed.
 

Answer:keyboard and mouse erratic on laptop!

no help really?
 

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I have erratic mouse movement and keyboard issues from these external components when used through the dock via the USB ports. I have an E-Port Plus II dock.  If I leave the laptop slightly open the issues go away. 
The same issue that was reported here, but no resolution was posted. Is there a fix? en.community.dell.com/.../19997634

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Optimized, ran all utilities, 8+ gigs left on 18+ gig machine. No viruses, no worms, ran spybot S&D, ran Blaster... changed internal drives for both mouse and keyboard.

Erratic behavior in both units, regardless of program used (on line, forms, PDFs, et al.)

What can I do to stop the insanity? Tested everything, reset everything, clean as a computer can be...

Suggestions from the experts... (man, typing this was work... I am usually very fast...)

Thanks,
illyia

 

Answer:Erratic Keyboard and Mouse all programs

Which Windows version or alternative Operating System you using?

Are the Keyboard and Mouse on USB or PS2?

What make are the Keyboard and Mouse as in ( logitec, Microsoft etc )?

Have you looked in Device Manager for any yellow ! marks, if their are any what are they linked to?

Have you Booted into Safe Mode to see if the same happens?

You could also try deleting the Keyboard and mouse from Device manager re-booting and the OS will re-install the basic drivers, just to see if that works, then any specific drivers needed to make them run 100% can be installed.
 

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After the computer is started and has run for a while the keyboard starts beeping and random characters can be inserted into anything typed. Also auto select is locked as if using sticky keys with the shift key. Using the arrow keys automatically selects all text. The keyboard is OK as when it is used on another machine it works fine.

I have posted DDS and GMER logs. Ark.txt is attached.

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DDS (Ver_11-03-05.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Owner at 20:27:58.04 on 24/04/2011
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.44.1033.18.2559.1259 [GMT 1:00]
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AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *Enabled/Updated* {17DDD097-36FF-435F-9E1B-52D74245D6BF}
AV: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus *Enabled/Updated* {A1C4F2E0-7FDE-4917-AFAE-013EFC3EDE33}
FW: ZoneAlarm Firewall *Enabled*
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============== Running Processes ===============
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C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\CheckPoint\ZAForceField\IswSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\AAWService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
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Answer:Computer slow and keyboard erratic

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.Please take note:If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If you are unable to create a log because your computer cannot start up successfully please provide detailed information about your installed Windows Operating System including the Version, Edition and if it is a 32bit or a 64bit system.
If you are unsure about any of these characteristics just post what you can and we will guide you.Please tell us if you have your original Windows CD/DVD available.If you are unable to perform the steps we have recommended please try one more time and if unsuccessful alert us of such and we will design an alternate means of obtaining the necessary information.If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review your topic an do their best to resolve your issues.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply'... Read more

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I cannot use my portatil for writting because the keyboard has an erratic behavior. When you are wrinting it jumps to different positions in the line.

Probably it can be solved installing drivers again, but I not an expert, so someone can help about this matter.

BR,

Answer:Erratic behaviour of the keyboard of a Satellite R830

Hi

Disable the touchpad while writing and using the keyboard.
I had the same issue in the past.
Finally I noticed that I touched the touchpad surface accidentally while typing and this was the reason why the cursor jumped around.

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I've already contacted Dell, and they tried some things, but nothing worked to resolve the issue. The keyboard is acting crazy. I can be typing along just fine (any software that allows me to type), and suddenly the letters I am typing will insert themselves somewhere else on the screen--either in the middle of a previous line of text, or even in a box such as the font size; and/or the window in which I am typing will suddenly disappear (minimized, as if I had clicked on the minimize icon). Any ideas what this could even be related to?

I have Windows XP Pro, SP3. This problem does not happen with my external keyboard/mouse.
 

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1525 Keyboard Erratic

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Hi,

I?ve just installed windows 7 on my wife?s HP Pavillion dv6000 laptop, and she is reporting that her keyboard is behaving very erratically. She says that while she is typing the cursor will jump to another part of the page, highlighting some text, then erasing what was highlighted with her further typing. She is getting very frustrated, especially after I promised her a better user experience after upgrading to Windows 7.

I suspected at first that she may be inadvertently hitting the mousepad, but after more testing, I?ve confirmed that this is not causing the issue.

Does anyone have a clue as to what may be causing this?

Answer:erratic keyboard behavior after installing windows 7

Welcome to the forum

There can be many reasons for your problem. Here are a few as presented in the MS forum.

The cursor jumps erratically while typing regardless of program.

The reasons would be the same for Vista or Windows 7

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Not sure whether this question belongs in the Windows 7 OS forum but since there's an earlier (closed) post in Hardware titled "Dell Inspiron 1525 Keyboard Erratic" I'm putting this question here. I recently acquired a Dell 1545 running Windows 7 and at some point got it into a similar "weird" keyboard mode which I had never seen on the Vista and XP laptop's I've used. I believe that I must have hit one or more of the keys on the bottom row (CTRL, Fn, WINDOWS, Alt, ...) with my palm though there was no visible indication on the screen of any special Dell or Windows 7 mode. I had IE V8.0 open and every time I tried to enter the "w" key in the URL address line to enter a new web address the IE application window became minimized (and possibly one of the open tabs would close too, though I'm less certain of this). I tried typing a few other letter keys in the URL line as well and got some other unexpected behavior (some dialog box I didn't recognize would open up, etc.) I eventually gave up trying to get past this and re-booted, which did reset this weird mode but now I'm worried this could happen again so would like to find out what odd-ball key combo produced this idiotic mode and, hopefully, a way that I can PERMANENTLY disable it. Hoping to hear from anyone with some ideas. I'm guessing this is some Dell specific "feature" that I've stumbled upon by accident, but there are two variables I�... Read more

Answer:Dell Inspiron 1545 Keyboard Erratic

I'd say the most likely cause is a sticky key. You say "recently acquired", so I assume it's used. Laptops take a lot of abuse, especially the keyboards. I doubt it's a keyboard feature.
 

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My Dell Inspiron Keyboard has been acting up for a month now. I ordered a new keyboard, received it today from FEDEX: Installed the new Keyboard; but the situation has not improved. I'll be typing an email...and the cursor jumps elsewhere on the screen...most times 2 or 3 lines about the current line.

Could this be a SOFTWARE Problem with VISTA ?

Help...this is so so frustrating.

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I'm using old application named Jot Notes, developed for Windows in the 90s King Stairs Software.
It has worked flawlessly on all Windows versions through Windows 7.
On my specific Windows 8 laptop (Dell 3147) there is a serious issue.
When scrolling through a text note that is long, the keyboard repeat rate gets progressively slower as I advance through the note, so at the bottom
of the note, the repeat rate is very slow, for example when I hold down an arrow key to advance the note line by line the repeat rate is over 1-second.
A few key points. This issue doesn't happen in notepad, wordpad or MSword. Also, I tried an external USB keyboard and the problem still occurs. Interestingly, I tried a friend's Windows 8 laptop and this issue was absent (Jot Notes worked completely fine on my friend's Windows 8 lapop). I wonder if there is some Windows 8 setting that could be causing my issue. This is extremely annoying and I want to see if there is a way to troubleshoot and fix this issue. I would appreciate some guidance.
Thanks

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Installed keyboard sometimes only types 5 or 6 letters then behaves as if the control key was held.  Any new key selected would jump to the shortcut if applicable.  If I then select the print shortcut and close the print window, I can type five more letters/numbers.  Sometimes I can type a whole sentence before it does this. I have replaced the HDD, reset the bios to default.  All drivers are up to date, and there are no viruses.  However I could not load the 2010 Bios update because of an admin lock.

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The last several days the wireless keyboard/mouse that I have been using for over a year are being very erratic. Sometimes the keyboard will repeat a letter many times, then you have to wait for several seconds before it will allow another letter to be typed. The mouse will jump around.
I have replaced the batteries in both with new batteries. Seems to work fine part of the time, but come evening starts giving me trouble.
Any suggestions I could try to correct this problem?
Thanks.
vicks
 

Answer:Solved: Wireless Keyboard and mouse erratic

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I have a S510p TOUCH RUNNING WINDOWS EIGHT.ONESTARTING THIS MORNING MY KEYBOARD AND MOUSE STARTED ACTING ERRATIC> KEYBOARD POPS INTO CAPS AS YOU CAN TELL WITHOUT CAPSLOCK ON ALSO SKIPS LETTERS THAT I TYPE> NUMBERS SHOW SYMBOLS INSTEAD OF NUMBERS AND THEN STARTS TYPING NUMBERS AGAIN>MY MOUSE WHEN SELECTING ITEMS ON DESKTOP SELECTS MULTIPLE ITEMS ALSO SCROLL WHEEL NOT WORKING>  THIS IS HAPPENING ON REGULAR KEYBOARD AND ALSO ON TOUCH KEYBOARD MY MOUSE IS A LOGITECH M THREE TWENTY FIVE _ WANT LET ME TYPE NUMBERS NOW ON KEYBOARD NUMBER PAD OR TOUCH NOW> I TRIED TO RESTORE TO A PREVIOUS DATE AND GOT A MESSAGE THAT SYSTEM RESTORE FAILED THAT DRIVE MAY BE CORRUPT AND AN UNSPECIFIED ERROR OCCURRED DURING SYSTEM RESTORE> recommended I RUN CHKDSK AND I DID AND IT SAID EVERYTHING IS ok. no errors found  tried to run restore again and same thing.   Sorry about the typing but you can see what it is doing - also get a typing error noise as I am typing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  thanks Ricky













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Answer:S510p Touch Keyboard & Mouse Erratic

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
No apologies needed about the typing,  we understand.
 
First, try clearing the CMOS to see if that resolves the issue.  The clearing of CMOS can be useful in resolving some hardware conflicts.  Just follow the steps below....
1. Unplug the charger / adapter. 2. Remove the battery. 3. Press and hold the Power Button for 15 seconds. 4. Re-install the battery, plug in the charger / adapter if needed and power up the system to see if the problem was resolved.
 
If the clearing didn't work then next uninstall the mouse / keyboard driver, reboot the computer and then install a fresh copy.  The link below is for a download of the available driver....
 
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-s-series-netbooks/ideapad-s510...
 
If the driver install didn't work then I recommend you call Lenovo Support for additional service as the problem may likely be hardware related.
 
Lenovo Support
1-877-453-6686
24 hours a day 7 days / week

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OK, I see there are a myraid of posts concerning this issue, but no fixes. Even the HP employee gave a link that does nothing and appears broken. I purchased and installed 8GB RAM and that didn't fix it. What a waste of money. And for HP to ignore all the posts about the problem is, frankly, disingenuine, reckless and bad business. There simply MUST be a fix or workaround for this.  IF I HAVE TO BUY A NEW COMPUTER, IT WILL NOT BE AN HP. Are you hearing me, HP? My statement says a lot. I have been computing for 21 years and only ever bought HP or Compaq. I use the computer for business and the state my computer is in currently is far from a shining example of streamlined productivity. Double, triple, quadruple clicking on single click stuff, no response clicking, clicks bring up multiple duplicate windows, click for new tab and 2 tabs pop up, insert or remove SD card nets low keyboard battery warning and on and on and on. What's going on? WHAT IS THE FIX? EDIT: as with most users, this all started with the Win10 upgrade last Fall.

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My Acer Aspire laptop running Vista Basic wont completely shut down.
The screen turns off but the computer continues to run and some time
later the screen starts up at the log on page. The only way to power off
is to remove the battery.

I dont know if the problem is related but my keyboard and touchpad have
become touchy as I now have to double strike some keys to type a letter
and the cursor doesnt move smoothly. I thought it may be the drivers but
when I start in Safe mode I dont have a problem.

I am now using an external keyboard but would appreciate some advice
to fix my problems.
 

Answer:Computer wont turn off and keyboard+touchpad erratic.

Troubleshoot Your Boot-Up and Shutdown Problems

Vista Startup and Shutdown Problems Solved
 

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I HAVE A SONY VAIO VPCL2 SERIES.   PERIODICALLY THE WIRELESS KEYBOARD EITHER DOESN'T TRANSMIT OR IS VERY SLOW IN DOING IT.  IS THIS SOMETHING THAT CAN BE RECTIFIED WITHIN THE SYSTEM ON THE COMPUTER?  IS IT A WINDOWS SYSTEM PROBLEM ON MY COMPUTER OR SOMETHING ELSE?  APPRERCIATE ANY THOUGHTS

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Hi, I have read some of the other threads hoping a previously posted solution would work for me. I did find the post where fmapp.exe was the culprit but I do not have that program.

My keyboard is erratic. The touchpad seems to highlight and delete stuff at will and the cursor moves around, too. I just ran CCleaner and Malwarebytes and have 360 Total Security, which is also up to date.

Thanks very much for suggestions and assistance.

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Hi, I have read some of the other threads hoping a previously posted solution would work for me. I did find the post where fmapp.exe was the culprit but I do not have that program.

My keyboard is erratic. The touchpad seems to highlight and delete stuff at will and the cursor moves around, too. I just ran CCleaner and Malwarebytes and have 360 Total Security, which is also up to date.

Thanks very much for suggestions and assistance.

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Hi, I have read some of the other threads hoping a previously posted solution would work for me. I did find the post where fmapp.exe was the culprit but I do not have that program.

My keyboard is erratic. The touchpad seems to highlight and delete stuff at will and the cursor moves around, too. I just ran CCleaner and Malwarebytes and have 360 Total Security, which is also up to date.

Thanks very much for suggestions and assistance.

Answer:Erratic keyboard touchy touchpad Acer Windows 10 laptop no fmapp.exe

PinkE said:

Hi, I have read some of the other threads hoping a previously posted solution would work for me. I did find the post where fmapp.exe was the culprit but I do not have that program.

My keyboard is erratic. The touchpad seems to highlight and delete stuff at will and the cursor moves around, too. I just ran CCleaner and Malwarebytes and have 360 Total Security, which is also up to date.

Thanks very much for suggestions and assistance.




Don't think it's the drivers but am still looking for a fix.

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Hi, I have read some of the other threads hoping a previously posted solution would work for me. I did find the post where fmapp.exe was the culprit but I do not have that program.

My keyboard is erratic. The touchpad seems to highlight and delete stuff at will and the cursor moves around, too. I just ran CCleaner and Malwarebytes and have 360 Total Security, which is also up to date.

Thanks very much for suggestions and assistance.

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I'd really love some help. My keyboard on my laptop is acting erratically. The cursor pops up to the browser search bar and types from there, and I need to bring the curser back down (both w firefox and chrome). If I'm in office it pops up to the MS Windows search bar. Before the backspace didn't work. I also had problems with scroll before. I've tried an external keyboard which eradicates the problem, which implies it's hardware and the keyboard. However, I've cleaned my laptop with Ccleaner, Rkill, malwarebytes, adwareblocker, hitman pro, and my usual antivirus is node. Hitman pro and adware B showed viruses (it's possible false positives). There was some improvement after cleaning my computer which implies viruses. At times my keyboard works for a few sentences, my keyboard could be working or it could be a short, I don't know. I turned off sticky keys and the other options like that.  I did a restore to before the problem was occurring.  Some of these things may have helped a little, or maybe not, the problem seems to be really bad at times, other times I can type a little more.  One last piece, 1.5 years ago I sat on my laptop when we didn't have light. It worked for a while then stopped. I needed to have the motherboard replaced, and it's worked for a year after that. I'd love some feedback on possibilities and ways to proceed. It's a dell i3542.  Windows 8.1, 500mb, 4 ram, i3 intel, 2 years old, as close as i remember for all that.  One more th... Read more

Answer:Curser moves to search bar when typing, & other erratic keyboard and curser

This also happens with my computer. I'll try to clean it by using combofix, adware  and Malwarebytres.

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I'd really love some help. My keyboard on my laptop is acting erratically. The cursor pops up to the browser search bar and types from there, and I need to bring the curser back down (both w firefox and chrome). If I'm in office it pops up to the MS Windows search bar. Before the backspace didn't work. I also had problems with scroll before. I've tried an external keyboard which eradicates the problem, which implies it's hardware and the keyboard. However, I've cleaned my laptop with Ccleaner, Rkill, malwarebytes, adwareblocker, hitman pro, and my usual antivirus is node. Hitman pro and adware B showed viruses (it's possible false positives). There was some improvement after cleaning my computer which implies viruses. At times my keyboard works for a few sentences, my keyboard could be working or it could be a short, I don't know. I turned off sticky keys and the other options like that.  I did a restore to before the problem was occurring.  Some of these things may have helped a little, or maybe not, the problem seems to be really bad at times, other times I can type a little more.  One last piece, 1.5 years ago I sat on my laptop when we didn't have light. It worked for a while then stopped. I needed to have the motherboard replaced, and it's worked for a year after that. I'd love some feedback on possibilities and ways to proceed. It's a dell i3542.  Windows 8.1, 500mb, 4 ram, i3 intel, 2 years old, as close as i remember for all that.  One more th... Read more

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Question: Erratic fan

I've just purchased a nearly new ProBook 430 G3. Everything is working fine except the fan is behaving erratically. While idle the fan is off as expected, during intensive tasks the fan runs at full speed, again as expected. However while browsing the web, using Visual Studio etc the fan starts running but doesn't keep a constant speed. It constantly speeds up and slows down, its subtle  but noticeable. I've used lots of laptops over the years and never seen this behaviour before. All the latest drivers have been installed along with the most recent BIOS. Anyone know if all 430's do this or is mine faulty? Thanks

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Question: Erratic

Erratic courser movments. It jumps all over the place and when i try and type a line it will go back to the start of the line,and somtimes dissapears
completly? Windows 7 64 Bit.
Thanks

Answer:Erratic

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

Have you check your touchpad/mouse settings?

Make and model of your computer and mouse?

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Question: Erratic PC

I am persistently having web pages come up on screen, which have not been requested. Most are surveys, downloads. offers etc etc.

Pop ups have been turned off.

At the same time the PC is behaving erratically.

Also I appear to have lost my free AVG anti virus, and I cannot down load it again, and keep getting error messages.

Help please
 

Answer:Erratic PC

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Question: Erratic DVD

I am having problems with DVD/Video. I edit files into a full movie - approximately 5 mins long. I drop in an audio file to use as background music and everything proceeds as it should. I then get the message that everything has saved as it should. When I try to play it back it starts ok and then starts to "stutter" and drop out. The same thing happens when you burn a DVD and play it on an external DVD player?
Anyone out there know why ?????
 

Answer:Erratic DVD

what brand and model of DVD Burner? and what media are you using?
 

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Question: Low, erratic FPS

Hi guys. Have posted here previously about hardware - i was building a new PC. I'm having some problems running WoW on it though. I have posted on the WoW support forums, but as is the standard process, they've asked me for my driver info and then ignored me. So I've come here!

Yesterday evening, I started having some strange stuttering slowdown. Every 2-5 seconds, I'll get a bit of slowdown for half a second, then I'm back running smooth again.

Previously, Warcraft would run at 60 FPS at (almost) all times, in busy cities, in raids, whatever. But after a few hours of playing yesterday, I suddenly started experiencing these low framerate spikes. It runs smooth for a few seconds, then it stutters, and then smooth, then a stutter.

I have tried:
Running with 0 addons (in-game custom UI stuff),
Fullscreen and windowed,
Lowest graphics settings,
Spyware scan (which brought up quite a lot actually - but it's clean now),
Virus scan,
Defrag (fairly new drive, so i'm at 0% fragmented, it says),
Allowing the launcher to fully patch (it now says up to date - there's a sort of streaming patch process),
Closing all processes and switching off fancy Win7 themes (my tray has my graphics utility, sound utility, mobo utility, and Microsoft's AV - nothing else).
Updating graphics drivers.

It's particularly noticeable if I try and run around somewhere quite complex, like the cities or forests. Then it's a pretty constant 10-20... Read more

Answer:Low, erratic FPS

What are you full system specs? I assume its not the machine in your profile as thats says you are running Win XP and you mention in your post about turning off Win 7 effects?

If you aren't sure about your system info use the link below, if you are please post as much information as possible.

http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe
 

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Well, my browsers sloww..heres my log...and another thing Im not sure about. A few months back I was using microsoft update for an update which i dont recall. My comp lost power about 3/4 thru. Since then i noticed a new IE browser installed on my F: drive which is second hard drive i really only use for mp3's etc.And its file is named F:953b3148137fc..and it seems to have IE files in in. Maybe a conflict? Please check my log..thanks guys..Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 5:37:13 AM, on 1/18/2005Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Running processes:C:\windows\System32\smss.exeC:\windows\system32\winlogon.exeC:\windows\system32\services.exeC:\windows\system32\lsass.exeC:\windows\system32\svchost.exeC:\windows\System32\svchost.exeC:\windows\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\windows\Explorer.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\VERIZO~1\SUPPOR~1\SMARTB~1\MotiveSB.exeC:\Program Files\MusicMatch\MusicMatch Jukebox\mm_tray.exeC:\WINDOWS\DELLMMKB.EXEC:\Program Files\Verizon Online\VisualIPInsight\IPClient.exeC:\Program Files\Verizon Online\VisualIPInsight\IPMon32.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\QCDriver\LVCOMS.EXEC:\PROGRA~1\NORTON~1\navapw32.exeC:\windows\System32\spool\drivers\... Read more

Answer:HJT log -help~cpu very erratic

You are using an outdated version of hijackthis. Please download the newer version.Download HijackThis from:HijackThis Download SiteThen post a new log

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Question: Erratic Cursor

Got an older model DV 4150 HP Laptop with 2 gb of ram and runnning Windows 7 Ultimate. I seem to be having a "wild" cursor problem. I can be typing along and pause and lots of times the cursor will have moved to somewhere else in the sentence or page that I am typing on. Just like now, before this sentence, the cursor moved to about four different places in the first three sentences when I would pause. This is irritating at best. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

PoppyJ

Answer:Erratic Cursor

Are you sure your hand is not touching the touchpad while you are typing? This happens a lot to me if I'm not careful to keep my hands off the touchpad as best I can while typing. If your palm brushes across it, the touchpad mistakes that as input and starts to move the cursor to wherever it thinks you are pointing it to. Your touchpad may have a "Palm Check" setting to help minimize this from happening.

Does this solve your problem, PoppyJ?

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Question: R50 erratic mouse

I just "Cleaned up" (registry repairs, etc.) my R50, and now the mouse cursor does not follow my mouse in real time, but runs all over the place when there is any significant disk activity. Does anybody know of a cure for this? I uppose it is related to the priority of pointer input interrupts vs. HDD interrupts vs. display update interrupts, but I have no idea where to start finding these priority levels, or how to change them. Please help. Kron.

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Question: Erratic Printer

Hi. Need help for Computer assignment. Thanks.

Question: 'Bob' set up his computer on his desk and his printer 25 feet away at the opposite end of the room. He is in the process of setting up a new office and has installed three computers buy himself.The printer is erratic, sometimes prints and sometimes it does not. What is the possible cause?
 

Answer:Erratic Printer

Bob is too far away from the printer if connected by USB or Parallel cable.
There is a limit to reliable operation with cable length.
 

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Question: erratic cursor

Hi,
My cursor disappears. I can restore it by left clicking on the pad. it then disappears after flashing 25 times - this is every time.
this is mainly when using Word or Outlook but also on all programmes.

Any suggestions???

Sony VPCEA3S1E
Windows 7

Rbnwatson

Answer:erratic cursor

Re-install the touchpad driver from the Sony Vaio website: Support for VAIO and Computing by Sony | Instruction Manuals & Updates

Or use an external USB mouse.

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Question: Scrollbar erratic

I am having a problem with my scrollbar jumping up and down, whether it's on the web or any program I have running. If there is a scroll bar in the window, it will jump up and down or jump all the way to the bottom the the screen and stay there. This will also happen even if I take my hand off the mouse and not touch it for a while. The mouse I am using is what came with the computer. It is not a wireless mouse. It seems that the scroll wheel will seldom work when the screen is jumping. I purchased Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare to try and take care of the problem. I thought it could be a virus or spyware causing this issue but the program has found nothing. I tried sevel freeware programs on the net to detect a virus or spyware also and they found nothing. I purchased adaware also since i heard good things about it, but it has found nothing. I am using a Dimension 2400 with celeron processor and the windows is XP. I tried looking on the web for threads relating to this topic but have found none. Can someone help!?
 

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Question: Erratic Connection

Hi Folks - have been having some odd things happening recently on my HP Compaq nx7010. This is a standard build Windows XP machine using Microsoft Office, and we use IE6 to connect.

First thing: My dial-up internet connection is playing up. Doesn't seem to be an issue with my ISP, and their helplines are drawing a blank. I will dial-up and hear the modem conencting, get the connection confirmed and then it immediately disconnects again. This happens repeatedly - now this has happened before and can be due to the ISP, but recently it has been doing more: it will repeatedly disconnect, and then repeatedly re-connect in the background without making any modem dialling noises or without us requesting a connect - even after we have manually disconnected. Eventyually we will get a permanent connection, but then this can disconnect us any time during our session. Any ideas? I have checked to see that there are no rogue autodiallers.

Second thing: Occassionally on boot up the screen resolution and desktop theme is reduced to a very low pixellated version. The only way to fix this is to restart. This has only started happening.

Appreciate any help or sugegstions!
 

Answer:Erratic Connection

Hi,

This could very well be due (first problem first) to a port sharing problem. Here is what I would do if it were mine:

Why not give the following a try:

1) Download the newest and latest drivers from the modem manufacturer’s website. (I know, you have a disk, but download the newest and best anyhow.

2) Enter Start, Control Panel, System, Hardware, Device Manager and DELETE any references to any modem.

3) Shut down and physically remove the modem and then put the modem back in PCI slot #3 (Third slot down from the AGP slot)

4) Boot up and enter the BIOS setup menu.

5) In the BIOS setup menu find the PnP area. If you are running WinXP, then DISABLE Pnp….however, if you are using Win98, then make sure it is ENABLED.

6) Save and Exit

7) Boot back up and when the computer finds your modem, then load the drivers that have been downloaded from the manufacturer’s website. It may tell you that the latest and best are already installed, but install them anyway. (for example, WinXP only has v.90 drivers and not the most recent v.92 that are needed for best operation) If it says they are not digitally signed, then load them anyway. This is a long story, but I can assure you it is a money issue and a rip off from Microsoft in my opinion.

This should get you going!
 

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Question: erratic restarting

every few minutes windows will restart.
is it a program?
could it be an erratic electrical supply?
will a battery operated surge supply connection help?
thank you

Answer:erratic restarting

could be lots of things.

1. how long does it take to restart?
2. is it about the same time every time, or at a specific time/action?
3. try leaving it off for a good while preferably somewhere cool. If your heatsink isn't cooling the processor well it could be causing the restart and if you turn it on after it gets nice and cool, and stays on a few minutes longer than usual. that may be your culprit.

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Question: Cursor Erratic !

I don't know if this is a Vista Home Premium problem or Windows Mail, but since it seems to involve many Programs, I classified it here.

Every time I type anything, the cursor jumps around like it has a mind of its own, splitting words in the middle w/ new typing, dropping letters, dropping Capital letters, etc.

I didn't think I was that terrible at typing !

bulldog96rtm
 

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could anyone please help me, i am fairly new to computing and my cd-rw/dvd combo went beserk over the weekend, i was doing some work with it, i loaded a blank cd into my pc and halfway through the task a notice came onto the screen saying cannot finish writing, and then the machine sounded as though it was spinning very fast, it was making a racket rather like a fan turning at great speed for about fifteen seconds and then it just stopped, and now it is completely dead, i was hoping someone may be able to give me a clue as to what may be at fault, before that it was working perfectly,thanks, tommy.

Answer:where to find help for erratic cd-rw

is this a new PC, if so, back to the supplier and let them fix the CDRWIf its not new then reinstal the driver, before checking if the drive is still considered functioning as far as you can see from properties in my computer on the system tab and dont confuse the driver with the CD writing software. Perhaps check on the manufacturers site for up to date drivers first.

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Question: BSOD erratic

Hi everyone,
1 week, Windows 7 BSOD then restarts erratically

I tried:remove useless cards,
change my video card was very hot (107 ? C)
disable the sound card, EHCI, serial ports in bios etc etc
check the memory with the tool memory test at startup.
Nothing has corrected the problem.

I almost shot me with a water pistol.

Thanks for your help

Answer:BSOD erratic

Welcome aboard, Marc Alzieu.

Update display driver.

Code:
lmvm nvlddmkm
start end module name
fffff880`11237000 fffff880`11ff9000 nvlddmkm T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: nvlddmkm.sys
Image path: nvlddmkm.sys
Image name: nvlddmkm.sys
Timestamp: Tue May 15 13:05:36 2012 (4FB20748)
CheckSum: 00DA5E91
ImageSize: 00DC2000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

Update Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet NIC

Code:
fffff800`0460abd8 fffff880`03d71632Unable to load image Rt64win7.sys, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for Rt64win7.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for Rt64win7.sys
Rt64win7+0x5632
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lmvm Rt64win7
start end module name
fffff880`03d6c000 fffff880`03df1000 Rt64win7 T (no symbols)
Loaded symbol image file: Rt64win7.sys
Image path: Rt64win7.sys
Image name: Rt64win7.sys
Timestamp: Fri Jun 10 12:03:15 2011 (4DF1BAAB)
CheckSum: 0008B67F
ImageSize: 00085000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
Get it from Realtek

I would suggest to not use Daemon tools as it is a frequent BSOD causer, but it seems that you know how to use it. Decide it.

Let us know the situation.

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Question: erratic laptop

could someone please look at my hjt log and tell me if there is anything wrong .....my laptop has been erratic the last few days......sometimes i cant open web pages......i cant access my email....just odd things i cant put my finger on.i am running windows xp home sp2..1.40ghz...448 mb of ram
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:46:09 PM, on 8/18/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SVCHOST.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SPOOLSV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\acs.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\sched.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\avguard.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\avesvc.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\ConfigFree\CFSvcs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DVDRAMSV.exe
C:\Program Files\ewido anti-spyware 4.0\guard.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PCCTLCOM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\TOSHIBA Applet\TAPPSRV.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\Tmntsrv.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\TMPROXY.EXE
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\winpatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\AntiVir PersonalEdition Premium\avgnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\LVCOMSX.EXE
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Question: Erratic Cursor

I have recently started having problems with my cursor slowly drifting around the screen or jumping just as I'm ready to click a button. This behavior starts out very slowly but over the course of a day or two gets much worse. This is a desktop system not a laptop so thumbs on the touch pad isn't the problem. I am using a Logitech wireless MouseMan optical that I have been using for years without incident.
Does anyone have any ideas as to why this is happening and how to fix it? Thanks for any help.

Answer:Erratic Cursor

Have you tried putting fresh batteries in the mouse ?

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Question: erratic cursor

This cursor on the new Acer Aspire is extremely erratic and jumps all over while typing, erasing text.
 

Answer:erratic cursor

If you are using a laptop's builtin keyboard and the touchpad is enabled a frequent problem is inadvertent touching of the touchpad with your palm or thumb.
 

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Question: erratic computer

hello can some one help.im running xp pro.i had pc-cillion 2000 but now pc-cillion 2003 i have a firewall on.but my computer is running very erratic .eg, sometimes my cursor shoots all over the screen and my programs freeze.and at the same time program frames shoot up for no reason.this happens if on internet or just pc.i have run virus scan but it comes up with nothing.any ideas would be helpful.thank you.

Answer:erratic computer

Could be the mouse. Check for fluff, and waggle the cable.

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Question: Erratic mouse

I installed Windows 10 on day one or two of the upgrade and have been using it since on my Toshiba 64 bit laptop. It was an upgrade from 8.1. A note that this laptop is a touch screen that I cracked, disabling the touch function a year or so ago. No problems on Windows 8.

I use Chrome as my browser and initially could not open any tabs on Chrome. That quickly resolved with some uninstalls and reinstalls I think, but no longer an issue.

From the beginning however I've had problems with what I call "erratic mouse". I've been looking but have not seen others id this as a problem. It was a frequent problem in the beginning but seems to be resolving, maybe?

It is an all of a sudden problem. The mouse will not stay where it is. It jumps to the top of the screen and starts clicking on other tabs or, seems to right click on the url setting up boundaries with big tear drops then bringing up cut and paste windows. Difficult to explain what is going on. This has happened on many occasions. The mouse continues these activities (on it's own). The more I try to interfere, the worse it gets. If I walk away and leave it for a while, it might slow down enough so I can direct the PC, via the mouse to a restart. Usually I just unplug to restart. Seems to be running a day or two now before this problem starts.

I just happened again. I pressed and held the "Windows Button" on the PC and the problem resolved.

It's now 8/16. Occurrences seem to be diminishi... Read more

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I'm replying to my own post to update it and to document for later reference what is going on. Since I've had no replies on my original post, I assume this is an original problem.

On 8/18, the "erratic mouse" happened again on a couple of occasions. I can confirm that the "Windows Button" does NOT resolve the problems as I originally thought, I needed to unplug the laptop to reboot it a couple of times. I also think I can cause the problem to repeat. When I shut the lid to put the laptop to sleep, the failure occurs within a couple of minutes of bringing awake. I was able to repeat it 3X already.

Trying to explain the erratic mouse a little better .... as I said earlier, the mouse starts doing it's own thing. Many time it "brackets" a section of text in the URL on a web page with what I will call "bubble sliders". They look like bubble type markers with points on the top that delineate a section of text to copy or cut. After the delineation occurs, a small rectangular box appears with grids containing copy, cut and paste sections to click. I have never seen anything like it in any application or app. Other things and clicks occur also, just cannot get control of the machine back needing to power down.

I also looked in the event log log for items around the time of failure and am seeing nothing giving me any clues.

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Hi guys. I am new to this and this is my first post. I am having problems with my dell latitude d800. windows xp.
It is running very slow, cpu useage seems very erratic. I have ran virus scans and malware scans and i seem to keep getting systems.exe as a problem. I have not been able to find a simplified answer to this problem.
I have ran hjackthis and my log is below. can anybody help.
thanks
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 16:21:50, on 07/04/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgchsvx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgrsx.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\S24EvMon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\inetsrv\inetinfo.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\RegSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\SeaPort\SeaPort.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgnsx.exe
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I have been using and UPS with my PC without problem for more than 20 years, but for the last few months it has caused eratic behaviour. My current UPS is an APC Back-UPS RS 1500. This gives me a good 22 minutes breathing space when the power is cut according to the countdown on the LED screen. However, as soon as the alarm goes and the UPS seamlessly provides power from its charged battery, the control of my mouse becomes increasingly more erratic and it takes several minutes and much patience, not only to place the cursor over relevant parts of the screen, but also to wait for those places to become active before I can save work and turn off. Only with a reboot does the problem disappear. The UPS is not totally useless, as I can save work, but its usefulness is only a fraction of what it should be. I'm assuming this is hardware related, but if anyone thinks my thread should be moved elsewhere, feel free. Any ideas?

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU @ 2.66GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3327 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX, 768 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 15437 MB, Free - 11302 MB; D: Total - 53386 MB, Free - 49359 MB; E: Total - 16237 MB, Free - 3193 MB; F: Total - 123596 MB, Free - 96318 MB; G: Total - 16268 MB, Free - 7266 MB; H: Total - 15915 MB, Free - 3593 MB; J: Total - 19492 MB, Free - 5171 MB; L:... Read more

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Question: Erratic cursor

I am running XP Pro on my laptop. During any typing (Word, email etc), the cursor jumps causing typing to overwrite or delete. I have changed the mouse several times, updated the drivers, searched for virus' and removed malware, all to no avail. Does anyone know why this might be happening and what I can do to rectify it?

Answer:Erratic cursor

I may be looking down the complete wrong solution route however, what type of mouse is it? (optical or ball)Aidan

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Question: touch pad erratic

when I am working on a page, the page keeps shooting to the bottom and I can't make it stay where I want it.Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU B820 @ 1.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 5989 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, -1988 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 669121 MB, Free - 623850 MB; D: Total - 26079 MB, Free - 10557 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Emerald Lake 2
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled


Hope you can help
tivvyjen
 

Answer:touch pad erratic

Maybe a stuck Page Down or Down Arrow key.
 

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Question: USB mouse erratic

Hello forum, it's my first post. First of all, I've tried multiple mice, this one is a brand new Logitech, works fine on the other computer. Sometimes it works fine, but other times it is very erratic. I've turned off some of the default touchpad drivers and it helped a little, and I've gone into add/remove programs and msconfig to delete or turn off possibly conflicting processes. Is there any way I can prioritize my mouse above other processes? It almost makes me want to get a different computer, which is a Dell Inspiron. The Intel Core i5 processor was a huge let down; I thought it would be much better, and this mouse issue makes me want to throw the computer in the trash.

Answer:USB mouse erratic

There are a variety of possible solutions for this issue.1. Have you tried another usb port?2.Do you have the latest mouse driver?3.Is there a battery in your mouse if so is it in good condition?4. Have you gone to the system tray on your Inspiron and disabled the touch-pad  function?truenorth

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Hello there, my first post here

Ok let's get on with it.

I have seen this subject on a couple of other threads on other websites, but i haven't figured out a way to salvation yet.

I just bought a new PC...

I get erratic mouse movement and sound is choppy most of the time. At the same time, i noticed that it does that when my drive light (orange) blinks. Looks like it's doing something but it's hard to say. Booting up takes a little too much time i think, installing software also.

That blinking light thing doesn't always happen, but is mostly always triggered by opening or closing a window, software...etc. And when it does, it stays blinking for a good while.

When i watch the drive light, everytime i see it blink (even when idle, it blinks every 2 secs), i get a chop in sound, mouse movement, overall performance.

I remember having the same problem at work a while ago, and the tech guy had made it all better (to my amazement) in very little time and effort. Sadly I can't remember what it was. Maybe just a setting on the HD or a memory thing, i don't know.

I tried installing the video drivers and sound drivers.

Win XP professional 2002 SP2(french version)
Intel Pentium PD CPU 3.20GHz
(Supposedly a PD 945 LGA775 Dual-Core)
2 Gig Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS
Realtek High Definition Audio

ANY help would be appreciated,

Thanks
 

Answer:Erratic behavior in XP

Sounds like you are having lots of trouble. Since you are saying the hard drive is always busy, and the system is laggy, I suspect the hard drive is the main problem here.

First, run a chkdisk (myComputer>(right-click the drive)>properties>tool>error checking
Also run a disk defragmentation.

The hard drive could be causing your system to be sluggish because windows relies on it for its virtual memory.

If the above steps don't work, try returning your pc to where you bought it from. Since you said it was new, I should still be under some type of a warrenty, so it can proboly be repaired for free.

Best of luck,
steven1350
 

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Question: Cursor erratic

- portable dell mini inspiron -xp
cant have control- ca n t write
please help is it touchpad or m ouse , materiel or software?
 

Answer:Cursor erratic

I had a similar problem on my Insipron 1520.

The touchpad becomes erratic and will start clicking by itself. Reinstalling the drivers did not help. You can try this (Device Manager > Mice > Right click and uninstall ... then reboot) and see if it helps. However like I said, it didn't for me.

I confirmed this to be a hardware issue because the same problem would happen when I boot Ubuntu. A temporary fix would be to hibernate the computer for 10 minutes then resume.

Solution: Replace the touchpad. I was able to find one for mine for $20. The documentation on Dell's website explains how to remove and reassemble.

Try searching for your model. Seems to me their Symantic touchpads go bad after about 2 or 3 years, depending on how much use.

Regards
 

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Question: erratic laptop

Hello, please could someone look at the attached logs for me and see if they can identify a problem. my laptop is behaving erratically. I have read and worked through the 'run and read me first' instructions and attached the requested logs. I have attached the 'ComboFix' log to a reply to this thread, I hope that is OK.
About 1 month ago I downloaded and installed 'Webroot security'. It clogged the laptop up totally with a CPU of 100% constantly. I have since removed it and reinstalled AVG free, but ever since then it has been running as if infected. I tried to install McAfee but it would not install as it said I still had Webroot on. I have removed it with 'Revo Uninstaller' and have even downloaded and run the official Webroot uninstaller, but it still shows as being on the laptop. could this be the problem?
Also, my DVD player is not running correctly, the sound is 'tinny' and the picture 'jumpy'. This is the same whether I actually put a disc in the drive or play a recorded film from an external hard drive.
 

Answer:erratic laptop

Here is the 'ComboFix' log to go with this posting. Thank you very much for taking the time to look at these for me. Jan
 

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Question: ERRATIC BSODs

so this has happened several times during my laptop's 1 year lifespan, it keeps sometimes gets the stop message : 0x0000007E error on bootup, usually waking up or resuming windows.
I run windows 7 64bit, which was pre-installed,
asus g72gx
6gb ddr2-667 ram
gtx 260m
intel p8700
haven't re-installed it, though recovered a few times.
I have attached the crash dump

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btw, S.M.A.R.t said my hdd was going to fail this year because of heat issues? its idling around 45 celcius and my cpu is around 49 celcius and gpu 63 celcius . is this normal?

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Question: Erratic Laptop

Hello, could you please look at this for me. My laptop has become very erratic. I have been getting loads of adverts flashing up.

I downloaded a trial of what I think was Rogue Killer (it has the same logo) and it flashes up lots of messages in the bottom right corner of 'trojans' it has stopped from installing.

Whilst I was writing a text document in open office it came up with a warning. Everything started flashing (desktop, text document etc) then the screen went blue (no writing). I had to use 'control alt delete' to be able to close down but it was 'closing down' for about 15 mins so I had to close with the button.

This happened 3 times, so I worked through you Run and Read me first and your malware removal info.
The scans do not appear to have found any threats, but I would appreciate you looking at them for me.

I run Avast anti-virus. Also I run Advanced System care as a cleaner and 10bit malware fighter frequently.

TDSSKiller found no threats. I could not find a log in C: and I coud not copy and paste the report to send to you.

I have attached the logs

Thanks in advance, Jan
 

Answer:Erratic Laptop

Your logs are all clean. What do you mean by "I have been getting loads of adverts flashing up"? Are you referring to double underlined keywords that when your mouse moves over them you see an advertisement? If so, this is normal and not malware.
 

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my win 7 pro system seems to lose the mouse pick capability shortly after login. The mouse will move, but I can not pick any desktop icons. I can start things from the start button or task bar, and can pick and operate within an application, but cannot start anything by picking from an icon on the desktop.

Any ideas?

Answer:Win 7 Mouse erratic

Have you tried a different mouse?

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Question: Erratic touchpad

I have an erratic touchpad on my laptop, it is a Synaptics touchpad on an Advent laptop.Basically, when I touch the pad, quite often the curser will jump from one place to another, or sometimes will go back towards its original position when I remove my finger.Does this sound like a settings or driver problem? The pad is clean without any dust build-up. Any help appreciated.

Answer:Erratic touchpad

Driver may be corrupt. Have you a Optic mouse connected? if so try with it removed. If none of these sort it Go to Laptop web Site to see if there are any new drivers for touch pad

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Question: Erratic sound

Built-in audio card on my friend's MB behaves oddly.

When you listen to wmv and dvd video, the sound is garbled. When you listen to cd audio or sound on a Powerpoint document, everything is fine.

We installed a brand new PCI sound card and the result is identical.

We re-installed XP and results are identical with built-in sound card and PCI sound card.

We did download k-lite codec pack but there was no improvement at all. Maybe we didn't activate the codecs properly.

Could anybody let us know where we missed out?
 

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When work on computer typing or doing anything, screen just jumps to anything it wants to. I have to go back to start to get rid of it. It will do it frequently.

Answer:how to fix an erratic touchscreen

Does it do it with the power unplugged?

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OK,
I'm not a novice, but late last week got a new challenge. Have been using McAfee, recently went to Comcast (ISP) versions which are free, and keep DAT's updated, and run Lavasoft and Spybot about 1ce per week.

Daughter, who doesn't have the best net habits, I'll admit, complained of getting knocked off the net, and couldn't get back in. I tried a few things, but system was bogged down to a crawl. Literally - even shutting down - would try to shut down, and 10 minutes later, still not shut down. Boot-ups changed from being about 3-4 minutes to 5-6 minutes, if successful at all. Tried to run McAfee for a scan, and it would lock. Ditto with Lavasoft, but not Spybot. Spybot reported about 30 tracking cookies, which is not unusual, but cleaned them no issue, nothing worse.

Ran HJT, found SpamBlockerUtility, and removed with HJT, but still lots of problems -
Flashlight icon lockup when going into MyComputer
McAfee lockups
Intermittent ability to get to net at all
Extreme slowness to do anything
All without seeing a lot of HD LED flashing
Task manager Performance tab shows low CPU usage - 4-7% mostly, nothing unusual for mem usage.

Tried some online scans in safe mode, and when I could in normal mode - Kaspersky, NAV, and AVG - show no threats except a few tracking cookies. Downloaded AVG, and have finally run that and McAfee in normal mode, with no virus' noted.

Tried to remove HP All-In-One (7210) software, somewhat successfull, but still r... Read more

Answer:Erratic, and SLOW - help

Hopefully, bumping is not a baddie on this forum. I'd appreciate your help in reviewing the HJT log and my situation.
Thanks,
SER
 

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Question: mouse is erratic

my microsoft usb wheel mouse is very erratic and sometimes stops working for a while. I tried updateing driver through drivemanager but no luck. My device manager says it is working.
 

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In the passed, I could associate a file with the correct program to run it. Now I can't.Can anyone suggest a remedy?Windsor

Answer:Erratic fie associations

I think you may have to provide a bit more information Windsor for sometime to answer this one - ie: what has happened that you can no longer do this - also operating system would help.A couple of things might have happened. The most likely answer is that you once had a program on your computer that was able to work with this file extension, and now the program is gone. You might have uninstalled the program or deleted it in some other way. Or you could have installed a new program on your computer that supports this file type. New programs often make themselves the default viewer for certain file types. If you later uninstalled the newer program, you might still have a program on your computer that will open the file type, but it is no longer associated with those files because of the newer program that was once installed. To fix this problem, just right-click the file that you want to open, and choose the appropriate program from the Open With choices.

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Question: Fan speed erratic

Hi;
My system, which I built 4-1/2 yrs ago is an Asus P5AD2E Premium with Antec True Power 550 watt PSU, and I have a 120mm fan in the rear that is now starting to act up.
It is connected to the "fan only" connector coming from the PSU, and min speed can be varied by a front panel control.

Everything has been working perfectly until a couple months ago when the fan speed started varying up and down erratically.
The only time it does not vary is if I have the fp pot turned fully CW so it runs at max speed all times.
Normally, the fan is supposed to vary speed depending on need for cooling, and this feature has worked very well until now.

I found that if I turn up the +12V supply from about 12.1 to 12.3V, the fan slows down. But it still runs erratically.

I am going to open up the PSU to see if I can find any loose connections.

Any ideas?

Thanks

FW
 

Answer:Fan speed erratic

Remove it from the fan controller and run it directly from the motherboard or power supply. If it still runs erratic, replace it
 

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Question: Erratic WiFi

Hi, I have a Thinkpad T61 running an Intel 4965AGN. I've had many problems connecting to public WiFi networks, the most recent problem being at an airport lounge. The network was open, unencrypted, and other computers were using it fine. Sometimes Access Connections won't connect at all, most of the time it connects, but won't acquire an IP address (i get the first green check, and the second is a red X). I don't think its software, as i've done a full restore (for another reason), and the problem is the same. any help is appreciated,thanks,Al

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Question: Erratic WiFi

Hi, I have a Thinkpad T61 running an Intel 4965AGN. I've had many problems connecting to public WiFi networks, the most recent problem being at an airport lounge. The network was open, unencrypted, and other computers were using it fine. Sometimes Access Connections won't connect at all, most of the time it connects, but won't acquire an IP address (i get the first green check, and the second is a red X). I don't think its software, as i've done a full restore (for another reason), and the problem is the same. any help is appreciated,thanks,Al 

Answer:Erratic WiFi

Hello, try to disable and enable your network adapter, before you try to connect to Airport network.Sometimes AC, my Version 4.52, gets no IP, when it was hibernated or in standby before. RegardsAndreasMessage Edited by Agotthelf on 09-24-2008 03:36 PM

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Question: erratic mouse

actually a trackball, Microsoft Explorer 1.0 that is. Running on Win2k, SP4, Dell Precision 360 PC, usb converted to PS2 connection.

I have gone thru the Spyware Trojan Removal process at http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=35407 thru step 4. HAve not completed Step 5, did run Hijack This and saw nothing out of the ordinary. Ran Bitdefender, ADS Spy, adn maybe another from the list after Step 6. No issues. Windows Update has been run, but am wary of removing MS Java since a work product definitely uses JAVA and I don't want to break it.

Problem is: the mouse (trackball), at times, jerks around, even gets stuck in a spot, but then eventually recovers. Acts as if something is so taking up the CPU time that there's no extra for the mouse to use/move.

I had this problem a few months ago and was sure I had some nasty infection, so I used it as a motivator to rebuild the system from scratch (SW). Even wiped the boot sector (cause a rebuild w/out that step had the same problem show up). WOrked for a while, and now, it's baa-ack.

A regular mouse, Dell/Microsoft Intellimouse 1.3A works fine. THe previous iteration of this problem had the regular mouse also going to erratic behavior eventually.

Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the mouse driver. Same w/video (nvidia) driver (since the mouse started acting funky after an upgrade to the video driver - I think but am not 100% positive).

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is it mechanical? as in not optical? you might try cleaning the connectors ... the little cylinder shaped things that connect to the ball itself and tell the computer the co-ordinates of where you want the mouse pointer
 

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I have seen the solved thread on HP,but my desktop does not display any error messages.But still......
I have a problem with my HP Deskjet:model 5652(Quite an old model,isn't it?).I was using it with ease on windows XP Office,Compaq desktop,before i shifted to a Lenovo desktop with vista basic 32 bit platform.Suppose i set it to print a particular web page,it repeatedly keeps on printing the same page over and over again.My computer consultant did(?)install the drivers for the above model.Any help will be most welcome!​with regards,
sreedhav
 

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Question: Erratic Mouse Pad?

Every now and then my mouse pad begins clicking erratically when just trying to move the mouse elsewhere on the screen.Perhaps it's due to sweaty fingers or what not, but I've tried changing the mouse's pressure sensitivity and found it to not really solve the problem. To diagnose the problem, I've simply just shut down the laptop and turned it back on and wiped off my fingers.However, why is this a problem to begin with? Is it because oils from the skin are left on the pad and causing deviations in pressure when I have my finger on it?Thanks

Answer:Erratic Mouse Pad?

Can't help you, no issues with my Y510.

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Question: Power erratic

My computer opens and after a short while the screen flashes (signifying that the battery is no longer charging) for a second then the screen blanks out and stays off, but with the lights on all the buttons staying on.  To test whether the charger was the problem i disconnected the charger and this time while starting up the lap top closed within seconds (closed with no light on my buttons sometimes, but sometimes with the light).  I tried taking out the battery and keeping the charger on, but that caused the same problem as keeping the charger off.  The problem's obviously somewhere in the power process, but I have no idea what the problem is.  Please help.

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Question: Erratic Behavior

Hi
ok i'm freaking out here

First I get the NTLDR is missing one most of my drives with 2 that say NTLDR is compressed and use boot disk
Before I attempt to reinstall Windows XP Home SP2

It gets to Windows prompt
I type Exit
It asks me about autochk.exe path
So I tell it the path in system32
It tells me it cannot find it but its there

I try another drive
I get Windows on
After a few minutes whatever internet windows i have on closes down and erratic behavior goes on with XP menu opening and LOG OFF menu
So I check task manager and I use like 3-4 different virus scanners and spyware scanners and nothing is found on any of them

Ive used memory boosters and trying to check my ram and used chkdsk

I have 5 drives I have NTLDR is missing with discs that are legal and mine

Reinstalled Windows after partitioning and formatting them as well
First of all I thought it was the windows updates or internet exploder updates
So the second reinstall i didnt update
The same thing happened

What else could it be and how can i clear this up?

Chkdsk thorough found some bad clusters on 2722 and fixed them
But that didnt eliminate my issue
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) GATEWAY T3882
2.80 gigahertz Intel Celeron
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Intel Corporation D865GVHZ AAC93540-101
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. BF86510A.15A.0085.P20.0412152353 12/15/2004
Drives Memory Modules c,d
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Question: Erratic cursor

I have read several threads with this problem, cursor or pointer moving around screen erratically and difficult to manoevre accurately, and have tried the suggested remedies to my ability: but my problem is slightly different in that it happens on my laptop, but only when using it on a flat surface, never when it is on my lap.
I use the touch pad, not a USB mouse.
Any suggestions, or have I got a laptop that takes it's title too seriously !

Answer:Erratic cursor

Has the Touch pad ever been Scrached or pressed Heavily? This can Damdge the Sensor Causing the Curso to Jump on the Screen,

Do you have a USB Mouse you could use that may be lying around? If so try that if it works fine then it would be your Touch Pad being your Issue

Many Thanks,
Josh

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Question: Erratic mouse

I have a 64 bit Sony Viao tap computer.  Since upgrading to Windows 10 the mouse has acted erratically.  Solution?

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Question: ERRATIC WINDOWS

Why do my windows not open full size but in an assortment of sizes? Not a virus as I run a scan regularly. How can I make them do what I want them to do?

Answer:ERRATIC WINDOWS

Drag them out to the size you want, when you exit, close with the x, it should open full size next time.

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Question: Erratic Wifi.

Hi,
 
My new laptop, HP 15 running windows 8.1, AMD A6-5200 processor with 4 gb of RAM. My problem is that the network adapter only recognizes 1 of my 2 access points at home. And the 1 it recognizes fades in and out. I have downloaded various drivers from HP to no avail. This has been an issue since it's purchase.
 
Please help.
 
Thanks.

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Hi,
 
My new laptop, HP 15 running windows 8.1, AMD A6-5200 processor with 4 gb of RAM. My problem is that the network adapter only recognizes 1 of my 2 access points at home. And the 1 it recognizes fades in and out. I have downloaded various drivers from HP to no avail. This has been an issue since it's purchase.
 
Please help.
 
Thanks.
Correction: My laptop's adapter sometimes sees the access points but will not let me log on. Sometimes the error message says "wrong password" or just "cannot connect"

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Question: erratic touchpad..

Just recently my touchpad has been acting strange...
It does not move in the linear direction and constant speed which was normal until now...
Now I have to use the touchpad several times to move it across or up and down and the speed changes-usually slower-the there seems to be less control over its regular motion.
I have checked the settings on the Control Panel but they have remained the same.

Answer:erratic touchpad..

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rl7


Just recently my touchpad has been acting strange...
It does not move in the linear direction and constant speed which was normal until now...
Now I have to use the touchpad several times to move it across or up and down and the speed changes-usually slower-the there seems to be less control over its regular motion.
I have checked the settings on the Control Panel but they have remained the same.


Probably a driver. Pleased go into device manager>pointer devices. Make sure the driver is listed and working properly

Please go to start>search>type device manager.
Are there any "unknown devices" with yellow triangles on them?
Is you driver there , listed, and working?

If your driver is missing, or there is a yellow triangle on it, you will need to update it.

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Question: erratic mouse

I run xp and the infra red mouse on occassion jumps to a different area of the desktop, any ideas?regards,birdog

Answer:erratic mouse

1, New Batteries?2, Device Manager uninstall mouse drivers and reboot

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Question: Erratic cursor

I have a Dell laptop running on Windows XP. A week ago I started to notice erratic cursor behavior using the touch pad. It started to worsen so I began using a Logitech mouse, which seemed to help. This made me think that it could be dirt/grim under the touch pad. Today I was typing in Word and in emails and my cursor started to go wild, jumping all over the place, and now I can barely type anything. Also, using the Logitech mouse is nearly as bad as the touch pad. Any ideas if this is a virus and how it can be fixed? --Thanks.

Answer:Erratic cursor

Follow the instructions here: http://www.computerhope.com/forum/index.php/topic,46313.0.htmlGood luck.

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Question: Erratic Mouse

Mouse movement is erratic and jumpy, often times skipping to the sides of the screen in arbitrary directions. When not jumping around, the mouse moves normally and controllably.

Am using the first version of Vista.
Currently using a Logitech optical mouse.
Tested with a Dell optical mouse and a Vaio ball mouse. Both also have erratic movement.
Tried with and without a mouse pad. It made no difference.

Answer:Erratic Mouse

Hello FoSho,

This is my first post to a reply on a forum so take it easy on me :)

From what I have researched from Microsoft Support and Help site that there have been issues with optical mouses not functioning properly in Windows Vista. You can refer to the Microsoft support article at this url:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932653/en-us

They do have a hotfix for it, but you have to submit a request to Microsoft Online Customer Services to obtain the hotfix at:

http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=6294451.

Hope this helps!

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Hi, I have been having problems with the touchpad on my laptop. It seems far too oversensitve and is forever dragging things across the screen and the slightest touch selects something or closes something. It in fact is pretty unusable. I have tried updating the drivers and reinstalled the old one. I have also tried the Elan settings page and no matter what I select on there it makes no difference. For instance I turn off the tapping and dragging and dropping options yet that makes no difference. It is almost like the Elan settings are not working or are unconnected to the touchpad itself. The problem is so bad that I am having to use a plug in mouse, which works but is not what I want to do. I bought this laptop because it was so portable and the last thing I want to do is carry around a lot of other stuff. I have tried everything I know and have ran our of options. If someone could offer some advice, or there are others who are having or have had similar problems, I would love to hear from you. Thanks. 

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Question: Erratic Mouse

My mouse is behaving erratically it hi-lites everything the pointer crosses over
When the pointer crosses over a link or desk top icon it will open the link when
The pointer is near the edges of the page it grabs and the sides and won?t let go resizing the page
Just writing the curser will bounce back a word or line whilst iam typing
causing me to continue to make corrections
I have done a various scans but they haven't picked anything up

Please help this is driving me crazy

Computer Novice

Answer:Erratic Mouse

Have you tried as different mouse?
Sounds like you could have a stuck switch in this one.

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Question: Erratic mouse

Since loading Vista Enterprise, I experience an erratic mouse whilst typing.
It is all over the place and it jumps all over the text, resulting in typing wherever it goes.
This is very frustrating!!

1. I have set the mouse settings to have the mouse cursor not visible whilst typing and only appear when Ctrl is pressed.
2. I am not moving my hands over the touch pad - the mouse seems to have a mind of it's own.

is there anyway to fix this?

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I am trying to play shop purchased DVD's on my laptop and have tried Windows Media Player and Real Player. In both the audio is fine but the picture is 'jumpy'. I have Vista Home Premium, AMD Turion 64x2 TL50 dual core mobile processor 1.6Ghz, 895MB RAM, 128MB NviDia integrated graphics, 1GB DDRII 667Mhz memory, DVD Super Format Dual Layer DVD-RW Drive with Decoder. The same DVD's play fine on my older desktop running XP with less memory, processor speed etc.
Please help, going on business trip and need DVD's to get to sleep at night (I can't understand Chinese TV).
 

Answer:Erratic DVD playback

http://www.toggle.com/lv/group/view/kl36427/InterVideo_WinDVD.htm i generally run a Player I know works best. There are various freeware programs out there that can be downloaded but not all players are alike. Jazz
 

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Question: Erratic CUP Usage

Hello,

My problem began a while back, let me explain. (Note: This is a Sony VAIO Laptop I will be referring to)

First I only noticed it in movie files, where they would become choppy and lag after watching them for awhile. Then I looked in my Windows Task Manager.

For some reason, alot of different programs are starting to take alot of CPU. Normally the movie player of choice will just keep slowly rising in CPU usage until it hits 100% and freezes, but I have had other strange things happen.

For instance, my Pop-Up Stopper Companion would rise from a 04% CPU usage to a 30% CPU usage all while watching a movie file.

And these are files on my computer that I have downloaded as well as DVD's.

At this point I am beggining to believe that it is a memory leak or some other type of problem with the CPU and how its being dished out to all of my programs, because this does not affect just movie files (For some reason Audio happens to play just fine).

But it happens the same when I try to run games on this computer.

I have tried a number of things to fix this already, and I will list some of them.

1. I have run just about every virus and spyware program known to man. I own Spysweeper and I have ran Spybot, Ad-aware, RegSeeker, Bazooka, the list goes on and on.
2. I have tried using different screen resolutions on the advice of a friend, but that didn't work either.
3. Ok, here's an interesting one. I have run RegSeeker to try and help with some Registry errors, ... Read more

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Question: Slow And Erratic

Running Windows 10 with all updates. I use PCMatic for protection and Windows firewall. PC has gotten slower and occasionally freezes. Reboot usually works.
Don't know if it is associated with malware but a large number of folders (462 to be exact) were created in root directory. The folders are empty but the system will not allow me to delete them. They have a "D" attribute.
Attached are the log files requested by MajorGeeks.
 

Answer:Slow And Erratic

Rerun RogueKiller and have it remove all it found. Do the same wih ADWcleaner.

Reboot and rescan with both and attach the new log. You don't have malware, just a lot of junkware.
 

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Question: Erratic Clock

Using a ECS K7S5A mainboard for few months and suddenly the clock output has become totally erratic. Makes no difference if Computer is on or off clock will lose minutes or even the odd hour. Running Win XP Professional and wonder if anyone else has had a similar problem or any suggestions as to what to do other than change the mainboard?. Many Thanks. RDG.

Answer:Erratic Clock

Change the battery on the motherboard.

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