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Mouse cursor behaves erratic

Question: Mouse cursor behaves erratic

System:Lenovo 3000 N200 0769-A77Windows XP Service Pack 3Drivers are from Lenovo, and all up to date.Problem:Mouse cursor is behaving erratic at some point. For example, in Graphic Properties -> Information -> Support window there is a couple of links. When I hover my mouse over those links, cursor just "jumps". In fact, it is very hard to click on one link. Also, in CATIA (CAD\CAM\CAE software) when I hover my mouse over some icons on a toolbar it also "jumps". It is very hard to click on any of icons. In normal usage (other then those two windows\programs mentioned above) cursor is normal, for now...Also, when I boot to Safe Mode the cursor is normal. After some time I realized that my graphics card driver is causing these anomalities. The mouse cursor is behaving normal when I uninstall graphics card driver.I am using Intel x3100.Can someone please help me to get rid of this annoying problem.

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Let me ask a question from another point of view...Can anyone, please, who has same hardware post a message and write if he is experiencing the same problems. If not, what operating system are you using and what drivers.Also, I want to add one more problem. When I go to Graphics Properties -> Display Settings -> Power Settings, all controls on the window are disabled. So, I must be on a battery if I want to change something. The problem is that I AM ON A BATTERY!So, once again, please, someone post a message and tell me if you are experiencing the problems mentioned above and if not, what operating system, which service pack (if one) and what drivers.Thanks in advance.

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Hello,

Thank you in advance for your help. Here is my trouble: for quite some time now my cursor behaves strangely, mostly at interactive websites (such as games, Neopets, some shopping forms, etc.) I have a problem guiding it to the exact spot; it sort of "jumps" all over the screen in a jerky fashion. This has been happening with two different mice. At first I thought my computer had been hacked but I don't see any other typical symptoms, and the problem occurs only with interactive pages. Any ideas, please?

Kaisertreu
 

Answer:My mouse/cursor behaves strangely (on occasion)

Click on this page to see if you can find any help there,it cant be something as simple as a dirty mouse since it only happens on certain sites

http://malektips.com/xpwmo0006.html
 

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Hello!

Ok....Windows 7 Ultimate....mouse cursor goes where it wants to when started normally.

I have tried everything from several different mice (meeces!) including one with an old trackball and ones that are either wired or wireless.

Sometimes if I just leave it alone for a bit it will come back to normal for a brief period of time but then will start malfunctioning again.

It almost seems like it is actually a physical problem as sometimes I can tip my old d620 and the cursor will slide back down into the screen. Also, SOMETIMES when I touch the bottom right of the screen the cursor works properly for a few seconds....same with the area directly under where your left hand would rest.....but these are VERY temporary fixes to what is a long term and frustrating issue.

No virus comes up during a check so................please help

Answer:Erratic Mouse Cursor

Are you in the habit of using the computer with music in the background?
Does the mouse behave if you turn the music off?
If so, turn off any 'Alternative input' methods or Speech recognition options in

Control Panel > All Control Panel Items >Speech recognition
or
Control Panel > Appearance & Personalisation > Ease of Access Center

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I am having major problems with the mouse.

The cursor's movement is erratic when using the mouse and it is almost impossible to get it to move where it needs to go. It appears as if the mouse and cursor are fighting eash other. The cursor mainly wants to go on to the left ahnd side of the screen which makes it difficult to do almost anything .

I am running XP and have tried a number of different mice - including P/S 2 and USB. I have reformatted the hard drive - rather drastic I know but wasn't sure it was an XP problem. I have run virus scans with Kaspersky 7.0 - and found nothing.

This is making the computer almost unusable so I would welocme any suggestions.

Thanks in hope

Lostockkid
 

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I am having major problems with the mouse.

The cursor's movement is erratic when using the mouse and it is almost impossible to get it to move where it needs to go. It appears as if the mouse and cursor are fighting eash other. The cursor mainly wants to go on to the left ahnd side of the screen which makes it difficult to do almost anything .

I am running XP and have tried a number of different mice - including P/S 2 and USB. I have reformatted the hard drive - rather drastic I know but wasn't sure it was an XP problem. I have run virus scans with Kaspersky 7.0 - and found nothing.

This is making the computer almost unusable so I would welocme any suggestion
 

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I currently have a dual boot setup with Windows 7 Pro 64 and XUbuntu 64 bit XFCE desktop. On random occasions, the mouse pointer will begin to float and or will not stay positioned on the spot selected.  This occurs with or without an external mouse attached.  The track pointer will not control the mouse and neither the left nor right keys just below the keyboard function.  The drifting will stop sometimes when the center key at the bottom of the keyboard is pressed. The touchpad and its keys seem to work correctly.  I have turned off both of these in the BIOS and have not had any problems.  It seems to me that the problem may be with the keyboard. Any body have any experience with this sort of problem?  

Answer:How can I correct Unstable, erratic mouse cursor movement

Hi
 
Thanks for your post
 
To  help you further on this issue please share more details
 
1. erratic mouse cursor movement  is happening  in win 7 or ubuntu
2.  please share the touchpad driver version   &  bios version
 
Cheers!!!

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I've been tasked with resolving an issue that an IT department has been diagnosing at a customer location for several weeks now to no avail. Since this has been an on-going issue for so long, I will try to include everything I'm aware of. If I leave things out I'll add them as they come to me. The issue seems to be isolated to this single environment as we have near identical configurations, including hardware & software, in several locations (120~) across the US. As seen in the video (linked below) this issue occurs even before logging into the OS, so it seems to be service level?

I have remote access via LogMeIn to the server at this location, then I use VNC to connect to the workstation. This happens sporadically, and we're unable to replicate it at-will.

Here is a video I recorded with my iPhone; http://files.snapfizzle.com/vid/erratic-mouse.mov
7z @ http://files.snapfizzle.com/vid/erratic-mouse.7z ( www.7-zip.org)

This computer is a Dell Optiplex 745 and serves as a POS station for our proprietary POS software.

Hardware we've replaced thus far;
-Computer (mini-tower)
-ELO touchscreen
-USB keyboard & mouse (also tried PS/2)
-Peripherals; receipt printer & cable (parallel), RS-232 IR dongle, USB magnetic card reader

Software solutions attempted;
-Disable mouse in DevMan (device manager)
-Unplug mouse & keyboard (ran without for a week)
-Disable touchscreen driver in DevMan
-Uninstall ELO touchscreen driver (ran without for a week)
-Refl... Read more

Answer:Dell 745 + WinXPSP3 Erratic Cursor/Mouse, not hardware??

Match the Hosts files with other computers on the network at the same location. Any interesting sites, should be removed from the Hosts file and saved. Your video links that you posted don't work. What other hardware or software differences are there in other machines on the network? Try and match them to one another. To find out what could be causing it.

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I've been tasked with resolving an issue that an IT department has been diagnosing at a customer location for several weeks now to no avail. Since this has been an on-going issue for so long, I will try to include everything I'm aware of. If I leave things out I'll add them as they come to me. The issue seems to be isolated to this single environment as we have near identical configurations, including hardware & software, in several locations (120~) across the US. As seen in the video (linked below) this issue occurs even before logging into the OS, so it seems to be service level?

I have remote access via LogMeIn to the server at this location, then I use VNC to connect to the workstation. This happens sporadically, and we're unable to replicate it at-will.

Here is a video I recorded with my iPhone; http://files.snapfizzle.com/vid/erratic-cursor.mov
7z @ http://files.snapfizzle.com/vid/erratic-cursor.7z (www.7-zip.org)

This computer is a Dell Optiplex 745 and serves as a POS station for our proprietary POS software.

Hardware we've replaced thus far;
-Computer (mini-tower)
-ELO touchscreen
-USB keyboard & mouse (also tried PS/2)
-Peripherals; receipt printer & cable (parallel), RS-232 IR dongle, USB magnetic card reader

Software solutions attempted;
-Disable mouse in DevMan (device manager)
-Unplug mouse & keyboard (ran without for a week)
-Disable touchscreen driver in DevMan
-Uninstall ELO touchscreen driver (ran without for a ... Read more

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I've been tasked with resolving an issue that an IT department has been diagnosing at a customer location for several weeks now to no avail. Since this has been an on-going issue for so long, I will try to include everything I'm aware of. If I leave things out I'll add them as they come to me. The issue seems to be isolated to this single environment as we have near identical configurations, including hardware & software, in several locations (120~) across the US. As seen in the video (linked below) this issue occurs even before logging into the OS, so it seems to be service level?I have remote access via LogMeIn to the server at this location, then I use VNC to connect to the workstation. This happens sporadically, and we're unable to replicate it at-will.Here is a video I recorded with my iPhone; http://files.snapfizzle.com/vid/erratic-cursor.mov7z @ http://files.snapfizzle.com/vid/erratic-cursor.7z (www.7-zip.org)This computer is a Dell Optiplex 745 and serves as a POS station for our proprietary POS software.Hardware we've replaced thus far;-Computer (mini-tower)-ELO touchscreen-USB keyboard & mouse (also tried PS/2)-Peripherals; receipt printer & cable (parallel), RS-232 IR dongle, USB magnetic card readerSoftware solutions attempted;-Disable mouse in DevMan (device manager)-Unplug mouse & keyboard (ran without for a week)-Disable touchscreen driver in DevMan-Uninstall ELO touchscreen driver (ran without for a week)-Reflash current Del... Read more

Answer:Dell 745 + WinXPSP3 Erratic Cursor/Mouse, not hardware??

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I just rebuilt a R40 for a friend using an XP Professional SP3 CD.Once I had XP installed and the security updates loaded I installed the Lenovo System Update and got the drivers installed through that method.  It installed the current version of the UltraNav driver V14.0.18.0, but something screwy is going on. Sometimes during boot up the cursor will start hopping horizontally to the right edge of the screen.Trying to "force" it back doesn't work well as it keeps trying to "hop" off the right side of the screen.Also the UltraNav icon does not always show up on the taskbar even though I have it turned on. It does this (but not all of the time) either with or without a USB mouse installed. Just now it was behaving properly and I was using the USB mouse to change settings within the UltraNav control panel. I changed one of the settings and the cursor went into "stupid" mode right away and hopped off the right side of the screen. I now have it set so that the touchpad IS enabled and the trackpoint is DISabled.If I check the box to enable the trackpont the cursor immediately starts to hop off the right side of the screen and can not be controlled. I have to use the keyboard to turn off the trackpoint function and regain cursor control. Have I got bad hardware here or .... driver issues....Again the cursor "hops" off the screen in about 1/2" increments and is not drifting "smoothly" off-screen.... Thanks for any help!Jim 

Answer:cursor / mouse hops horizontally across screen to the right - erratic w/ trackpoint enabled

Hi Jim,I suggest downloading and booting from a Live CD of any linux distro, if the curser also hops in linux then it definitely would be hardware issue.I also recommend running lenovo PC Doctor's diagnostic test on the keyboard.Hope it helps.





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Hallo!I was glad with my Lenovo G460... until the volume started to behave erratically.All of a sudden the volume goes up and down, without any interaction from my side, as if the touch pad volume controls were pressed. That makes both visuals and audio annoying (the volume leds blink). Has anybody experienced something similar? Service Control is anly an answering machine... It's urgent! NL

Answer:Lenovo G460: Volume behaves erratic

http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Y-U-B-and-Z-series/U330-Mute-Unmute-continuous-loop/m-p/56164#M3...

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I've run the trial version of MS Office 2007 for a month now. Today Powerpoint is doing something strange when I insert special characters such as a Euro charachter, €, or a Spanish accent on a letter, á.

What occurs is that Powerpoint doesn't move the cursor to after the character and it cuts the space before and after the character so it sticks too close to the character before and after. Basically it bunches up the special character with the before and after characters, and then positions itself in front of the special charachter I just wrote. Then I need to add space before and after the special character I wrote to make it give space around the character.

Any ideas???
 

Answer:Office 2007, Powerpoint, cursor behaves bizarre with special characters

I'd have a go at reinstalling it again!
With Office, when you reinsert the original CD, one of the options is usually "repair/modify" the installation.
You can't do any harm with this method.
If no luck you might be best to uninstall Powerpoint and the do a full reinstall again.
 

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I have a dell inspiron 620 and for some reason recently my mouse has been acting up. I've tried the mouse on a different computer and it works fine. I've swapped it out with 3 other ones. They all acted the same way. It's not the OS either as it's happening on both Ubuntu and Windows 7. The USB ports work fine with all other hardware so I'm stumped as to what could be causing this. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Mouse behaves erratically and then stops working.

try reinstalling the drivers. it sounds like a driver issue
 

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Hi guys, I've recently bought a new PC runs Win7 64bit HomePremium and a new mouse with it. Two click-buttons of this mouse work correctly but the scroll wheel doesn't. For example, when I browse a web page or reading documents, if I scroll up, the page scrolls down or not moving. It happens the same when I scroll down. So plz tell me what I can do to fix this prob?
P/s:
- I have scanned all drives throughly by avast AV.
- This is my whole new mouse, it is PS/2 Genius Scroll 120. I tried to attach my buddy's mouse, the scroll worked correctly in a few days, then the prob came again.
- The mouse's driver is the latest.
Thx a lot for your help !!
 

Answer:Solved: Mouse Scroll behaves strangely

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I'm using 2 of it on 2 pc's and it behaves crazy and drives me nuts. Web pages and Windows Explorer mostly scrolls up and down like crazy driving me nuts.
Using a Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 doesn't give me those problems.
Anyone knowing a fix or something for this so I don't have to throw them out of the window?

Answer:Logitech Performance MX mouse behaves crazy

Wireless mouse starts to misbehave when the battery goes down. Then next thing you can do is to install updated drivers. If this happens in more than one PC then it might be something wrong with device itself it's best to send for RMA.

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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 Cursor

Hi,

I have a Dell Studio, since I bought I have had problems with the cursor being erratic. Dell has not been able to pinpoint the problem. My Hard drive crashed and when they replaced it and at the same time replaced the touch pad, everything worked fine until I restored the old files to the new hard drive. I do not know if it is a file or what but have run antivirus software and nothing comes up. Please advise.

Lurdez

Answer:Erratic Cursor

hello, what operating system is this? XP,Vista???

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hi, i use windows 7 and just lately my curser keeps going awol. for some reason the cursor jumps to the top left or right of my screen and multiple tabs open in my browser, ie earlier today, 197 tabs opened in mozilla firefox. is this a problem with settings, mozilla or my mouse? i recently bought a new mouse as i thought it was at fault, but the problem persists! any ideas? please make replies as simple as possible! thankyou!

Answer:erratic cursor

What security, antivirus, spyware, malware programs, firwall etc do you have? It sounds like you got infected (probably by visiting an infected webpage sometime)
do you also get any popup messages - say from a fake security program or similar warnings, stuff like that?

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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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All of a sudden, the cursor is acting erratically, jumping all over the screen, shaking the screen, enlarging the screen. No external mouse installed, not accidentially touching the touch pad, just sitting here watching the erratic behavior. Getting worse by the hour. Have read that it could be driver updates conflicting, could be electro magntic issue.  Any ideas? Laptop can't be used now.

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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
 

Answer:Cursor Erratic !

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I have a Windows 7 multi-touch device and every time i touch the screen i get a mouse graphic. Its really annoying
because it has a tendency to get in the way when i am tapping around with my fingers on the screen. can i remove and have only cursor arrow without mouse. i know there is a option but i need only cursor arrow. is it possible with any registry edit option.

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Troubleshooting a fairly new HP laptop. Had been infected with a virus. Cleaned it all up but was experiencing erratic mouse behavior. The customer claimed the behavior started when he got hit with infection. While the pointer itself moves fine the left and right mouse buttons intermittently act like they are being held down causing the pointer to drag and highlight everything in site. At other times the buttons do nothing at all. At other times the left mouse button triggers a rightclick menu. And at other moments all mouse control is fine. This occurs equally on the touchpad or when using an external USB mouse. I tried disabling the touchpad completely but the problem still occurs when using the external mouse. I tried updating the sypatics touchpad driver but that made no difference either. I finally resorted to wiping and completely reinstalling windows but the problem still persists. For the hell of it I then updated the BIOS firmware but that made no difference either. All keyboard function work fine so I have been having to resort to using the arrow keys and alt tab and such to navigate around. I ran a Passmark Burn in Test and everything passed. 
 
A couple of additional points. I ran the Hirens Boot CD which is similar to the Ultimate Boot CD. I then booted into the Mini Windows XP and the same erratic mouse behavior occured so this is clearly not an operating system issue. Also when I wiped and reloaded Windows I used the HP Recovery partition and ran thei... Read more

Answer:Erratic mouse behavior with external mouse or touchpad on HP laptop

Try a different mouse?
 
Uninstall, then replace...mouse/touchpad drivers?
 
Louis

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My wife purchased a laptop that came with Win 10 preinstalled. The problem is that the cursor jumps all over the page. This happens when typing in any software whether it's Word, Outlook, or Photoshop and on occasions will shut down the software. I have turned down the sensitivity of the touch pad just in case her fingers accidentally hits the touch pad and she has been careful not to touch the pad but still the cursor jumps around.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8101 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 477048 MB, Free - 390436 MB; D: Total - 10131 MB, Free - 1276 MB; H: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 245768 MB; I: Total - 1907057 MB, Free - 1659025 MB;
Motherboard: HP, 804E
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled
 

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My wife purchased a HP laptop that came with Win 10 preinstalled. The problem is that the cursor jumps all over the page. This happens when typing in any software whether it's Word, Outlook, or Photoshop and on occasions will shut down the software. I have turned down the sensitivity of the touch pad just in case her fingers accidentally hits the touch pad and she has been careful not to touch the pad but still the cursor jumps around. This problem problem seems to be getting worse. Looking for a solution.Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bitProcessor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6500U CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3Processor Count: 4RAM: 8101 MbGraphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 520, 1024 MbHard Drives: C: Total - 477048 MB, Free - 390436 MB; D: Total - 10131 MB, Free - 1276 MB; H: Total - 953867 MB, Free - 245768 MB; I: Total - 1907057 MB, Free - 1659025 MB;Motherboard: HP, 804EAntivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled

Answer:erratic cursor movement

Hi, Kindly update the synaptics via hp.com/support. After updating the synaptics update the BIOS. Everything should work fine. Cheers!




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I'm hoping somebody can help me out on this one. I have a model 36984SU Helix with the keyboard attached. Whenever the device is plugged into another monitor and then the laptop is closed, the cursor has a tendancy to start behaving erratically (jumping around on the screen in what I would describe as jolts). I have not seen this behaviour when the laptop is left open. I have, however, seen this behaviour both with the laptop connected to dual monitors via a docking station, or connected to a single monitor via the mini display to VGA. There is a bluetooth mouse installed, however it is turned off and rarely used. When the laptop is closed a USB mouse is used. Regardless of whether the USB mouse is plugged into a docking station or directly into the Helix, there are still issues. I've run through all the driver updates that I can think of, including Synaptics drivers both directly from the Synaptcis website and from the Lenovo website. I've also installed the mouse software here http://support.lenovo.com/en/documents/pd005570. I also tried thoroughly cleaning both the screen and the trackpad to no avail. It's especially frustrating given how intermittant the issue is, and how I don't have a method to reproduce the issue which I can use to verify that a fix was effective. I completely disabled the trackpad and the issue stopped occurring, but that wasn't a good enough solution as the trackpad needs to be used at times. One of the driver updates se... Read more

Answer:Erratic cursor behaviour

I actually just thought to update the BIOS, hopefully that will do the trick, but I might not know for certain for another week or 2 given the intermittance of this issue.

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need some advice
I was given a Toshiba Sattelite laptop 1765
It was originally equipped with windows 98
Somebody installed XP---the cursor or pointer is very erratic---sometimes its locked and will not respond and i need to reboot numerous times to unlock it---sometimes it pulls hard to the end of the screen and is very hard to control

I reinstalled xp from my Dell disk and still not working right, although right after install i only had an aol 8.0 disk which i installed and cursor was fine until i upgraded to 9.0 security and it again got erratic

I am in the process now of reformatting and reinstalling XP and i will try it again with just aol 8.0

Has anyone any comments??

appreciate it
 

Answer:cursor or pointer erratic

PS---I have tried it in safe mode and still the same response after reinstalling XP for the second time----the mouse i am using is the one on the Toshiba key board---is there an update available for an internal mouse??
 

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Cursor clicks the x and file buttons, moves my tool bar. All kinds of stuff. It also freezes and I have to restart my computer. It does it when I am in the middle of using my touch pad and when I use a USB mouse. I have tried turning the touch pad off and using just a usb mouse. I can not play any games. It just jumps everywhere. It also clicks my start button. I am using a laptop. I have tried virus scan, malware scan, spyware scan....everything scan.... I tried rolling back the drivers. Can you help?

Answer:Crazy erratic cursor

Try Trend Micro Housecall they will scan your computer on line with multiple scanners.
Have you used any speed up type programs as they can cause the mouse to stutter and flicker.
set a restore point then go to device manager and expand the properties box of mice and other pointing devices and uninstall the driver.
Exit and restart your computer
Windows will look for the driver.
Update it after and restart.
If that fails you will have your restore point to return to.

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Using Windows XP on Dell computer, 512 mb RAM.  With no programs running I can occaisionally hear what I think is the hard drive "bogging down" (clicking noises also).  In Task Manager, there appears a sharp spike in performance, and up to 100% of CPU is used briefly.  The spike is so sharp it's hard to tell what process might be doing this as I can't get the processes tab on the TM open fast enough.  Even if I figured out a likely process, what would the next step be?  When it happens, and sometimes at other times, the cursor jumps to another part of the screen.  It may jump several times in one occurence.  Anyone have an idea what's going on?  This happened with old Intellimouse, andwith new Microsoft optical mouse as well.  Both appeared to be in clean condition.

Answer:Jumpy, erratic cursor

FredW......I had a situation a while ago where the mouse pointer  was acting like it had a mind of its own ..........If I had say word open and was doing nothing it would stutter across the page or up the page for no apparent reason ......Finally I bought a new mouse ......Uninstalled the old one and reinstalled the new one and problem seems to be solved .The other thing is ...regularly scan for spyware , adware etc ...........hope this helps you dl65  

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On my wife's Sony laptop, while she types into Outlook the cursor sometimes suddenly jumps to another location in the email. I'm assuming its a software issue. Any suggestions?

Answer:Erratic cursor movement

It could also be a light issue.What type of mouse is your wife using?If it is an Optical mouse (red light at bottom), then check to see if there is a table lamp near the mouse.Sometimes the light fall on the mouse in just a certain angle, and it triggers the mouse tracking. Then you get the cursor jumping around effect.If you do not use a mouse with the laptop, then some of your keys might get stuck.(Probably Tab and/or Shift.)Press those keys a couple of times (separately and simultaneously) and see if the jumping stops.If this doesn't help, it may very well be a software issue.In that case, I suggest that a computer technician take a look.

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Within the last 7-10 days I have been experiencing cursor movement without touching the mouse. It seems that it's becoming more and more extreme--traveling all over the screen at will.

My computer is a DELL Inspiron 8600 notebook running XP Pro. The mouse is a Logitech Optical mouse with cord (2 button mouse with scroll wheel). I have used the mouse for over one year and never before encountered the problems I am seeing with it now. One solution that I was told about was to go to "Run" and type "Control Mouse" and click "Pointer Options" and uncheck "Enhance Pointer precision" under "Motion." However, this action had no bearing on the problem whatever.

This comes at the most inconvenient time with an intense workload for the coming two weeks which requires much use of the computer. (I am sure many of you can identify with this kind of dilemma). Even now the cursor (without touching the mouse) is going nuts!

Any assistance that could be provided would be most gratefully appreciated.

Answer:Erratic cursor behavior

A good day to you, Littleones


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Originally Posted by littleones


Within the last 7-10 days I have been experiencing cursor movement without touching the mouse. It seems that it's becoming more and more extreme--traveling all over the screen at will.

My computer is a DELL Inspiron 8600 notebook running XP Pro. The mouse is a Logitech Optical mouse with cord (2 button mouse with scroll wheel). I have used the mouse for over one year and never before encountered the problems I am seeing with it now. One solution that I was told about was to go to "Run" and type "Control Mouse" and click "Pointer Options" and uncheck "Enhance Pointer precision" under "Motion." However, this action had no bearing on the problem whatever.

This comes at the most inconvenient time with an intense workload for the coming two weeks which requires much use of the computer. (I am sure many of you can identify with this kind of dilemma). Even now the cursor (without touching the mouse) is going nuts!

Any assistance that could be provided would be most gratefully appreciated.




I had that with a previous laptop too, the only way to solve that was to turn off the internal pointing device (touchpad). Perhaps (and if possible on a Dell laptop) this may help you too...

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The cursed cursor has a mind of it's own at times and at any time will jump back several words and if I am not looking at the screen, I get a garbled letter which sometimes I am unable to undo. This problem is not confined to Word Pad but occurs on all the typing progs. The kit is a Gateway Solo 2000 laptop with Win 98. This message is from a very well loved old faithful machine that knows how to behave! Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Foto.

Answer:Problem with erratic cursor

Presumably the PC has a 'touchpad' for driving the mouse pointer around the screen, and am I right in thinking you use a standard mouse?Sometimes the two just don't like living together, so disable the touchpad or the mouse whichever you prefer.The problem could also be that as you type on the keyboard, your thumbs or wrists are perilously close to the surface of the touchpad, and is moving the pointer around. These touchpads sometimes don't need to be touched at all. I think it is possible to reduce the sensitivity of it.

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here is my custom cursor that sometimes seem to react like its sticking to the page. what causes this to happen? most of the time, it glides along the screen without sticking.. right now, the only program that is running at full capacity is defender scanning comp.

Answer:Erratic cursor behavior

^Revert back to the default cursor and check whether the same problem appears.

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it's impossible to use the touchoad since cursor disappear after short time, sometimes "stuck" in right upper corner, flashing like it's gone crazy or out of sync and then you cant open new apps since its closing automatically - weird weird behavior of the cursor touchpad!!!!!. Does not recall such issues on win 8,1 (before upgrade to 10). I tried tons of changing config touchpad settings - nothing really helps. It seems there is some big issue here that needs to be resolved by HP. I really tried all settings / old drivers and all that stuff...nothing helps.

Answer:Erratic cursor on touchpad

Jus to make clear - im with latest updates from microsoft and from hp support assistant.

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When typing into a WORD document, my cursor will frequently jump to another portion of the document without warning, so I may type for a few seconds before noticing that I'm screwing up my doc. Hardware or software problem? Any idea on how to fix it? Updates of some sort or complete reinstall of OFFICE (which I don't want to do).

Answer:Erratic cursor movement in MS Word

Best I can think of is a defective mouse, perhaps a faulty keyboard.MIKEhttp://www.skeptic.com/

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Posted in wrong forum. Reposted in system performance.

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hello all,
I need some advice regarding my laptop Inspiron 15R 5520. Erratic movement appears after few minutes of reboot. I read some of the suggestions from the community posts regarding virus, so I have done the following tests:
1- run window defender (passed)
2- system assist diagnostic test (passed)
3- disabled touchpad and disconnected USB mouse - problem still presists
4- Reinstalled and reformatted operating system. - problem still presists
5- window is up-to-date
Attached video is how the erratic moves (no.3 is disable).Please kindly assist me in solving this issue. Your assistance is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

Thanks and kind regards,
Seprienna

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I've been plagued with erratic cursor movements while typing. The cursor jumps to a new place and typing continues there, or it will jump someplace totally outside the area. I had been using a Logitech laser mouse, then tried a brand new Logitech wireless model, and then a new Microsoft standard model - same problem with each one. It's driving me mad! In addition, the cursor will start jumping around on its own, sometimes resulting in a portion of the screen fonts being highlighted. It occurs in all apps. I'm using Win7 Pro. I hope you can help me. Thanks!

Bridgebum
 

Answer:Solved: Erratic cursor movements

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Howdy,
Just bought a 'G20-110' and I am experiencing problems when typing. I'll be happily typing away and then all of a sudden the cursor flys off somewhere and characters get deleted?????????....anyone else experiencing this problem or have any idea why this would be happening???

Answer:G20-110: Cursor flys off - Erratic Keys?

Press Fn+F9 to disable the touchpad while you're typing.
Later,

Alcahest

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I bought a 13" Dell XPS 9360 2 months ago and my cursor is erratic . It jumps from one line to another. Sometimes when I am typing. I did call tech support and they downloaded all the latest firmware. But I still have an erratic cursor.
I read the post from Dell that said that the laptop has no erratic cursor problem. I'm not sure what information Dell bases that on, but not everyone posts their PC problems on the internet. 

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My cursor on Toshiba laptop (Windows 7) is very erratic when I type. It would jump all aver the place - sometimes to the begining of sentence but most of the time anywhere inside already typed text. I am using Logitech wireless mouse, but have the same problem if i use touchpad. How to can I stabilize it?
 

Answer:Solved: Erratic cursor, Winows 7

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Greetings, For the last 6 months, I've noticed that my cursor would not react to my directions, and wanted to pull up to the top right hand corner of the screen. Simultaneously the screen would flicker a bit, and when I would try to move the cursor to shutdown the computer, the desktop icons would also flicker when the cursor would roll over them.  This would occur randomly after my laptop would be on for about an hour or within the first 20 minutes of being turned on. The only way to get it to stop would be to hold the power button down until the laptop shut itself off.  I would turn it back on and all would be okay.  And this erratic behavior would only happen about a third of the time that I use it.  From 6 months ago, it seems to be happening more frequently.  I know that if I could conduct a system restore  procedure to an earlier time, it might solve the issue? Problem there is my restore only goes back to three months ago.   The other problem is I purchased this computer with a Windows 7 OS.  I then switched to a Windows 10 OS when it became available to the public.  I unfortunately never backed up my laptop after I switched to Windows 10.   As well, I deleted a few programs from my start up list hoping that it would help with a faster start up. My mistake was not noting what programs they were. So, my gues... Read more

Answer:Erratic behavior of cursor and screen.

Hi, Before performing any other recovery thingy. Try to check if you have the right drivers for your computer. Erratic mouse behaviour is fixed most of the time by going to hp support and download the driver for your mouse. I believe its synaptics. If that didnt fix the problem then update the BIOS version of your computer. Regards





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i have an aspire one nav450.  the cursor jumps around when i'm typing so that i get gibberish.

Answer:aspire one nav450 erratic cursor

The keyboard ribbon cable connector to the mainboard probably needs to be re-seated a few times to clean its contacts. Google "how to replace acer aspire one keyboard" with the quotes to see a video on how to lift the keyboard and reseat this connector. Jack E/NJ

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I have recently encountered a problem with my wife's Yoga 2 Pro touchpad.  It's running Windows 10 (all updates downloaded and installed) and the latest Synaptics drivers.  After updating the drivers everything seemed fine.   This past weekend I was watching my wife try to use the touchpad and it was jumping around when her finger (one or more) was simply resting on the touchpad.  I tried it myself, same behavior. Did some research and tried updating the Lenovo energy management app and then reinstalled the updated drivers.  Didn't help. Thinking that perhaps charging had something to do with it, I unplugged the ac adapter and voila, no jumpy cursor.  Plugged it back in and it started jumping around again. Anyone else encounter this?  Any solution found? Thanks in advance! JP

Answer:Yoga 2 Pro erratic cursor when plugged in

Did you ever figure out the solution to this issue?

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i have a dell laptop and all of a sudden my cursor started acting erratically to the point where i cant do anything. please help!!!!

Answer:Dell Latitude erratic cursor!!

Are you using a mouse or a touchpad?

What laptop is it?

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Hi again Guys,
My Wife’s Laptop, a Toshiba NB205, has developed an annoying problem. She is running Windows XP (Home Edition) SP3.
The problem is on Start Up or Re-boot. The PC no longer immediately starts automatically but the ‘TOSHIBA Leading Innovation’ legend appears, along with the notation:

Press (F2) for SETUP, Press (F12) for boot device selection menu.

I have found that by then pressing ‘ENTER’ it continues to boot normally. Further, if I wait about 10 minutes it will boot automatically anyway.
However, when the ‘log-on’ page appears, the cursor is rapidly flashing or blinking and the keypad does not function.
I have further found that, by pressing ‘ESC’ the cursor stops its erratic behaviour and I can then continue, although the problem re-appears quite often whilst the PC is being used.
I have run ‘SpyBot’ and performed a ‘Boot Time Scan’ with no negative results. I have also re-booted using ‘Last known good configuration’ and also gone into ‘F9’ and selected ‘Load Set Up defaults.’
Any ideas what can be causing this anomaly, please?
 

Answer:Start Up Problems - Erratic Cursor

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the cursor jumps to different locations on the page while I am typing. It sometimes highlights whole sections which are deleted as soon as I type the next letter. I have to constantly watch what I am typing. It has been doing this since I bought it. Getting worse recently.

Answer:jumping cursor erratic behavior in Vista

If this is a laptop, make sure your hands aren't near the touchpad while typing. This is common for some people.

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My cursor jumps all over the p;age. It is not my heavy typing hand. Things I have tried to no avail as follows:


I have tried 'touchFreeze' that disables the the touch pad no help,

I tried- run - control mouse - options - clear enhanced pointer precision - no help.

toshiba suggested reinstalling word starter- any suggestion?s

Answer:erratic cursor pointer word starter

does the problem occur only in Word or in general on your computer?

Do you have a mouse connected to your laptop and if yes, is it turned on? It might be caused directly by your mouse (i.e. defected laser - quirky surface).

If not mouse is present, can you normally use the touchpad at all times otherwise? Does your laptop (along with the touchpad) become too hot? You can disable the touchpad on any laptop without the need for third-party software. Just go to your Mouse settings from your Windows Control Panel.

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Hi first post

I have recently taken delivery of Sat L450, as part of home access for our 11year daughter.

My problem is that while typing either on or off line the cursor is erratic.
It can jump into any other line and if you don't watch it constantly, it will screw up what you have typed.

I just completed a search for drivers and noticed there are two types of topuchpad drivers, so unsure if this would solve the problem or which one. (while typing this post the cursor has jumped back to previous lines 5 times)

Answer:Satellite L450D: erratic cursor while typing

Hi

Please disable the touchpad while typing using the FN + F9 key combination.
I had the same issue some years ago and didn?t notice that I touched the touchpad surface accidentally while typing!

I disabled touchpad and it was the solution?

Greets

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My cursor seems to freeze when the notebook is on for a while (heat?) and then suddenly works again after days and days of being frozen. Have reinstalled drivers (worked for 24 hours), sent to Toshiba last week who reinstalled everything and it worked again for only 24 hours, has been stuck for days and now suddenly worked after the whole screen froze and it would not respond to the keyboard either so I had to turn off at on/off button but I have done this before and it didnt work before - NO RHYME OR REASON. This is a very new machine. WHAT CAN I DO? It's driving me mental.

Answer:Equium M40 - Usually Frozen Cursor - Touchpad very erratic

Hi richie

It?s not easy to say what exactly the problem is. Maybe your unit goes to hot?
It is also very important that notebook should be clear of any objects that can cover the air vents. There should be place around the unit so it cans "breath". Sometimes can help BIOS update. You can change also the processor performance and cooling method of the unit in the Toshiba power saver utility.
Maybe it helps.

Best regards

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I recently purchased an HP envy laptop (model m6 n-012dx) and the cursor on my screen will intermitently become erratic, very jumpy. It will start moving all over the screen, or jitter back and forth, and even minimize pages or open pages and links beyond my control. This happens even with my fingers off of the touchpad, so I know it is not a sensitivity issue. When I do attempt to take control of the crazy cursor it is pretty much inresponsive to my attempts.  Basically the cursor becomes possessed. This happens intermittently though (and when it occurs it lasts at least a couple minutes at a time), so I haven't been able to pin-point what triggers this behavior. My touchpad driver is up to date and all of my other drivers are up to date, so I know it's not an issue there. Oh, and I'm using Windows 8.1. A temporary solution I have noticed is that by doing a hard reset it fixes the problem until the next occurrence. But I don't want to have to keep going to this solution, considering this happens pretty much daily at some point or another. Any ideas/suggestions out there? Am I alone in this issue? It is very annoying. Cursing at the cursor. I would be very appreciative of any advice.  Also, a side note: I am living in Guatemala for most of the rest of this year (this is where I am right now) and so returning the laptop to Bestbuy isn't really an option. That would have been my big solution. Thank you in advance! &nbs... Read more

Answer:m6 envy erratic/jumpy/crazy cursor

Hi Jefferson5436, Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have read your thread on the HP ENVY m6 Notebook and the TouchPad jerking while you are trying to use it. Here is a link to troubleshoot the Touchpad. if you will go to the section on Adjusting TouchPad  sensitivities it should help resolve the issue. Please let me know. Thanks. 





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Been trying to install AOL - still having problems.

First thing that pops up when starting laptop is that it can't find a definitions page...go to Program Options and download definitions page. I've no idea what or where this is.

Second, this morning when trying to work in Word, the cursor jumps all over the place...had to go to my PC to write a letter instead.

I've a Compaq laptop, Microsoft Vista.

Answer:Erratic Cursor and How to find Program Options Definition Page

hi for the cursor try going to start control panel and in classic view mouse go to pointer options and click on enhance pointer precision

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Typing e-mails in Outlook 2003, erratic cursor movements While composing e-mails in Outlook 2003, I have started getting erratic cursor movements while typing. This makes typing very difficult, frustrating and time consuming. Can anyone suggest a fix?

Answer:Erratic cursor movement while typing e-mails in Outlook 2003

Try typing with the mouse disconnected. If erratic cursor movement stops, it's probably a faulty mouse so get a new one.

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Hi,
I am at my wits end. Everytime I use Microsoft Word, the cursor jumps around and acts very erratically. I thought this might be due to this being the first year for this new model of Word. However, with the last year model, 2015, it did the same thing. It's
not because of the computer because I used a different computer than the I have now and the same thing happens. Right now, I'm using a Dell and the last computer was an HP. Similar instances occur each time.

I start using the application and then, Bam, there goes the cursor, moving about like it has a mind of it's own. I addressed the situation with Dell and they told me to contact you guys because it seems like a software problem.
So, what can I do? I thought about reloading Windows 8.1 and then re-load the Word 2016 and see if that works. I also thought that maybe I need to clean something. Right now, I'm at my wits end.
What's up?

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I have a Toshiba Satellite Pro A300 running Vista Business and my Synaptic Touch pad cursor has started to become erratic and cannot be controlled normally.

It is difficult to move and it will open programs and internet etc . This happens every time mains power is connected but operates normally on battery power. I have run Malwarebytes and AVG 8 scans but they come up with no problems. I restarted in Safe Mode (after a forced close down) and the problem still existed.

Can anyone throw some advice on this problem?

Answer:Satellite Pro A300 - Cursor is erratic if power supply is connected

Strange. I never heard about such an issue and at the moment I can?t say what is the reason for this but I hope I can help you to identify the reason.

It would be interesting to know if you have the same issue with an external mouse. Can you check this please?
Are you using the original Toshiba AC/DC adaptor or another?

Maybe the problem can be solved if you update the BIOS. You can find it on the Toshiba website:
http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com => Support & Downloads => Download Drivers

Good luck!

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This has only happened at two websites - Yelp and LinkedIn, but seems to be a new pattern. I have gone to Linkedin many times before without issue. It does not happen anywhere else. I type a character, hit space bar and cursor disapears.Sometime is does a carriage return I can't type any textIf I click with the mouse to bring cursor back to original spot, it does appearBut I then cannot input anything in that line text. (I'm thinking this has something to do with my wifi connection?)I have played around with the synaptic sensitivity settings for the touchpad. This has not helped. Any ideas? (keyboard works fine in the this text input box)

Answer:P500: Space bar/cursor erratic when entering text online

hi digit47,
 
  Thanks for using Lenovo Community Forums!
 
This might be a browser plug in issue,
 
    Can you try typing on a plain notepad, see if the problem happens there
 
If not,
   Try downloading a different browser to verify or If you're using Internet Explorer, you can perform a Browser reset.
          
Best Regards
Solid Cruver
 





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1. Optical USB mouse won't move the cursor.
2. Mouse buttons function properly
3. Bought a new similar mouse, same problem, ruling out damaged mouse likelihood.

4. Have tried multiple USB slots. Have tried rebooting. Have tried uninstalling the driver and rebooting.
5. Saw somewhere to remove battery but I'm in a hotel and have no screwdriver to do so.

Really need to fix this as my shoulder is becoming inflamed reaching to the mousepad. Help?

Toshiba Satellite M50, Win7.

Answer:Laptop Mouse Cursor Won't Move, MousePAD cursor does

Have mercy, all. I know this isn't a mouse hardware issue...must be something solvable. Any help?
Gratefully,
Cham

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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 mouse

Hi.

I've got a mouse problem that has developed independently on two different computers, one Win98, the other Win ME.

The mouse works OK when it is moved slowly, but behaves erratically when moved quickly. For example, if the pointer is in the middle of the screen and the mouse is moved quickly to the left, then the pointer will typically move crazily about in the middle third of the screen and usually end up on the right.

Drivers and mice have both been changed to no effect. The ME computer now has an optical mouse, so it can't be a mechanical problem.

The Win98 mouse is on COM1, the ME mouse is a PS/2.

I've fiddled about endlessly with the port settings on the Win98, changed ports etc. No effect whatsoever.

Any ideas?

Regards,
psmyth
 

Answer:Erratic mouse

I am not sure this will help, but it is something to look at.

You didn't specify the mouse brand, but usually most come with software to adjust the mouse.

What you want to do is look for the mouse speed and acceleration. Be sure the speed is set to medium...and that acceleration is set to low. It sounds like the acceleration may be set too fast, causing the mouse to act erratically

Hope that is helpful
 

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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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Answer:erratic mouse

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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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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Ok well I just finished reading all of the mouse threads I could and nothing seems to help my problem. This happens when I am on the internet usually, but it will occasionally happen off of it also. The mouse will sometimes lag for a moment when I am moving it around. It just stops then goes again, kind of like its stalling. Occasionally this will happen 3 or 4 times in a row. Also from time to time it will not recover from this lag and freezes totally. When this happens I am sometimes able to use my keyboard to restart normally. Other times the keyboard dies too. I've tried settind down my graphics accelleration, cleaning and tightening the inside of my computer, reinstalling the mouse drivers, and restoring my computer. Im using a ps/2 intellimouse and heres my IRQ info:
0 System timer
1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural Keyboard
2 Programmable interrupt controller
3 Communications Port (COM2)
4 Communications Port (COM1)
5 (free)
6 Standard Floppy Disk Controller
7 ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
8 System CMOS/real time clock
9 U.S. Robotics 56K Voice Win
9 Promise Technology Inc. Ultra66 IDE Controller
9 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
9 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
9 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
10 (free)
11 Creative SB Live! Value
11 3Dfx Voodoo Banshee AGP
11 IRQ Holder for PCI Steering
12 Microsoft PS2 IntelliMouse
13 Numeric data processor
14 Primary IDE controller (dual fifo)
14 Intel 82371AB/EB PCI Bus Master IDE Controller
15 (free)

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Hi
Ive just joined this forum and would welcome some help please.
My mouse jumps all over the screen, opens up programmes and drop down boxes on the desktop without me even touchin it, sometimes the pointer disappears totally. I can sometimes cure this by ctrl/alt/del and then just close the task mgr box, other times I have to reboot. I'm positive this is not a hardware problem, but a virus type thing. I've actually changed the mouse and no difference. I did have the same problem some time ago, got help from another forum, had to run various programmes, including Hijack, posted logs etc and after deleting files as advised, the problem was solved. Unfortunately the person who helped is no longer on that forum, and nobody else seems able to help. I run XP, semperon 3000, 1 gig ram.
Any help gratefully accepted !!!!

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Oops sorry, just read posting instructions, will perform and come back.....................

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Recently both my Wireless Mouse and my ordinary Mouse are behaving rather erratically, there is no apparent reason for this.I did try Restoring ro an earier date, and this did work for a short time,but it has had a relapse. Can anyone advise a cause of action.Trilby2

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When a wireless mouse starts getting erratic,it is usually a low battery problem. Best to use rechargables, if you haven't already done so.Erratic movements can also be caused by 'fluff' etc on the ball rollers. Unscrew bottom of mouse cover, remove ball and clean.

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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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Just after start up my mouse becomes erratic with a mind of its own. It clicks on things opening and highlighting everything it touches. It becomes totally unworkable and I have to close down and reboot. Often it is still the same when I start up again. I have been told by one department at microsoft that it is a microsoft problem but they want me to pay to sort it. Is there anything I can do myself. Would appreciate some help with this annoying problem. Thankyou

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I would only guess one of a few things could cause that. Try a restore point to a time when it worked maybe for the first try. See help and support for restore point. It should allow you to go back in time when the mouse did work. I guess you could get a new mouse too and try it.1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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Everything was fine until this morning. When I fired up my laptop running XP, my mouse was behaving badly. It now double clicks on its own, refuses to move windows, and fails to drag anything including text and files. I am a massive halo fanatic and my itch to play will soon turn into a full blown psychotic episode if I can't fix it soon!! So for my comps sake (not to mention the unfortunate people around me) please help!

So far I have ran every antivirus and spyware check possible. I have even uninstalled the mouse driver to no avail. Im running XP Pro so it automatically reinstalled it for me on reboot. I have also tried scolding my naughty little mouse. I even raised my hand in an attempt to horrify it but it merely sat there unflinching! Well anyways I tried the mouse on my sisters comp and it works fine. The only thing that I did out of the ordinary last night was defrag my system before I went to bed! I cant think of any other solutions so anything anyone might suggest could help! Thank you!
 

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Best i can do

I don't know much about laptops except a friend indicated that theres
a different mouse for laptops.Ask a Computer Dealer about this.
If its cordless it might need batteries.
 

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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.

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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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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.

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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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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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For two days now, the Trust Optical Wireless Mouse that I use has been playing up (I have an Acer Aspire 5105 laptop, and generally use this mouse rather than the built-in touchpad). This 'misbehaviour' seems to be limited to those occasions when I'm using Windows components, such as regedit, msconfig etc, and have to choose options from drop-down menus; I scroll down, release the mouse and the menu returns to the beginning, as if there were a spring there. Same thing when I use the bottom scroll bar; if I drag the bar towards the right with the mouse, when I let go of the mouse, the scroll bar returns to the left. I end up having to use the keyboard arrows or the touchpad to choose menu options.The only real change to my pc, apart from the usual Microsoft updates, has been the removal of Comodo Firewall and AVG antispy ware.Florio

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You presumably have a driver disk for the mouse - try loading it again - it should only take a few moments to do.

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Can not control scrolling

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Replace the batteries or ditch the mouse. Once they go bad, it's cheaper just to get new one. No sense spending hours on a $15 device.Chuck Norris was once asked why he doesn't use an iPhone, he responded, "Same reason I don't use tampons."

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I recently installed a new Logitech Optical Mouse and yesterday noticed it starting to skate on it's own, so I scanned my system with no-less than 3 powerful tools and have eliminated every possible cause that I could find, still there's a bug in the machine. During a recent reboot I noticed something shutting down called "Atwola E Type Spy Cookie", so I think that's my culpriit.

Please help. Here's my HJT file:

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.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:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSvcHst.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\AppCore\AppSvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\sstray.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_06\bin\jusched.exe
C:\WINDOWS\MXOALDR.EXE
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALUSchedulerSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Intuit\QuickBooks\QBUpdate\qbupdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Uniblue\WinBackup 2.0\wbtray.exe
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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.

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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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I'm not sure what kind of issue this may be. I have tried replacing my mouse Marble Logitech with a new wireless Logitech one but the issue is still there.
While playing games on facebook the mouse pointer has shifted(you have to move the pointer around to slightly below or slightly to the side to click what you want-Some games I cannot even open because of this -Its also hard to close game windows since the "X" doesn't work where it should you have to move the mouse around and find the area that works to close it.I am using windowx XP and google Chrome as my browser.
Yesterday I posted on Major Geeks Facebook page and they told me this "Get SlimDrivers from our driver section and update your drivers. Odds are the USB drivers are out of date compared to the mice you are using." I did download it and it said the drivers was out of date I fixed it and rebooted and the issue remains .I posted on the wall 2x's but noone seems to be answering so I came here.
Hope you can guide me in the right direction
 

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HI

What Windows Service Pack is your XP at?
What is the exact model of your Logitech mouse? (generally the wireless mice form Logitech are called Wireless Mouse Mxxx where xxx is the model number)
Are you using a Desktop, Laptop, Netbook?

Have you uninstalled any software or driver that was installed for your old mouse? what I would do is uninstall all software and drivers linked to the mice and then reboot and install the latest mouse's drivers.

Reason I ask about laptop/netbook is maybe disable the touchpad.

What surface are you using the mouse on, try a different surface to what you are using now, different mouse mat, or a dull none shiny surface.
 

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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?

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Have you tried a different mouse?

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erratic mouse I have an H-P desktop running W 7 (64) which is a little over a year old. As of today my Microsoft optical mouse has gone all flaky on me. It moves jerkily and if I happen to get it to a place I want it and click, nothing happens. I can't get the Start menu to open. I have
1. changed the batteries
2. changed the USB port
3. unplugged it and installed a wired mouse
4. rebooted
5. hit the reset button on the optical receiver

and nothing has changed. I have read all the previous questions and answers on this topic and I don't know where to go from here. It doesn't seem to me that a new mouse is the answer or the wired mouse should have worked. If it is a software problem, I don't know how to get to anything. I surely would appreciate some help on this.
 

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My mouse was acting erratic so I bought a new one - it's doing the same thing even in a new port. I use Windows XP. Thoughts?

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Welcome!Computer Hope is the number one location for free computer help. The forum will help everyone with all computer questions. You are using Windows XP and the mouse went maybe bad. You got a new one that the problem is still there.What kind of computer do you have?Is it a standard mouse?Do you ever have friends fool with your computer and do pranks?Do you have good Anti-Virus software?

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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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When I plug my Logitech MX518 mouse into the rear of my MSI Z77A-G45 moboard it (the mouse) either stops working or becomes very erratic to the point of freezing the computer.
Plugged into the front of the board it works flawlessly.

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The rear interface is bad.

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Intermittently, mouse pointer disappears, but drops to quick launch toolbar and opens every program that invisible pointer sits on. Invisible pointer moves left to right as mouse is moved opening all programs it passes over. Programs are opened more than once. Alt/ctrl/del to open task manager stops error most times. Rundll32.exe has been running on the times it didn't stop. Rundll32.exe checked ok for errors & viruses etc.
No viruses. Registry checked ok. Can anyone help please. This is most frustrating and can last 2 - 3 minutes.

 

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

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

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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

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

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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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