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Locks-up, typing jumps and slow, browser crashes, must hard boot

Question: Locks-up, typing jumps and slow, browser crashes, must hard boot

Dell Inspiron 1501, WinXP Home Media SP3, Ver 2002, 1.99GHz, 896RAM, 70% free, now defragmented AVG 8

Ran updated and in safe mode AVG, Spybot, Adaware, SuperAntiSpyware, MalwareBytes, A-Squared
On-line...McAfee, F-Secure, TrendMicro, Windows Live-One and Malicious Malware Remover

DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by Julz at 12:34:51.04 on Mon 03/16/2009
Internet Explorer: 7.0.5730.13 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_12
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.894.444 [GMT -4:00]

AV: Bitdefender Antivirus *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)
AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware\aawservice.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\dlcxmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Photo AIO Printer 926\memcard.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\a-squared Free\a2service.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Network Assistant\hnm_svc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k hpdevmgmt
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\McAfee\SiteAdvisor\McSACore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\NICCONFIGSVC.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k HPZ12
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Communicator\xcommsvr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Scan Server\bdss.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgcsrvx.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Softwin\BitDefender Update Service\livesrv.exe
C:\Program Files\Softwin\BitDefender10\vsserv.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\Smart Web Printing\hpswp_clipbook.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Julz\Desktop\dds.scr

============== Pseudo HJT Report ===============

uStart Page = hxxp://
uSearch Bar = hxxp://
uSearch Page = hxxp://
uSearchMigratedDefaultURL = hxxp://{searchTerms}&sourceid=ie7&
uInternet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = iexplore
uInternet Settings,ProxyOverride = *.local
uSearchAssistant = hxxp://
uSearchURL,(Default) = hxxp://
mSearchAssistant = hxxp://
uURLSearchHooks: AOLSearchHook Class: {54eb34ea-e6be-4cfd-9f4f-c4a0c2eafa22} - c:\program files\aol search\AOLSearch.dll
BHO: HP Print Enhancer: {0347c33e-8762-4905-bf09-768834316c61} - c:\program files\hp\smart web printing\hpswp_printenhancer.dll
BHO: HP Print Clips: {053f9267-dc04-4294-a72c-58f732d338c0} - c:\program files\hp\smart web printing\hpswp_framework.dll
BHO: AVG Safe Search: {3ca2f312-6f6e-4b53-a66e-4e65e497c8c0} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgssie.dll
BHO: Spybot-S&D IE Protection: {53707962-6f74-2d53-2644-206d7942484f} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
BHO: AOLSearchHook Class: {54eb34ea-e6be-4cfd-9f4f-c4a0c2eafa22} - c:\program files\aol search\AOLSearch.dll
BHO: SSVHelper Class: {761497bb-d6f0-462c-b6eb-d4daf1d92d43} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\ssv.dll
BHO: McAfee SiteAdvisor BHO: {b164e929-a1b6-4a06-b104-2cd0e90a88ff} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\sitead~1\mcieplg.dll
BHO: Java™ Plug-In 2 SSV Helper: {dbc80044-a445-435b-bc74-9c25c1c588a9} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2ssv.dll
BHO: JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class: {e7e6f031-17ce-4c07-bc86-eabfe594f69c} - c:\program files\java\jre6\lib\deploy\jqs\ie\jqs_plugin.dll
TB: McAfee SiteAdvisor Toolbar: {0ebbbe48-bad4-4b4c-8e5a-516abecae064} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\sitead~1\mcieplg.dll
EB: {fe54fa40-d68c-11d2-98fa-00c0f0318afe} - c:\windows\system32\Shdocvw.dll
uRun: [ctfmon.exe] c:\windows\system32\ctfmon.exe
mRun: [Broadcom Wireless Manager UI] c:\windows\system32\WLTRAY.exe
mRun: [FaxCenterServer] "c:\program files\dell pc fax\fm3032.exe" /s
mRun: [dlcxmon.exe] "c:\program files\dell photo aio printer 926\dlcxmon.exe"
mRun: [MemoryCardManager] "c:\program files\dell photo aio printer 926\memcard.exe"
mRun: [HP Software Update] c:\program files\hp\hp software update\HPWuSchd2.exe
mRun: [AVG8_TRAY] c:\progra~1\avg\avg8\avgtray.exe
mRun: [DLCXCATS] rundll32 c:\windows\system32\spool\drivers\w32x86\3\DLCXtime.dll,[email protected]
mRun: [SunJavaUpdateSched] "c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe"
dRun: [swg] c:\program files\google\googletoolbarnotifier\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
dRun: [DWQueuedReporting] "c:\progra~1\common~1\micros~1\dw\dwtrig20.exe" -t
IE: {85d1f590-48f4-11d9-9669-0800200c9a66} - %windir%\bdoscandel.exe
IE: {e2e2dd38-d088-4134-82b7-f2ba38496583} - %windir%\Network Diagnostic\xpnetdiag.exe
IE: {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - c:\program files\messenger\msmsgs.exe
IE: {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501} - {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0012-ABCDEFFEDCBC} - c:\program files\java\jre6\bin\jp2iexp.dll
IE: {58ECB495-38F0-49cb-A538-10282ABF65E7} - {E763472E-A716-4CD9-89BD-DBDA6122F741} - c:\program files\hp\smart web printing\hpswp_extensions.dll
IE: {700259D7-1666-479a-93B1-3250410481E8} - {A93C41D8-01F8-4F8B-B14C-DE20B117E636} - c:\program files\hp\smart web printing\hpswp_extensions.dll
IE: {DFB852A3-47F8-48C4-A200-58CAB36FD2A2} - {53707962-6F74-2D53-2644-206D7942484F} - c:\progra~1\spybot~1\SDHelper.dll
DPF: {1239CC52-59EF-4DFA-8C61-90FFA846DF7E} - hxxp://
DPF: {48DD0448-9209-4F81-9F6D-D83562940134} - hxxp://
DPF: {5D86DDB5-BDF9-441B-9E9E-D4730F4EE499} - hxxp://
DPF: {5ED80217-570B-4DA9-BF44-BE107C0EC166} - hxxp://
DPF: {8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93} - hxxp://
DPF: {8FFBE65D-2C9C-4669-84BD-5829DC0B603C} - hxxp://
DPF: {BDBDE413-7B1C-4C68-A8FF-C5B2B4090876} - hxxp://
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0000-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://
DPF: {CAFEEFAC-0016-0000-0012-ABCDEFFEDCBA} - hxxp://
DPF: {D27CDB6E-AE6D-11CF-96B8-444553540000} - hxxp://
DPF: {EF791A6B-FC12-4C68-99EF-FB9E207A39E6} - hxxp://,2,0,5553/
Handler: cdo - {CD00020A-8B95-11D1-82DB-00C04FB1625D} - c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web folders\PKMCDO.DLL
Handler: linkscanner - {F274614C-63F8-47D5-A4D1-FBDDE494F8D1} - c:\program files\avg\avg8\avgpp.dll
Handler: sacore - {5513F07E-936B-4E52-9B00-067394E91CC5} - c:\progra~1\mcafee\sitead~1\McIEPlg.dll
Notify: !SASWinLogon - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASWINLO.dll
Notify: AtiExtEvent - Ati2evxx.dll
Notify: avgrsstarter - avgrsstx.dll
SSODL: WPDShServiceObj - {AAA288BA-9A4C-45B0-95D7-94D524869DB5} - c:\windows\system32\WPDShServiceObj.dll
SEH: SABShellExecuteHook Class: {5ae067d3-9afb-48e0-853a-ebb7f4a000da} - c:\program files\superantispyware\SASSEH.DLL

================= FIREFOX ===================

FF - ProfilePath -

============= SERVICES / DRIVERS ===============

R1 AvgLdx86;AVG Free AVI Loader Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys [2009-2-25 325128]
R1 AvgMfx86;AVG Free On-access Scanner Minifilter Driver x86;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgmfx86.sys [2007-2-6 27656]
R1 AvgTdiX;AVG Free8 Network Redirector;c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys [2009-2-25 107272]
R1 SASDIFSV;SASDIFSV;c:\program files\superantispyware\sasdifsv.sys [2006-10-10 5632]
R1 SASKUTIL;SASKUTIL;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASKUTIL.SYS [2007-2-27 32256]
S3 F-Secure Standalone Minifilter;F-Secure Standalone Minifilter;\??\c:\docume~1\julz\locals~1\temp\onlinescanner\anti-virus\fsgk.sys --> c:\docume~1\julz\locals~1\temp\onlinescanner\anti-virus\fsgk.sys [?]
S3 SASENUM;SASENUM;c:\program files\superantispyware\SASENUM.SYS [2006-2-16 4096]

=============== Created Last 30 ================

2009-03-14 23:13 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\julz\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-03-14 23:13 15,504 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbam.sys
2009-03-14 23:13 38,496 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\mbamswissarmy.sys
2009-03-14 23:13 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
2009-03-14 23:13 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\Malwarebytes
2009-03-14 22:49 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\a-squared Free
2009-03-14 13:17 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\common files\McAfee
2009-03-14 13:16 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\McAfee
2009-03-14 13:03 410,984 a------- c:\windows\system32\deploytk.dll
2009-03-12 22:41 459,264 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\msfeeds.dll
2009-03-12 22:41 383,488 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieapfltr.dll
2009-03-12 22:41 267,776 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\iertutil.dll
2009-03-12 22:41 63,488 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\icardie.dll
2009-03-12 22:41 52,224 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\msfeedsbs.dll
2009-03-12 22:41 13,824 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieudinit.exe
2009-03-12 22:41 2,455,488 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieapfltr.dat
2009-03-12 22:41 991,232 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieframe.dll.mui
2009-03-12 22:41 6,066,688 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieframe.dll
2009-03-12 21:29 1,089,593 -------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\
2009-03-10 16:00 <DIR> --d----- C:\527b31951e4a8661fe9525
2009-03-10 15:59 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\SxsCaPendDel
2009-02-25 18:49 <DIR> --d-h--- C:\$AVG8.VAULT$
2009-02-25 18:38 10,520 a------- c:\windows\system32\avgrsstx.dll
2009-02-25 18:38 107,272 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgtdix.sys
2009-02-25 18:38 325,128 a------- c:\windows\system32\drivers\avgldx86.sys
2009-02-25 18:37 <DIR> --d----- c:\windows\system32\drivers\Avg
2009-02-25 18:37 <DIR> --d----- c:\program files\AVG
2009-02-25 18:37 <DIR> --d----- c:\docume~1\alluse~1\applic~1\avg8

==================== Find3M ====================

2009-03-16 11:39 81,984 a------- c:\windows\system32\bdod.bin
2009-02-09 07:13 1,846,784 a------- c:\windows\system32\win32k.sys
2009-02-09 07:13 1,846,784 a------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\win32k.sys
2009-01-16 21:35 3,594,752 a------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\mshtml.dll
2009-01-10 17:12 6,580 a--sh--- c:\windows\system32\KGyGaAvL.sys
2008-12-19 05:10 70,656 a------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ie4uinit.exe
2008-12-19 01:25 634,024 a------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\iexplore.exe
2008-12-19 01:23 161,792 a------- c:\windows\system32\dllcache\ieakui.dll
2008-10-25 17:33 0 a------- c:\program files\temp01
2008-04-22 15:46 1,572 a------- c:\docume~1\julz\applic~1\wklnhst.dat

============= FINISH: 12:36:23.46 ===============

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Preferred Solution: Locks-up, typing jumps and slow, browser crashes, must hard boot

I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

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Answer: Locks-up, typing jumps and slow, browser crashes, must hard boot

I have tried additional procedures so therefore this log is of no further use and the topic is now closed......

Thank You

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Good morning,

I have been trying toslve tis problem for sometime. I am using a Dell laptop and the cursor jumps and is difficult to move at times. We are using Windows 7 software. It just jumped to another line as i was typing this request. Please help as this is sooooo annoying.


Answer:cursor jumps when typing and hard to move at times

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Dell 8250
Intel 3.06 GHz
1 Gb RAM
Windows XP SP3
NVidia GeForce 7600 GT
I do have a Windows XP Home Edition Reinstall disk

Over the last few weeks, my PC has been having fits running slow, locking up, 1 BSOD (KERNEL.STACK_INPAGE_ERROR), stuttering sound, windows getting locked, mouse pausing and freezing, etc. It frequently requires hard boots as it won't respond to Ctrl-Alt-Delete. This happens in safe mode as well.

The CPU usage is often stuck at 100%, even with no applications running. I can't see any pattern to it. It can run fine for a few hours, then suddenly get stutter and lock up.

The only thing has changed recently is that a week or two before this started happening, the CMOS battery was giving error messages on reboots, so I replaced it. I have not been able to see anything wrong in the BIOS settings. Device Manager gives no errors.

I haven't seen any signs of malware, but just in case, I have attached the normal logs. I run ZoneAlarm Free and Microsoft Security Essentials. Virus scans have been negative. I also ran Lavasoft Ad-Aware, but it found nothing other than harmless cookies.

I have cleaned/vacuumed out the system (which I do regularly anyway). I removed and reseated all the cards and memory. I checked that all the fans were working.

I have run CleanUp! (also a normal thing on my routine maintenance). The disk is not fragmented. I removed what programs and autoruns I was sure about.

I ran Chkdsk and it fixed some file ... Read more

Answer:PC running very slow, locks up, crashes


I think I put this in the wrong forum since it's looking more and more like a hard drive failure. I get several BSODs a day now, and the PC sometimes takes several attempts to reboot.

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I have a Dell Precision T5400 with dual quad core (2.29 GHz) processors with 16GB of ram and I am running a 64 bit version of windows 7 ultimate. I have only had the computer about 6 months but I haven't really had problems with it, just upgrading it to the way I want it.

The problem just started a couple of days ago and I thought it was maybe because I had been putting off installing "Tune Up Utilities" on it. That program seems to work wonders on getting everything to run smoothly after a full operating system install and all the programs you want installed all at once along with it, not to mention drivers, updating media player, internet explorer, installing flash player, etc., you get the idea.

Mainly it started most with all the ads completely covering the pages on Ebay. I thought Ebay just went crazy selling ad space for profit but this is too much. In my opinion the amount of ads will adversely affect the main purpose of Ebay since they cover most of the important information about the items for sale and their descriptions . Also, whole new ad pages are popping up almost every time I click on a link but instead of going where I should it pops up another full page ad to have to get rid of. Another problem that has been getting progressively worse is the slow typing. I finally fixed Explorer to surf the internet by resetting everything to factory presets but the pages are so slow to load and even after loading they don't want to scroll up and down... Read more

Answer:Computer wants to run so slow, especially in browser and typing

You are rightly concerned about malware infection so you need to start running scans to check this out. Which security programs are installed and have you run full system scans? SAS anti spyware and Malwarebytes are good free scanners worth downloading and running. This is a priority because the sooner you are onto malware and virus problems the better the chance of removing them.

I don't share your enthusiasm for Tune up Utilities and would uninstall it but you've probably paid a hefty subscription for the year. CCleaner is a useful free utility worth looking into but firstly check thoroughly for possible infection.

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Current System:Windows xp pro sp 3Dell Precision t3400AVG Free Edition 2011IE 7Chrome (just installled)MalwareBytesSpybot 1.6We use IE mostly for the sites we need for business. Last week we had slowness on the PC, typing had "pauses" in it in all software. We ran AVG and it found the Heur and Generic10.AHAC, and they were removed. We jumped into spybot and malwarebytes and ran them right away, but neither would run. We rebooted in safemode and were was able to run Spybot but not update it. Spybot found nothing. Malwarebytes ran and found nothing.Now the system still has pauses when typing (though not now when typing in this message box). The browser gets redirected to removed live link--ST. , and others.I installed Chrome and it also gets redirected when clicking on a link, but not when opening in a new tab.I took the liberty of creating a HiJackThis log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 10:52:40 AM, on 5/24/2011Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.17096)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG10\avgchsvx.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\syst... Read more

Answer:Had infections, typing slow, browser redirecting

Hello and Welcome to the forums! My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems. Somethings to remember while we are working together.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.Tell me about any problems that have occurred during the fix.Tell me of any other symptoms you may be having as these can help also.Do not run anything while running a fix.We 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.Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.In order for me to see the status of the infection I will need a new set of logs to start with.Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.DeFogger: Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
The application window will appear Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers Click Yes to continue A 'Finished!' message will ap... Read more

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im having real problems with the edge browser, it is very slow to open then when it does it locks,i have to other
browsers, google and firefox,they work perfectly

Answer:browser egde,slow to open, then locks

Mine does the same thing.
I've switched to waterfox 64bit version of firefox, works well.

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Can someone please help? I recently restored my software, did the upgrade to win 7, and everything is keyboard. When typing, the cursor jumps all over the place. I have to watch carefully, and put it back, otherwise my typing looks like below..Does anyone have idea to fix? I'm using x16-1370US laptop.Thanks so very much. Typing is a real chore until this gets fixed.  Odd, isn't it. It often jumps into tst happened hereke jus line, lihe middle of a word in a previou     

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Answer:Typing jumps all over

Hi again,Please uninstall your current driver for Synaptics touchpad and restart system Resource:Uninstalling Software in Windows 7Uninstall or change a program in Windows 7 Download and install this one.Restart system and check the results.

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I have a dell laptop.It had crashed and has been reset.Now I find that the cursor jumps while typing messing up what ever I am typing.can someone please help.

Answer:Cursor jumps while typing

remove mouse and re plug it in sometimes rebooting may help then plug it in, alternatively try setting it up via mouse controls in control panel, for example change its speed up and down

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jumps when typing eraases text.jumps back to other paragraphs.

Answer:my curser jumps around when typing

If this is a laptop or a compact keyboard, you may have arrow keys active, or you may be accidentally hitting the touch pad with your thumbs, thereby jumping the cursor to the new spot.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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Has anyone figured out why my cursor would jump to another spot on the page when I am typing text? I looked at previous postings and I didn't see a solution. It can happen to me in any program I'm using, but I mostly see it in Microsoft Outlook 2003. It can jump anywhere; I've seen it jump when I wasn't even typing, just sitting there thinking about what to type. I have a Lenovo laptop and run XP on it. This has happened in Windows Live email as well. This problem happens a lot. I looked at my mouse settings under my control panel and I don't have a choice in pad sensitivity, but I don't think that is the problem with the jumping.

Answer:cursor jumps while typing

My old HP laptop was doing that for quite some time before it eventually bugged the crap
out of me to finally take it apart and give the keyboard a good cleaning.
That fixed it. Nothing as irritating as typing a sentence and it's putting the characters
in the middle of another sentence or paragraph or where it feels like putting it.
It just wore my patience down.
Good luck.

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The posts I've seen are in '12 and this is '13. Which is best? No one has problems this year?Took me 3 tries just to post this!

Answer:Cursor jumps all over while typing

Your post is unclear... can you provide a better description of your problem please?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 1526.

My cursor jumps around when I type documents. I don't think it's a touch pad issue. I do think it's a software glitch. It appears to happen most frequently when I get to the end of a line of type, although that is not always the case.

The motherboard has been replaced and it still happens.

What should I do? I'm about to pitch this laptop out the window!

Answer:Cursor jumps around when typing

Sounds like a similar problem I have using an Acer 5335-2553. Have you tried uninstalling/reinstalling the driver and/or software associated with the touchpad to see if that helps?

Also, have you tried changing the touchpad sensitivity and/or other settings?

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I see a bit of chatter on this here and on the web, but no solutions that I can find. When typing in a document, in wordpad for instance, the cursor (and text entry point) will suddenly jump elsewhere.  Typically up a couple of lines.  Since it happens while typing, I end up corrupting the document. Disabling the touch pad does not solve the problem. Clues? Z.

Answer:cursor jumps when typing

does same problem occur when using external USB keyboard?

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sometimes when i'm typing, my cursor changes location and completely screws up the text. i've noticed that it usually only happens after i type the letter "y". can anyone PLEASE help me solve this??

Answer:my cursor jumps around while i'm typing

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I'm having a very annoying problem. Every time I am typing anything in any program, my cursor will jump to another line or even the same line but a different section. It seems it is intent on saving anything about every 30 seconds! Does anyone have any idea how I can fix this problem? My laptop is a Gateway running Window's 7 Home Premium with an Intel processor and core 15.Not sure what other computer info you may need.... for any help.

Answer:Computer Jumps while typing......

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Wherever I type text,e-mail,documents,internet.the cursor jumps to the above lines and continues typing a word there,which I have just written.

Answer:Cursor jumps around while typing

Is this a laptop? If so, adjust a few options ...Click the start button with the windows logo on the left side of the screen at the bottom.Choose control panel from the left list. One left mouse click.If you do not see three lists of icons, look at the right-top portion of the window for the word category. Click the little downward-facing triangle, and choose your icon size. I like small icon. Most of the icons will fit in the three lists easily.Choose the icon with mouse.Click the device (settings) tab.Click the settings button.On the sensitivity option, click the plus sign.Highlight the palm check (click), on the right side move the slider to the needed level. Highlight touch sensitivity under the sensitivity heading too. Move the slider here as well.If this is not a laptop, seek out new drivers from the manufacturere. Run Windows updates.I'm learning.

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Hi every one
please help me!
I have LenovoZ500 and when I typing in word or other places,cursor jumps another where!
please give me a solution.
Moderator note: post moved from old thread in ThinkPad T400 board.

Answer:cursor jumps when typing

Your hand or arm is touching the touch pad when typing. So the cursor jumpsto wherever the icon/arrow happens to be. I installed "touchfreeze" whichshuts off the touchpad while entering text and has cured the problem and Ihave learned to keep my hand off the touch pad.

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my typing cursor moves around when i type. not always, but often enough for it to be annoying (it did it twice this message for example).

the typing bar moves back a seemingly random amount of places for no reason. i recently reinstalled XP so i don't think viruses are the cause.


Answer:Typing cursor jumps

Is this a desktop or laptop can you say what make?

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My cursor jumps around when I type.

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My computer is doing the same. Cursor just jumps to the top right corner. It is a desktop, not a laptop, so it is not a problem of the touchpad. And somedays it does it and somedays not. I have Windows 10. Ive seen this problem comes up in different brands and different Windows... not any real solution somewhere?

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I can be typing perfectly and suddenly I cannot type and my cursor backs up and erases some of what I have typed. It keeps doing this for a while and so I quit my typing. Can someone help me!

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I have a HP pavilion dv2000 laptop about 4 months old. I have the "jumping cursor" problem. The cursor will jump around the screen when I'm typing (I've had to correct this email 4 times already. Turning off the touch pad stops the problem but so does typing on another computer. I've tried a number of things to no avail. It is an intermittent problem in that it doesn't do it every day. When it does it, it does it bad.  I have experimented and I'm sure that I'm not touching the cursor pad as I type. I do often touch the case in the area around the touchpad. I'm guessing this is a grounding issue but can't prove that so far. I like this laptop but because of this problem, I'm unlikely to buy another HP. Any ideas, anyone? Alex  

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If you are swearing off an entire comptuer manufacturer because one product you bought from them had an intermittant issue that could be fixed with a single service, then more power too you, but that is a poor basis for condeming an entire brand. As far as troubleshooting your issue goes, you might have a grounding problem, i'll back up your diagnosis there, obviously the issue will be hard to verify via phone support, if you call into HP, and are in warranty, you can have the computer sent in to let them check. They would probably replace the chassie or touchpad itself for free under warranty.

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I just installed Google in my toolbar and use msn as my browser. When I start typing something in the Google Toolbar it will automatically jump to the MSN toolbar. How do I stop this?

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Using a Dell laptop with Win 7 home premium. NO matter which program I'm using after typing a few words the curser will jump back into the wording I
have just type. Also it will jump ahead a few spaces or just highlight a word in the sentence. Press space bar and curser will move some where in space. It takes a lot of time to type this message.
Please help

Answer:Curser jumps when typing

Try an external USB keyboard

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I will be typing, and then all of a sudden, it will just like jump back into what I was previously typing,...if that make sense....for instance, if I was trying to type this: My cat ran away would turn out like this....My caway todayat ra...for some reason it will like jump back into what I was typing. How can I get this to stop?

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Whenever I type a paragraph on my ASUS X5DIJ, my cursor will randomly jump
to another part of my text and messes up the whole sentence. It's done it twice whilst typing this short paragraph and my flabber is definitely gasted. It's just done it again, twice more. Please help!! I'm going insane. I'm using Windows 7.
Thanks for reading.

Answer:My cursor jumps around when typing

It's probably your sleeve catching on the touchpad.

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Hey guys, im posting this to try and help my mother. She is running Win7 Ultimate 32 bit, here's her problem (well one of many teehee)

often when she is trying to type in email (web email), websites, even MS word, the typing jumps over the page she is on. ie, when typing the word (for example only) "THAT", the "TH" is fine, but the "AT" jumps somewhere randomly up above into a previous line or word she has typed. Basically I guess its not the letters jumping, but the cursor moving randomly as she types.

Hopefully my description makes sense, has anyone else ever experienced this or know of this issue?

Answer:Typing jumps around the page ? weird....

I've seen similar behaviour on laptops that needed the touchpad drivers updated, is it a laptop?

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I am running Windows 7 home premium 32 bit. When I am typing, whether it be on a message board, chat or in word, the cursor will jump anywhere on the page. Often this causes a mess and takes time to delete and replace. There is no rhyme or reason and it happens every time I attempt to type. i hope there is a fix here. I am on a Lenovo laptop computer. Thanks

Answer:When typing, the cursor jumps all over the page

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I have purchased a M-70 Satellite laptop. While typing, the cursor jumps too much making wriring almost impossible, any help to solve the problem

Answer:On my Satellite M70 Cursor Jumps while typing

I have the same unit and I use external mouse all the time. Because of that I have disabled touchpad using FN+F9 key combination. While typing it is possible that you contact touchpad unintentionally.

Disable it and you will see if the problem persist.

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Answer:G560 pointer jumps when to fix it

hi sub2013,
Thank for using Lenovo Community Forums!
Try Going to the Device setting of your touchpad,
   Go to Control Panel > Hardware and sound / Mouse
Under mouse properties, on top the last tab should be the settings tab of your touchpad it's either Synaptics or Elan,
click the device on the list then click on settings.
 Spoiler (Highlight to read)
Now you will have the device settings interface
try looking for two option,
One is sensitivity Try reducing it,
and the other will be Palm Check Move the bar and check works for you.
You can also try downloading a driver from synaptics
see if that works. make sure to un-install the old one first before installing a new one.
Hope this helps,

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My O/S is Vista 32 bit.
When typing my cursor jumps backwards at random.
I understand it could be the sensitivity of the touchpad although I do not touch it when typing.
Can anyone suggest a fix please.

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OS= Windows 7
I'm using an HP laptop. The strangest thing: My cursor seems to jump or move suddenly when typing an MS Word doc. At first I thought I was just brushing the wrong key or something, but now I'm not so sure. I think I may not be at fault here.
My anti malware is updated and used frequently. Microsoft Security Essentials.
Thank you, info is appreciated.

Answer:Solved: My cursor jumps around while typing?

it maybe the touch pad - are you using the touchpad at all - my wife had the same issue and we had to remove a lot of the touchpad functions
you could easily be brushing the touchpad - also sometimes if your paln is near the touchpad and typing can have the same effect

ont of the FN + F keys should disable the touchpad - try that and see if the probelm stops

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My cursor jumps randomly while typing, causing lots of need to re-type. My keyboard has that annoying touchthing between g h and b and I wonder if I'm not inadvertently hitting that. I'd really like a fix to this so that this problem disappears, and I'd like the solution not to be an external mouse. Other posted solutions I've seen involve setting selections that are not offered on my control panel. 

Answer:Cursor jumps randomly when typing

Seedboy wrote:My cursor jumps randomly while typing, causing lots of need to re-type. My keyboard has that annoying touchthing between g h and b and I wonder if I'm not inadvertently hitting that. I'd really like a fix to this so that this problem disappears, and I'd like the solution not to be an external mouse. Other posted solutions I've seen involve setting selections that are not offered on my control panel. Hi, Open the mouse properties dialog box, then go to device configuration, then click on values button, then go to pointer, after that go to sensibility and open the touch sensibility dialog, adjust to a harder touch and must likely the jumping issue will disappear. Cheers.

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I have a 3000 y410...lately, whenever I am typing emails, (which are mail, gmail, etc.), the cursor jumps randomly to a new  location.  I have been very careful not to touch the touchpad, and have checked "disable pointer when typing," in the mouse settings thru control panel (as recommended by Lenovo tech support).  I've updated to the latest Alps driver on the website, with no change.Any suggestions?Thanks.

Answer:Cursor jumps when typing emails.

Hi,Did you tried turning off the touchpad? I have experienced this problem. Even though I took utmost care about not touching the touchpad while typing, I felt that I uknowingly touched it a lot of time. So, to verify this I turned off my touchpad and then typed and didn't experienced any problem.So, turn off the touchpad once and then see if the problem still exists.Message Edited by anuragsharma on 05-16-2008 02:48 AM

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I've been having this problem a lot over the past year or so where I might be typing a sentence (and I think this only happens when posting at message boards) and sometimes in the middle of a word the cursor will suddenly jump to another place in the paragraph. As an example, it happened just now. When I was typing the word "sentence" above, in the middle of typing the word, the cursor jumped up to the title and the "ten" part of the word got mixed in with the word "typing" in the thread title. Sounds more complicated than it is, just wanted to give that as an example...and oh, it just happened again haha, while I was typing "give." I'm not sure if this happens to me in Word too, but I don't think so. Anyone have an idea why the cursor would just randomly and suddenly jump to another point in the text?


Answer:While typing, text/cursor jumps around??

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After downloading mouse driver for my M5 Tecra Im still having problems in Microsoft office document mode;

Whenever I open up a new document (or old) and half way writing a paragraph, the mouse and cursor jumps off the paragraph just written and goes back to another sentence in the paragraph.

Im sure that there was a problem like this before, so if anyone else knows what to do, please help! Windows XP.

Answer:Tecra M5: cursor jumps during typing


This happened to me many times?. I did not notice that I have touched accidentally the touchpad surface during typing?.

I have simply disabled it by using of Fn+F9 function and now everything seems to be ok?

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Does not matter which program - its even doing it as I type t his.I can be typing on one line, then when I look up, I will be typing either above or below the line I started on !!!!Its driving me to distractionIts done it 4 times in this short message Has anyone any idea what could be causing itI have a laptop, running XP pro, and MS Office pro (re installed twice since this problem occurred - has not sorted it)- XP pro reinstalled to see if that would cure it - it did not.Also, display has started to jump around - its just bounced me back to my start page in explorer!!!Help me pleaseIt occurs whether I have a usb mouse plugged in or using the touchpad.

Answer:Cursor jumps to different positions when typing

sticky keys? or iffy touchpad, try tapping around laptop to see if anything happens.johnny.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 600 M with XPpro sp3. No matter which software I am using, the cruser will often disapear from the line I am typing and appear in another word somewhere in my text a line or two b(it just jumped to the am on the second line above) ack. This is very frustrating and it takes a lot of time correcting the text if not noticed right away.
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Answer:typing jumps to previous words

Is it possible that you are touching the touch pad while you type and this causes the cursor to jump to another place (this is the same as pressing with the mouse on another place on the screen while typing) ?

Is so try to cancel the "Tap tp click" option or something like that, I can't give exact instruction since I don't have this laptop.

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Text - cursor jumps around in Windows 7. Strange but true.If find that, when I'm typing on my Dell Vostro, the place where the next letter goes will suddenly jump to another spot on the page. This goes for all software, Word, notepad,, Skype etc. It is not the trackpad, I hjave made sure I don't touch that - and anyway it wouldn't make text jump.But I'll be typing in Word - for example - and the next letter will suddenly to two lines above for no reason.It always jumps up, never down and usually back.It is the most bizare things I have every encountered.Tried uninstalling software, Restore - everything.....ANy ideas?ThanksT

Answer:Typing cursor - text jumps around

t8769, I'm new to 7 so this may not apply. Previously, I ran XP and it had a trojan/worm that did that. It's similar to a virus, but not the same and an AV can't clean it. I required a special cleaner. Malware Bytes ( ) or Superantispyware (don't have link. Google) could clean XP, dunno 'bout 7. If you try either, be sure to update it first as they change all the time. May not help, but won't hurt anything.HTHEd in Texas

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Hi, I have an Acer Aspire 5733Z Laptop and just recently, my cursor jumps all over the place while I am typing.  Has anyone else come across his problem and if so, is there a solution?


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Answer:Cursor jumps all over the place while I am typing

The issue might be because of the sensitivity of the touchpad.Decrease the touchpad sensitivity.Please follow the steps: 

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Over the last few weeks when i type the curser jumps somewhere else, at first i thought i typing to fast and pressing something i shouldn't, but now its driving me mad, even in msn or in facebook any ideas anyone.


Answer:Cursor jumps while typing on my Satellite Pro


May I ask you what notebook model do you have exactly?

I had the same issue on my notebook but this was not really an issue but a mistake while typing.
I touched the touched surface accidentally while typing.
So I disabled the touchpad using FN + F9 and this has ?solved? my issue?
But as I said above; it was more my mistake?

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I have a Dell lap top running Windows 7 home premium.
The problem I have is as follws:
When typing the text suddenly jumps to another part of the messsage that I am composing. I aslo have trouble getting the mouse cursor to show on screen.

Answer:Text jumps when typing in Win7

That's usually caused by sleeve brushing against over-sensitive touchpad.

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I have a Toshiba laptop Satellite M-65-S9093. I am using Windows XP home edition. I have a very strange problem. When typing, frequently when I type the letter "t" in my email, the cursor will jump to a previous line immediately following the "t" keystroke. At first I thought it was Outlook 2003, or Microsoft Word 2003 which was my text editor, but it occurs with any text being typed including this post and in the Notepad application. This is very frustrating since it takes forever to type anything when the cursor jumps to another line with almost every "t" that is typed. In outlook it frequently jumps to the Send button and i depress the next key before realizing it and the email gets sent mid-sentence. Here it keeps jumping to the second word in this post (have, between the "v" and the "e").

Any suggestions? I have tried using compressed air to clean under the keys.

Answer:Cursor jumps to new location while typing

Can you reinstall the drivers for the keyboard?

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Hi, I have an Acer Aspire 5733Z Laptop and just recently, my cursor jumps all over the place while I am typing.  Has anyone else come across his problem and if so, is there a solution?

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Answer:Cursor jumps all over the place while I am typing

The issue might be because of the sensitivity of the touchpad.Decrease the touchpad sensitivity.Please follow the steps: 

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i just bought a new hp pavilion dm4 laptop (model dm4-2180us, windows 7). whenever i'm typing, the insertion point jumps.  i'm very careful not to make any contact with the touchpad, and still it jumps.  it seems to happen whenever i'm typing, regardless of the program.  the only change i've made since i bought the laptop was in the device manager, i rolled back the mouse to ps2.  i did this because the touchpad kept freezing, and that was the recommended solution to that problem.  it worked, but now i'm having trouble with the insertion point.  i appreciate any help you can give.  thanks!


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Answer:insertion point jumps when typing

Please follow steps in sequence Install latest BIOS from hereGo to Control Panel > Programs and Features and uninstall Alps touchpad driver, restart the Notebook and install updated touchpad drivers from here

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As I type my cursor will randomly jump to previous words in the sentence, a previous line, or anywhere else but where I want it.  I am constantly having to delete and move my cursor back to where I should be typing.  I have already had to do it four times in typing this message.  I have a laptop, so I can't just check the connection.  I have looked at my keyboard settings but do not find anything out of the ordinary.  Any ideas???

Answer:cursor jumps around document when typing


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When typing on the keyboard, without any indication, the cursor will reposition itself to somewhere else.

As I am a touch typist, and dont watch the keyboard or the screen, this can cause me some problems in retracking back.

Does anyone know of a fix for this problem, the Tecra is only a few months old, and shouldnt be doing this.


Answer:Tecra A4: coursor jumps while typing


I had the same issue with another notebook.
To be honest this was not a issue but simply a mistake while typing.
I didn?t notice that I touched the touchpad surface while typing and therefore the cursor jumped to another line.

I disabled the touchpad using Fn + F9
This was a key in by case.

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I have Dell Latitude D510.  Recently the cursor has been jumping back when typing, so I find the last few letters appear earlier on in the document.  It's not a Word issue, as happens sometime when typing in Google.
Touchpad only has basic features activated.
Seems to relate to when I rest on the laptop, as if I hover it seems ok - but this is impractical & a bad typing posture!
Other non-Dell forums talk of several causes and several cures, none of which help!
Any ideas, or do I need a new laptop?

Answer:Cursor jumps back when typing

I suspect you are accidentally touching something on the touchpad.  I have that trouble when I'm using my wife's Acer laptop, as I'm used to typing using a regular keyboard on a Desktop PC.  Actually, I have a lot of problems trying to type on any laptop keyboard.

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Is there a fix?

Answer:curser jumps round when typing.

I would hope so.
Tell us more about the system and the software. Also, how long has this been going on? Wired / wireless?
Stable surface for the keyboard & mouse? If typing causes the surface to move the mouse will move.

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After reading all the posts, nothing seems to fix this problem. I use a Presario A900 with Vista. Every time I type, whether it's an email or document, the cursor moves all over the text. Please help me.

Answer:Solved: Cursor jumps while typing

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My second computer is a Toshiba Laptop also running Win7. I'm not a touch typist and frequently the cursor will jump to another location within the item I'm typing. I don't catch this until a few letters hve been typed and then it requires correcting and retyping. I thought at first it may be my touching the pad while typing but lately I have been very careful to not touch the pad. I normally use a wireless mouse and I tried shutting off the pad but cannot find out how to do it. Any ideas on what might be causing the cursor jump and/or how to turn off the pad?

Answer:Cursor jumps to another location when typing

Please try the following:
Go to Control Panel>Mouse and the "Pointer Options" tab. Uncheck the "Snap To" option and apply. See if it helps any.

You can disable your touchpad either with a built-in button near it, or sometimes a keyboard key combination (FN key) or via device manager.

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i seem to have a problem that only occurs on this PC with Vista home premiumwhen you start to type a description search in the standard ebay search box you cannot type all the word/s without the cursor jumping up to the 'windows live' toolbar. you have to keep clicking in the box and typing a letter at a time!!! nightmareany ideas?

Answer:ebay search jumps whilst typing

have a look in mouse settings to see if you have smart move enabled

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I am having a problem with my laptop cursor jumping while I am typing. The laptop is a Toshiba and about 3 years old. The last time I had it in to be cleaned (files), the shop said they could not reinstall my windows Vista as the serial # on the back was rubbed off, so they sold me a windows XP for an alternate operating system. Ever since they installed it, my cursor jumps while typing. The store closed up and I was not able to get them to repair the problem. I have looked on line and seen this can be caused by an number of things including drivers which I believe to be the problem. As the computer is a lap top, the mouse driver is set as a PS2 which does not reflect the touch pad (but it does work). I wonder if there is a different driver that would cure my problem.

Thanks in advance,


Answer:Solved: Laptop cursor jumps when typing

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Hi everybody, My Qosmio G20 is giving me headaches! When I try to type a letter or article suddenly the cursor jumps a few lines back and I find myself typing in the middle of an earlier sentence. Then sometimes it just wipes out a paragraph I have just typed.
Any suggestions as to why? And more important as to how to get it to behave normally?
I'd be glad of Advice.


Answer:Qosmio G20: cursor jumps during typing the letter

Yes, this is because of the touchpad. To disable it and type in peace, just press Fn+F9. This will disable the touchpad temporarily. When you're done typing, press Fn+F9 again, it will re-enable the touchpad.


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Had this same problem on a Dell studio and called tech support when It was under warranty and they told me how to correct it.  Trouble was I forgot what I did.  Anyone have a solution?   Thanks.

Answer:Cursor jumps around when typing on Dell inspiron

Check your operating system's mouse pointer settings in Control Panel and try lowering the speed under the Pointer Options tab. When set too fast, the mouse may jump all over the desktop at the slightest touch. How to instructions with screenshots here.If you have a wireless mouse, low batteries can result in weak, mixed or no signals that can affect its functionality so start by replacing them. If you are using a ball mouse, remove it and clean the rollers as dirt and gunk will cause erratic behavior. If its an optical mouse, "jumpiness" and "jerky" movements can result if using it on a glossy surface or reflective mouse pad. In some cases using multiple or uneven mouse pads can produce the same results. As a test, try placing it on a piece of newspaper or rubberized pad to see if that resolves the problem.If that does not help, confirm that the mouse works on another machine. It is possible the mouse could be defective or has gone bad. Another thing to try is to use a different mouse or a PS2 adapter if its a USB mouse.If this is an issue on a notebook or laptop, please see Disable Touch Pad of your Laptop; Avoid Erratic Cursor Movement When Typing.Mouse, touchpad, and keyboard problems in WindowsMicrosoft Notebook Optical Mouse TroubleshootingTroubleshooting Optical, Infrared, Laser, Image Sensing MouseStandard mouse TroubleshootingOptical mouse TroubleshootingTroubleshooting Mice, Keyboards & TrackballsTroubleshoot a wireless mouse that does not function correctlyTrou... Read more

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I have a P500 that I got last summer.  When I am on the net, my page will jump around some times up some times down.  Also when I am working in word or excel, or typing on a web page, I lose the ability to type until I type the ctrl key and then I can continue as usual.  This happens a lot.  I have not found anyone else having this problem.  It seems to be getting worse and hapens more frequently.  I am using Office 7.  Hope someone can help


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Answer:.Page jumps around and Office quits typing

hi awright4u2,
Welcome to the Forums.
It's possible that the sensitivity of the Touchpad ias making the page jumps around either when using office or using any browser. Try to adjust the Palm and Touch Sensitivity using the following methods:
If your PC came with a Synaptics Touchpad:
1. Go to the Control Panel (large icon view) then > click Mouse > Device Settings tab > Settings. Under the Synaptics Settings, go to Pointing > Sensitivity > Palmcheck and set the palm sensitivity a little bit to the maximum and test.
 - Link to picture
If you have an ELAN touchpad:
2. Adjust the PalmTracking option under Additional Tab on the ELAN Smart Pad settings a little over to the maximum and observe.
 - Link to picture
Alternatively, try to use TouchFreeze to automatically disables the touchpad while you type.

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I just received my new laptop for work. I have listened to co-workers complain about the skipping cursor for over a week. I attempted to use my laptop during a meeting and it took me so long to type on Google Docs, because of the number of times the cursor moved to another area, continued typing the word I was writing, deleted parts of a sentence or a whole paragraph.  However, after reading numerous complaints in this forum, I read about one issue about grounding. If you rest your hands on the board surround the mouse area, I believe that the weight of your hands interferes with the mouse inset and it does ground out the mouse and other connections.  If I pull my hands up off of the board completely and type, I have absolutely no issues. 

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Hello All,
I'm having an issue when typing text. It occurs when typing emails in Google and when typing in Word documents. It happens whether I'm connected to the Internet or not. As I type, the position of the cursor jumps positions, either to a previous point in the text (which results in text being inserted at this earlier point in the doc) or it jumps out of the text window compeltely (i.e. while typing an email or on Facebook). Does this sound like a familiar virus problem? what can I do?

Answer:Curser jumps position while typing text

One cause of that is using a laptop with a touchpad.

I have to disable my touchpad and use a mouse as I keep hitting the touchpad and having the exact same symptoms.
On this Toshiba I'm using now FN + F9 toggles the touchpad, Other brands and models can be different.

OTOH if you are using a desktop ignore...............


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hi wonder if someone can help. when I'm typing in gmail the cursor randomly jumps to different parts of the page without me touching the touch pad or buttons. my palms are resting beside the touch pad but this sees enough to cause the phenomena. i notice that if i lift my palms of their resting place the problem goes away, but this is uncomfortable way to type. Anyone else have this problem, or more importantly anyone found a solution? It seems like a design fault to me. with thanks Mark


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Answer:cursor jumps all over the page, particularly when typing in gmail

control panel > mouse > device settings > settings > disable virtual scrollingif this doesn't work un-install synaptics drivers.

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Just what I said above. I have tried everything. Does anyone know how to cure this annoying time consuming issue?

Answer:The curser, arrow jumps around and highlights what I am typing.

Hello Debey and welcome to Sevenforums!

Could you please go into more detail on what you have tried?

Typically this is a problem with sensitivity. Go to Mouse Settings and turn down the sensitivity.

Another option would be to update your mouse drivers.

Other than that I would like to know what you have tried so we can narrow it down if the above doesn't help

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windows 7 ultimatewhen I try to type the cursor goes all over the page.

Answer:Cursor jumps around while typing on Windows 7 laptop

Its probably an hardware problem. If you're using a trackball mouse, chances are; there might be dust and dirt that is traped.

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I own a Lenovo w510, Whilst typing, the cursor "jumps" to another place in the text and because i dont look at the screen while typing, only see this later and then my sentence makes no sense.I own a Lenovo w510, fortunately i use it most of the time in a docking station with external keyboard, mouse and monitor. Because of time and the fact i need the frikin thing to work I cant afford taking it to repair. This behavour is happening since almost ever. I bought it brand new.Looks like a bad product design. It happens when your left hand presses the plastic surface of the laptop while typing. It's not your hand touching the mousepad accidentaly.Jorge.-from Q:

Answer:Lenovo W510 cursor jumps while typing

Poor quality build if the keyboard flexes when pressed, I notice my wife's Packard Bell laptop flexes too. More expensive brands like Toshiba are immune from that because the keyboard is rock solid, thicker plastic and doesn't flex at all (I know because I own one).External keyboard is probably the only way to avoid it.message edited by phil22

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Whilst typing the cursor jumps around the text making it virtually impossible to write anything as you start typing all over the place. Occasionally it highlights sections, so when a new word is typed you delete the highlighted text. (its taken about 4 minutes to write this!)


Answer:Cursor jumps whilst typing on Satellite P

Hi there,

what machine do you have? Tried you to connect a external keyboard to your (unknown type ;) ) Notebook?

Greetings from the south :)

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My curser will disappear, jump back a few words or erase what I have typed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:When typing, my curser jumps back a few words.

Are you on a laptop?

If so, then watch where you are dragging your thumbs across the touch pad.

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Hi there,
I have a desktop computer that I've had for over a year with no issues. I clicked on a link which I immediately realised after clicking was almost certainly a virus, and when it flagged up my AVG I accidentally hit 'add to exceptions'. Since then, my computer has been quite a bit slower when it comes to using the internet, and also anytime I type it will randomly skip back to the beginning of the sentence. This means that 'A sentence like this one' will end up looking like 'e this oneA sentence lik'. I have looked up common solutions online. I've disabled enhanced the 'enhance pointer precision' option in the control panel, I am not using a touchpad so that's not the answer, I have done a whole scan of my computer, removed all of my exceptions from AVG, then done another whole scan in safe mode. During that last scan, many files were listed as 'Not scanned. Is ok' which might be a problem? It is impossible to type on the internet while this is still the case.
Could anyone advise me on what to do? My desktop is a windows 8, if that matters.

Answer:Typing not working - jumps to start of sentence

Try to completely uninstall AVG and then reinstall and re scan.
You may also need to reinstall or fix your keyboard driver.
Does this problem also occur on the 'on screen' keyboard ? If you are unsure on how top get to this follow link

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When I am typing in MS Word or OpenOffice or any other text box on a website for example the flushing prompt which identifies where the next word/character is to be placed jumps around the screen.

So when I type a line of text I then begin another line beneath then for no reason the text cursor jumps to the line above; This inserts text into the wrong place which is incredibly annoying!

Any help or ideas greatly appreciated!
Dissertation writing will take months longer if this continues!! :)


Answer:NB200 - cursor jumps around the screen while typing

Here is the solution I used and posted a few threads down....

Under the Mouse Properties, click on the "Advanced" Tab, click on Pointer Speed and Tapping Settings, on the new screen click Tapping Setting, on this screen check the box that says Disable Tapping during Key Input.

You will no longer suffer from the Jumping Cursur that you have experienced...



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My Compaq laptop is giving me a real headache! When typing an E-Mail, or using word, the cursor place mark will jump up or down to a different line. Does anyone know what could be causing it to do this?

Thanks, Danna

Answer:Laptop Problem, Curser Jumps Around When Typing

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I finally found the cause of that: it's a hardware issue (laptop badly design). google
Mouse pointer on Dell laptop moves on its own (stack)

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I am using Toshiba L730 Satellite Pro with part number PSK09L - 009005.

While typing on keyboard, the cursor jumps to random locations and its hard to complete at least a sentance without errors.

I tried searching for Keyboard Drivers but I don't get to see the Part Number PSK09L - 009005 to choose right BIOS or Keyboard Drivers.

Please advise.


Answer:Satellite L730 - Keyboard jumps while typing.


Try please to disable touchpad and check if the same will happen again.

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Hi All,Looking for a bit of help please... The trouble i'm having is when i start typing. I'm roughly around 50 to 70 words a minute so reasonably fast. For some reason when i start typing the cursor will jump back to the beginning of the sentence or some times anywhere on the page and it continues to do this. I've tried disabling the touchpad when typing but this has no effect. As you can imagine its rather annoyingAny help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Touchpad Cursor jumps when I start typing

Dumb laptops. Some of then have an area around them that is supposed to help but one may be touching it and causing it.Other idea is the case is being pushed enough to make some contact. Either flex or failure or bad connector or open wire..I support the 'Everybody Draw Mohammed Day'. A religion doesn't deny my freedom.

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Has anybody had a problem with Windows 7 with the curser jump all over the text?????

Answer:Windows 7 curser jumps all over when typing text.

StillLearning said:

Has anybody had a problem with Windows 7 with the curser jump all over the text?????Click to expand...

Are you on a laptop, or desktop, wireless mouse, or hard wired..

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I have a A350. While typing every now and again the curser will suddenly jump so that I writing in a different place.
I'm not sure if I'm accidently touching something by mistake, or its a problem with the PC.

Has anyone else experienced this?


Answer:Satellite A350 - Curser jumps while typing


I had the same issue but this was not really an issue.
I have touched the touchpad surface accidentally while typing and therefore my cursor jumped to different positions?

I have disabled the touchpad while typing? you can do this as well using the key combination FN+F9

Check it out

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The computer had a corrupted pci.sys file error. I tried to copy the file from a xp sp1 cd, and it wouldnt let me from the repair console. I did a repair and got an error message saying pci.sys was corrupted or something along those lines.

I decided to try the repair console with a windows xp home sp2 cd and it let me copy the pci.sys file to c:\windows\system32\ so now I think I have fixed the file.

When i go to load the computer xp automatically jumps to the installation screen because of the failed repair.

How can i get that to go away and have the computer boot to the hard drive?

do i need to edit the mbr or something?

thanks guys

Answer:XP Repair failed, no boot from hard drive now, jumps straight to install xp screen

could i boot into safe mode and edit the boot.ini file so it won't load that partial repair on boot up?

-update ... i tried to boot into safe mode and the comp throws an error that says windows can not boot into safe mode computer will be restarted.

Can I edit the boot.ini through repair console?

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Does anyone know how to switch off the trackpad when using a mouse, or advise on what the problem is - when I am merrily typing away, and I'm fairly fast, I suddenly find I am typing in the middle of what I typed already, instead of at the end of the line as normal. I cannot work out whether this is interference from the trackpad, or I am hitting something else in error! I tried switching off the trackpad using Fn F9 but it doesn't seem to work.... is there another way to disable it?

Cheers all!

Answer:Re: Tecra M11 - Cursor jumps to random locaation when typing

What is probably happening is your palm is touching the TouchPad while you are typing.

To avoid this problem, you can turn off the Touchpad completely, or simply turn off "Tapping" in the Advanced Touchpad Settings.

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Just got my brand new Portege 780-102.
But when typing in any application the cursor jumps erratically around.
(...and no it's not my sleeve brushing the mouse pad)

Rummaging around on the web...
Seems Toshiba laptops have a bit of a history with this type of <software> problem.

There is a suggestion that I should re-load the bluetooth application pack.
Trying to speak to Toshiba in the UK but they are on a bank holiday.

Has anyone else had the same problem and do you have any known solutions to the problem?

Thanks a mill! Katie x

Answer:Portege M780-102 cursor jumps erratically around while typing

Hi mate

I read also about such cursor issue on different notebook models (from different manufacturers).
But in most cases the users didn?t notice that the touchpad has been touchpad accidently while typing.
You said you have checked this? hmm? but anyway, try to disable the touchpad while typing just for testing purposes?

Furthermore some people said that BIOS update might be helpful too?
So if newer BIOS is available, update this!

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When i write with the keyboard sometimes the cursor jumps to another location,
Just right now it jumped to the "subject" input of the thread.
It's pretty random where it jumps but very annoying, i am running a Toshiba satellite a100 165;

Anyone got any ideas what this could be?

Answer:Satellite A100-165; while typing cursor jumps to other location


I had the same issue?
I didn?t notice that I touched the touchpad surface accidently while typing?.
This was the reason why the cursor jumped.

You can disable the touchpad using the key combination FN+F9

Furthermore the BIOS update would be advisable too.


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Hi all and thanks, in advance, for your help.

I have experienced the following issue several times and from multiple computers. It has happened in various apps (outlook 2003 and 2007, word 2003 and 2007 among others) so I am thinking maybe it is a Windows issue, and maybe specifically with the mouse??

At random, while I am typing in a document, or in a message window like this, the text will go from the current line to imputing where ever the mouse pointer is positioned. It is very annoying. I have experienced it on at least three different XP pro sp2 (at least) pc's. I also have a Vista laptop but don't recall, with any certainty that I have experienced it on that. I am up to date on updates. I have mcafee running and have checked for spyware (I read somewhere that spyware could be the culprit). I have checked the mouse properties and don't see anything that jumps at me.

Has anyone else experienced this? Does what I am typing make sense? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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Whenever I am composing an email or typing an office document the cursor randomly jumps to a location and I have to backspace and move to correct location again. I did a clean install of home premium a couple of weeks ago and all else is good. I didn't use office or compose an email right , away so I am not sure if it started right away, or after I installed Office 2013...

Answer:cursor randomly jumps while typing in Office and Gmail

I know this may sound strange and simple but I spent a couple hours troubleshooting a clients laptop with the same issue. Turned out they were resting/tapping the touch pad with their thumb/palm when they were typing. If yours is a laptop, try turning off the touch pad while typing or changing the sensitivity.

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Flex 3.  Noticed a problem for a couple of months.  When I'm typing a long document, the cursor will jump to a lower part of the document, and highlight a phrase/word/etc.  This occurs in a split second.  While I'm typiing.  The rresult is that i wind up writing over the highlighted word(s) and making a mess. I think I fixed it by going to:SettingsDevicesTyping And then turning OFF all the settings (autocorrect, auto-highlight, auto-suggestion, etc.) Will let you know

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Whilst typing the cursor jumps around the text making it virtually impossible to write anything as you start typing all over the place.

Its annoying. I cant nothing to do normally.

Please, help.

Answer:Cursor jumps whilst typing on Satellite A100

Before you start typing disable touchpad using FN+F9 key combination.

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I can't figure out exactly what is happening but if I am editing text, most often in a forum, my cursor suddenly jumps back to the start of a word then behaves in an odd way.

The workaround is to clear the characters to the right and re-write the text I clear. But I can't make it happen, on demand. Like I've tried to make it happen here, but, because I want it to it won't.

I wonder if it is a Forum issue. Maybe that is why it isn't happening here like it does on other forums. I'm quite amazed that hasn't happened here, where I've waded into the middle of this message and edited it. That's usually where it happens when I've tried editing in the middle of a message.

Has anyone else experienced this?

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Hi:I am using V460 from past 2 months and I am facing this issue where the cursor jumps and positions elsewhere in the document. I have been using R52 form past 7 years and have not faced such a issue before.  Thanks in Advance,MRVJN

Answer:V460 Keyboard issue, cursor jumps while typing

it's probably touchpad sensitivity or driver issue.try to update/re-install drivers from the link below. if it doesn't work, change sensitivity settings in control panel.

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Wow... another strange problem I've been posed with. This is what I am calling "pre-emptive troubleshooting". My friend has reported to me that he has a laptop (looked up model; newer laptop). He has this problem where whenever he is typing, no matter what the application is, no matter where he is typing, during the typing his line cursor signifying where the letters will go will jump from it's current position to where the mouse cursor is; then start typing there.

I have never heard of this before. I mean say he is typing in these forums, in a box exactly like the one I am typing to you on. If he has his cursor on the right side of the box, and as usual as you type your words go from left to right, his cursor could jump to right where the mouse is, and start typing there... this causes extremely large gaps in his message and messes sentences up.

Has anyone heard of anything similar to this before? I sure haven't, but I would like to fix it for him. This happens on every single application, and he does not have any sort of other random application running.

Answer:Problems typing text; jumps to mouse cursor

Some laptop's shells are fairly thin to a point where if you rest your palm too heavily below the keyboard, the touchpad will act up.

Personally I disable the touchpad and use a wireless laptop mouse, but if he needs the touchpad, he's going to have to train himself not to lean on the laptop when typing.

As for typing whereever the cursor lies, it sounds like a feature called X-Mouse which can be described as "activation follows mouse cursor", a feature found in tweaking software such as TweakUI. Some mouse software has that feature too. Disable it if you see it.

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Hi All,

i have a Satellite P300,
I am having trouble when i type.

When i am typing using the keyboard, the first couple of words are ok, but then the words start typing in the wrong place, eg back further into the middle of the sentence i am typing.

Anybody please help? thanks

Answer:Satellite P300: cursor jumps to different positions while typing

Hi dude

I had a similar issue.
While typing the cursor jumped to different positions and I was not able to finish one sentence.

I though there could be something wrong with the keyboard but finally I have notices that I have touched the touchpad surface accidentally while typing ?.
I have disabled the touchpad using the Fn+F9 and the issues has gone?

So maybe it?s the same reason for you?

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3000 n500 cursor jumps when typing in different applications. My wife and i both experience it and we  are very sensitive to how we use the keyboard thinking that we SOMEHOW hit the touchpad, but we do not see a correlation. We believe it is a fault with the N500.Can anyone offer advice? Regards,MG

Answer:3000 n500 cursor jumps when typing in different applications

Unfortunately, I have the exactly the same problem.The cursor while typing and I am absolutely sure, that I do not hit the touchpad! Any solution?? RegardsManu

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I have a Toshiba notebook about 2 years old now and it is xpsp2 and operates fine with no issues of malware etc. However, I type rather fast and am frustrated by the fact that as I am typing many times during the day my cursor will leave the position in the sentence that it is in and jump and allocate the letter that I just typed in a totally erroneous part of the work that I am doing. I then have to delete the letter and move the cursor down to the place where I want to continue typing.
I am just wondering if there is some adjustment that I can make on the notebook that will deal with this issue. BTW, it has not just suddenly started doing this as it has gone on for some time and is really irritating.
I just thought that I would post and see if any member has suggestions or has also come across an issue like this.
Thank you.

Answer:Fast typing and cursor jumps to another part of window?

Most times that this happens to me, it's my thumb brushing the touchpad. Try taping an index card over the touchpad to see if that's the issue.

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This is driving me buggy and I can't deal with it any more! For 3 or 4 months my cursor has been jumping erratically to wherever my mouse happens to be pointing when I type. It happens the most in Outlook and Word but not limited to those programs. Maybe it only seems like it happens the most in those programs because I use them the most. Normally this happens every 15th - 20th key stroke but what is really strange is that it hasn?t happened once while typing this topic while normally it would have done it at least 2 or 3 times!!! Go figure!

I have searched the internet and found nothing! I don't think it's in a setting I am firmly convinced it's a bug of some sort.

If anyone has heard of this or knows how to get rid of it I would be eternally grateful!

Answer:Strange Bug...cursor jumps to where mouse points while typing

First off......Welcome to Major Geeks.

What mouse are you using & what OS are you running?

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My T61 laptop is about 2 months old and after one of the first updates I did the curser started jumping around when I type. It doesn't do it all the time, but when it does happen it is very annoying, because I have to go and delete the mistake and find where it started. I beleive it might have been an update through the Thinkvantage update module. Has anyone had a similiar problem? Can anyone help me? Thanks in advanced.

Answer:When typing the curser jumps around. I think this started happening after an update too.

I think a solution to my problem could be to uninstall the update, but I don't know how to do this. I checked the update history and for some reason it says there hasn't been any updates. I went to the uninstaller and I didn't see anything to uninstall the update.Any suggestions?

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lately I've been having a weird and annoying problem, I'm browsing a folder in windows explorer and when I start typing a name of a file or a folder (that exists in the folder), the cursor is jumping to the search window in the top side, the text I type is written there and the search is starting, all I want is that when I type it will point to file I was looking for, if exists (like it should).

Please help me solve it.


Answer:when typing a name of a file in explorer, cursor jumps to search

Please fill in your System Specs from User CP. That will help us help you (I hope).

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I just bought Y430 a month ago and from the beginning whenever I type, the cursor jumps back a bit and it makes mess up what I'm typing. Please help me. Im running Windows 7 64bit.

Answer:how to stop cursor jumps back while typing Y430 Keyboard.

hey keeewi,could you go to this page : with your unit and if there is any software/drivers that needs to be updated; kindly do so.curious to know, did this issue start only recently or when you first got your machine ?

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Can any one help?

I have a a300-16C.
This problem is doing my head in.
When typing an email etc the computer jumps back to the last page.
It takes ages to do, is there anything I can do?

Cheers in advance


Answer:When typing an email etc Satellite A300-16C jumps back to last page

First of all what OS do you use?

What page do you mean exactly and did you check if you didn?t press any additional buttons accidentally?

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