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Erratic cursor RRS feed

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  • When I click on somthing the cursor either highlights everything and or runs to the bottom of the page...as does the scroll bar.  There have been a few posts here about this problem but no answers....anybody out there have an answer for this?  It's quite irritating and difficult to get any work done.
    Sunday, March 13, 2011 5:11 PM

Answers

  • if this started recently, then it means you'v installed something that has either compromised your system's security or messed up some touchpad drivers.Run a system restore (start>programs>accessories>system tools> system restore) and restore the computer to a date before the problem started.

     

    if the problem has started since you last installed the OS, then i suggest you visit your manufacturer's website, go to the download section and download and install touchpad drivers.

     

     

     


    Tunde Abagun MCP,MCSA,MCTS,MCITP en p "for the love of Computers"
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 12:59 PM
  • Hi,

    Certain things you can try are to find out the root cause of the problem are given below.

     

    1.  Have a look whether you can reproduce the problem in safe mode.

     

    Start your computer in safe mode

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode

     

    If behavior doesn’t persist in safe mode, it indicates that a third party program or service is preventing you from performing the action as supposed to.

     

    To validate or determine which service/startup item could be causing this, restart the computer and boot to desktop normally. Once done, perform clean boot.

     

    2.  Clean Boot prevents software conflicts by preventing the startup items and non Microsoft services from loading. This way you can safely follow the process of elimination to check which application is causing this behavior.

     

    Refer:

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

    Note: Ensure that you put your computer back to normal startup mode after completing the troubleshooting steps. Steps are available in the article given above.

    Regards,


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Friday, March 18, 2011 10:51 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • if this started recently, then it means you'v installed something that has either compromised your system's security or messed up some touchpad drivers.Run a system restore (start>programs>accessories>system tools> system restore) and restore the computer to a date before the problem started.

     

    if the problem has started since you last installed the OS, then i suggest you visit your manufacturer's website, go to the download section and download and install touchpad drivers.

     

     

     


    Tunde Abagun MCP,MCSA,MCTS,MCITP en p "for the love of Computers"
    Tuesday, March 15, 2011 12:59 PM
  • Hi,

    Certain things you can try are to find out the root cause of the problem are given below.

     

    1.  Have a look whether you can reproduce the problem in safe mode.

     

    Start your computer in safe mode

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Start-your-computer-in-safe-mode

     

    If behavior doesn’t persist in safe mode, it indicates that a third party program or service is preventing you from performing the action as supposed to.

     

    To validate or determine which service/startup item could be causing this, restart the computer and boot to desktop normally. Once done, perform clean boot.

     

    2.  Clean Boot prevents software conflicts by preventing the startup items and non Microsoft services from loading. This way you can safely follow the process of elimination to check which application is causing this behavior.

     

    Refer:

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows Vista or in Windows 7

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135

    Note: Ensure that you put your computer back to normal startup mode after completing the troubleshooting steps. Steps are available in the article given above.

    Regards,


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Friday, March 18, 2011 10:51 AM
    Moderator