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Solved: Erratic cursor movements

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  1. bridgebum

    bridgebum Thread Starter

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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!

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  2. WyldStallyyn

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    Have you tried using a different port?
     
  3. Alex Ethridge

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    Brand and model of computer?

    Desktop or laptop?
     
  4. bridgebum

    bridgebum Thread Starter

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    I'm using an HP G71-340US Notebook and have tried a different USB port, but still have the same problems. Thanks.
     
  5. Alex Ethridge

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    I suspect the touchpad. Disconnect the mouse and see if the problem persists. If so, you have a touchpad problem, not a mouse problem.
     
  6. bridgebum

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    Alex, you found the problem! Thanks very much. It was a dumb mistake on my part. I never use the touchpad, and always have it disabled. Somehow, it became enabled, and I did not notice it, nor did I think to check it. Now I know, thanks to you.

    Also, thanks to all who contributed suggestions!

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