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TouchPad Pointer Erratic

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by biermanoski, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. biermanoski

    biermanoski Flightless Bird

    Hi,

    My TouchPad Pointer has recently become Erratic. Notebook computer wasn't
    used for some time and when I turned it on I noticed the Pointer problem.

    I clicked on the 'Mouse' Icon in the Control Panel and changed the device
    settings many times adjusting the Sensitivity from light to heavy, etc. And
    even went back to a earlier Restore Point - and nothing has worked.

    The pointer is jerky and stops suddendly or jumps when I am using My TouchPad.

    Hope someone can offer a suggestion even though the computer is over 6 yo old.
    --
    Thank you,
    Jean
     
  2. williamtell

    williamtell Flightless Bird

    Soooo what does your touchpad have to do with a windows xp NG?
    Contact the computer manufacturers tech support.

    >WT<


    "biermanoski" <biermanoski@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:73D23C92-BE19-4829-9D08-0D6A8213B7D4@microsoft.com...
    > Hi,
    >
    > My TouchPad Pointer has recently become Erratic. Notebook computer wasn't
    > used for some time and when I turned it on I noticed the Pointer problem.
    >
    > I clicked on the 'Mouse' Icon in the Control Panel and changed the device
    > settings many times adjusting the Sensitivity from light to heavy, etc.
    > And
    > even went back to a earlier Restore Point - and nothing has worked.
    >
    > The pointer is jerky and stops suddendly or jumps when I am using My
    > TouchPad.
    >
    > Hope someone can offer a suggestion even though the computer is over 6 yo
    > old.
    > --
    > Thank you,
    > Jean
     
  3. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Hardware problem, corroded contacts perhaps? Disassemble and reseat the
    touchpad connector, or have someone qualified do it.

    biermanoski wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > My TouchPad Pointer has recently become Erratic. Notebook computer wasn't
    > used for some time and when I turned it on I noticed the Pointer problem.
    >
    > I clicked on the 'Mouse' Icon in the Control Panel and changed the device
    > settings many times adjusting the Sensitivity from light to heavy, etc. And
    > even went back to a earlier Restore Point - and nothing has worked.
    >
    > The pointer is jerky and stops suddendly or jumps when I am using My TouchPad.
    >
    > Hope someone can offer a suggestion even though the computer is over 6 yo old.
     
  4. John Wunderlich

    John Wunderlich Flightless Bird

    =?Utf-8?B?Ymllcm1hbm9za2k=?= <biermanoski@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in news:73D23C92-BE19-4829-9D08-0D6A8213B7D4@microsoft.com:

    > Hi,
    >
    > My TouchPad Pointer has recently become Erratic. Notebook computer
    > wasn't used for some time and when I turned it on I noticed the
    > Pointer problem.
    >
    > I clicked on the 'Mouse' Icon in the Control Panel and changed the
    > device settings many times adjusting the Sensitivity from light to
    > heavy, etc. And even went back to a earlier Restore Point - and
    > nothing has worked.
    >
    > The pointer is jerky and stops suddendly or jumps when I am using
    > My TouchPad.
    >
    > Hope someone can offer a suggestion even though the computer is
    > over 6 yo old.
    >


    In six years, there have been a lot of updates to Windows XP. Some of
    which may have affected the way it interacts with the Touchpad. Look
    on your computer manufacturer's webpage under "support" and see if
    there is a newer/updated touchpad driver that you can install on your
    computer.

    Alternatively, see if you can determine the manufacturer of the
    touchpad in the Device Manager and search that manufacturer's website
    for an updated driver.

    HTH,
    John
     

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