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I have a Gateway S-7700 series laptop. The problem I've had & seems to be getting worse is the synaptics touch pad mouse. The mouse pointer goes NUTS! & just jumps all over the place & when I'm typing the cursor will suddenly jump to another place on the page & while I'm a pretty fast typist I totally screws up my document, email or whatever I might be working on. Can you help me please?

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Go to my computer, right click>properties>hardware tab>device manager, then look down the list for mice and pointing devices, click the '+' sign and right click on your touchpad and select uninstall, do the same on the keyboard line and then restart the pc.

Both touchpad and keyboard will be reinstalled and then ready to use again as it should be back to normal

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