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My mouse pointer is unstable. it automatically parks itself at the start button or parks itself at the top right hand corner of the screen & can't be seen in either position without a lot of sweeping movements with the mouse. This is happening on my Dell Inspiron 8200 laptop

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  • d_clapham Nov 30, 2008

    Thanks for trying. The problem occurs without the USB mouse being connected and I am only using the touch pad

  • kedsikaona Dec 15, 2008

    The mouse pointer is unstable and I dont use it.an HP Compaq.

    Ked

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This problem has happened on two of my Dells. Both Dells had the "eraser head" pointer above the "B" key (which I never used). The solution both times was to open the laptop, cut the small ribbon cable that goes to this "eraser head". Then reassemble the laptop. Never happened again!

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IF IT IS WHEEL MOUS, THEN THE WHEEL OF MOUSE GONE OUT OF PLACE. CHECK IT BY OPEN IT.

IF IT IS OPTICAL MOUSE THEN IS IS MOST LIKELY GONE OUT OF ORDER. ANY HOW CHECK IT TO OTHER COMPUTER.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008

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which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue
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5.Uninstall the useless programs(unnecessary toolbars like my web search,smileys,myfreeze toolbar). Click Start, click Control Panel, Click Add or Remove programs(Programs and Features or Programs in
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7.Scan the computer with good antimalware, antispyware, antivirus.
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8.Update the drivers on the computer.Click Start, Click Run(Window XP) and type devmgmt.msc(Window Vista and Window 7-type in the Start Search box which appears at the botton left hand side corner, once you click Start), hit Enter, (hit Continue if required).Right click the device, click Properties.Click Driver tab, and click Update Driver.Follow the on screen instructions to complete update.

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