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Touch Mouse jumps around randomly and sometimes will not click

2 month old laptop never been dropped or had any problems with but randomly my mouse will jump around and i have no control of it for a few minutes. Any help would be appreciated!

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It sounds like you should try re-installing the touch pad driver.

here is a link to it:

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/downloads/en/downloads_splash?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~mode=popup&file=160150

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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