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The cursor on my dell laptop 1525 moves erratically at times and jumps slightly. I'm wondering if spyware can be the cause? I ran a virus check and no viruses were found. Could it be the internet connection? Just trying to figure out the cause, any help would be welcome, thanks!

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I had the same problem with my 1525. Had not used the laptop much since I bought it about 8 months ago. Main purpose was for taking on vacations. Just came back from vacation, and it was terrible trying to write any e-mails. Cursor would jump into lines that had already been typed and open up windows by itself. Even tried using my wireless mouse, which did not help at all. Went onto Dell's site again, using my Service tag number. There were several driver updates that could have been installed but the two that I did install was one for the BIOS. It was going from my current A11 to A16. Also there was a driver for Mouse / pointer R176423. When I went to install the R176423, it said it was the same as what I already had, but I re-installed anyway. Afterwards, I installed the BIOS revision. It's been working perfectly now for the past hour at least. Not sure if it was the BIOS,or the mouse driver, or the combination of both, but it's working so far!

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Hate to tell ya, but unfortunately, its an issue with that line of Dell notebooks, especially the Inspiron series. Sometimes the mouse pointer drifts completely on its own. You can try plugging in a PS2 or USB mouse and then disable the mousepad. 90% of the time it helps. Good luck.

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1. Clean the surface of the touchpad with a dry, soft cloth to remove grease, sweat, moisture, or other liquids.

2. Adjust the sensitivity of the touch pad:.

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e. Under Select a pointer speed:, click to move the slider bar closer to Slow.

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g. Check to see if the touch pad still behaves erratically.

3. If the touchpad still caused the cursor to behave erratically, attach an external mouse to your computer and restart your computer. Use the external mouse to see if your cursor still moves erratically.

4. After connecting an external mouse, uninstall the touchpad driver from the Device manager listed under the "mice and other pointing devices" category and restart the Computer.

5. Download the Touchpad driver compatible to the Operating System installed on the Computer from the manufacturer's site and install it after restarting the Computer.


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If your cursor moves erratically on the screen (for example, if it jumps around the screen, moves at varying speeds, or selects items on its own), perform the following steps:
  1. Clean the surface of the touchpad with a dry, soft cloth to remove grease, sweat, moisture, or other liquids.
  2. Adjust the sensitivity of the touch pad:.
    1. Click the Start button and click Control Panel.
    2. Click Printers and Other Hardware.
    3. Click Mouse.
    4. When the Mouse Properties window appears, click the Pointer Options tab. (Figure 1)
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      Figure 1: Pointer Speed
    5. Under Select a pointer speed:, click to move the slider bar closer to Slow.
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  3. If the touchpad still caused the cursor to behave erratically, attach an external mouse to your computer and restart your computer. Use the external mouse to see if your cursor still moves erratically.

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