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Mouse cursor moving by itself

I have the Compaq Evo N610C

I am using the touchpad and at random points the mouse cursor on the screen will move automatically to the left and then to the left corner. I disabled the touch pad to see if that made any difference and also the pointer (pad) afterwards but made no difference. I have also updated and reinstalled drivers. In fact for a different reason the entire OS has been reinstalled.

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It started on my PC today, I been searching on Google for conference venues in london and as I am moving around the screen the cursor has a live of its own. I tried to re start the PC, but it still happens, I was going to go to I.T to ask for help but thought I'd try here for answers first.

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Re: Mouse cursor moving by itself

Try using a usb mouse first , if the problem still persists theres a problem with the hardware controller.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008

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Have you tried to alter the mouse properties? Go to Control Panel > Mouse, for XP. Some of the settings in here might help.

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Cursor occasionally jumps sporadically when typing. Any suggestions

If your mouse pointer is randomly moving on the screen, that's probably because you're brushing up against your computer's touchpad while you type - it's a common problem. You'll get used to avoiding it over time when you type.

One option is to attach an external mouse and keyboard to the laptop, thus avoiding the touchpad altogether. Not practical, obviously, if you're using it in your lap.

Another possibility is to reduce the touchpad sensitivity - try going in the Windows control panel, then the Mouse settings, and see what options are in there. Hope that helps.

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How do you turn off the touch pad

Some notebook users find the touch pad annoying because at times, while typing fast, their thumbs accidentally brush up against the touchpad. This is frustrating because the mouse cursor jumps to a random location on the screen and can cause undesirable things.

To turn off the touchpad when an external mouse or other pointing device is present, you can goto the Control Panel and double click the Mouse properties icon.

Click the Device Select tab and check "Disable Touch Pad when USB Pointing Device is present." The cursor will no longer move via the touchpad.

Oct 24, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv4000 Notebook

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I'll move the cursor to one spot on the desktop and it will move itself to 7

You mean, the cursor is erratic and moving all around here and there?

Decrease the Touchpad Sensitivity...

I see that your Laptop was shipped with Windows Vista and it seems you are using a Retail version of Windows 7. Specially, HP/Compaq Laptops is designed for Retail versions and you can face some device/driver functionality issues. But, you can still try the followings.

As per my knowledge, your Laptop has the Synaptics Toucpad.

To Change the Sensitivity of the Touchpad:
1. Right-click on the desktop and select Personalize > Mouse Pointers . The Mouse Properties settings window will open.

2. Select the Device Settings tab. Select the Synaptics TouchPad device and click Settings. In the Properties for Synaptics TouchPad window, expand the Sensitivity topic.
3. Select the PalmCheck option to adjust the sensitivity (decrease it) of the touchpad to avoid erratic cursor movement caused by accidental touching of the pad during normal typing.

If the Device Setting tab is missing.....

1. Click Start, in the Start search field type Msconfig and press enter.

"System Configuration Utility" box will pop up on the screen.

2. Click the Startup tab.
3. Search for "Syntpenh" entry and select the checkbox beside it.
5. Click OK. Restart the computer. Perform above step.

If you are still not able to perform the steps, update the driver from following link.

Synaptics TouchPad Driver:

Restart the Notebook and check for the problem. It should be resolved now.

Aug 22, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv9000z Notebook

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Cursor on my keypad jumps around

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:.

a. Click the Start button and click Control Panel.

b. Click Printers and Other Hardware.

c. Click Mouse.

d. When the Mouse Properties window appears, click the Pointer Options tab.

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

f. Click OK.

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.

Good luck!!!!!!!!!!

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Synaptics touchpad mouse will not move cursor

Update synaptics driver from that should fix the issue

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down load synaptics touchpad driver first.
once downloaded open the file to install.
before u install go into device manager..check mice and pointing devices and look for ps/2 compatable mouse....delete it and restart pc on restart it will find and reinstall ps/2 mouse.
if everything works,sorted ,if not install touchpad driver downloaded earlier.
you can find this driver on hp site.this driver works on all hp laptops.

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You should go to : Start -> Control Panel -> Mouse

and make settings as per your need and try out.


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Mouse cursor moving by itself

i have latitude c610 and same problem happens with me too. i think that happens when i finish my brakfat and without cleaning my hands start using the touch pad. what happens according to me is that small particles of food(eg bread/dust particles) stuck in the corners or the body wall where the touch pad ends and keeps pressing the touchpad, thus causing the mouse to move to one direction. when i clean the corners and sides of the touchpad, it starts working ok !!


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"sticky" mouse on compaq laptop

Unless your left mouse button has been severely damaged, it is unlikely that a loose button is the cause of your problem. More likely, it is your touchpad. Chances are your touchpad is set to click when tapped. Oversensitive touchpads can click randomly when you're dragging your finger across the touchpad.

To test this, position your cursor over a link (or other button) but don't press the left mouse button. Instead, lightly tap the touchpad itself. If the link or button is clicked, go to your Control Panel and adjust the Mouse options so your touchpad no longer clicks when tapped. It's usually a setting titled "tap to click" or something along those lines.


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