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Whilst setting up, the lights went on and off, the cursor moved by itself, then the lights went out and could not be turned on again.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp44501-45000/sp44969.exe
Restart the Notebook and check for the problem. It should be resolved now.
Posted on Aug 22, 2010
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