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Did you install any program prior to this problem? There were several forums on the internet wherein people have experienced misbehaving keyboard problem after installing a certain program. Some have even experienced this after udating their Internet Explorer (thorugh automatic Windows update). You may want to uninstall this to revert to the original IE version of your PC.
Or if you can remember what specific program was installed prior to this problem, please try to uninstall to see if this has caused the proble. Open the Control panel and look for recently installed programs or additions to your internet toolbar. Internet add ons affect not only internet browser texts but somehow affect your desktop programs as well. Uninstall any new programs, restart your computer and check to see if the problem is resolved.
You may try to connect an external keyboard to your laptop to see if there is a hardware problem on your laptop's keyboard.
Also, run Adaware from lavasoft.com & cleanup if any trojans are there.
Check your touch pads sensitivity. On Windows Vista, go to Control Panel>Mouse>Tapping and set the Touch Sensitivity in the low range.
Disable the touch pad. Step by step instructions vary for each system. Search in your "system's help section" for detailed information on how to disable the touch pad. This however, is a temporary fix.
Uninstall & reinstall the touchpad driver from your dell XPS drivers disc.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
I will suggest first to you to do here a system restore to the date and time when everything was working so we can also check if this is only a software problem or a hard ware problem, to do system restore follow this steps:
Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore.
Posted on Jul 23, 2009
this happens most often because of your hands are actually softly touching the touch pad on the front of the keyboard, its a very common complaint.
While you are typing with two hands, its very easy to accidentally touch the touch pad and cause the mouse to jump and a soft tap on the mouse pad is registered as a left click.
You can turn off the feature that takes a short touch / tap on the touch pad as a click / press of a button.
You should find that from start -> control panel -> mouse
It should be somewhere there, go over all the options and try to find it.
Or cover the touch pad with something like a news paper or similar. or use a external mouse and turn off the touchpad, by pressing
Some laptops also have a button combination to turn off and on the touch pad. Press down the FN button and look at the F1 to F12 keys, one of them might have a key that turns off the touch pad. You might not have this feature on your laptop, I couldn't find it from dell documents either.
Posted on Jul 22, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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