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Mouse touch pad is too sensitive and erases information and relocates the cursor.

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Go to "control panel" and double click on "mouse"
Take a look around and you should find a setting to allow you to decrease "tapping" sensitivity.
Sorry I can't be more specific as each computer setting window is slightly different. I hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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