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Hello I have Dell E5400. While typing my cursor moves suddenly, and sometimes I keep typing stuff in places where I am not supposed to be. And then I realize suddenly that I am not typing at the correct place. Need to undo most of the time. Is this a problem with the laptop, or its a driver problems...or something to do with my cursor or keyboard. Its extremely annoying. Any solution to this would help. I have been thinking of changing the laptop already.

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