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Touch Pad The touch pad on my lap top seems to be stuck. Every time I try to scroll it highlights, presses on whaterver it goes over. I already tried troubleshooting it to no avail. Please help me it's driving me nuts!!

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  • amoiejose Dec 06, 2008

    my touch pad is not working........i have to u a mouse now
    can anyone help me with this


  • awilliams002 Dec 26, 2008

    I have a new dell laptop (have had it 2 months) and am experiencing the same type of problem. I don't know alot about computers and am having to get used to the touchpad. Ididn't know if this was my problem. It is very irritating.

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In the touchpad settings (Control Panel, Mouse) see if tap to click is enabled, if so uncheck and see if there is any difference. Also try booting in the safe mode, and see if that changes anything (F8 during boot to access safe mode) If no difference, then you'll likely need a new palmrest to fix the touchpad. If the touchpad works normally in the safe mode, try a new touchpad driver from support.dell.com

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Go to control pannel
you will find an option for
touchpad or pointing devices
there would be an option for sensitivity
decrease or increase
your issue will be fixed
if not reinstall touchpad drivers from www.support.dell.com

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