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Since the installation of a new hard drive on my Dell Inspiration 1521 laptop, the curser very frequently jumps around while I am typing to different lines, words, boxes with no discernable pattern. It never did this before. Is there any way to fix this?

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  • juge Sep 07, 2010

    I use the navigation pad, or whatever you call the square on the laptop, exclusively, never the mouse. Would the solution be the same?

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If you reinstalled the operating system (Windows), make sure to install the latest touchpad driver for your laptop and your OS by downloading it through support.dell.com. Afterwards, go to the Control Panel, open the Mouse settings, then the touchpad tab/option. Confirm that touch check is selected/enabled. You can also try to decrease touchpad senstivity a bit, though usually, enabling touch check should help since this will make sure the touchpad is actually being engaged before it responds. Let me know how it goies.

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  • Rodie Sep 08, 2010

    yes, the solution would be the same. The suggestions would apply to the situation you are experiencing.

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Try reinstalling your mouse driver. Go to Control Panel, pick Mouse, and depending on your version of windows, pick the options to allow you to reinstall the driver. On some computers, there are mouse settings in separate software that came with the mouse.
Last resort is to try to find a more compatible mouse.
This blog talks about logitech mouse problems, and has other information about this problem and might help you:
http://forum.notebookreview.com/averatec/26711-cursor-jumping-around.html
Good luck, hope this helps, and thanks for using FixYa.

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