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Hi i have a dell latitude d820 laptop. i've had it since 2006. lately i have been having a problem i call "ghost mouse" the pointer on the screen starts moving all the way to the upper right corner of the screen on its own and it gets stuck there, i cant do anything about it. can you help? thanks

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First off, my general rules for dealing with mouse problems:

Your mouse drive may need updating or replacement if it got corrupted.

Your mouse to computer connections may be loose.

Or, your mouse itself may be dirty, so you need to clean it as per your manufacturer's instructions.

Now, let's get into some specifics.

The first thing I would look for with optical mice is any sort of obstruction under the optical sensor. Sometimes dust, lint, or similar impediments get stuck between the optical sensor and the surface your mouse sits on, causing unexpected behavior. My second guess would be a surface that isn't favorable for optical mice. Optical mice have problems on porous surfaces and surfaces like glass. Typically this causes more frequent and obvious problems though. To eliminate the surface you are using as the problem, try putting something like a blank piece of paper under the mouse and see if the problems continue. It's possible that something has corrupted your mouse driver. You can either 1) re-install the driver, or 2) roll back the driver. Either one of these may help. To roll back your driver in Windows XP, go to Start --> Settings --> Control Panel --> Mouse. Click on the "hardware" tab. Select the appropriate pointing device, and click "properties." Click the driver tab, then select "roll back driver." Under the "hardware" tab, there may be more than one mouse. If this is the case, select the one that is not used, follow the settings above, and then select "uninstall." Or, you can go into Control Panel --> System --> Hardware --> Device Manager, and remove the device under "Mice and other pointing devices." Note: if you are on a laptop with a touchpad that you never use, don't remove the touchpad anyway.

Hope that all helps you debut your problems!

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Your mouse is broken or you have something caught in the sensor look on the bottom of the mouse and make sure there isn't a piece of hair or dirt blocking the light even only a small spec will do that

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