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Mouse cursor moving by itself

I have the Compaq Evo N610C

I am using the touchpad and at random points the mouse cursor on the screen will move automatically to the left and then to the left corner. I disabled the touch pad to see if that made any difference and also the pointer (pad) afterwards but made no difference. I have also updated and reinstalled drivers. In fact for a different reason the entire OS has been reinstalled.

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  • yusuf khan Dec 07, 2007

    I am using acer 5310/Extensa 5210

    I am using the touchpad and at random points the mouse cursor on the screen will move automatically to the left and then to the left corner. I disabled the touch pad to see if that made any difference and also the pointer (pad) afterwards but made no difference. I have also updated and reinstalled drivers. In fact for a different reason the entire OS has been reinstalled

  • 1kimchi Jun 19, 2008

    mouse pad is WAY TOO SENSITIVE and just the HEAT from my hands seems to shoot the cursor to other locations on the board--wherever the mouse is resting. i've modified the receptor in the control panel but that hasn't helped. the guy who sold it to me said i'd have to "just get used to it." i'm sorry, but faulty technology is not something i paid to get used to. any solutions out there? i can't seem to figure out anything else.

  • Anonymous Jul 30, 2008

    I have Dell laptop today my mouse cursor automatically move to left top corner and right down corner

  • Anonymous Aug 26, 2008

    my mouse leads a nomadic existence of its own. wandering towards bottom left or zooming top right. mmmmmmmmm

  • Anonymous Nov 03, 2008

    I have the same problem all of a sudden.
    it keeps moving left, and I have a wireless mouse, I turned it off and it didn't work.

  • disney12boy Nov 22, 2008

    For a few minutes my pointer just stopped moving. Then i tried to move it and i couldnt. It was moving around the screen trying to close my windows on its Own o.o... This scared the hell out of me!

  • Anonymous Dec 09, 2008

    cursor of lap top moves left corner

  • palashroy Apr 05, 2009

    i do have same problme with my mouse pointer.. I m using dell laptop.. it is automatically moving around the screen corner every few time after.. It's really hell to me .. I could not work with my laptop in this regards..

    could u let me what the solution...(



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It started on my PC today, I been searching on Google for conference venues in london and as I am moving around the screen the cursor has a live of its own. I tried to re start the PC, but it still happens, I was going to go to I.T to ask for help but thought I'd try here for answers first.

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Try using a usb mouse first , if the problem still persists theres a problem with the hardware controller.

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Have you tried to alter the mouse properties? Go to Control Panel > Mouse, for XP. Some of the settings in here might help.

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Dear Technician, While i am typing things, the mouse cursor replaces itself elsewhere and thus my typing shifts to the new place and continues typing from there. I then have to cut the words and...

You are probably hitting the touchpad on your laptop with the heel of your hand while you're typing. This will make the cursor move to some other place. It's not really moving by itself; you just aren't aware you're doing it. I would suggest turning off the touchpad while you're typing, and then turn it back on as needed. Compaq computers usually have a switch on the touchpad bezel to turn it off. Some people also plug in a USB mouse, finding it more convenient and comfortable if they want to move around on the document frequently.

How do you turn off the touch pad

Some notebook users find the touch pad annoying because at times, while typing fast, their thumbs accidentally brush up against the touchpad. This is frustrating because the mouse cursor jumps to a random location on the screen and can cause undesirable things.

To turn off the touchpad when an external mouse or other pointing device is present, you can goto the Control Panel and double click the Mouse properties icon.

Click the Device Select tab and check "Disable Touch Pad when USB Pointing Device is present." The cursor will no longer move via the touchpad.

Cursor on my keypad jumps around

If your cursor moves erratically on the screen (for example, if it jumps around the screen, moves at varying speeds, or selects items on its own), perform the following steps:

1. Clean the surface of the touchpad with a dry, soft cloth to remove grease, sweat, moisture, or other liquids.

2. Adjust the sensitivity of the touch pad:.

a. Click the Start button and click Control Panel.

b. Click Printers and Other Hardware.

c. Click Mouse.

d. When the Mouse Properties window appears, click the Pointer Options tab.

e. Under Select a pointer speed:, click to move the slider bar closer to Slow.

f. Click OK.

g. Check to see if the touch pad still behaves erratically.

3. If the touchpad still caused the cursor to behave erratically, attach an external mouse to your computer and restart your computer. Use the external mouse to see if your cursor still moves erratically.

4. After connecting an external mouse, uninstall the touchpad driver from the Device manager listed under the "mice and other pointing devices" category and restart the Computer.

5. Download the Touchpad driver compatible to the Operating System installed on the Computer from the manufacturer's site and install it after restarting the Computer.

Good luck!!!!!!!!!!

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this problem is caused by a defective mouse, replace it.

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You should go to : Start -> Control Panel -> Mouse

and make settings as per your need and try out.


Mouse cursor moving by itself

In windows xp go into start menu, then into control panel then click on appearance and themes, then move your mouse over to mouse pointers click on it , uncheck "enhance pointer precision, and click apply, that will stop the mouse from acting crazy, this will work with dell mouse pointers and most.

Mouse cursor moving by itself

i have latitude c610 and same problem happens with me too. i think that happens when i finish my brakfat and without cleaning my hands start using the touch pad. what happens according to me is that small particles of food(eg bread/dust particles) stuck in the corners or the body wall where the touch pad ends and keeps pressing the touchpad, thus causing the mouse to move to one direction. when i clean the corners and sides of the touchpad, it starts working ok !!


"sticky" mouse on compaq laptop

Unless your left mouse button has been severely damaged, it is unlikely that a loose button is the cause of your problem. More likely, it is your touchpad. Chances are your touchpad is set to click when tapped. Oversensitive touchpads can click randomly when you're dragging your finger across the touchpad.

To test this, position your cursor over a link (or other button) but don't press the left mouse button. Instead, lightly tap the touchpad itself. If the link or button is clicked, go to your Control Panel and adjust the Mouse options so your touchpad no longer clicks when tapped. It's usually a setting titled "tap to click" or something along those lines.

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