I am back on my girlfriends laptop (for those that read my last posting) and she has had an age problem regarding her mouse (Described as "Synaptics Touchpad v5.6 on PS/2 port" under control panel>mouse>Touch). And every now and again, it goes crazy and bounces all round the screen meaning you cant use it. Would anyone have an idea or relate to this? It is a dell inspiron 8000. this problem has been recurring pretty much since she got it.
this update from dell didnt seem to do the trick. now every now and again (although more frequently than before) the mouse stops working altogether. it just stops. it also seems to judder a lot. i have run adaware and spybot to see if anything would be doing it but nothing.
if its a standard Ps2 mouse , try cleaning the ball & running gear inside, they can some times (most times)get bits of fluff /hair /general gunge rapped around the rollers. it stops the ball contacting cleanly & hence erratic behaviour.
this is completely umbearable and inhumane. the mouse has now started going bananas all around the screen all the time! it also clicks which means that it is opening programmes left right and centre (excuse the pun). so i cant actually work on it at all because it keeps clicking off the working window. i uninstalled it but it was still going crazy. have tried plugging in an external intellimouse but to no avail. i have finally managed to disable it but now have to tab accross every option. this is really frustrating. can anyone shed any light on this matter because i will put my fist through the screen at any moment.