Erratic cursor

  RobG 11:23 18 Aug 2006

I am running XP Pro on my laptop. During any typing (Word, email etc), the cursor jumps causing typing to overwrite or delete. I have changed the mouse several times, updated the drivers, searched for virus' and removed malware, all to no avail. Does anyone know why this might be happening and what I can do to rectify it?

  Ade_1 11:40 18 Aug 2006

I may be looking down the complete wrong solution route however, what type of mouse is it? (optical or ball)


  RobG 12:17 18 Aug 2006

I have tried both ball and optical and used both mice on another laptop without any problems. I have also used just the track pad on the laptop and the cursor still seems to have a mind of its own. I have tried updating mice drivers as well but not got to the bottom or even managed to isolate the issue. Any thoughts are greatfully received.

  BenAustin2000 12:29 18 Aug 2006

Go to your mouse options in your contol panel and fiddle around with the options

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