laptop mouse pad problems

  quod12 12:47 09 Apr 2009

I've a HP pavilion DV2000 laptop with XP. My mouse pad works ok for 5 to 10 mins then starts playing up. The curser either stops moving or very hard to control.

I'm not sure if its hardware or software problem and dont want to make things worce putting a wrong driver in.

can anyone help

  birdface 17:08 09 Apr 2009

I presume you have tried Device Manager to check if any yellow exclamation marks beside any of your drivers.

  birdface 17:10 09 Apr 2009

And maybe give your security programs a run just to be in the safe side.

  Pineman100 17:16 09 Apr 2009

Have you tried plugging in an ordinary mouse, to see whether that works normally? This might help to pinpoint whether the trackpad is at fault, or whether it's something else in the computer (eg: overheating?)

  birdface 17:16 09 Apr 2009
  quod12 17:54 09 Apr 2009

Pineman100 a usb mouse works fine.

  Pineman100 10:49 10 Apr 2009

Have you checked for yellow exclamation marks in Device Manager, as buteman suggested?

  chub_tor 11:39 10 Apr 2009

Try updating the driver click here

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