Cursor keeps moving after XP reinstall

  spot the braincell 16:13 19 Jun 2008

At first I thought I was imagining it, but no, after a recent reinstall of XP my cursor has got wanderlust.

I can be typing away quite merrily when all of a sudden the cursor will move mid word and I find I've started typing somewhere completely differently. I make sure I'm well away from the touchpad (it's a Dell Latitude D510)just in case but that doesn't make a jot of difference.

My guess is that something wasn't reinstalled or reloaded but I haven't got the first clue what.

All suggestions welcome

  Fingees 16:21 19 Jun 2008

Maybe the mouse drivers need re install

Just a thought,as this would cause the cursor to move erratically.

  chub_tor 16:27 19 Jun 2008

Probably the touchpad driver as Fingees says, if it is Synaptics you can get the latest driver from click here

I have had a similar problem on my Toshiba laptop but found it to be my fat fingers hitting the up/down/sideways arrows instead of the shift key when touch typing capitals.

  chub_tor 16:31 19 Jun 2008

Just checked the Dell Touchpad driver click here says it is Synaptics and is dated 2004

  spot the braincell 16:34 19 Jun 2008

Thanks Fhat ingees as sson as I can find someone to do that I'll give it a go. hBTW this is exactly what happens

It should read
Thanks Fingees, as soon as I can find someone to do that I'll give it a go.

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