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Laptop Keyboard Cursor Malfunctioning


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#1 myys

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 06:32 PM

I'm having a problem with my computer Windows XP Inspiron 4100. My cursor

on my Laptop moves but can't preform any function (open, close,etc.). Adding an external

mouse worked for awhile, now the mouse moves only horizontally.

While I type the cursor moves, highlights all & with the next stroke everything is

deleted.....it's driving me out of my mind!!!

Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 07:39 PM

Did you try disabling the touchpad via the BIOS?

Did you try removing all pointing devices...rebooting...and see what effect that has on the touchpad?

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:45 PM

I did an Inspiron 1501 not long ago. The mouse buttons on the front bezel were erratic and needed replaced. The owner opted to simply use a mouse, but it still acted a little funky until I disabled the onboard
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Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:42 PM

Thank you for the responses. Being a novice I have never changed the bios. Changing the settings on the bios I would need instructions.

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Posted 25 March 2008 - 07:32 AM

No need to go into the BIOS. You can do it in Device Manager
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Posted 25 March 2008 - 04:33 PM

Thank you, I'll try the device manager.




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