Dell Inspiron 1150 Laptop, XP2002, SP3, CPU Intl Pentium4/ 2.80 GHz, RAM 768 MB.
Cursor drops to bottom of the page. Same with the slide bar. Online or offline. On webpage’s or file documents like Word for example. Same happens when using another OS that boots from a cd. This problem started much longer than a year ago. In the course of time I tried different things and searched on the web for solutions but nothing helped. For along time I gave it up, but its really very annoying problem and very impractical because it slows me down a lot if I’m writing something or if I’m online. So I decided to give it a last shot and post my question here for help if it possible at all.
All this time I some how noticed some peculiar things about this problem like initial fan noise that sometimes goes forever or slows down gradually. But sometimes the problem happens without the noise. Another thing the problem sometimes doesn’t occur and I can go online or open different documents in a very normal way. Yet another thing problem can start at any given moment, for example if I pushed a button on the keyboard; or if I was in the middle of writing and then I notice that the cursor jumped to another location on the document. If I’m online it can happen from the start or later on if I opened a new webpage by clicking on a hyperlink or typing a webpage on the toolbar or just ‘paste and go’ then everything in the toolbar starts flashing. Sometimes what helps is pressing on ctrl than the cursor stays where it suppose to be, sometimes for the whole session and sometimes it stays troublesome.
Things I tried at different times in the past are like cleaning the inside from dust, installing all hardware drivers from original cd that came with the laptop, adjusting keyboard and mouse settings via control panel, reinstalling drivers for mouse and key board in Applications Manager, using usb-mouse and keyboard.
I hope this is enough to give an initial idea about the problem without getting in too much deteils but if you like to help and need some more clarifications please feel free to ask.
Thanks in advance