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#1 lernme

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 06:18 PM

Win 7, MSI 7200, Firefox 39....recently I have noticed increasingly that when I try to control my touchpad cursor to hove over a link or anything in a precise way, it is kind of jumpy. In fact, if I simply try to put my finger on the touch pad and hold the cursor still over some object, it moves on its own 1/8 to 1/4 inch. I ran Malwarebytes and it turned up nothing. I checked Device Manager and tried to update the Sentelic finger sensing pad driver and it said it was up to date....no yellow triangle on anything in Device Manager. Any help appreciated.

 

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 10:25 AM

Try uninstalling it, rebooting...it should reinstall upon reboot.  The drivers may be damaged.

 

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 10:33 AM

Thanks for the reply....two more questions in response before I proceed please. 1) how do I reboot if I have uninstalled the driver? and 2) as I recall, another tech a couple of years ago after my drive failed, installed a different software for my touchpad (Sentelic is what's on there now). So if I uninstall, will it know what driver to reinstall after reboot?

 

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Posted 21 July 2015 - 03:37 PM

You can reboot by using either a mouse or the keyboard.

 

The touchpad doesn't have to be used for anything, by anyone...I use a mouse with my laptop because I hate the touchpad system.  A USB mouse is more reliable than touchpads, IMO.

 

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