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#1 yzoldowl

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 06:53 AM

This is a new-to-me HP laptop, 32-bit running Windows 7.  Right from the first time I booted it up, the cursor has been flipping all over the screen.  That results in some pretty interesting typing! -- I have to go back and correct words, undo things, and often the result is the loss of an entire paragraph!  Sometimes it results in a copy-and-paste of several words, and sometimes on Facebook, I unintentionally leave the page and I'm suddenly elsewhere, having lost my entire post.

 

A friend of mine suggested Touch Freeze (which is supposed to disable the touch pad while I'm typing), so I downloaded and installed it.  Doesn't work.  Help?  TIA!

 

Joyce in southeastern Ohio



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#2 hamluis

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:19 AM

You might uninstall the touchpad driver, via Device Manager, then reboot and allow it to reinstall.  It may be damaged/corrupted.

 

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Posted 15 May 2017 - 03:32 PM

Many thanks for the tip, Louis!  I did just as you suggested, and it's working perfectly.  Much happier with this laptop now!   :bananas:



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Posted 15 May 2017 - 03:34 PM

Glad it worked for you...happy computing :).

 

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