Nervous cursor
Thread poster: xxxPuicz
xxxPuicz  Identity Verified
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Swedish to English
Jan 18, 2006

I have a Toshiba laptop, bought in the USA some 3 years ago, on which I run Windows XP (came installed – I don’t have the CD) with Word 2000.
I can’t type one paragraph in Word without the cursor jumping to some other point in the text, even sometimes jumping clear out of the window. Luckily I don’t use the laptop to translate with, or I would jump out of the window too.
Can anyone help with this problem? At first I tried to bring it to the attention of Toshiba but got no response. Now I feel enough’s enough!


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Behnam Koleili  Identity Verified
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Have you attached a mouse to your laptop? Jan 18, 2006

As far as I know this problem is often caused by a mouse. If you have attached a mouse to your laptop, check it. If you use an optical mouse, ensure you have an appropriate solid black mouse pad for it.

Best regards,
Behnam


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CFTBrasil
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Bad news Jan 18, 2006

I hope someone else can provide you a better solution. This happened to me in the past with a desktop, and it seems it was some (or many) kind of virus, remote controlling or something like that.
I formatted the disk, reinstalled everything and it worked. Viruses went all away.

Before doing anything make sure this could be your case and also wait for some less radical advice. This should be your last resource.

Good luck!

CFT
www.cftbrasil.com.br


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Hi Jan 18, 2006

As your question is not related to CAT tools, I have moved the topic to the General technical issues forum.

Natalia


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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You seem to be not alone Jan 18, 2006

Take a look at this threads, I hope you will find some useful information there:

http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6129-0.html?forumID=29&threadID=66043&messageID=783898

http://forums.designtechnica.com/archive/index.php/t-2235.html

http://www.augustafreepress.com/stories/storyReader$35168


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xxxPuicz  Identity Verified
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Thanks for replies Jan 19, 2006

Thanks Behnam, CFTBrasil and Natalie for your replies. I'll check out the possibilities and report back.
As far as I can see, the problem isn't due to the mouse, as I used the touch pad for some time at the beginning when I first had the problem.


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xxxPuicz  Identity Verified
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Reformat Jan 19, 2006

It looks like CFTBrasil may have the solution, judging from a link to one of the links provided by Natalie. As I'll be getting the Windows XP software soon, I'll reformat and reinstall XP on the laptop and that should do the trick.
Thanks everyone for your help!
Mike


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Charlotte Blank  Identity Verified
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Also on Asus... Jan 24, 2006

Puicz wrote:
As I'll be getting the Windows XP software soon, I'll reformat and reinstall XP on the laptop and that should do the trick.
Mike


Hi Mike,

did it work for you? I'm enjoying the same problem on my relatively new (!) Asus notebook with Windows XP, the cursor keeps jumping across the screen no matter whether I'm using the touchpad or the mouse. I just read the other links but unfortunately nobody seems to have a definite solution

Charlotte


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xxxPuicz  Identity Verified
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Jumpin' Cursors! Jan 24, 2006

Charlotte Blank wrote:
did it work for you? I'm enjoying the same problem on my relatively new (!) Asus notebook with Windows XP, the cursor keeps jumping across the screen no matter whether I'm using the touchpad or the mouse.


Haven't got XP yet Charlotte, but when I install it I'll get back to you!
Mike


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