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mouse spontaneously moving and clicking

  1. #1


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    mouse spontaneously moving and clicking


    I have had my windows 8 laptop for about 2 weeks now and the mouse cursor spontaneously moves. I have even disabled my touch pad and removed my mouse and it will still move and click. I have shut down my computer a few times and still the problem persist.

    It does not happen often but it seems to do it whenever I am doing a lot of clicking. It will fly to the right side of the screen and when i move it back it will fly back to the same spot. I do have a touch screen and I assume it is related to that but I see no option to turn off the touch screen.

    My touch screen is also unresponsive. Sometimes it will work great and other times i will have to click 10 times for it to work (granted i turned the sensitivity to low due to the cursor problem).

    The last issue i am having is that some times the charms menu will pop up for no reason.

    I have a sony vaio fit 14a. I can still return it so i would like to know it that is what i should do or if there is a way to fix the problems i am having.

    Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Open Device Manager(Winkey-x M) and see if touch screen or any pointing device has a yellow bang ('!') next to it when you open it.

    If nothing shows a conflict one trick you can try is boot into Safe Mode. Go into Device Manager and Delete the Mouse Driver. Save all your work and shut down by holding down the power button. After the machine has been off for 15 seconds or so, power it back up. On boot is should say new devices found and install the mouse driver again. Sometimes this reinstall will just jar things back into form. It works quite often, but not always.
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    Posts : 2
    windows 8


    How do I get to the device manager? Is it the device button in charms menu?
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    Posts : 2,130
    Windows 8.0 x64


    Hold down Winkey and hit 'x' then release the Winkey and press 'm' is the fast way. Winkey-x brings up a menu with many system tools.
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  5. #5


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    This might sound silly, in fact it probably sounds stupid
    My mouse was doing the same, on and off, jittery, hard to control. Drove me made for two days, then I discovered (and I couldn't make this up) that my mouse cable was sliding over my not to far away touchpad.

    Moved the touchpad, no more issues.

    Just sayin. Sometimes its the simplest and silliest things.
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  6. #6


    Wired or wireless (Bluetooth or WiFi) mouse ?
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  7. #7


    When my own Wireless mouse does that, making my cursor jump to the left, I put in new batteries and that solves the problem.
    Nothing magical or highly technical.....just plain ol' dead batteries!!! **IT happens!

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  8. #8


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Home


    Greetings,

    For about 5 1/2 months I have been having problems with my mouse auto-clicking and going/sticking to the left of my screen. I have already tried many things (even a new mouse but problem persisted) have also contacted Microsoft to get the problem fixed but all they did was almost kill my laptop completely. I know that it has to be a bad update from them because my boyfriend's grandmother's computer that runs Windows 8.1 is doing the same exact thing (except it's a desktop w/touch enabled) It does not matter what I do, it just keeps happening. I need some help in finding a way to identify which update is causing the problem so that I can rid myself of the problem without paying $100.00+ again (Microsoft charged $99.00 and fixed nothing, did get refund though). As I've stated, I know it is a corrupted file from Microsoft Windows, it's not a virus or anything like that they did scans that turned up nothing and I've also run them getting no results. I am on a Toshiba Satellite L75D-A7280 running Windows 8.1, any help would be appreciated.
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  9. #9


    Posts : 76
    Windows 8 64-bit OEM Install Upgraded to 8.1 through Store


    Quote Originally Posted by Rivenique View Post
    Toshiba Satellite L75D-A7280
    Did you contact vendor or tried this
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  10. #10


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8.1 Home


    I looked at the list but none of those describe what is going on. Whatever the problem is it's getting worse as now it's happening without the mouse plugged into my laptop. I know for certain it is not my computer but the operating system because when I installed Windows 7 Professional on the same device I had no problems except missing drivers for things that were too advanced for the older OS (on this machine). Because of the increasing problems I am going to acquire a different computer that is NOT Windows run.
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