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Touchpad Eratic on Dell Inspiron 17R

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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Touchpad Eratic on Dell Inspiron 17R


    Hey guys so quick background. A few months ago while watching netflix I experienced a minor 'lag' or 'freeze' and when my Dell Laptop recovered about 2 seconds later the cursor was moving around erratically on the screen. I haven't had much time to try and sort this out, and for a while didn't bother me because I was able to use the FN (function button) to disable it and use my wireless mouse but now I'm getting ready to leave town, and the issue has gotten worse.

    Now I can no longer use the FN button to disable the touchpad, and the whenever I plug un the wireless fob for the wireless mouse, I get a prompt popping up that Windows recognized that the device has failed. Tried it with two different mice.

    I'm pretty irritated since as a photographer, when I travel out of town my laptop is one of my most important tools. Now that I'm heading to Indiana, the dang thing has decided to puke out all of these issues at once. I've NEVER abused this laptop and I'm very careful about how I treat it so I'm rather confused where this issue has come from.

    The erratic movement is so annoying now that i can't hardly click on anything. I can't pull up the control panel or device manager because the cursor is bouncing all over the screen.

    Any suggestions would be awesome. I'm currently running system restore.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    System restore just popped up an error (Error 0x80070005)

    I see several fixes with google.... but absolutely no way to go about it since the cursor is going crazy.
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    Posts : 3
    Windows 8


    Bump??
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  4. #4


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    First thing I would try is go to the Dell site and download then install whatever drivers they have for the touchpad.
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