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My Laptop pad/pointer keeps missing help!

  1. #1


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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free

    My Laptop pad/pointer keeps missing help!


    I hear this is a common problem with pointers on Windows 8.1

    Can someone please help me solve this issue because it is soooo frustrating.

    Thanks

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  2. #2


    Cross Plains
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    Windows 10 Pro


    We need more information than that. What do you mean it keeps missing? what are you doing when this happens? Remember, there is no such thing as too much information.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 84
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    Well it disappears quit a bit. I keep having to hit the touch pad to try and get it to show itself. Also it gets stuck in one place and I cannot move it. It is frustrating. Thanks
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  4. #4


    Cross Plains
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    Windows 10 Pro


    That still is not enough info. We need to know what you are doing when it happens. Are you using Microsoft Word, Excel, YouTube, VLC Player, etc? All of those will make the mouse pointer disappear when it is left in one spot for an amount of time. The stuck in one place may be due to an issue with the trackpad itself, or your power setting that have to do with it. It could be a driver as well. I would reccomend looking up your laptop model on the manufacturers website and downloading the corresponding driver for the trackpad. Sometimes if the proper driver isnt installed it will not track correctly.
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    I am just on the internet when it does that. I know it disappears with streaming and watching a movie. All I am doing is browsing the internet when that happens.
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  6. #6


    Quote Originally Posted by ArazelEternal View Post
    That still is not enough info. We need to know what you are doing when it happens. Are you using Microsoft Word, Excel, YouTube, VLC Player, etc? All of those will make the mouse pointer disappear when it is left in one spot for an amount of time. The stuck in one place may be due to an issue with the trackpad itself, or your power setting that have to do with it. It could be a driver as well. I would reccomend looking up your laptop model on the manufacturers website and downloading the corresponding driver for the trackpad. Sometimes if the proper driver isnt installed it will not track correctly.
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  7. #7


    Are you using a mouse with the laptop? If so, how does it work if you remove the mouse and use
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  8. #8


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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    No not using a mouse with laptop. I travel and it is not convenient.
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    Please fill out your System Specs, that may help figure out what is wrong.

    How to fill out System Specs for eightforums.
    See here: How to See Your System Specs with "System Info"
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  10. #10


    Posts : 84
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit 9600 Multiprocessor Free


    Okay all the info is there.
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