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Erratic Mouse/Touchpad Behavior on Inspiron 15 5447

Q: Erratic Mouse/Touchpad Behavior on Inspiron 15 5447

I've had my laptop for a little over 4 months. I primarily use a wireless mouse with it...and every so often the mouse will take on a mind of its own. I can be typing or even trying to use the mouse and it will start jumping all over the screen on its own...selecting things...even switching/moving windows as if buttons are being pressed as well. At first I thought maybe it was interference with the touchpad...so I've tried both disabling the touchpad when the external mouse is plugged in...and disabling the touchpad altogether and the issue still occurs. So then I thought maybe the mouse is the issue, so at one point when it wents nuts on me, I turned it off and switched over to the touchpad...but the erratic behavior continued. The only thing I can do to fix it is to reboot...and then things are typically okay for several days before the issue starts up again. Any thoughts on what the issue maybe, or troubleshooting tips?

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A: Erratic Mouse/Touchpad Behavior on Inspiron 15 5447

This worked - DELL has a terrible touchpad - this is a hardware issue ONLY that affects the 3000 , 4000, 5000 and 7000 series . I bought a screen protector from the dollar store for a dollar, this worked where all software solutions had failed.




Posted byalpha-onezero
on 28 Jul 2014 1:41 PM
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Hi everyone!
Like you I have been having all the same touchpad issues. At first I thought it was ESD and troubleshot that for a few days. I finally concluded that it had nothing to do with ESD and moved on to possible driver issues. I installed every driver pack I could find, modified them, turned off driver signing in order to install the OEM drivers, used Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Ubuntu etc... but to no avail.
From the onset, some sort of physical problem seemed to be the most logical conclusion. The question was just what! I couldn't believe that synaptics could make such an aweful touchpad that was incapable of actually working. I made the assumption moving forward that the issue had to be caused by something small. During my last clean install of Windows 8.1 I noticed that the default windows driver caused the touchpad to be EXTREMELY sensitive. You'll notice that once you install Dell's latest driver the cursor movement calms down considerably. The touchpad is still extremely sensitive, the driver is just taking all that raw input and generalizing it into a more manageable cursor. Conclusion, the touchpad is too sensitive.
I compared this premise with my previous experiences and found that in large part they supported each other. My touchpad would typically freak out after a lot of 2 finger scrolling or a lot of gesture movements. In fact it would stop working entirely if I blew hot breath on it. Conclusion, I needed to desensitize/protect the touchpad... but how!?
In my first attempt I simply took clear packing tape and completely covered the touchpad. Not expecting anything I ran my finger across it and found that the cursor movement felt much more controllable. I used it for 30 minutes like this with only a few minor issues. (My touchpad ALWAYS freaks out within the first 15 mintues so for me this was a big deal!) I laid a few more layers of tape down and the functionality kept getting better and better. Since I was getting better performance with more layers of tape and because clear packing tape doesn't look great stuck to your laptop I wanted to find a better solution. I needed a thick tough plastic that I would stick to the surface of the touchpad and that didn't require me to use multiple layers of it. Conclusion, use 3M Laminating plastic.
In this second attempt I disassembled the laptop and removed the touchpad from the palm rest area. I used a Magic Eraser pad with a little water and very little soap to clean the surface of the touchpad. After it was clean and dry I cut an oversized square piece of laminating plastic and placed the touchpad face down on the sticky side of the plastic. I then took a razorblade and carefully trimmed off the excess by tracing around the edge of the touchpad. The result was a perfectly sized piece of plastic on top of the touchpad. I reinstalled the touchpad in the palm rest and reassembled the computer. (Please take note that there is a bit of grounding wire tape on the rear of the touchpad that must be reapplied during installation.)
I've been using it like this for 3 days now with ZERO problems!!! I hope Dell takes notice of this post and comes up with an actual solution. The black surface of the touchpad is itself just plastic stuck onto the touchpads circuitry using an adhesive. It would seem like the simple solution would be for them to replace it with a thicker more robust piece. One thing I did notice is that the 3M plastic is more rough than the original touchpad surface which makes it hard to drag your finger across it. When I first started my finger kept skipping on the touchpad which caused the cursor to jump around, however after a few hours it smoothed out nicely. You may have better luck using a different plastic such as a cellphone screen protector since it's designed to have fingers touching it.
Anyways I really hope this has helped you guys. I have been just as cranky about this as you and I still think Dell needs to OFFICIALLY do something about this problem! (DELL PLEASE TAKE NOTE!) In the mean time I hope this gets you guys up and running and able to enjoy your laptops once again! Good luck!

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Troubleshooting a fairly new HP laptop. Had been infected with a virus. Cleaned it all up but was experiencing erratic mouse behavior. The customer claimed the behavior started when he got hit with infection. While the pointer itself moves fine the left and right mouse buttons intermittently act like they are being held down causing the pointer to drag and highlight everything in site. At other times the buttons do nothing at all. At other times the left mouse button triggers a rightclick menu. And at other moments all mouse control is fine. This occurs equally on the touchpad or when using an external USB mouse. I tried disabling the touchpad completely but the problem still occurs when using the external mouse. I tried updating the sypatics touchpad driver but that made no difference either. I finally resorted to wiping and completely reinstalling windows but the problem still persists. For the hell of it I then updated the BIOS firmware but that made no difference either. All keyboard function work fine so I have been having to resort to using the arrow keys and alt tab and such to navigate around. I ran a Passmark Burn in Test and everything passed. 
 
A couple of additional points. I ran the Hirens Boot CD which is similar to the Ultimate Boot CD. I then booted into the Mini Windows XP and the same erratic mouse behavior occured so this is clearly not an operating system issue. Also when I wiped and reloaded Windows I used the HP Recovery partition and ran thei... Read more

A:Erratic mouse behavior with external mouse or touchpad on HP laptop

Try a different mouse?
 
Uninstall, then replace...mouse/touchpad drivers?
 
Louis

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inspiron 5447 Win10 - Touchpad, Multi Finger Gestures Not Working.
I have this problem over a year,
HERE I AM LOOKING FOR HELP AGAIN, IS THERE ANY NEW SOLUTION FOR THIS ISSUE ?
i heard about many costumers facing the same issue.
I tried unsuccessfully some fixing suggestions from the technical support over the year.
I still have the same touchpad problem and I very disappoint and its very hard for me using a new pc without multi touch over a year without any solution.
I have a feeling that DELL ignore the problem and ignore the costumers.
I am sorry that i wait for solution over the year, it was better if i was return it in time and get my money back.
for me it was a very bad costumers experience and ill avoid of buying DELL products in the near future again.  

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It is unclear exactly when the problem began, but there was a windows 10 update, then a bios update shortly before I noticed the problem.   The touchpad behaves erratically, selecting/unselecting or inserting text, allowing  little to no control of intended tapping actions.  Pointer features seem to work fine, erratic behavior involves tapping only.  I believe the bios is the most current version, and I have updated the touchpad driver.  It is not clear to me whether there is an issue with the bios or touchpad driver installation or software, or if the touchpad has failed.  Looking for help to figure out how to resolve the issue.

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It is unclear exactly when the problem began, but there was a windows 10 update, then a bios update shortly before I noticed the problem.   The touchpad behaves erratically, selecting/unselecting or inserting text at a rate that does not allow control of intended tapping actions.  Pointer features seem to work fine, erratic behavior involves tapping only.  I believe the bios is the most current version, and I have updated the touchpad driver.  It is not clear to me whether there is an issue with the bios or touchpad driver installation or software, or if the touchpad has failed.  Looking for help to figure out how to resolve the issue.

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I strongly suspect malware since mouse problems began about same time pc was infected with malware and FakeHDD virus. Avira, Ad-aware, and Malwarebytes all report clean system now, however mouse still acts erratically (a simple click will often act as double-click opening multiple windows wherever the pointer was resting, drag and drop almost impossible to accomplish, etc).

I booted to safe mode, uninstalled mouse drivers, then using keyboard deleted mouclass.sys and mouhid.sys. I then scanned for hardware changes and allowed drivers to be reinstalled. Is this the correct way to reinstall the mouse drivers? Where is the system reinstalling the drivers from? The mouse behavior is still present, so, assuming malware is the culprit, I am not confident that I am performing the reinstall correctly.

Win7 64
optical usb mouse

fyi: mouse configuration doesn't seem to be connected with the erratic behavior.

Any input appreciated, Thks.

A:Erratic mouse behavior

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I have just purchased a brand new Ideapad 510-15 15K running W10 with no external mouse. The pad mouse at times is extremely erratic. Before I take the laptop back to the shop for repair or replacement is there a work around to solve this problem which makes the laptop nearly unusable?

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I have a Thinkpad Yoga 14 (bought from BestBuy) which I understand is identical to Thinkpad Yoga 460.  I have been using it for the last few weeks and everything was fine. In the past few days, the mouse has started behaving erratically.  Specifically: When I drag a window to move it, the mouse loses its grip half way through the motion, and then re-activates itself.  When it does that, the window I was moving stops, and the mouse clicks on (or selects) whatever happens to be below where the mouse cursor is at that moment. When I try to select some words or a paragraph in an editor, the mouse will reset itself and my selection gets reset.  I have try over and over again just to select some text (so I can do copy/paste, etc.).  Again, sometimes it will reactivate itself halpfway and select (or auto click on) random and unrelated stuff. Now, normally I am not moving the mouse very fast, or very slow.  I have varied the speed and movement but to no avail. I see this behavior with an external USB mouse (on different surrfaces), with the trackpad and trackpoint, as well as the touchscreen. It started recently and it is infuriating to say the least.  Lenovo Companion says everything is up to date and I haven't updated anything in the last couple of weeks. Has anyone seen this behavior?  I would be grateful for any recommendation to solve this issue. Thanks!    

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I have a new ThinkPad X1 Yoga 3rd gen and have issues with erratic touchpad and mouse pointer action when undocked. The pointer suddenly moves up to the browser tabs, opens a new one, just disappears for a few seconds and the like. I have not figured out a systematic behavior yet. I use Vantage to keep drivers updated and they seem to be. And I went through the mouse and touchpad settings and switched off all fancy features that I don't really need. Anybody experiencing the same or with good advice out there?

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In the last 48 hours or so, my optical mouse is showing bizzare behavior, especially if I am playing free cell and I try to move cards by clicking on them. Also, when I click on certain menu buttons on some web sites, it also takes several attempts to open the menu with the mouse. Is this a hardware problem or is it in windows settings? Should I try replacing the mouse or could it be something else. Any help with this issue would be most appreciated. Thank you Kevin
 

A:Erratic Optical Mouse Behavior

try unplugging and replugging in your mouse.
you may want to try cleaning up your temp. files, cookies and defragging your system.

then again it may be time for a new mouse....is it very old?
 

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Greetings!

About a month, month and a half ago I started experiencing my Logitech G5 mouse just turn off and then after a random amount of time turn back on. Doesn't not make for a good scenario when gaming especially in clutch moments.

The mouse is five years old and the fabric around the cord has frayed away and some of the plastic sheathing has stripped away as well. I'm figuring the the cord had a short in it. So I order a new mouse.

My new mouse a Cyborg R.A.T. 5. I must have gamed with the mouse for about a week, week and a half and then it started exhibiting similar behavior. It would turn off and not turn back on. I'd have to unplug the USB plug and then wait a few seconds and plug it back in. Some times it would work, sometimes it would not.

I've done the following:

Full virus scan with nothing foundMove the mouse (both of them) to the other three ports on the back of the PC and even the front two ports. Same behavior.100% up to date drivers and softwareSearched fruitlessly for a solution

Any of the other devices plugged in act fine! And those devices would be a web cam (not in use), printer (not in use) and my keyboard.

I've attached my msinfo32 file. I had to pair down the windows errors and program hangs back to December. If you need the whole file just let me know.

msinfo32 .txt

I'm super grateful for any help! Cause this is really un-nerving!

A:Mouse turns off and on .. erratic behavior

Here are a few suggestions, hopefully one will work.
Optical mouse turns on and off

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I have just purchased a brand new Ideapad 510-15 15K running W10 with no external mouse.
 
The pad mouse at times is extremely erratic.
 
Before I take the laptop back to the shop for repair or replacement is there a work around to solve this problem which makes the laptop nearly unusable?
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

A:510-15ISK - Erratic mouse behavior

Hi there, Man  -
 
Thank you for writing in to the Lenovo Forum - happy to have you here today.
 
Please click here for better understanding on erratic behaviour.
 
Update us how it goes.
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 
 
 
 
 
Regards,         
 
Tap that Kudos button if I helped  If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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In the last 48 hours or so, my optical mouse is showing bizzare behavior, especially if I am playing free cell and I try to move cards by clicking on them. Also, when I click on certain menu buttons on some web sites, it also takes several attempts to open the menu with the mouse. Is this a hardware problem or is it in windows settings? Should I try replacing the mouse or could it be something else. Any help with this issue would be most appreciated. Thank you Kevin
 

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Sounds like the mouse may be dying. Can you at least borrow a replacement to see if it's as simple as bad switches?
 

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Hello,
 
I have noticed this in the last few days. Mostly on FaceBook and reddit. When I am viewing a FB photo in an album and click the left or right arrow to advance to the next image, the next image displays. Then the mouse cursor flashes briefly and the folder advances to the next image. On reddit, when I click the plus sign on the box that expands the image, the image enlarges for a few seconds and then closes again. 
 
I'm also noticing some strange activity in my browser ~ Chrome. I sometimes have to click the back button several times before the previous page will load. When viewing links at Amazon.com, I have to double click the back button to view the previous page. Single clicking only refreshes the same page.
 
I notice this only seems to be an issue with Chrome. I've updated to the most recent version and also updated Windows. I've disabled any plugins that might affect mouse functionality ~ as far as I know. I've also tried several different mice, both wired and wireless.
 
These are just a few issues I'm having right now. My system has been running very slow with long load times and strange surfing behavior. But the mouse problem is the most annoying. Not sure if this is a Chrome issue, a browser bug or an infection. I would love to have my system scanned to see if this or any other issues turn up.
I'm running Windows 7 SP1
Chrome Version 36.0.1985.143 m
4GB DDR2 (PC2-6400) Ram
 
Thank you for your time,
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A:Erratic Mouse Behavior/Chrome Issues

Hi Mate -
 
Step 1 - If you can, remove Chrome, and use Internet Explorer, or Firefox browsers ...........
 
Report back after that only -

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I have these light colored circles in the upper to middle left part of the screen and my mouse keeps jumping to these dots and I have virtually no control of my mouse. Is there a real solution to this problem as I have already hundreds of posts about it but no apparent actual fix.

A:Ghost circles and erratic mouse behavior

Hello @awksone, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I have read your post on how ghost circles and erratic mouse behaviour appear on the screen of your desktop computer, and I would be happy to assist you in this matter! To correct this issue, I recommend following the steps in this document on HP All-in-One PCs - Troubleshooting Touch Screen Issues (Windows 8). This should help return the functionality to your touch screen. I also suggest following the steps in this document on HP PCs - Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Troubleshooting, which should help correct the intermittent cursor behaviour. If the circles still appear, and the mouse still behaves erratically, I recommend returning your system back to a previous restore point before the issue occurred. This can be done by following the steps in this document on Using Microsoft System Restore (Windows 8).Should the problem continue, I suggest performing a backup and recovery of your operating system. This can be done by following the steps in this resource on Backing Up Your Files (Windows 8), as well as Performing an HP system recovery (Windows 8). This should return your system back to factory defaults.If the issue continues, please contact our technical support for further assistance in this matter by clicking the li... Read more

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Joe Rockhead here. I've tried anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-perspirant... Whatever has got me won't even allow me to Restore to a previous date. The mouse pointer gets stuck in a corner or goes right when you want it to go left. All while opening, closing and disabling files and other applications. It is soooo frustrating. I wish I could just reformat the hard drive(s) but I have too many software apps. that I would not be able to replace or re-install. Help, please! It was attacking me while trying to post this distress call. I have attached a HijackThis Log file.

A:Desktop Erratic Mouse Pointer Behavior

How about trying...a different mouse?

Louis

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Extremely annoying mouse behavior.

Lenovo T520
8GB memory
W7 64
SSD by Intel
Wireless MS mouse
Wired MS keyboard
Wired HP 425 printer

Sometimes a wireless mouse will work just fine and then it will get erratic. Moving the mouse is very laggy (like you're playing an online game and the server is being hammered). Actually clicking something on a page is very difficult and very very annoying as it is so time consuming.

It doesn't happen all the time and I can't pinpoint anything that is taxing the system and making the CPU crawl.

At this point, I have a wired trackball and it appears to be working fine, but if history proves itself my wife will start working and it will staring messing up again.

Main applications that are run are
Firefox/gmail
Quickbooks
Adobe Acrobat X
Internet connection is wired...

Maybe some sort of driver problem? I have uninstalled and installed the mouse. This happens with ANY wireless mouse.
It's not happening right now w/this trackball...but I expect it to.

A:Erratic Mouse behavior / Lenovo T520

I would try re downloading the software for the mouse and reinstalling it that way and see what happens.

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OK, I see there are a myraid of posts concerning this issue, but no fixes. Even the HP employee gave a link that does nothing and appears broken. I purchased and installed 8GB RAM and that didn't fix it. What a waste of money. And for HP to ignore all the posts about the problem is, frankly, disingenuine, reckless and bad business. There simply MUST be a fix or workaround for this.  IF I HAVE TO BUY A NEW COMPUTER, IT WILL NOT BE AN HP. Are you hearing me, HP? My statement says a lot. I have been computing for 21 years and only ever bought HP or Compaq. I use the computer for business and the state my computer is in currently is far from a shining example of streamlined productivity. Double, triple, quadruple clicking on single click stuff, no response clicking, clicks bring up multiple duplicate windows, click for new tab and 2 tabs pop up, insert or remove SD card nets low keyboard battery warning and on and on and on. What's going on? WHAT IS THE FIX? EDIT: as with most users, this all started with the Win10 upgrade last Fall.

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Everything will be working perfectly fine in my laptop, until at some point my mouse starts acting wierd. I am able to move the curser around but I am unable to click and interact with everything on the screen. I am able to open the start menu, but I am not able to minimise it. I am able to maximise the various items stacked on my taskbar, but I am not able to minimise them again by clicking the minimise button (neither am I able to close it. The title bar turns a different color when I try clicking on any of the 3 buttons) and I am also not able to select anything in the start menu with my mouse. This does not happen every time I start my laptop though. Sometimes its like this and at other times its all OK. I tried connecting my wired logitech mouse in different port but the result is the same. When this happens both the mouse and the trackpad have the same issue, so I am guessing this is not a hardware issue. I usually come out of this situation by using my keyboard to put my system to sleep and usually when I come out of my sleep a minute later the problem would be temporarily solved (the issue may come back in a few minutes or it may not come back at all).

(I would also like to mention that all this problem started after I tried to tinker with some of the options under "Human Interface Devices" and "mice and other pointing devices" in the device manager. And this I did because I faced some problems with a new wireless mouse which I bought the other da... Read more

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Hi,
I hope someone can help me. The problem I'm having is with my touchpad on a Dell Inspiron 1545.

When i first turn on the laptop the touch pad works fine for about 4-5 mins max.
Then it will start behaving very erratic , as follows
1.Pointer will slow down when trying to move it.

2. Pointer will sometimes not respond at all.

3.Pointer will start jumping around after placed somewhere e.g When finally got pointer into position to click on an item it move off on its own.

4. Pointer starts shaking.

If i plug a mouse into the usb port everything works fine using the mouse but remains the same on the touchpad


I'm running Vista home premium 32-bit with SP2.

What i have tried to fix this.
From Device manager found that touchpad driver is Alps Electric version 7.1007.115.102 installed 02/05/2010.

From device manager >update driver. It looks for updates and says latest software is installed.


From Dells website find drivers and downloads section,enter service tag number. The driver they recommend is the same version as i already have installed.
Downloaded anyway and installed .Result the same.


Ran a full scan using McAFEE, ran a full scan using Malwayre bytes, ran a full scan using Spybot Search and Destroy. Result still the same.


Used M/S Solution centre .Result still the same.



Ran a driver scan by Iolo recommended by Dell. Result all drivers up to date.

Out of curiosity ran another driver scan by Uniblue. Resul... Read more

A:Erratic touchpad Inspiron 1545

This occasionally happens to me with my Logitech wireless mouse. The only solution I've found is to reboot. It then returns to normal. I have no idea what causes it. Note that I nearly always put my system to sleep rather than shutting down. It could be the problem would occur more frequently if I shut down each time.

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Pretty much in the title. Randomly, I'll move my finger across the touchpad but it doesn't register. Then I have to kind of move my finger *very* lightly and it will register and move again. Laptop isn't six months old yet so this is hella-annoying (yes I know it's under warranty, but I don't want to ship it away for two weeks if possible!)
I've read that uninstalling then reinstalling both the touchpad driver and the touchpad program itself, but I'm not technically gifted so I'd rather not chance making things worse.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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I've tried everything. No one had ever had this problem, except me. Searching online and Youtube proved to be no help. I beg all of you who have experience with issues like this to please read.

When I first brought my laptop (ASUS Q304UA) , it was perfectly fine and no problems. However, up until 7 months into using it, the trackpad suddenly became unresponsive out of no where. It would jump around and fly everywhere when using it. The multi touch gestures would make the screen go crazy and do all sorts of zooms, multitasking, etc when just trying to scroll down. It was definitely unusable.

This prompted me to RMA it to ASUS, which took them one month to repair it. They had apparently replaced only the hard drive claiming it was a "bad sector" or whatever... Upon several hours of use after repairs, the problem was back.

I then RMA'd it a second time which made them replace the motherboard and trackpad. Unfortunately, the problem did come back, except it took a little longer (5 days/ 1week).

Now I know that this is NOT hardware because I encountered that restarts, restores, etc all solve the problem temporarily and then comes back. When messing with programs and devices, I feel the mouse gets a little better for a couple minutes but then resumes to its terrible and erratic behavior, rendering my laptop COMPLETELY useless.

I cannot do ANYTHING with this trackpad as it constantly jumps around and teleport making it EXTREMELY difficult to click on the ... Read more

A:Please help. I've tried everything. ASUS Mouse/ Touchpad / Trackpad erratic , jumping

You need to put all the details into a time line summation, then demand a new unit based on the Asus warranty. Threatening litigation in small claims court might be necessary.

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I've tried everything. No one had ever had this problem, except me. Searching online and Youtube proved to be no help. I beg all of you who have experience with issues like this to please read.

When I first brought my laptop (ASUS Q304UA) , it was perfectly fine and no problems. However, up until 7 months into using it, the trackpad suddenly became unresponsive out of no where. It would jump around and fly everywhere when using it. The multi touch gestures would make the screen go crazy and do all sorts of zooms, multitasking, etc when just trying to scroll down. It was definitely unusable.

This prompted me to RMA it to ASUS, which took them one month to repair it. They had apparently replaced only the hard drive claiming it was a "bad sector" or whatever... Upon several hours of use after repairs, the problem was back.

I then RMA'd it a second time which made them replace the motherboard and trackpad. Unfortunately, the problem did come back, except it took a little longer (5 days/ 1week).

Now I know that this is NOT hardware because I encountered that restarts, restores, etc all solve the problem temporarily and then comes back. When messing with programs and devices, I feel the mouse gets a little better for a couple minutes but then resumes to its terrible and erratic behavior, rendering my laptop COMPLETELY useless.

I cannot do ANYTHING with this trackpad as it constantly jumps around and teleport making it EXTREMELY difficult to click on the ... Read more

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I purchased a bluetooth mouse yesterday for my Dell Studio 15 laptop. The problem/issue that I'm having is the primary mouse button. In order for my touchpad to allow the left mouse button be primary, I have to set the mouse properties in Vista to reverse the buttons. Then my bluetooth mouse buttons are reversed. This doesn't make any sense to me. Anyone know why this is happening?

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I just received a Dell Inspiron 1420 and it did not have an OS on it. I installed Windows Vista Home Premium which was the original OS on the laptop. Everythng seems to be working fine however the touchpad freezes. The buttons work fine.

I've tried different drivers and nothing. Please help me.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1420 touchpad acting erratic after reinstalling Vista Home Premium

did you run Windows Update?
 

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I updated my bios to the new 1.3.5 and now the Logitech M510 mouse is very erratic. It was fine until the update. The update shows improved support for PS 2 mice has one of the features. I think it has caused problem with USB connected mice.

A:Inspiron 5675, 1.3.5 bios update, erratic Logitech M510 mouse

Have you looked on the Logitech website to see if they have provided newer software? Test the Logitech M510 USB receiver in all of the Inspiron 5675 front and rear USB ports.

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Dell 2-in-1 3147:
The "DELL Pointing Devices" dialog shows a "Disable Touchpad when USB Mouse Present" checkbox. If this checkbox is clear, the touchpad works properly. When this checkbox is marked, the touchpad does not work at all.
I have tried both USB and Bluetooth mice, and neither one allows the proper action: the touchpad should be enabled without a mouse, and the touchpad should be disabled with a mouse.  That's how it works on other systems.  It just doesn't work at all on this system.
I suspect there is some interaction between the touchpad and the touchscreen that is interfering with this setting.  But I have another laptop with a touchpad and a touchscreen, and the mouse detection works there (it's not a DELL).
Yes, I have toyed with the idea of deleting the DELL touchpad control application and installing a "stock" Synaptics touchpad driver.  But I don't want the DELL  "update" app to overwrite it with the DELL touchpad control app every time it sees "the wrong driver" loaded.  And I don't want to take the chance that the touchpad driver and the touchscreen driver are somehow linked together, thus disabling one when I disable the other.
Any ideas on how to get the "Disable Touchpad when USB Mouse Present" action working would be welcome.  

A:Inspiron 11 3000 (3147) "Disable Touchpad when USB Mouse Present" disables touchpad ALL THE TIME

I would love to know where to find that checkbox ... Thank you!

Dell 2-in-1 3147:
The "DELL Pointing Devices" dialog shows a "Disable Touchpad when USB Mouse Present" checkbox.

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Hi there,

I have an issue with my dell inspiron 5447. Its bios shown LOCKED SETUP. please help me to reset it. My windows already stuck and I want to upgrade it operating system.

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I've been trying for the past couple days to get fix my younger brother's Inspiron 14-5447 laptop.  It currently runs Windows 10 and shipped with Windows 8.1.  It currently will not get through startup. After sitting a the initial Dell splash screen for a long time it will finally BSOD with a Driver Power State Failure code.  It will then try to go into recovery mode but will sit at the loading screen and not actually reach the recovery options screen. The unit has been on Windows 10 since it was free to update for Windows 7 and 8 users to do so and has been fine for the past 2 years. 
The unit has been on Windows 10 since it was free to update for Windows 7 and 8 users to do so and has been fine for the past 2 years.  I can only assume that the drivers are up to date, or are only updated when they make their way into a Windows update at the very least. 
What makes the problem truly annoying is that the keyboard on the unit and all keyboards, wired or wireless, that I have tried to use are not recognized by the device,  There is no way to force the unit to enter the BIOS or UEFI options.  The caps lock key on the keyboard in the laptop itself will blink when most keys on the keyboard are pressed, but that is the very limit of reaction from the device from the keyboard. 
I took the unit apart and found that the battery the CMOS battery all appear to be in working order.  The CMOS battery read the correct amperage a... Read more

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I am running Windows 10 on my Inspiron 5447 and my battery time remaining is way off. While the percentage is correct the time remaining when fully charge is somewhere between 300 to 400 hours. If it really lasted this long I would not mind at all.
Does anyone know how to tell Windows 10 to recalibrate the time remaining?
I'm not interested in doing a Windows reinstall. There has to be some registry bit to change.
Thanks,
Mike

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Bought a new Dell Inspiron 14-5447 few months ago.
The wifi connection is very week, cannot get any signal at more than 5 m distance. Dell's support adviced me to update the driver (http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=T3FHP&fileId=3395646633&osCode=WB64A&productCode=inspiron-14-5447-laptop&languageCode=EN&categoryId=NI), but it didn't help at all.
Dell's thecnical service confirm that the computer has this problem and replaced it, but the new computer (also Dell Inspiron 14-5447) has the same problem. Dell's support had no more solutions for me.
is there any solution to the problem?
Cannot use the computer at the monent altough bought it few monthes ago.
I can provide the serial number, if required.

A:Wifi problem Dell Inspiron 14-5447

Hi shapias,
As I see that your system is configured with Intel wireless card. I would suggest you to check for Intel wireless card driver from Intel website by running Intel driver utility on the system using the link below and install the wireless card drivers recommended for your system.
http://intel.ly/19AORvw
Please let me know if this helps.

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I have been dealing with a loss of my touchpad\curser for awhile now, so have had to plug in a mouse. Yesterday I ran epsc pre boot assessment which took a good 1\2 hour I guess. After the program was completed, I was able to use my touchpad/mouse on the epsc program interface until I rebooted, than lost the touchpad\mouse. Thanks Keith
PS: In order to get out of the epsc program I had to reboot
 

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I have an Inspiron 5447 since October 2014. I had no problems with my laptop since then. Yesterday, I decided to change my HDD with a Samsung Evo 850 GB SSD. The installation went great and everything works. I ran the diagnostic tests afterwards and no problems were detected. Though, the Dell Logo splash screen of the BIOS changed. The logo is bigger and with lower resolution than the previous one. How can I change back to the old, smaller and with better resolution logo? I know it is really not a problem, but it bothers me, so I want to fix it!!!!

Thank you!

A:Dell Logo Screen Resolution Problem - Inspiron 5447

I'm assuming windows 10 is on the system.....
Please type Settings onto [Cortana] search box, click on System, and then 'Advanced Display Settings'.

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Hi,

I have bought the Dell Inspiron 1545 in 2009 which it had Windows 7, then it stopped working for a long time after it has been fixed due to HDD problems and connectivity.
But now I have upgraded to Windows 8.1 yesterday and for some reason that my Touchpad/Mousepad has stopped working, so I am just wondering if it something to do with the drivers or the connections inside the laptop which it might be loose.
Does this laptop has an enabled/disable feature on the keyboard to lock the mousepad, which I might've accidently pressed which I can't find where it is on the keyboard.
Thanks!
Yours Sincerely,
Benjamin123

A:Dell Inspiron 1545 - Mouse/Touchpad not working

Hi, I am using this driver on my Inspiron 1545 ALPS Touchpad Driver Driver Details | Dell US. It works well.

Good luck, werty

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Hi
ok i'm freaking out here

First I get the NTLDR is missing one most of my drives with 2 that say NTLDR is compressed and use boot disk
Before I attempt to reinstall Windows XP Home SP2

It gets to Windows prompt
I type Exit
It asks me about autochk.exe path
So I tell it the path in system32
It tells me it cannot find it but its there

I try another drive
I get Windows on
After a few minutes whatever internet windows i have on closes down and erratic behavior goes on with XP menu opening and LOG OFF menu
So I check task manager and I use like 3-4 different virus scanners and spyware scanners and nothing is found on any of them

Ive used memory boosters and trying to check my ram and used chkdsk

I have 5 drives I have NTLDR is missing with discs that are legal and mine

Reinstalled Windows after partitioning and formatting them as well
First of all I thought it was the windows updates or internet exploder updates
So the second reinstall i didnt update
The same thing happened

What else could it be and how can i clear this up?

Chkdsk thorough found some bad clusters on 2722 and fixed them
But that didnt eliminate my issue
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) GATEWAY T3882
2.80 gigahertz Intel Celeron
16 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Intel Corporation D865GVHZ AAC93540-101
Bus Clock: 133 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. BF86510A.15A.0085.P20.0412152353 12/15/2004
Drives Memory Modules c,d
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Hello there, my first post here

Ok let's get on with it.

I have seen this subject on a couple of other threads on other websites, but i haven't figured out a way to salvation yet.

I just bought a new PC...

I get erratic mouse movement and sound is choppy most of the time. At the same time, i noticed that it does that when my drive light (orange) blinks. Looks like it's doing something but it's hard to say. Booting up takes a little too much time i think, installing software also.

That blinking light thing doesn't always happen, but is mostly always triggered by opening or closing a window, software...etc. And when it does, it stays blinking for a good while.

When i watch the drive light, everytime i see it blink (even when idle, it blinks every 2 secs), i get a chop in sound, mouse movement, overall performance.

I remember having the same problem at work a while ago, and the tech guy had made it all better (to my amazement) in very little time and effort. Sadly I can't remember what it was. Maybe just a setting on the HD or a memory thing, i don't know.

I tried installing the video drivers and sound drivers.

Win XP professional 2002 SP2(french version)
Intel Pentium PD CPU 3.20GHz
(Supposedly a PD 945 LGA775 Dual-Core)
2 Gig Ram
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GS
Realtek High Definition Audio

ANY help would be appreciated,

Thanks
 

A:Erratic behavior in XP

Sounds like you are having lots of trouble. Since you are saying the hard drive is always busy, and the system is laggy, I suspect the hard drive is the main problem here.

First, run a chkdisk (myComputer>(right-click the drive)>properties>tool>error checking
Also run a disk defragmentation.

The hard drive could be causing your system to be sluggish because windows relies on it for its virtual memory.

If the above steps don't work, try returning your pc to where you bought it from. Since you said it was new, I should still be under some type of a warrenty, so it can proboly be repaired for free.

Best of luck,
steven1350
 

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The last few days the computer has been very erratic. I'll try to explain what is happening but am not sure I will be able to adequately explain it.

First, and I don?t know this has anything to do with my problems, but every time I reboot the computer I get the following message or warning ? GarminLifetime.exe-.NET Framework Initialization error, and then goes on with other info. If I click OK it closes, so don?t know this has anything to do with the other problems I have been experiencing.

I burn DVDs all the time without any problems. A couple of days ago I was authoring a DVD and part way through the output received an error message stating the system was low on resources even though the only thing running was Outlook Express. There is 350 GB free on the hard drive and I have 4 GB of RAM. I rebooted the computer and didn?t start anything else, just the DVD authoring program however got the same error message.

Most of the time when I click on a link in an e-mail the IE window opens but it just sits there with the hour glass and the webpage never appears. If you try to close the window it won?t close. You have to use task manager to end the task. When you try to open a new IE window sometimes it goes to the home page, other times it just seems to hang and again you can?t close the window without using task manager.

The system seems to bog down with only a few windows open when in the past I have had two or three times as many windows open.

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A:Erratic behavior

Hi,

Please do the following:

Download ComboFix from one of the following locations:
Link

VERY IMPORTANT !!! Save ComboFix.exe to your Desktop

* IMPORTANT - Disable your AntiVirus and AntiSpyware applications, usually via a right click on the System Tray icon. They may otherwise interfere with our tools. If you have difficulty properly disabling your protective programs, refer to this link here Double click on ComboFix.exe & follow the prompts.
As part of it's process, ComboFix will check to see if the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed. With malware infections being as they are today, it's strongly recommended to have this pre-installed on your machine before doing any malware removal. It will allow you to boot up into a special recovery/repair mode that will allow us to more easily help you should your computer have a problem after an attempted removal of malware.
Follow the prompts to allow ComboFix to download and install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console, and when prompted, agree to the End-User License Agreement to install the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console.
**Please note: If the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is already installed, ComboFix will continue it's malware removal procedures.


Once the Microsoft Windows Recovery Console is installed using ComboFix, you should see the following message:
Click on Yes, to continue scanning for malware.
When finished, it shall produce a log for you. Please include the C:... Read more

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could I please piggyback here; this is an issue I thought had gone away many Windows7 updates ago but apparently not. I have a HP/Compaq "p" minitower windows 7 PRO x64, up to date, using a "genuine" Microsoft optical mouse and pedestrian keyboard - both wire-attached to usb ports [and I have moved them from one port to another trying to debug].
It being a 'desktop' I have it set to non-hybrid, no-hibernate Power plan settings. The mouse is set, as you have indicated to "allow" or "enable" wakeup the computer.

the wake behavior is erratic. pressing the mouse left-button or the enter key of the keyboard seems to start the wake process ok, but the mouse is unreliable no matter which port it is in [front/hub or rear]. Sometimes it will resume operation ok. other times the tracking function never returns. System must be restarted. Since there is only one entry for 'mouse' as regards power settings, I'm clueless as to how to remedy but let me ask....
In BIOS settings are options for S5 [by itself] or S3/S4 power management, or neither [both disabled]. Should I go with both disabled or is this a non-issue?

is there any chance that the wrong chipset driver for the root hub device is loaded? In my experience the answer is no... an incorrect model [chipset] driver package from Intel would bail if it does not identify the intended bridge components, right?

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A:wake behavior is erratic

Do you still need assistance with this issue?

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First timer with HJT.
Current security: Windows Firewall, Avira Antivirus Personal

- Experiencing slow, erratic start ups.
- Not always accepting commands from mouse. Slow. CPU Overloads?
- No longer automatically connects to network upon startup.
- Slower computer shut down.

I have:

- Uninstalled and reinstalled mouse drivers.
- Scanned with Malwarebytes, AVG, Avira - found nothing.
- Free Spyware Doctor Scan found: Trojan.Virtumonde, Adware.Websearch_Toolbar
- Used CCleaner and TuneUp Utilities 2009 many times and different ways to varying degrees of success only to experience more erratic startups.

I've just done another System Restore, and have finally decided to try HJT and utilize the experts!
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.dell4me.com/myway
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://my.att.net/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=69157
O2 - BHO: Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper... Read more

A:HJT log. Virtumonde & others? Erratic behavior.

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I am having some erratic behavior in my R530 Samsung lap-top evident in sporadic sudden booting, slow loading pages, some time the whole set of tabs in a page gets frozen and it takes time to activate them again. Some times appear the flag "Page Blocked". Right now I am unable to run HJT because I get the flag "No internet connection" though I am actually connected. I am attaching this HJT not being sure if this copy I made from the resulting HJT scanning is right,because I did not delete anything as advised in the warning on my Internet Connection.

So please give me a hand on this matter some time too hard for me to solve by myself. I

All the very best to TSG,
Oniro

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Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 14:34:38, on 15/03/2013
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16470)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\BillP Studios\WinPatrol\WinPatrol.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\ProgramData\Ad-Aware Browsing Protection\adawarebp.exe
C:\Users\Hernando\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\Data\SpotifyWebHelper.exe
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Within the last 7-10 days I have been experiencing cursor movement without touching the mouse. It seems that it's becoming more and more extreme--traveling all over the screen at will.

My computer is a DELL Inspiron 8600 notebook running XP Pro. The mouse is a Logitech Optical mouse with cord (2 button mouse with scroll wheel). I have used the mouse for over one year and never before encountered the problems I am seeing with it now. One solution that I was told about was to go to "Run" and type "Control Mouse" and click "Pointer Options" and uncheck "Enhance Pointer precision" under "Motion." However, this action had no bearing on the problem whatever.

This comes at the most inconvenient time with an intense workload for the coming two weeks which requires much use of the computer. (I am sure many of you can identify with this kind of dilemma). Even now the cursor (without touching the mouse) is going nuts!

Any assistance that could be provided would be most gratefully appreciated.

A:Erratic cursor behavior

A good day to you, Littleones


Quote:





Originally Posted by littleones


Within the last 7-10 days I have been experiencing cursor movement without touching the mouse. It seems that it's becoming more and more extreme--traveling all over the screen at will.

My computer is a DELL Inspiron 8600 notebook running XP Pro. The mouse is a Logitech Optical mouse with cord (2 button mouse with scroll wheel). I have used the mouse for over one year and never before encountered the problems I am seeing with it now. One solution that I was told about was to go to "Run" and type "Control Mouse" and click "Pointer Options" and uncheck "Enhance Pointer precision" under "Motion." However, this action had no bearing on the problem whatever.

This comes at the most inconvenient time with an intense workload for the coming two weeks which requires much use of the computer. (I am sure many of you can identify with this kind of dilemma). Even now the cursor (without touching the mouse) is going nuts!

Any assistance that could be provided would be most gratefully appreciated.




I had that with a previous laptop too, the only way to solve that was to turn off the internal pointing device (touchpad). Perhaps (and if possible on a Dell laptop) this may help you too...

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Alright I've got a rather annoying problem with my computer. What seems to be going on is that, every once in a while when i click on a link or any such thing the internet window (and only the window, not the internet itself) will close completely. At first this only happened with the internet but it now also seems to affect computer games... actually my computer dosent even bother to ask me if i want to send an error report as it usually does... i have already tried to stop this by getting rid of what i thoguht was the virus (msn virus) but it didnt quite work out as well as the person who u guys were assisting. In any case im just wondering if anybody can help me out? uhhh i guess i need that HJT report? not sure EXACTLY how to do this ...but here goes...(btw I have fixwareout and OTMoveIt3)

EDIT: Sorry forgot to mention im using Windows XP and IE 7

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:35:36 PM, on 12/7/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16735)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Ahead\InCD\InCDsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\Common Framework\FrameworkService.exe
C:\Program Files\Network Associates\VirusScan\mcshield.exe
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Hello-

I have a very remote user (South Africa) that is utilizing Vodafone wireless for internet connectivity. Bandwidth was passible for a long time until recently and they have been experiencing serious latency, even with all browser and programs closed. They are using Norton 360 (which I hate) and we had them run a full Malware Bytes scan and found nothing. I can't even setup a remote session as the bandwidth is so pegged I cannot connect. I had them send me some resource monitor stats and there is some strange network behavior going on. I had them run HijackThis and see a few strange things but I'm not really sure. If you see anything, appreciate any advice you can give.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:00:46 AM, on 2011/01/19
Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\System32\igfxtray.exe
C:\Windows\System32\hkcmd.exe
C:\Windows\System32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Windows\system32\igfxsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\Power2Go\CLMLSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD8\PDVD8Serv.exe
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A:Erratic network behavior

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AMD 64 FX-53
Abit AV8 MoBo Radeon X850
Win XP sp2 on RAID0 drive

On boot the BIOS sometimes IDs the 2 drives on IDE1. C: drive almost always but D: only about half the time. Even when BIOS sees the D: drive it occasionally does not appear in My Computer once Windows loads. Rescanning (under "disk management") makes no difference. Sometimes on boot up I get the light blue screen telling me I need to check disk D: or cancel by hitting any key within 9 sec. Sometimes D; checks out fine and sometimes the check results are that all folders are unreadable. If I skip the disk check, sometimes D: is present in My Computer and sometimes it's not. When it's present, it performs fine and error checking finds no problems. Sometimes D: is present in My Computer upon initial boot but is not when I look later.

The 2 optical drives on IDE2 have never been a problem.

Once the boot order of the IDE1 disks was reversed in the BIOS for no apparent reason.

I just replaced the BIOS battery without helping the problem. I had a Gig of cheap memory that I replaced with expensive memory without helping either.

A perhaps related issue: occasionally the computer will begin to "hang" (become unresponsive) for a few seconds every minute or so. During the hangs the disk drive is active. Task Manager hangs too so I can't ID what process is executing. I tried using Task Manager to close processes sequentially but none made any difference. Rebooting eliminates the probl... Read more

A:Erratic behavior on boot

It sounds like either the RAID controller is going flakey for some reason or your array is pooched. It is also possible that drive D is defective, but I would put my efforts into the array first before trying to diagnose the HDD. For one, get your data off the drives and for another don't use RAID 0. It is unreliable and a bad idea for a home user. It doesn't give you any extra performance either unless you are transferring large files. There is a very good review on StorageReview that confirms this, with Anandtech backing it up with their own findings.


EDIT: Oh hang on a second.. I think I read that wrong. C is your array, D is a separate drive. Geez, I have to wake up for pete's sake. Then yeah, the drive is probably failing. Sorry about that.
 

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Hi there,I just got my Yoga 460 5 days ago and tonight while I was drawing in SAI, my pen started to click on things while I was just hovering over the screen. I checked to see that hover click, the touch driver(palm rejection), and all that were off, I wasn't accidentally pressing any buttons, and the pen was charged. I tried rebooting the computer and that didn't help either. What do I need to do to fix this? Is it a defective pen or a problem with software?Thanks in advance,Jessica Wetli

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