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Notebooks Touchpad goes crazy after login

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by I'm_Not_A_Monster, 8 Jul 2010.

  1. I'm_Not_A_Monster

    I'm_Not_A_Monster Hey, eat this...

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    i'm working on a dell E1505 laptop and the touchpad will work fine at the login screen, and for several hours straight when running off a live CD, but i will log in and within about 5 minutes it will become very erratic. i've updated then reinstalled the touchpad driver, updated the BIOS (from A06 to A17 :jawdrop: ) and run a battery of antivirus scans.

    i'm about to download Ccleaner and check out the startup programs, but beyond that i'm at a loss. do any of you guys have any recommendations?
     
  2. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Does it do it in safe mode?

    Assuming it's a synaptics touchpad what does the utility program record while it's going crazy? Iirc there's a tab in there that allows you to look at the touchpad's inputs and stuff.
     
  3. Delta Nine IT

    Delta Nine IT New to this but not to Modding!

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    is the touchpad warm to touch?
     
  4. I'm_Not_A_Monster

    I'm_Not_A_Monster Hey, eat this...

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    it was an Alps touchpad, and it was not noticeably warm (as cool as it can be considering what is underneath it).

    i went in to the mouse settings and hit any "revert to defaults" button i could find. i did notice the little icon down by the clock never showed any touchpad readings, even when the mouse was moving.

    it's not too much of a problem for me anymore, the guy usually uses a USB mouse and i already returned it to him, but if anyone had and solved this issue maybe some googler in the future would appreciate the help
     

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