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So it needs repairs?
Some folk don't want to fix this so we unplug the pad inside or disable it in some control panel.
I carry a mouse pad, use a notebook mouse & disable touchpad
I'm convinced that touchpads are masochist devices invented by evil demons. I bought a Microsoft Notebook Optical Mouse 3000 and mouse pad and disabled the touchpad and have lived happily ever after. I can re-enable the touchpad via the keyboard when I absolutely have to, but I sure avoid that most of the time. You can go into the mouse applet of the Control Panel and adjust the sensitivity and what happens with the corners, but I never found a combination that works anywhere near as well as a real mouse.
I like the touchpad much better myself
I am of the opposite view. I would much rather use the touchpad. If I have to use a real mouse, I will I guess. It makes me want to go back to my old Windows XP notebook.
Look in the Control Panel ...
for mouse settings and see if yours has sensitivity settings for touchpad. Some have a touchpad coltrol icon in the notification area.
Not related to sensitivity
I did as you suggested and adjusted sensitivity to various levels to no avail. The sensitivity would be for when I am touching the touchpad. But all I have to do is to tap the pad when active and it starts repeatedly clicking itself. The sensitivity would be utilized upon the initial tap, not to the unattended clicking that takes place as I am certainly not touching anything.
I forgot to mention that it was fine for about six months. Then one thing that I did was to change the color setting of the titlebar of each window. I believe it started soon after that. I say this because I have seen other forums where some cursor or color change has been made right before any trouble. Even though these issues seem unrelated, I have noted a high correlation between setting changes and cursor problems.
If that's it then system restore would fix it.
But touchpad issues are legendary. Your shop counters will reload the OS most of the time and if that doesn't fix it they change pads and mainboards. You seasoned users seem to find the off setting and get a mouse.