Tried blowing out all the dust an junk from around the keyboard and air vents to keep it cool?
Tried disabling the touchpad and using a regular mouse? Tried installing an updated touchpad driver?
And just to get the updates installed, although I don't think that's causing your issue...
You mentioned that it was Windows XP.. Does it have Service Pack 2 installed.. (RIGHT click on "My Computer", choose "Properties"..)
If Service Pack 2 isn't installed, you'll need to install it so the current Windows Updates will install.. If it already has SP2 installed, have you visited the Windows Update site and installed all the critical updates? If not, please do it..(Open Internet Explorer, click on "Tools", in the upper left, choose "Windows Update", then follow the prompts to install the Genuine Validation Tool and the required ActiveX controls, then download and install all the high priority/critical updates..
Next, just to make sure it's clean, please click on the link below and follow the procedures in the link below:
Hope this helps.
I inherited my husband's laptop, a Compaq Presario M2000 running Windows XP Home. It is about four years old and he had never updated it or performed routine maintenance on it. (He used it almost solely for work files.) He had also never used Microsoft Works or WordPad for any sort of word processor, which is why I took it from him--basic word processing.
Well, as you type in either program, letters are skipped and the page jumps up and down. I am sure it needs some sort of update, but I don't know what to search for to fix the problem. I can't find a generic keyboard driver. I don't know. I'm stumped. There is no problem typing inside a web browser, like right now.
Anyone have any ideas?