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Not sure if this is a Windows XP problem or a hardware isssue. My problem is that my poining device (both touchpad and mouse) can go bonkers on the desktop. All of a sudden, when you move the mouse it will act like you are dragging it. It will open programs without clicking on the icons. Or the only way to open programs will be to right click on an icon, then select open. Yesterday I restored the computer to see if that would help. Seemed to help until I closed the laptop and it went to sleep. Then it started all over again. The only thing that would help was to do a hard shutdown. This is a major annoyance.
The specs of my laptop are: Acer 3003, Windows XP home, 1 gig ram.
Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.