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Strange happenings - computer has a mind of it's own!

I am new toCnet but I have used it many times to help me with problems. This time I am really stuck! My computer seems to have a mind of it's own. The curser takes off when I am typing either on line or in word? When I'm in my mail, it sometimes sends the messages before I can really start typing. I have run several malware and virus cans and they all come up with no viruses? I know there is some sort of problem, I just really need some help. I came home tonignt to see some sort of Rundll error and seemed to fix that but this other thing is beyond me. Any suggestions or tips would be very much appreciated. Even typing this took a few times - UGH! Thanks in advance Happy

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Is this a Laptop?

If so that trackpad can be a real nuisance. You have to ensure your fingers and palms are 'well clear' of the pad when typing, or disable the pad whilst you are typing.

On the laptop I use occasionally I am always brushing against the pad, and all sorts of weird things happen.


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This is a laptop, Dell Insporon 1520 running Windows XP.
I believe I have some sort of malware virus or something and not a trackpad issue but thanks.

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Get an external Keyboard

Plug in a usb keyboard like from a desktop computer and see if it still happens. If you don't have one maybe you could borrow one to test. Your laptop keyboard might have something wrong with it or I agree you might be accidentally touching the track pad. That's pretty common.

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