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Old February 21st, 2005, 08:30 PM
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Question Laptop Mouse/Touchpad Erratic After Waking

Whenever my laptop wakes from sleep mode the mouse and/or touchpad behavior is bizzare. Firstly, the curser icon changes to kind of a bi-directional arrow thingy with a circle in the middle. Secondly, it will not move to where I want it and instead bounces up against the edge of the screen. I have to use the keyboard to navigate around, and the only thing I can really to to fix it is reboot.

This has been going on from day one (I've had the laptop since December). As a workaround I lengthened the time until it goes into sleep mode so that I can mostly avoid it, but this is not a very good long-term solution.

Any clues as to what's going on??
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Old February 21st, 2005, 09:45 PM
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Depending on the make and model, you may need to install the touchpad drivers. Whst kind and model???
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Old February 21st, 2005, 09:49 PM
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Dell Inspiron 8600
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Old February 21st, 2005, 10:02 PM
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Probably uses the Alps GlidePoint/Stick Pointer
Go here http://support.dell.com/support/down...ex.aspx?~ck=mn enter your operating system and see if it uses it.

If not then run the diagnostic tool:

Dell 32 Bit Diagnostics (Graphical User Interface version)

It may identify and fix it.
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