Troubleshooting Computer Problems When Keyboarding?

My computer keeps jumping around. I can't write a complete sentence. What could be the problem?

By Gerry


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October 17, 20110 found this helpful

Without more information I can only make a guess. Check that everything is plugged in tightly. Plugs, esp. for keyboards and mice, will work loose if moved around very much. Hope this helps.


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October 17, 20110 found this helpful

If this is a laptop with a touch pad the palms of your hands could be making the cursor move.

If this is a desktop borrow a keyboard and mouse and see if it does the same erratic movement with the new devises. Be sure to get the same type of devises. If you have PS2 don't replace them with USB and vice versa. If the same results occur borrow a different plug in type. If you have PS2 replace them with USB.


Also... it is unlikely but try replacing one devise at a time, There could be a conflict in the devises. This would eliminate that. If it only turns out your mouse is causing all the problems then just replace it.

Worse case scenario you may have to reinstall windows. If there is a conflict in the IRQ ports changing the devises might not fix it.

Good luck.


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October 18, 20110 found this helpful

Have you recently updated or upgraded your browser or OS (operating system), and are you on Internet Explorer with a Windows operating system?

If yes, go up in the tool bar and hover the curser over the icons until you find the one that says something about compatibility-I think you may be having 'compatibility' problems since the update/upgrade.


I'm on a Mac now, but when I was on a Windows OS and did updates or upgrades I would have to adjust the compatibility because I would have the same problem you are describing.

October 18, 20110 found this helpful

I take it that you mean your cursor is jumping around. It is possible that you need a new mouse. When they wear out, the cursor will "jump" around.


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