+ 0 Votes Wow, 63 running processes? mjd420nova Updated - 7 years ago That seems rather excessive. Check the task manager to see what all is going on. Look at the applications and see what all is running and if you can eliminate anything. Look at processes and see what seems to be taking up CPU time. As for the cursor jumping to other places on the page, it could be a dirty keyboard, possibly a function key that's intermittently adding itself, like a tab key or something. + 0 Votes Try This it might help ahmadaliyu 5 years ago I think the major reason for your slow performance is mabe you have so many programs running on the background. however,deleting system restore and doing a few scandisk and disk defrag. + 0 Votes maintainence jamesatmaisonverre 7 years ago start\programmes\accessories\system tools\defrag start\programmes\accessories\system tools\disk cleanup go to my computer,right click on you c and select properties.Select the tools tab and press the box that say's check now.A box will appear.Tick both boxes and press ok.Another box will appear and select yes.Reboot and allow the process to complete. + 0 Votes Jumping Mice Tig2 7 years ago I have also had that issue on a lappie with the ALPS touchpad (don't know if that is the same as the Toshiba uses, I think it is). The easiest way around it is to use a USB mouse and disable the touchpad mouse. Since you can re-enable the pad at any time, you can still use the unit in a fully portable state. That said, the industry is recognising that this is a common problem. It is very easy to skim across the surface of the pad and send your cursor somewhere it doesn't belong. I am seeing a lot of very portable optical mice that are intended to be used with laptops. As far as the best equipment to purchase- everyone has favourites. The next time you are in the market, base your decision on which manufacturer makes the machine best suited to your individual needs. Good luck! + 0 Votes Did I miss something... DNME Updated - 7 years ago Ok I think I missed something here, we are talking about a slow Laptop with 63 'things' running, right? so where does the jumping mouse come in? First off - are the 63 things running processes or programs? I checked my PC, 56 Processes running, not a big deal to me... I suggest you get a hold of Autoruns, Process Explorer and Rootkit Revealer and take a closer look at what is running on your pc. These you can get from sysinternals.com - once you've checked this out come back and with maybe more info and we'll see if the problem (if there is one) can be fixed. + 0 Votes Check Toshiba site! dwulkan 7 years ago I too love my Toshiba 5105! But, I bought a M30X for my uncle last Christmas. the screen went haywire and research showed there was a class action recall on that model. Something in the screen called a "rectifier" went biserk. Your missing keystrokes sounds like either keyboard driver or similar screen problems. Just a suggestion based on our experience. + 0 Votes msconfig sparkle_126 7 years ago You know, so many programs start up when you first log on. Many times they are not needed. I bet that if you went into MSConfig, in the startup, you would see a whole bunch of things that are running and slowing things down. For example hp printer drivers load up at startup...but do you need that to start up? no. it would be interesting for you to go "start-run-msconfig, then go to the startup tab and see for yourself all of the processes that are starting up and making your computer slower. If you could send a screenshot of all of the processes starting up through msconfig, i could go through them and disable them. Remember, they are still there, but just don't start up and continually run. For example, i dont need adobe running all of the time, only when i need to look at pdf's. You have to be sure of what you are doing and disabling, though. Rule of thumb is..if you dont know, dont disable. + 0 Votes Try This it might help ahmadaliyu 5 years ago I think the major reason for your slow performance is mabe you have so many programs running on the background. however,deleting system restore and doing a few scandisk and disk defrag.