Skipping cursor

By nkling ·
My cursor will jump unexpectedly while I'm typing. I'm a touch typist so I don't always watch the screen while I'm typing. All of a sudden I will be typing in the middle of 3 or 4 lines above where I expect to be. I have a Gateway laptop with a touch pad, I'm running XP Pro, but I also use a wireless Targus mouse.
Also sometimes the text will just disappear - be deleted and I can't get it back so I have to re-type it all over. This happens in Word, Excel, Access and in my e-mail (Juno & GMail).
Any suggestions?

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Running applications

by mjd420nova In reply to Skipping cursor

Check what other programs are running in the background, they can interfere and cause this type of fault. The other thing could be a virus or keylogger. They can create some strange things and cause the mouse and cursor to wander around.

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