Solved Mouse pointer jumps around the screen

February 13, 2014 at 15:06:20
Specs: Windows 7, intel core i5-2520M CPU @2.50 GHz 4Gig
I have a lenovo think pad x220 tablet using on a wireless network, if I am not constantly moving the mouse pointer (regardless if I use the touch pad or a mouse) it will suddenly jump to a different point on the screen, opens programs on its own. It took a long time to write this message due to the cursor jumping off the typing area. When i place the cursor back to whatever I am doing, a little picture of a keyboard comes up. When the computer is sitting idle it even occurs, you can watch the mouse pointer disappear and reappear in a different spot on the screen. It highlights desktop icons, opens programs. I am starting to wonder if someone has a remote connection and is messing with me. Sometimes it happens quickly and other times slower, it is worst when I first turn on the computer. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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February 13, 2014 at 15:18:04
Here is a start, could easy be an infection.

What AV & malware tools do you have installed?

Disable “Allow computer to turn off this device to save power”

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February 13, 2014 at 17:42:51
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Do you have a touchscreen? If so, try turning off the touch screen feature for testing purposes. If it stops jumping around, you either have a corrupt driver or a bad screen. Try downloading the latest drivers from Lenovo..

HP put out a tablet PC a couple of years ago and many of them had bad touch screens. They would do exactly what you are describing, mouse moving around on its own & left and right mouse clicking. We ended up sending hundreds of them back to HP to have the screen replaced.

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February 13, 2014 at 19:24:09
I would disable the mouse pointer and use the other mouse. I had the same problem and disabling the mouse pointer cured it. I can only assume the two mouse drivers were having issues trying to work with each other. Worth a try.

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February 14, 2014 at 04:06:44
Thanks so much all it's a work computer so it has mcaffee installed. I took it to IMD and they had no idea, of course downstairs in the basement it didnt do it! They offered to keep it for a few days, but I have too many important files I worry they would get erased. I will try the above suggestions and let you know what worked. Thanks!

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February 14, 2014 at 05:39:44
Well tenatively it looks as though turning off the touchscreen was the key, thank you all.

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