laptop mouse slow to move

gogwmosMarch 18, 2012

When I first start up it is fine, but after a few hours it slows down to the point I can't make it to the shut-down mode.

When I do shut it down and restart it works fine, but this is getting annoying! It is a Dell Latitude D5 with XP and Firefox running.

Any ideas?

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What is the make and model of the mouse itself?

    Bookmark   March 18, 2012 at 7:08PM
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Sorry Owbist, I should have been more clear. This is a laptop so I move the cursor with my finger.

Would it be better to buy a wired mouse?

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 7:34AM
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I just went and found an old corded mouse and it works great. Still, If you have an answer I would love to hear it!


    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 8:00AM
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Just curious, are you using this laptop on your lap or a desk..if on your lap or another soft surface, you could be causing heat issues because you may be blocking the fan vents on the bottom/sides..What you are refering to is called the touchpad, not a mouse...

    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 12:17PM
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I am going to go out on a limb here and believe we are talking about the screen pointer. That is called a cursor.

I like Gene's heat thought.

Also, quite often a slow responding "mouse" is a result of lack of system resources. It could be the same here with your laptop's "cursor". In both cases as multi-tasking activities amass perhaps the system can't keep up. A reboot then creates a reset and everything starts over fresh.

You might want to take a look in the startup as to what is running,


    Bookmark   March 19, 2012 at 1:25PM
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Download the touch-pad driver from the dell site and install it or install it from the driver CD you got.
If already installed than select repair at the time of re-installation.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2012 at 8:42AM
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