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hakavon_1
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"Runaway" cursor?

I have several older Compaq Armada 7700/7800 laptops.

Two of them have the occasional "runaway" cursor problem. I've found that holding down the left mouse button for a few moments while the cursor scurries seems to satisfy it and it finally stops.

This isn't working, however, on the Armada 7790 I just got running. Don't even have to be on the internet (where most of the problem seems to be on the others). Turn the thing ON, and the cursor starts moving.

Is there something I can do to at least "tame" this thing a little bit?

Or, maybe it's a time for a complete solution?

Help? (And, ahead of time, thanks for any suggestions anyone CAN make.)
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jerry chin
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Re: "Runaway" cursor?

Hello,
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hakavon_1
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Re: "Runaway" cursor?

Jerry?

Are you sure that's it? On other machines, I just hold the left mouse button down and after a few seconds the thing begins behaving again. I've always felt it was something software related. In my 7790 it only started the other day after I upgraded it with a USB pcmcia card adapter.

Are you CERTAIN there's no driver or bios updates I need?
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Rainald T
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Re: "Runaway" cursor?

Hakavon,
which OS is involved here?

For Win 98 there was an
"Erratic Mouse Solution Driver"
http://h18007.www1.hp.com/support/files/Armada/us/download/7998.html

Rainald


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hakavon_1
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Re: "Runaway" cursor?

Would this solution apply to Windows 98 SECOND EDITION? (I'm an old fashioned boy. Heh.)

Also, is this download something I can save to floppy? The 7790 hasn't been set up for internet use, so it can't get the file on its own.

Thanks, much.
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Rainald T
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Re: "Runaway" cursor?

Yes, all of the '98 stuff is usable with 98SE too.

As all other Softpaqs this driver can be copied to a diskette and used from there.

Rainald
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hakavon_1
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Re: "Runaway" cursor?

I'll try it! (Should also try it on the others...a couple of them, as mentioned, have a "controlable" version of the problem. Better they have no version at all.)

Thanks!
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Rainald T
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Thanks fro your reply, Havakon.
Pls keep us posted.

Rainald
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