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The touchpad on my Dell Latitude series laptop is messing up.  What's up, and how do I fix it?

For some reason certain models of Dell Latitude's start showing some weird behavior in regards to their touchpads.  On the C600 and C610 it is "mouse drift" with the cursor slowly working its way to the corner and wanting to stay there.

1.  Update your drivers and BIOS to the latest versions.  If that doesn't work, go on to step 2.

2.  Go into the BIOS.  Press Alt-P until you reach "Page 4 of 7".  Under "Pointing Device" change the setting from "PS/2-Touchpad" to "PS/2".  Reboot.

The touchpad and point stick will still function as long as there isn't a mouse plugged into the PS/2 port.  If the mouse is plugged in, it will override the integrated devices. (On the D600 this setting exists, even though the D doesn't have a PS/2 port!  I think it is referring to the docking station port though.)

It's also not a bad idea to make sure your drivers and BIOS revision are at the latest level (http:/support.dell.com).

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