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I just reinstalled Windows 8 on my Dell XPS 15 touchscreen laptop and I am having a strange problem. My mouse (apparently) randomly jumps around the screen and clicks something. I was having this problem before I had to reinstall, but it's much more noticable now and is making my computer practically unusable. It has happened 4 times since I started writin...make that 5 times. Once it tried to close the window, another it clicked an ad, another time it minimized all, etc. No apparent pattern.

I have disabled the trackpad and unplugged the mouse and it still happens. I'm up to date on as many drivers as dell will let me download and I am getting to my wits' end.

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Can you try boot a live CD OS (either Windows based or Linux based) and see if the problem persist? I suspect it's a hardware problem –  Martheen Cahya Paulo Feb 1 '13 at 7:12

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Have you checked your keyboard for a sticky key, or debris between the keys?

I have seen similar behavior when the "snap to" option in your mouse settings is enabled and one of your enter keys is sticking.

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Maybe it's time for a new mouse and/or mouse driver software.

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According to the question, the problem persists despite updated drivers and even without a mouse present at all. –  Marcks Thomas Jan 31 '13 at 11:13

I think you will find this is a known problem with dell xps machine. You need to disable te sick light function on the keyboard. If you search dell forum you will find solution

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Can you add some more specifics? This answer is pretty weak without more details. –  slm Feb 2 '13 at 19:54

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