I just got a good deal on Lenovo 3000 N100 machines with a free memory upgrade, so I bought three for the office. Vista still isn’t ready for prime-time, so I got Windows XP Pro recovery disks with the machines and downgraded from Vista to XP. This makes them great machines, especially for the price. However, browsing in Explorer or Internet Explorer causes the touchpad to lock up for a few seconds.
I’ve removed all unnecessary programs (including Diskeeper Lite), have patched Windows XP and upgraded all drivers, and I even upgraded to IE 7, but the touchpad still hangs for a few seconds.
The problem is definitely software related since it doesn’t occur in Safe Mode, and it doesn’t occur in Firefox (my preferred browser anyway). But it does occur even when an external mouse is attached. Because there’s no replacement for Explorer itself, moreover, it makes file management go slower. Every time a user opens a new folder in My Computer or Explorer, the cursor freezes for a few seconds.
I saw one other post on this, in Notebook Forums, but no reply was posted. I guess I’m going to have to contact Lenovo or return three otherwise great laptops.