Disable touch pad on a Dell 9300

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I have an Inspron 9300.  Shortly after I bought it the touchpad went
south.  I sent it back to Dell and they determined that the problem was
software and not hardware.  The mouse buttons would "press" without me
touching them.

I first tried updating drivers but the problem remains.  I tried to
just uninstall the touch pad all together and there is no touch pad
settings in the mouse options in the device manager.  The only driver I
have is a Synaptics PS2 Pointing device that it won't let me uninstall.

The reason I need to disable the touch pad is...I can be typing and
will get a mouse click (without touching the pad) that will move the
cursor to where ever the mouse pointer is.  This makes typing anything
a large pain.

I would love to fix it.  If I can't have that I wish it would go away.

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