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Disappearing Mouse Pointer


After a while of using my laptop, my mouse pointer gets uncontrollable for a few seconds. After it starts disappearing or moving objects, maximizing and minimizing for a few seconds it (sometimes) goes back to normal for about a minute and starts acting erratic again. This will go on for hours or until i get frustrated and shut down my system. Is this happening with any other users. If so please tell me how to fix this problem, i am tired of losing unsaved data. I lost seven chapters the other night.

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Mouse Pointer Madness

Has anyone else found that sometimes in the win 7 rc that there mouse pointer sometimes goes funny. Basically the pointer becomes small parts of itself repeated a hand full of times. So basically you have around 8 pointy bits of the cursor repeated vertically. It seems to be a intermittent problem, i don't have it all the time and the functionality remains, it's just quite annoying. Basically is there a solution to this problem or is my machine just being a pain, and i have to live with it :p.

Posted On: 2009-06-04 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Mouse Pointer Not Staying The Same

I downloaded a different mouse pointer from the internet which i know is safe, i used it for like 2 or 3 years on my old xp computer. But everytime i change the default mouse pointer to mine it works fine until i restart or turn off and turn on my computer. Also whenever i switch themes the mouse pointer changes too, im pretty sure this is intended my microsoft but i just wanna make sure.

Oh and here is the site were i got the mouse pointer from

http://download. Cnet.com/xz-b-one-cursors/3000-2317_4-10334594.html


Posted On: 2009-12-15 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

No Taskbar Or Mouse Pointer On Reboot

I have repeatedly attempted to install win 7 home professional on my intel i7 machine with an ati radeon 4870 graphics card. Many times on rebooting the screen appears normal but there is no taskbar or mouse pointer. At other times, the computer booted normally and allowed me to install programs. Now i am frozen out at described above. I suspect a driver conflict, since i can still boot in safe mode with a normal taskbar and desktop icons.

My machine did pass the windows 7 upgrade advisor test and has 12g of ram.


Posted On: 2009-10-28 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Dual Monitors Mouse Pointer Problem

Windows 7.nvidia geoforce 8500 gt. I have the latest nvidia drivers and control panel. I have two monitors; 1 on left, 2 on right. I have no trouble setting them up, but the indicated physical position on the computer is reversed; ie monitor 2 is on left, monitor 1 is on right. The problem is that i want the mouse pointer to move to the right to get from from 1 to 2. As it is.

If i am on monitor 1 (physically on left) i have to move my pointer to the left to get on the right monitor (monitor 2). This is opposite of what logic calls for. I have jiggled my cables every way i can think of, to no avail.


Posted On: 2010-02-02 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Blank Screen With Mouse Pointer After Security Update

When i install windows update kb97567 security update windows 7 64 bit, i restart and then get a blank monitor with a mouse pointer. Have to restore windows to before update installed. I install update and restart and get blank screen with mouse pointer. I know windows is operational but no monitor picture and have to recover to before update installed (kb97567). Ran out of ideas after about 20 times trying with anti virus on and off. Any help out there? This is a new computer, os win 7pro 64 bit , board , drives, mb (intel  desktop dh55hc). I have updated bios and all drivers.

Posted On: 2010-05-12 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Black Screen With The Pointer

I have a dell inspiron 1525 i recently upgraded to win 7 from vista. It was working fine then after updating adobe cs3 the laptop froze causing me to force a shutdown. When i booted the pc again i started normally and after the splash screen i reached a black screen with the pointer. I don't even get the option to login. All of the advanced options are getting me to the same point. Even trying to boot into safe mode just gets me to the black screen and pointer.

I do not have a win 7 disk, the upgrade was done as a download and i never received a disk in the mail. I can't get to the serai key to order another disk, luckily i can still use the pc, because i have a linux installation on the same drive. I can't use the shell fix that seems to be omnipresent on the internet, as i can't get to any of the windows screens.


Posted On: 2010-05-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Cursor Has Vertical Lines Behind Pointer

I have an ati x1200 amd turion 64. I have windows 7 home premium 32 bit. The cursor just started having verical lines behind the pointer. I have tried changing and restoring to the default pointer but nothing helps. I only want the pointer not the vertical lines. I checked ati  website and i have the current display adapters. I have downloaded windows updates. My laptop is an averatec 2500 series. I recently upgraded from vista to windows 7. The pointer has been okay until yesterday is when the vertical lines started appearing.

Posted On: 2010-06-20 . View Related Posts . . View 11 Replies .

Disappearing Drive

I am running windows 7 -64 bit professional
The system boots off a 10k velociraptor

I also have a raid 5 set up for my data through a silicon image sil 3124 running in one of the spare pci-e slots. It comes on just fine (as drive d). Frequently, usually after the system has gone to sleep, the drive just plain disappears. I have to reboot to bring it back to life on the system. Two questions; toward the same end.

1) how do i get it to stop disappearing?
2) how do i get windows 7 from going to sleep? Ive messed round with the power options in the control panel and ive come to the conclusion that windows 7 -64 bit is narcoleptic.


Posted On: 2010-02-11 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Disappearing Programs

I have yet been able to regularly duplicate this problem, but it seems to happen to me at least once a day. I did a clean install of w7rc on a fresh hard drive and everything installed fine. However, occasionally i will click a program on my task bar and it will way it's not there and ask me if i want to delete the shortcut. If i go to the start bar, there are no programs and the only thing i can do it shut down. I'm uncertain if microsoft is finding this issue as i receive no apparent error. Upon rebooting, everything is fine. Like i said, i don't know how to reproduce it as it seems to have no trend towards doing a specific operation, but it seems to happen to me at least once a day.

Posted On: 2009-06-04 . View Related Posts . . View 10 Replies .

Disappearing Icons

I have an hp touchsmart duo computer, windows vista home premium 64-bit, microsoft office 2007
I have a task/toolbar (not sure which) on the bottom right of my screen that used to have icons for the programmes i was running such as my mouse, keyboard (told me when batteries running low) internet access, external hardware attached etc. , But it has just stopped loading, the only icon still coming up is my norton. I do not know why it is temperamental, and i do not know how it decides what to show or hide, or when or why?


Posted On: 2010-02-06 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Why Are My Files Disappearing?

Lately i have been having problems with my files disappearing and then reappearing. I'll type up a word document and save it in a specific folder. When i go back to look for it in said folder it is not there. I try to search for it and it is no where in the library. I also try to rearrange the folder in a different ways to find the file. Alas, it still does not show up. The way i have to find it is to go into word and hope that the document is in the recently opened documents. If not, i am
Screwed and have to wait for it to magically show up again. Does any one know what my problem is and how to fix it?


Posted On: 2010-04-17 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

Microsoft Games Keep Disappearing

Some of my microsoft games (e.g, freecell, solitaire, etc. ) Periodically disappear from my desktop - usually after the computer wakes from sleep mode. When that happens, i also cannot open them from the control panel. I've noticed that others seem to have this problem too. I've tried the check/unchecked games trick discussed in the forums. This doesn't work. I've been able to use the system restore, but it is tedious to keep doing that and i'm afraid that i might lose some programs or work one time doing that. I've run anti-spyware and anti-virus programs but they haven't found anything. Anyone have any suggestions?

Posted On: 2010-08-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Disappearing Address Book

Went into windows live mail to send an email and all my addresses had disappeared. Gone.zip. Found them in a folder on the computer. Reinstalled them in windows live again only to have them move 4 more times. The contacts stay in windows mail for a few days then zip. Gone and i have to reinstall them again. And this morning i got a pop up that said sticky notes weren't working, ms didn't know why, and they would get back to me when they found a solution. I'm already old. I don't know how much more time i have. These little glitches are enough to turn me into a mac person.

Posted On: 2010-02-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Cd/dvd Drive Disappearing / Vanishing

Will the new windows 7 address and fix the problem of the "vanishing" cd/dvd drive? In windows vista my cd/dvd drive keeps disappearing and i keep having to put the sqlite3.dll driver back into the system32 folder and then restart to make it reappear and work again.

Posted On: 2009-10-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Dvd Drive Disappearing Problem

On 2 laptops - almost identical dell inspiron 1545's - i have installed w7 rc 64 bit - after installation, the dvd drive seems to come and go at random - if its not showing, you can push the button to open the drive, and it reappears, and works fine for a while, but then it disappears again.

One one machine, i tried all of the suggestions about removing uperfilters, and lowerfilters, etc from the registry, disabled the integrity check, and turned off the driver check - have done all driver updates, and windows updates - now the drive works fine!

On machine 2 - did exactly the same things - drive still having this issue. I have also tried installed 32 bit w7 on it, and same thing. It originally came with vista - and it worked fine. Also, i know the drive is good - if it can boot and install windows 7 twice! Any thoughts/advice would be welcome!


Posted On: 2009-07-20 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Files Disappearing From Recycle Bin

I have had this computer since christmas, and i love it. I have windows 7 and everything has worked perfectly up until i got connected to the internet in late april and so far it has been one problem after another. And that leads me to my latest frustration. Files that i have deleted to the recycle bin have disappeared. And i did not permanently delete then!So far i have not lost anything of major importance, except for some photos, but, that's not even a disaster.

However, i'm now afraid to delete anything, for fear that i would not be able to restore the item if i needed it. Fter losing a handful of files from the recycle bin, i did an experiment:  i purposely deleted some items/folders that were empty or contained stuff that i absolutely didn't need. I checked the recycle bin every day and for a while my deleted files were still in the recycle bin. Now, today. They're gone! 

The only thing i did out of the ordinary was download an update for adobe reader. That shouldn't have any affect on what happens to the contents of the recycle bin - or would it?So, i really would like to know why this is happening. Alice bb**** as of today, june 22/10, i have tried your suggestion azeez n. As well as others from related topics and still files disappear from recycle bin.

Now, here's a detailed account of events leading up to the files disappearing from the bin, all from today. Checked my email. Created 2 unimportant word files and then deleted them to the recycle bin. Bell program did a scheduled anti-virus scan.completed. All ok. Opened action center, recycle bin  empty! Windows defender recommended a scan. Normal. Created 3 more unimportant word files and deleted them to the recycle bin.

Went to favorites clicked on microsoft answers, recycle bin empty again!Created 2 more unimportant word files and deleted them to the recycle bin. Signed in to windows mail;  checked mail;  signed out. Selected microsoft answers from favorites; checked my threads; checked some related questions; signed out. Java update notice popped up on screen. Allowed it to download. Bell internet security notice popped up saying it had found and deleted a virus and recommended an immediate scan to see if there were any further infections.

Did deep scan at 98% complete. Recycle bin empty again!Scan completed. All ok. All these instances happened in one day, today. What is happening? As of june 25/10 the problem still exists. I am almost certain than it only occurs when i am online. I am trying to monitor this more closely and will post the outcome. Sometimes it seems as if the recycle bin is on a timer and just empties on queue. One day it seemed to empty about every hour.

One thing is for certain, i cannot use the recycle bin in it's present operating condition. Can i completely delete the bin and reinstall it?  If so, how? I am just a novice so please excuse me if this is a stupid question.


Posted On: 2010-06-16 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Media Player 12 Music Files Disappearing

For valentines day hubby built me a new computer and put windows 7 on it, which i am highly starting to regret. Anyhow i put my music i had backed up on my back up drive and it works fine, no problems. Then yesterday i ripped 2 c. D's on to it. I thought everything was fine shut down the computer. Then last night i went to play them and neither of them would show up on my media player, but both were in my music folder.

I deleted them and ripped them again and they showed up on the media player but the second i exit out of the media and go back to it they are gone, vanished, poof. I have tried restore media library and restarted computer come back they load on to the media player i exit out of the player and go back and once again gone. I have tried everything i can think of and still nothing is working and i am getting highly frustrated.


Posted On: 2010-02-27 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Disappearing Buttons Minimize, Size, Close

I installed windows 7 64-bit version a few days ago and i have a problem with minimize, resize, close buttons. When i am opening the new window, browser etc. Buttons are visible, but when i am hover (in fact onmouseout event) they are disappearing. I didn't erase also any drivers, however i installed the newest nvidia graphics driver. It is still the same problem.

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Posted On: 2010-04-18 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Disappearing Printer Icons And Print Failures

In previous win versions it was possible to have different settings for the same printer eg quality, draft, color, black & white, etc. All the different icons would be displayed in printers. Win7 only displays the one printer ican (default) and the not other printer options in devices and printers. The other printer options do however appear in an application print dialogue box. The default printer works fine. The printer options do not print at all. All printer options use the same driver.

1. How do you make all the printer option icons display permanently?
2. Why do the non-default printer options not print?


Posted On: 2010-04-25 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Disappearing Drives, Unstable Boot Up Process

I've been using the windows 7 on my old asus desktop for a few months without a glitch until recently when the hard drives started disappearing by themselves or freeze after copying large files from the external hd and crashed. I reinstall the windows 7 few times, all of the oldie drivers that came with the pc, and the os updates nothing seem to help.

My pc is set to the s3 mode and three of the four internal hard drives are 1tb in sizes and they are all sata drives. I have a cd drive that is on the pata and it doesn't seem to cause any trouble. When the hard drives went to sleep, they woke up without any problem in the past.

When it was fresh installed a few months back, the windows 7 os was already providing all that was needed to run the pc to communicate with the rest of the internal hard drives for a few months without a single problem. I did use the drivers that came with the pc only to solve the problems but the symptions are persistent. I've been downloading microsoft updates regularly from the ms site so my pc is up to date as far as the os is concern and i wonder if the newer updates are to blame.

The moment the pc is booted up, "my computer" icon would show one or two, sometimes all three hard drives (excluding the main c drive) and when one of the troublesome hard drive is clicked to open, the pc would hang indefinitely. Only shutting down the pc completely (not resetting) would allow the boot up process to continue back but often the pc wouldn't boot up but frozen up on the big windows 7 ms icon at the beginning of the boot process indefinitely. If it was the hard drives problem, one or two, even all three drives wouldn't disappear randomly.


Posted On: 2010-03-25 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Aero Peek / Title Preview Not Disappearing

I have following problem with windows 7: i have firefox opened. I hover mouse over task bar and window preview start displaying with window titles. I do not click at them, i click again into firefox window. Usually this results into latest taskbar application i hovered have its title displayed for around 5 seconds, then disappearing, and this application have its bar highlighted with main icon color (which is also not what i want). But sometimes window previews from latest hovered window just do not disappear until i press some keyboard button in firefox. This is quite annoying for me. Is this how it supposed to work? I expect taskbar to stop any highlighting and hide any preview windows when i click into main application window. I have latest drivers and fully updated system if that helps.

Posted On: 2010-03-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Mouse Scrolling Stuck With Wireless Mouse

I have a labtec wireless optical mouse for notebooks. It causes scrolling to involuntarily occur with sliders and drop-down boxes as long as the mouse is hovering over the item.
For example:

1) when i signed up to these forums and had to choose a country the mouse scrolled through the list right to the bottom without my intervention (other than selecting the drop-down box). Almost all drop down boxes tend to be effected regardless of what program it is in.

2) if i try to adjust the volume in the system tray the mouse raises the sound even while i am trying to lower it.

3) in certain programs the mouse will scroll through the page automatically. It does not do this with all programs. Chrome, ie, firefox, acrobat, notepad and many others are not affected.

4) i did not have these issues with xp at all, but i did when i used ubuntu (mouse would cycle through tabs and always cycle to the first box on the ubuntu taskbar. I had to alt-tab to change windows. )
 
5) when i first installed chrome the mouse would automatically scroll through the tabs to the first one even if all i did was hover over the tabs. I could could only properly select another tab if i clicked it and then moved the mouse from the tabs quickly. I did this which fixed the issue: "the document suggests changing some registry values to disable this high resolution behavior.


Posted On: 2009-11-20 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

5 Button Mouse Acts As 2 Button Mouse

I have been using the microsoft wireless laser 8000 mouse (4 buttons & scroll wheel) without any issues under windows xp and windows server 2008 r2. Unfortunately, i am not able to get the extra functions (left, right buttons and scroll wheel) to react at all. I have the latest intellipoint 7. 0 64-bit installed. I have uninstall and reinstalled the software, uninstalled the software and did a "clean" boot to install the software, without success. How can i fix this problem? 

Posted On: 2010-06-02 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

Mouse Is Jumpy

I am using windows 7 premium with ms office home. Recently, i notice my mouse is jumpy (doesn't keep up) and the notification sounds warble (not smooth and clear sound, but broken up). A friend has suggested that there may be a compatibility problem with programs i have loaded. If that is the case i can not identify what programs are having incompatibility problems - assuming this is the problem in the first place?

Posted On: 2009-11-04 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Mouse Sound Does Not Go Away

I just purchased a new computer with windows 7 and i used the easy transfer to get my files from the old computer. Once all files were transferred a beep sound started everytime i click the mouse or the system start a new task (i.e. Every click with explorer or any software application). I looked everywhere and unclick computer beep and key sounds but nothing the sound does not go away. It beeps everytime and i am going crazy, can anybody help, i consider myself an advanced computer user but i can not find the solution. I just need the sound to go away.

Posted On: 2009-12-31 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Wireless Mouse

I am having trouble with my recently purchased 'targus' wireless mouse. It was fine till now, but all of a sudden i heard a beep from my laptop (similar one which comes when you plug/unplug something to a usb drive) and it just doesn't work anymore! No lights on the usb receiver which comes along with the mouse anymore!I remember the following things:1. I had installed updates from windows yesterday (but after that as well for couple of hours today it was fine)2. I got an alert for battery level and soon after i plugged in the power source i got the beep and mouse went dead in some moments. These may be irrelevant, but could anyone please help?

Posted On: 2010-08-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Erratic Mouse

Win 7 ultimate x64, microsoft natural wireless mouse and keyboard combo. I have great difficulty using the mouse. Had the same problem with a great logitech mouse which i thought was failing and discarded. To bad, it felt better then this one. Latest driver is installed. Problem slowly started manifesting in last month or so. No solutions in forums, other than to go with a ps2 mouse: which i would if i hadn't just spent $120 on this, anf if they still made a ps2 mouse that fit my hand!Do i have to re-install win 7 just like all the other windows releases over many years?

Posted On: 2010-08-07 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

Mouse Scrolling

I recently installed a wireless keyboard and mouse. ( Microsoft natural wireless ergonomic keyboard 7000  and mouse, microsoft natural wireless laser mouse 7000) so, i installed the disk and the mouse has functions to zoom in go back to pages and vertical scrolling. So, it works good.

Then when i want to use my old mouse ( only can click, scroll and right click ) to play computer games as the wireless mouse does not fits me (counter strike cz), i couldn't scroll down to select weapons even when i use internet and trying to scroll down, it doesn't work.

But the wireless mouse is useful for surfing the internet so i do not wish to delete the program that allows the mouse to function. But drags me down during gaming.


Posted On: 2009-06-15 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Mouse Issues

This is a weird issue i am having. When i went to install, once i got to the install screen, the bar at the top that is highlighted flashes like its going into background and coming back out. Then it basically becomes unresponsive. I figured out it was the mouse. I used another mouse i had, and had the same issue. I disabled legacy support in the bios and got it to respond once but only by plugging it into the usb ports on the front of the computer, then it did the same thing once i got to the next window. I thought maybe it was a driver problem, so i just installed windows  using the keyboard.

Everything loaded fine. Once i loaded up the chipset, i installed the drivers for the mouse (all using the keyboard). Plugged in the mouse, and these are the issues:can move the mouse but clicking on any program icon is non responsive right click works on desktop keyboard or mouse will not work with any functions including the start button. Once i open the recycle bin, the window goes gray and becomes unresponsive. Ran memory test everything was fine this issue is weird.


Posted On: 2010-04-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .