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bradpark22

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At times when I have a browser open my mouse pointer will spin in a circle until I had boot my PC. It does it on firefox, IE and chrome. How do i fix this issue please?

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The spinning circle indicates that Win 7 is busy- it's not your mouse. You might have too many processes running. You can check and list in here what is running to make sure ending the process won't affect the systems performance. Check what Processes are doing in the Task Manager. Right click the Taskbar and select Task Manager. In the new window select the Processes tab, then click the option at the bottom to "Show processes from all users".
 
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you could try,goto device manager>right-click on the mouse entry and uninstall>reboot letting windows reinstall the driver automatically
 
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Follow these steps to switch to another mouse pointer scheme for your computer:
  • To access your mouse pointer properties in Windows 7, click on the start button, and type mouse pointer in the start menu's search field.
  • Click on the "Change how the mouse pointer looks" link displayed near the top:

  • Windows 7 will open the Mouse Properties dialog, with the "Pointers" automatically selected.
  • The first group of options is labeled "Scheme", and determines what cursor theme Windows 7 will use for your mouse pointers (this scheme affects all the cursors, from the simple arrow pointer, to the hand cursor shown above clickable links, to the spinning orb ("wait" cursor), etc.)
  • A preview of all the cursors Windows 7 will use is displayed below, under the Customize scroll box:

  • Just change scheme name under the Scheme dropdown menu at the top, and Windows will update the preview: this allows you to check out the cursors you would have before having to actually apply the new setting. As mentioned earlier, the "None" cursor theme is the one to use to make your computer faster if it is running slow (otherwise, the performance gain will be imperceptible).
  • Once you have chosen the mouse pointer scheme you want to use (and selected it in the Scheme dropdown), click on the OK button to apply the change and return to Windows.
http://freewindowsvistatutorials.com/customizeChangeMousePointersCursorsSchemesThemesInWindows7.php
 

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Follow these steps to switch to another mouse pointer scheme for your computer:
  • To access your mouse pointer properties in Windows 7, click on the start button, and type mouse pointer in the start menu's search field.
  • Click on the "Change how the mouse pointer looks" link displayed near the top:

  • Windows 7 will open the Mouse Properties dialog, with the "Pointers" automatically selected.
  • The first group of options is labeled "Scheme", and determines what cursor theme Windows 7 will use for your mouse pointers (this scheme affects all the cursors, from the simple arrow pointer, to the hand cursor shown above clickable links, to the spinning orb ("wait" cursor), etc.)
  • A preview of all the cursors Windows 7 will use is displayed below, under the Customize scroll box:

  • Just change scheme name under the Scheme dropdown menu at the top, and Windows will update the preview: this allows you to check out the cursors you would have before having to actually apply the new setting. As mentioned earlier, the "None" cursor theme is the one to use to make your computer faster if it is running slow (otherwise, the performance gain will be imperceptible).
  • Once you have chosen the mouse pointer scheme you want to use (and selected it in the Scheme dropdown), click on the OK button to apply the change and return to Windows.
http://freewindowsvistatutorials.com/customizeChangeMousePointersCursorsSchemesThemesInWindows7.php
Thx Victoria. I will try it and see how it works for a few days.
 
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FYI, as surprising at it may sound, since XP, the mouse cursor is controlled by the video card, not the processor. Quick test: Can you still select things, such as the Start Orb, while you have the blue circle? If you can, you may be able to solve your problems by simply updating your video drivers.

If you system is really busy, try changing your browser to show a blank page by default. This way, it isn't trying to load something every time you open a new page or tab.
 
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It's basically a Win 7 setting (the annoying spinning circle) It's just an indication as you and I implied too many processes running but I heard that adjusting the scheme may change the spinning circle issue...I've seen alot of complaints about this actually. Can't wait to get windows 8 LOL
 
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