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Solved: Invisible Cursor

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by TheShooter93, Oct 27, 2011.

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  1. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist Thread Starter

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    Hey TSG,

    Below I have the text of an email from a friend of mine who's experiencing some problems. I was hoping some of you would give me your take on the problem as to why it's happening and what can be done to solve it.

    I don't have much info on the machine yet, but will get it in the next email.

    The information I do have:
    - The laptop was reformatted using the Recovery Partition days ago.
    - Everything else is in working order.
    - Avast! Antivirus is installed, updated, and running as well as Windows Firewall.
    Any ideas?
     
  2. razorwing

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    Have you asked your friend if there are any yellow question marks in device manager.Or have them uninstall the pointing driver and reboot.
     
  3. huggie54

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    also try a USB mouse if possible
     
  4. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist Thread Starter

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    Tried installing the latest drivers for the trackpad, haven't heard any results about using a USB mouse.
     
  5. huggie54

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    is ithe curser visible in safe mode
     
  6. TheShooter93

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    It's visible when booted into Windows normally as well, it just disappears randomly. Could be 3 times in an hour, or once a day.
     
  7. TheShooter93

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    Doesn't disappear in Safe Mode though. At least during the time he tested it.
     
  8. huggie54

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    try dissable aero if it is enabled
     
  9. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist Thread Starter

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    I did some research, and this seems to be a common problem with the HP Pavilion dv6000 running Windows Vista.

    It appears that the cursor disappears after some time being idle.
     
  10. TheShooter93

    TheShooter93 Malware Specialist Thread Starter

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    There seems to be no permanent fix (haven't tried re-installing Windows though).

    A workaround is enabling point trails and setting it to the shortest setting (to diminish annoyances).

    I'll go ahead and mark this as solved with that as the solution.
     
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