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Q: Mouse Pointer disappears RIGHT side of screen

Hello, I have a Dell laptop 15R 2nd Gen i-5 processor running Windows 7 Home 64bit.

The problem I am having is this: Mouse disappears on right side of screen. The entire right side of screen (not just in the lower corner). If I move the mouse 6 inches to the right off screen, then I would have to move it 6 inches to the left again until it re-appears. If I moved the pointer 1 foot to the right, I would have to move it 1 foot to the left until the pointer re-appeared again.

It's as if the pointer kept going on to a hidden screen??

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A: Mouse Pointer disappears RIGHT side of screen

Looks like a mismatch between physical resolution and the larger virtual desktop resolution. Should that be the case, a few users prefer the larger space to work with and can navigate and bring into view the unseen parts as needed.

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Hi all:I hope that this is the right board for this problem, even though it may not be primarily a "Touch" issue.  My problem is that I keep losing my pointer/cursor on my HP laptop. Here are my specs and details of the problem based on a set of questions that I found on another thread: What make / model computer? HP Pavilion 15-n216us What operating system? Windows 10 64bit upgraded from Win 8. Does the mouse left alone disappear or are you clicking on something and then it just disappears? It only (and always) happens when I touch the screen. The cursor disappears instantaneously when I touch the screen. It happens whether I have a USB mouse plugged in or not. How do you normally resolve the issue? Except for restarting the laptop, the only way that I can get the cursor back is to go to Personalize/Themes/Mouse Pointer settings. I then have to close the Mouse Pointer settings windows (clicking OK) while shaking the mouse. How is your mouse connected to your computer? Wireless but as stated above, it also happens when the mouse is not plugged in. One screen or two screens? If one, have you ever used two? One screen, never two. More information:1) The cursor is not set to disappear when typing.2) I read that this could be a problem with the Touchpad, so I downloaded the Synaptics Pointing Device driver for my laptop from the HP website. When I attempted to install it, I got a message that I already have a newer driver than the... Read more

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On my Windows 7 RC on the top right hand corner of the screen the mouse pointer will go way off the screen, where the other corner it stops at the edge. This is bad when you are trying to scroll using the bar as the pointer will slip off the screen. Anyone else ran into this yet. Other than this, Windows 7 is a rock solid and fast operating system that I really enjoy. Thanks Microsoft.

A:Mouse pointer goes out of boundaries on right side of screen

Check your monitor setup, what you describe is typical if you have dual monitor setup, even though you may not have set it up yourself, it have somehow created a default for dual monitors. Have you updated you video drivers lately?Bobsan

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Dear Friends:

Sometimes for no apparent reason my mouse pointer disappears. It usually happens on the Internet but once I go off it continues off line as well. Itís really weird, you can see the mouse pointer and then as you pass over certain areas on the page it seems to go behind certain things on the page and then come out on the other side of them. An example is when youíre on a site and go to click on a link of some kind as soon as the pointer gets to it, it disappears and if you continue to move it, it come out on the other side. I also notice that if I go to write on a word document, the pointer is only seen on the tool bars and totally disappears on the page. Please help me if you can, it drives me crazy. The only thing I can do is turn off the computer, turn it back on and work until it decides to do it again.
God Bless

Uncle Bob

A:Mouse Pointer Disappears

Hi unclebob, Welcome to TSG !!
What Operating System are you using?
Try going to start, settings, controlpanel. Click on the Mouse applet. Go to pointer settings. Move the slider to the left one notch at a time to see if that works. Hit apply after each time. Try Unchecking pointer trails.

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My Intellimouse pointer disappears from time to time in my windows 98 second edtiton.

A:Mouse pointer disappears

Do you have the Intellipoint software installed? Has the mouse always done this? If not, when did it start? What programs/hardware were installed when this started? Is it only when typing (that's a feature in MS's Intellipoint software!)? If you have the Intellipoint software installed: Uninstall and reinstall it. If not, goto control panel->system->device manager and uninstall the mouse and reboot.


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Mouse pointer is lost after waking up from sleep mode. I have to unplug the mouse and then plug it back in to get it to work.

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Hi there

My brother's HP Vista laptop's mouse pointer disappears at time to time.
It is annoying. I do not know what more information is needed.
Does he need to update the mouse driver or something?
On google, people had this issue as well but I found no real resolution.
Did this happen to someone that can lend advice?
Any help is appreciated. BTw, I do not think this is spyware or virus related.

Thanks to all in advance.


A:Mouse pointer disappears

Have you tried what is entailed here? http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/comp/video/perfPointer-c.html
Basically driver issues?

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I love my Macbook Pro, smooth, simple, quick and high quality.  But when you need a windows machine for work purposes what better than opting for a Lenovo? I bought this Yoga 500 just over a week ago and the mouse pointer keeps disappearing on me, if I don't reboot to get it back, it decisdes eventually to make an appearance, this is annoying enough because while I am ok using a touch screen, I'd rather not for many applications and just use my mouse. Let's not talk about the painful operation of the mouse "buttons" at the bottom of the touch pad, lets instead wonder how the mouse pointer could be so jerky around the screen? Should I now be cursing the day I decided to buy this Lenovo? Is there a fix for these issues and if so when will they come or indeed is there anyone with similar problems that may have already fixed these? Thanks 

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A:Yoga 500 Mouse Pointer Disappears and is Really Je...

This should be posted in Yoga series forum.
Please try updating realtek audio drivers from device manager
Mod's Comment:  Posting has now been moved to the Yoga forum.

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I love my Macbook Pro, smooth, simple, quick and high quality.  But when you need a windows machine for work purposes what better than opting for a Lenovo? I bought this Yoga 500 just over a week ago and the mouse pointer keeps disappearing on me, if I don't reboot to get it back, it decisdes eventually to make an appearance, this is annoying enough because while I am ok using a touch screen, I'd rather not for many applications and just use my mouse. Let's not talk about the painful operation of the mouse "buttons" at the bottom of the touch pad, lets instead wonder how the mouse pointer could be so jerky around the screen? Should I now be cursing the day I decided to buy this Lenovo? Is there a fix for these issues and if so when will they come or indeed is there anyone with similar problems that may have already fixed these? Thanks 

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I have windows 7 acer aspire 57333. Just recently when I am replying to an email the cursor (mouse pointer) disappears when I am typing. It moves and if I am not looking it jumps to another line and inserts my typing on this particular line. I'm frustrated...please help!! Thanks

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I have an X1 Yoga (1st generation) laptop. Whenever I flip the screen around to use it as a tablet, and then flip it back to resume using it as a laptop, the mouse pointer disappears. The touch screen continues to function, but the touchpad fails to work. I can get it back by closing the computer and then waking it up again, but it is quite annoying to do this. Is this a known problem? 

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Hello everyone, I've been reading several posts related to mouse pointer issues, but none of them has been helpful so far. Every 5 minutes, my mouse pointer randomly disappears while I'm using it; it's not completely invisible though as some parts of the background such as buttons, tabs or scroll bars darken as I scroll over them, as if they were being selected by the pointer. To bring it back, I usually move the mouse around (or my finger on the touchpad) randomly for approximately 5-10 seconds. That usually does the trick. That problem occurs on a regular basis, when using the touchpad or the mouse, and for no particular reason. My computer is brand-new, and I've been having that problem since day one; it's become really tiresome because it keeps interrupting whatever I'm doing.  I'd be really grateful if anyone could help me with this; thank you for your thoughts.

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I did a full format to my hard drive and the problem keeps going.

A:Why my mouse pointer keeps jumping from one side to the other?

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I had similar problems with my home HP laptop a while back. What do they have in common? The Synaptics pointer driver. I uninstalled it on my new Dell Precision 5510, and all is well again.
You lose gestures and have a basic mouse, but it's far better than dealing with the annoyance. Maybe Dell has the clout to get the driver fixed finally?
In the meantime, I'm happy to be gesture free.

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Hi there,

I've Googled this problem, and searched these forums, but it seems that no one has come up with a solution as yet. Apparently this problem has been persistent all the way back to XP (from the reports I've seen from XP users in 2006).

History: I purchased a new HP DV2210US laptop in March preloaded with Vista Home Premium. Then, a week ago I purchased a 22" Westinghouse LCD monitor. Setup was effortless, and the additional real estate has been great. However, there's a problem.

Whenever my laptop goes to sleep/hibernate and I resume the session, the mouse pointer has disappeared (on the 22" external monitor). The mouse pointer is still fine and present on the laptop. Heck, I believe this happens even if ten minutes pass and the screen goes to sleep (but not the whole computer). Additionally, it doesn't seem to matter which monitor (laptop of 22" external) is the #1 Monitor or #2 Monitor or the primary monitor. Every configuration I've tried has had the same problem.

Reports of XP users in 2006 suggest that the issue might be the nVidia drivers? Or is it Windows?

Does anyone know of a solution for this problem?



A:Mouse pointer disappears upon resume on dual monitors

I had this problem with a vista machine and updating the video driver fixed it. You might what to give that a try.

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My mouse pointer disappears whenever it goes on top of text in XP MS word, outlook, IE, etc.
Not sure why. And can not find setting or option to correct it.
Operating System is XP Pro.

A:Mouse pointer disappears whenever it goes on top of text in MS word, outlook, IE, etc

Your pointer should disappear over words. It should change to an I BAR.

I am using W98 so XP may vary - but first I would go into CONTROL PANEL and MOUSE and look at the POINTERS tab and see what you have listed for TEXT SELECT. It is usually one of the "Beams". If it is blank (and I don't think it is allowed to be blank) then you need to select one. XP might let you choose a color which may have it look missing.

Go look and see if that helps and if not get back to us.
- Castleheart

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During screen state change (sometimes when going from tablet to laptop mode, sometimes when coming out of sleep mode) my mouse pointer disappears and won't come back without a reboot.  This seems to have started happening after a windows update a couple weeks ago. Windows specificationsEdition: Windows 10 HomeVersion: 1809Installed on: 03/30/2019OS build 17763.404 

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That pretty much says it. The app/game can run quite well but drives me insane trying to use the pointer to click on hotspots. Sometimes the pointer is only visible when it rolls over a hotpiont and lights it up. Otherwise, the application runs quite well. Examples this week are CIV 4 COLONIZATION (but not CIV IV), GUILD WARS (prob the worst). Earlier games like AGE OF WONDERS 3 seem to work fine. I do see this mostly in games.

The other issue I have a lot is that I can install and run a game from the CD/DVD but then the game will not play as it cannot see the disk it just booted from and claims it is not in the DVD drive.

What is causing these and can anything be done? I have tried all the usual compatibility fixes. I have even run them on a VMPlayer XP emulator with no success.

It reminds me of the issues with DOOM TRILOGY on WIN XP. That was dos driver issue for the mouse. However, this problem occured right out of the box before and after updates installed.

Win7 Home Premium 64-bit (updated to current)
Gateway SX-2840 Core i3 CPU 530 @2.93 GHz
Gateway dual-core CLARKDALE
GRAPHICS EQUIVALENT = 256 MB ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT or better, 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GS or better, or Core i3 or better integrated graphics (it uses the integrated graphics chip i3) Systems Requirements Labs says these should run on it.

A:Win 7 (64-bit) mouse pointer flickers/disappears on XP apps/games

Have you tried another mouse? Is the mouse wired or wireless?

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Mouse Pointer Disappears in IE when trying to add Google as Default Search Engine and Completely in Chrome. Solutions require IE Performance Troubleshooter which is missing in MS10
Mouse pointer started disappearing in Chrome and no solutions have worked. It appears there is a driver update to MS10 from wch.cn - Ports which I can not roll back without a full restore of MS10 to previous date. At first, changing Chrome:Settings
(turning off hardware acceleration) worked, for about an hour. Giving up on Chrome, started using IE10, but I want to use Google search engine. Cannot add the Google add on so that I can change the default search engine. Symptoms include the mouse pointer
disappearing on any Google page or related page and even using the touch screen, Google add on will not add. This bug (or virus) pretty much prevents use of Google and Chrome and how there is not a solution for this as of yet, by either MS or Google, is beyond

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Ocassionally, while working in any application, my mouse pointer will 'stick' in one place on the screen, but the mouse itself still functions, you just can't see where it is on the screen. Re-booting temporarily corrects the problem. I've tried different mouses. I've re-installed the mouse driver. I've re-installed my video display driver. This is a brand new system with an Athlon AMD processer and an Asus motherboard. VIA Prosavage video. I use Windows 98. Please HELP!!

A:Mouse pointer hangs on screen, mouse still works 'invisibly'

Try a new video and mose driver from the manufacturers web site.

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I have a windows 7 touch screen laptop which I am using along with an extended desktop on a secondary monitor. Is there any way I can lock the mouse/pointer onto the secondary monitor but still use the touch screen facility on the laptop itself?

thanks in advance for any help provided.


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Hi People!!

I have been a member of this forum and most often I have found a solution by just searching but today I have a problem which I have not been able to find a solution for, therefore I am listing my problem.

I have Windows 7 installed on a desktop since 3 months now, it was working fine till yesterday evening but don't know what happened, it was loading windows.

Basically what is happening is that it is booting fine, then the windows logo comes and after that I get a black screen with mouse cursor, whereas it was supposed to have the login screen.

Now I had this same problem 3 months back with the same computer but then I was unable to solve it using the MBR repair commands and so I formatted the drive C of my computer then.

Now I am determined not to format the DRIVE C, so I went to the command prompt using system repair tools from the DVD and went into DISKPART. When I selected disk 0 which is the only disk installed and entered detail disk this is what I got:

Disk ID= SOmething
Target =1
Location Path= Something
Current Readonly State = No
Read Only= No
Boot Disk=No
Pagefile Disk = No
Hibernation File Disk= No
Crash Dump Disk= No
Clustered Disk = No

Volume|#| Ltr | Label1 | FS | Type | Size | Status|
Volume|1| C | System Rese | NTFS | Partition | 100 MB | Healthy|
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A:Black Screen with Mouse Pointer instead of Login Screen

Have you tried Startup Repair from the Win7 installation DVD?
Have you tried System Restore to a point in time before these errors occurred?

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Hello all I am having a slight problem whats going on is that my computer will not boot, it gets to the windows logo then it goes to a black screen where i can move my mouse but after about 5 secs it restarts on its own it does this in all safe modes and in regular mode. I tried doing a system repair but it said that it could not fix start up i tried a few fixes i seen around the net but none of them work, i tired hitting shift 5 times on the black screen, i tried to hit ctrl alt del it didnt work i tried system repair from hdd and the win 7 disk and neither of them work someone please tell me you can help me out because there is no way possible i can lose my information
(I have learned my lesson about backups trust me i have.)

to anyone that can help me i will give 1 million dollars(in my dr. evil voice)(not really giving out a million dollars but i will give a million thank yous)

A:Black Screen w/mouse pointer

Hi! hardheaded, welcome to 7F

Try this:

It might not completly cure it, but it should at least get it to a point where you can get back into it.

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Im having problems loading windows XP on a Dell Inspiron laptop E1405.

It will boot and load windows in any of the safe modes.

But trying to load windows normally it will go from the XP LOGO window to a black screen with nothing but the mouse pointer.

In Safe mode I have already used PC Tools Spyware, Spybot SD, and SD FIX to remove all the trojans and malwares the computer presented.

I can not make a system restore since the PC was packed with trojans, after removing everything that the programs show, I am still unable to load windows normally, it will do the same as in th ebeggining. XP logo into a Black screen with nothing but a mouse pointer.

Can someone Help Me please.

A:Black Screen with mouse pointer

Run chkdsk in Safe Mode.Right click on the C drive in Explorer and go Properties > Tools > Check Now (under Error Checking). Check both boxes then click "Start Now". A message will pop up saying that Error Checking will run after you restart the computer. Restart the computer and Error Checking will run automatically after the restart. After it?s finished it will restart into Windows automatically.

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For no apparent reason the mouse pointer has started jumping randomly over the screen. At times it goes on a half-minute or so round-the-world trip, activating a lot of blank menus and options. I've had to shut down the PC a couple of times today because I totally lost control of what was going on. This just started yesterday. Any ideas?
Thank you.

Frank D

A:Mouse pointer jumps all over the screen

Well, have you tried using a different mouse and seeing if the same problem occurs? That would narrow it down. Tell us what kind of mouse this is, too. Is it wireless?

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Does anyone have any idea why the pointer to my mouse falls off the screen.
I was online and sent an e-mail and then the mouse cursor fell off the left side of the screen and will not come back.
I've connected three different mouses/mice. One to the standard mouse port, didn't work.
One to the usb port, cordless, doesn't work.
One to the usb port, trackball, doesn't work. You can fling the trackball and make the cursor fly up onto the screen and it falls nearly as fast down to the bottom left and disappears.
I've run spybot search and destroy and removed all problems found.
My Norton Antivirus is expired but I can't download the new one because I can't navigate their site.
I've tried to install a disc copy and the installation stops and says that a newer version is installed and needs to be removed before I can install the 2007 version and try to run a Norton virus scan.
I've re-installed the Logitech mouse software. Nothing has worked.
Has anyone heard of this and know how to fix it?

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I am working on a Dell Inspiron 570 4GB RAM, 300GB HDD, Win 7 Home Premium X64 which gets a black screen after log in screen with active mouse cursor.
Computer does boot into safe mode!
I have tried everything in the book and nothing seems to work. I could use some help.
I have tried the following:
1- Uplugged and drained power from computer, reseated HDD, RAM, cables, etc....
2- Performed System Diagnostics and test via the boot sector + memory test. (all passed)
2- System Restore and Last known good configuration.
3- MBR Repair via the Recovery Disk, Ran chkdsk /r and sfc /scannow
      chkdsk returned: The first NTFS boot sector is unreliable or corrupt. Reading second boot sector                 insteasd, and resumed the rest of the chkdsk operation. After it finished it also mentioned that the 
      MFT mirror is corrupeted<<<<<ATTENTION or MFT is missing or something. I am sure this has       something to do with this. 
      sfc returned no errors.
      fixed MBR fixed boot and rebuilt BCD
4- Virus Scan and removal of some Junk and a Severe Threat Virus with: MalwareBytes, Eset, Rkill, Windows Safety Scanner, Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit, all came out clean in the second round of scans.
5- Install and uninstall video driver, updated driver ATI Radeon.
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A:Black Screen, Mouse Pointer after Log-In

Have you tried creating a new user profile in Safe Mode and logging into it? 

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Hi, im a bit of a noob when it comes to computers but will try to explain my problem the best I can. I have a Sony Vaio laptop which runs with Vista and last night was playing a game when the game froze followed by the computer so I had to force the computer to shut down holding down the power button. When I tried to reboot it asked me to either start in normal mode or in startup recovery, but both options both lead to the loading bar and then a fully black screen (no mouse pointer). I then tried to run in safe mode, of which gave many lines of code but keeps stopping at the same point in which a blue screen flashes for about a second then it restarts itself.

Vista was already built in so I don't have a CD to try other methods of rebooting and I REALLY don't want to restore because their's alot of work related files I need to get back. PLEASE can anyone shed some light on my problem.

A:Black Screen (No Mouse Pointer)

Against rules to double post. I wll help you with the post that you originally made.

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Dell latitude
windows XP professional
service pack 3
Norton Anti virus
last time I turned it on I got a message from Norton that it had blocked URL something or other from gaining entry to my computer And then it froze up.
So I held the power button down and shut it of
when I tried to restart it will only go to blue screen and with a mouse pointer and stop. I have tried several times to restart but nothing in normal start mode
although it will start in safe mode
I tried to do system restore but it can restore to any date I have tried so far
help please

A:blue screen with a mouse pointer

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Have you tried booting using Last Known Good Configuration?

If that didn't work, run the tools below in Safe Mode with Networking.


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Recently my computer has not been loading windows 7 up intill the login screen. I get to see the little circle color things swirl around with the "Loading Windows" text, but were the login screen usually appears, I get a totally black screen with a movable mouse pointer. It is a brand new rig with 4g RAM (2g sticks) and I am running the 64 bit version but wounder if this is causing the problem. Also when I try to do a system restore using the windows disc, I must first go into the settings (by pressing DEL on start up), then set my bay drive to boot first rather then my SATA to get the "Press any button to boot from disc... " prompt. Otherwise windows will ignore the disc. However when I load the disc and try to go into restore points, there are none to choose from.... I have no clue what to do and am willing to just install windows complelty again ext. Please help!

A:Black Screen with mouse pointer. Help!

Quote: Originally Posted by Need Help

Recently my computer has not been loading windows 7 up intill the login screen. I get to see the little circle color things swirl around with the "Loading Windows" text, but were the login screen usually appears, I get a totally black screen with a movable mouse pointer. It is a brand new rig with 4g RAM (2g sticks) and I am running the 64 bit version but wounder if this is causing the problem. Also when I try to do a system restore using the windows disc, I must first go into the settings (by pressing DEL on start up), then set my bay drive to boot first rather then my SATA to get the "Press any button to boot from disc... " prompt. Otherwise windows will ignore the disc. However when I load the disc and try to go into restore points, there are none to choose from.... I have no clue what to do and am willing to just install windows complelty again ext. Please help!

When you go into the Install CD Recovery Options try selecting Start-Up Repair. Let it do it's "magic" and then reboot. If it hasn't worked, then run it three times. If it still doesn't please report back.


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Windows Vista 32bit sp2(Main OS)
Windows 7 SP1 32bit(secondary OS)
Intel C2D E8400
Transcend 4GB Ram DDR2
Sapphire ATI 4770 HD
Seagate 250GB
WD 160GB
I was facing this black screen with the mouse when I logged in.Then after surfing the net,I found it is called the Black Screen of Death.I tried the Prevx fix by accessing the explorer.exe through the Task Manager.Nothing Happened.I tried 3-4 times.

I have tried registry Fixers and cleaners.Still nothing happened.
Whenever I click on My computer which I have accessed thru explorer.exe.It shows That explorer.exe is not associated with any program and I need to provide a program thru Default Programs.

I tried a registry fix called explorer.reg from the net.Nothing Happened.I tried the SFC /scannow command from the Command Prompt with Administrator privileges.I showed it could not fix all problems.It just changed my logon screen to the default blue one.

I also tried the Repair Install as given in your forums.But it showed that my Windows is more recent.I have attached the compatibility report as PDF.I think its because I have Win 7 SP1 installed.
Then I tried to remove SP1 form the updates.I couldnt do it by any method starting from the Installed updates page...then through Command prompt and also Disk Cleanup to remove the Service Pack Backup files.It is always showing an error of corrupt files or something.

I have tried accessing it thru Safe Mode and also Last Known Good Configuration.It still shows Black Screen with only mo... Read more

A:Black Screen with Mouse pointer!!!

I got something similar to that once and I had absolutely no idea what to do. The way I got around it was by restoring the system from a system restore point, which thankfully a program I installed made just the day before so I lost almost nothing. I don't know if your problem is exactly the same, but the system restore point worked perfectly for me. Press F8 or F5 (Can't remember which) as Windows starts to get to the options menu and choose system repair, and there should be an option for system restore on the options menu it will provide. Sorry if this doesn't help, then I got nothing except maybe putting the HDD in another computer and backing up important files that way, then doing a clean install of Windows.

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Hi, first off, sorry i'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this in, since I'm not sure if this is hardware of software.

I have an HP Pavilion tx2120us laptop, running Windows Vista x64 and it has a touchpad, a wacom enabled screen, and touchscreen.

The problem I'm having is that the mouse pointer on-screen somtimes just suddenly teleports down to the taskbar. And I think it also clicks once, since sometimes the volume control suddenly comes up, or whatever else is on the taskbar. This happens when using my touchpad, external mouse, and the wacom pen. I dont really use the touchscreen very often.

I have tried resetting the touchpad on the mouse settings in "Properties" from desktop right click menu. I also tried downloading a driver from HP's website for my laptop's touchpad, and that also didn't work since the driver I have installed is newer.

It's not always like this though, it used to happen a lot less, and all I had to do then was restart, and it's ok. But now, I've already restarted twice, but still I can't get rid of this problem.

Could it also be caused by some other stuff? like my Comodo firewall? or by Yahoo! Messenger 9 beta?

I tried searching the net for an answer but i cant seem to find one.

So, please, anyone who can help, in anyway, please do. Thanks. :D

A:On-screen Mouse Pointer Problem

Have you tried using an external mouse to see if it behaves the same way? I'd suspect an issue with the touchpad (or the Wacom screen) - usually something's stuck there.

FWIW, I experience some unexplained cursor drift occasionally on my new tablet with a Wacom screen - so it could be a software glitch also.

Finally, I'd suggest disabling each device in the Device Manager to see if it stops the drift. Once you locate the offending piece of software, then we can start trying to fix that.

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My laptop didn't reboot wen i restarted it.. so i decided to recover using the recovery disk.. But wen it reached the last cd, the recovery failed. So i decided to choose to delete all files.. after formatting, wen I reboot it appears, BOOTMGR missing. so I used windows 7 cd installer, planning to reinstall my OS.. i restarted, reboot on cd/dvd, then "windows loading" appears.. after that black screen with appears.. wmouse pointer appears.. what shall I do with it? can anyone help me please? thanks.!
Laptop: toshiba A665
OS: windows 7 home premium

A:black screen with mouse pointer

Hello confused , welcome to Seven Forums!

If you deleted the Toshiba built in Recovery partition this may not work, have a look at the information box below but also have a look at this tutorial at this link below for another idea and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

Clean Install : Factory COA Activation Key


Toshiba Factory Recovery

Be advised: this erases all data, and reloads all factory default software. Be sure to back up all your important personal data beforehand!

To access the Toshiba recovery partition, power off the laptop. Hold down the 0 (zero) key and turn the laptop on. Keep holding down the zero key until the TOSHIBA logo appears, where you should start tapping the zero key repeatedly.
Stop if the unit beeps or when the TOSHIBA logo disappears. The screen should flash ** HDD RECOVERY MODE ** for a split second, then load the Toshiba recovery program right from the hard drive.

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I'm using MDT to deploy Windows 7 to a variety of different hardware models. For the most part, it works without any issue. Today, I was deploying to a Dell OptiPlex 9010. When the deployment finished, there was nothing but a black screen and a moveable
mouse cursor. No errors, or anything. Rebooting the machine brings one back to the black screen. Safe Mode does not load. Where should I start to look for answers as to why this happens? I've successfully deployed to other 9010s before.


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Startup repair ? 
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I have recently bought a new computer with the nvidea gtx 295. It worked perfectly for about a week, then when I was installing direx x 9.0 or something (which didn't install completly). When I restarted my computer, it started the little orbs but then when there is usually the log on screen it just shows up as a black screen with a fully functional mouse pointer but nothing to click on. I have no clue what would of have caused this. I did install a system mechanics program that did some weird typing in white on a black screen before startup and my sector 5 ram (2 sticks of 2gb) was running at about 78-83 percent while running borderlands and 50 percent while running just explorer and other windows. Is that a normal percentage? Please help for I have no clue how to fix this problem, I'm pretty sure it was
the gpu but really have no clue. Now I have a 2000 doller brick.. Poop. Please help for this is muy frustrating seeing as a just bought this rig. Thanks for reading

A:Black Screen! With mouse pointer only. Help!


Turn off pc. Remove tv and any 2nd monitor. Leave only 1 monitor attached and nothing else.

Boot to Windows.

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I'm running windows XP pro. I up graded my video card to Ati Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB. I picked up on ebay for $30. On the boot screen the lines are up and down all over it is even hard make out. The next screen is fine working great. Then the windows load screen is messed up. The welcome screen is fine and clear of lines then right before going to the desktop screen the mouse pointer disappears it is their but can not be seen the lines are gone but so is the mouse pointer? Every time I reboot more lines are removed still no mouse pointer? What is this. running micro star mainboard 1200 mz athlon cpu ,512mg memory keystone. Dragon eye scepter montior.

A:Why is lines on my screen and on mouse pointer???????

It might be that the graphics card is faulty.

Could you try your card in another computer in order to see if you get the same result?

Regards Howard

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My mouse pointer keeps jumping all around the screen, activating menus, dialog boxes, windows, etc., sometimes (almost) deleting or changing things. I'm using an AOpen, PS/2, wired, 2-button mouse and awaiting the delivery of a new, Microsoft Basic USB Optical mouse, which may solve all my problems with this one. Until then, I'm stuck with a system that's practically unusable. Below is my HijackThis info. I hope it gives you what you need. I appreciate your help. Thank you.

I've also attached the extra.txt and Panda online scan report to this message.

Frank D
edit : removed e-mail address to protect user's privacy

P.S. I was advised, since I'm having so much trouble with my mouse, that I should skip Steps 3 and 4 and go directly to Step 5.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by frank on 2008-02-06 19:59:56
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
25: 2008-02-07 00:43:23 UTC - RP889 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
24: 2008-02-05 21:36:21 UTC - RP888 - Unsigned driver install
23: 2008-02-05 01:49:33 UTC - RP887 - Restore Operation
22: 2008-02-05 00:21:20 UTC - RP886 - Installed CallingID
21: 2008-02-05 00:20:06 UTC - RP885 - Removed CallingID

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-01-27 18:36:25 UTC - RP865 - Software Distribution Service 3.0

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TechSupport Gurus: Would you believe this . . . ???? Just as I sent the previous message (with the HijackThis info) to your forum, there was a knock on my door and a neighbor presented me with a package containing my long-awaited Microsoft Basic USB Optical mouse. It had been mis-delivered to his address by FedEx. If I had only received it a minute earlier, I would not have sent my previous message or now be writing this message!!! I immediately removed my old mouse from its PS/2 socket and plugged in the new mouse to the USB port and BEHOLD!!! The mouse was detected and my pointer jumping problem is gone!!!!

My theory is that some recent Microsoft update (all of which I download and install religiously) made the assumption that _all_ mice at this stage of the Windows game is either a USB mouse or at least is a wheel-mouse. So (I think) the problems I was having was just a mouse function that was looking for a wheel to twirl when there was none. Whatever, I'm back where I want to be. Thank you for being there for folks like me when we need you! Where else could we turn? Thanks again!!!

Frank D

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I am running Vista Home on a toshiba laptop Satellite. When I boot up you see windows loading and the time stripe bar then Black screen, no buttons, no bars or text, just white mouse pointer. I do not have or have made an original boot disk. What is my next option?
thanks for any replys
Bubba Jay

A:Can't see screen, just mouse pointer after bootup

When did this start happening? Did it work before? Try booting to Last Known Good Configuratio: press F8 on startup until Advanced Boot Options Menu appears. Select Last Known Good.

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Hi, I am having a pecular problem. I am running XP Pro SP3, and everything is going along good, until I suddenly can't click on anything. The arrow moves, and the item reacts as if it has been clicked, but nothing happens. No menus, no actions. The only thing I have noticed is that when I run a certain application (RouteMatch TS --I work for a transit company) I get a "Run Time Error" before this happens. Sometimes there is not an error preceding it. I figured this was a problem with the RouteMatch software, because it has so many issues to begin with, but then It started happening on the Windows desktop as well. I consulted with my fellow IT person here, and neither of us has seen this before. I ran Malwarebytes, and it came up negative, no viruses according to Norton (not that it means much coming from Norton), and I disabled a few processes from starting with msconfig. Anyone have any other thoughts?

A:mouse pointer moving on screen, but nothing happens

Have you tried a different mouse yet?


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Ok so I'm working on an older computer running xp and a 160gb hdd. I decided to upgrade the system, and built out a new case, mobo, cpu, ram, and 500gb hdd.

Usually I just clone the old drive to the new one, stick it in the new box and uninstall old drivers then install the new ones. This time it didn't go so well.

The original computer had a virus on it yesterday. I don't know which one, but was told malewarebytes removed it. Today before cloning it, it scanned clean and operated. After the clone I put the new hdd with the old image into the new box and it goes past the windows xp splash screen to the black screen after, and hangs. The screen is black, with only a mouse pointer visible.

I booted in safe mode with the same result. The last thing that flashed on the screen was loading the mup.sys file, then screen goes black and mouse pointer!

I have tried scans with malwarebytes, combofix, avast.
I have tried putting the new drive back into the old computer and it still boots up there. Just not in the new computer.
I have tried chkdsk /p/r which said it corrected an error. I have done the fixmbr and the bootcfg. No change with anything.
I ran windows repair. no change. Ran windows repair from a different cdrw. no change.

This is feeling like an issue with the drivers but how can I remove the old drivers without being able to get into safe mode?

Also the old computer is no longer accessible to me.


A:black screen with a mouse pointer

also to make sure it wasn't an outright hardware issue, I put in a new hdd and loaded a fresh copy of windows (no image) and it loaded and booted up just fine. Something is in the image I'm working with

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I received warning that my fans arent running one time and I shut down computer checked fans, everything worked perfect again. My younger brother was playing WoW on that computer for several days after that warning came out and one day he couldnt turn on computer. He claims he didnt do anything (which I highly doubt).
Windows Vista startup screen goes up and when it should show me the desktop and icons i get BLACK SCREEN with mouse pointer...
I first cleaned computer from dust - Same problem
Tried Last Good Known Config. - Same Problem
I tried to open it in Safe Mode and it worked... There I did System Restore couple days back before and still Same Problem
In Safe Mode I disabled all unknown Startup Programs and still Same Problem

So if anyone has any ideas how to fix this, please help me i dont know what to do anymore...

My OS is Windows Vista Home Premium, and if you need other computer specs just ask...


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Hello Everyone:

I just got my computer back from being formatted and have noticed that now the pointer moves all the way off the screen to the right. Usually the pointer stops within the screen but now for some reason it goes off the screen, I had thought I was having a problem with my mouse but this is how the computer was setup with I got it back. I have noticed post on this forum with people asking how to set this up on their computer but it doesn't seem to be an answer or I just donít understand the answer. I would like to know how to remove/disable it, its driving me crazy. The scroll bar at the bottom of the screen doesnít appear when Iím on the internet because of this setup so I donít see everything on the screen because I canít move the page. Any help with be appreciated.

Thank you


A:Mouse Pointer moving off the screen to the right

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I've got a Dell Precision M90 laptop that was *apparently* recovered and after recovery has gone in to this state. After the Dell Bios screen the machine shows the Windows 7 boot up screen, appears to be booting normally, then goes to black screen with just a white mouse pointer. I've attempted to boot in to safe mode with no success (same result). I've tried booting from DVD but when I do that it just goes to a black screen with a blinking white cursor in upper left corner.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions...I've seen many of these types of issues on the web, but nothing seems to work.

A:After splash screen, mouse pointer only...

Usually I would say those symptoms could be several things but not limited to:

1.) Corrupt partition table, MBR, BCD, etc on the hard drive
2.) Physically failing hard drive
3.) Malware infection on the computer.

..but...since you mentioned a previous recovery was done, what was the reason for the recovery and how was it done?

When you mention you tried to boot from the DVD, what exactly do you mean? Did you change the options in BIOS to "Boot from CD/DVD (etc)", or did you choose "Boot from CD/DVD" after the PC booted at some point?

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Hi guys, I just tried making a new user on my vista, and when I log in to it, all it shows is a light bluish window with only a mouse pointer. Anyone know how to fix this?


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Does the original user account still work?

If so delete the new profile and start anew.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) 64 Mobile Technology ML-37, x86 Family 15 Model 36 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1534 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI MOBILITY RADEON Xpress 200 Series, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 63404 MB, Free - 5148 MB; D: Total - 12256 MB, Free - 38 MB; E: Total - 76316 MB, Free - 29232 MB; H: Total - 1907726 MB, Free - 1415602 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 309B
Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2012, Updated: No, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
This info above is not for the PC in trouble.
I have an ACER laptop and it all of a sudden went to a blue screen and then tried to reboot to a black screen with mouse pointer only. Tried my win 7 upgrade CD to see if I could repair and it only loads to the same end. No options are asked for.
The blue screen has appeared a couple of times and states a unusable boot sector.
I would like to run a checkdisk but cannot find one to put on a memory stick with a minimal operating system.
Any help would be appreciated. I have tried all the reboot choices, F8, F2 and F12.
I tried to use an old windows XP install CD and when I select install it says a HDD can not be found.

A:Windows 7 black screen with mouse pointer

Welcome to Tech Support Guy
This info above is not for the PC in troubleClick to expand...

so may I presume then it is totally irrelevant, insofar as it has no relationship whatsoever to the computer with the problem

Now the next question is -
On the Acer that is the problem
What please is the full model details
Which operating system is installed Windows 7 as an upgrade from the original and if so which windows 7 please
What happens when you try and boot to F8 advanced boot options please
Why would you attempt to install XP if it is 7.

I am sorry I cannot follow what OS you have
Did the blue screen have any message in otherwords was it a BSOD = Blue Screen of Death

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Was on my computer no problem this morning (it an HP envy 17 touchscreen) got on this afternoon and turned it on, got the HP logo with thinking wheel underneath it for a out 10 mins then it goes back to sleep. When hit mouse to turn back on, black screen with only mouse pointer visible. I have done a hard reboot several times. Tried to press all the keys I have found to try (f11 etc...) and nothing happens. Plugged into another monster and just see the mouse still but black screen still. PLEASE HELP!! I don't want to take it to a shop and be out of work for a week or so if someone else out there can walk me through fixing it. Thanks!

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