Mouse Pointer Problems

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Poopsi, Sep 6, 2006.

  1. Poopsi

    Poopsi Guest

    Since I had Windows re-installed, my Mouse Pointer flickers and will move
    under any part that requires a click of the mouse. I only have that problem
    in WMC and never had it before the Re-install. The Tech who did the
    re-install does not know what it could be. It makes it hard to use WMC. I can
    use the Remote but not the Mouse. I would be greatful for your help. Thank you
    Poopsi, Sep 6, 2006
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  2. I suspect the wrong drivers are now installed from the restore disk

    Try to find new drivers on the mouse maker's site, or perhaps there is
    a file already on your hard drive.

    Maybe simpler: go to the device manager, uninstall the mouse driver,
    and reboot. It will install (if you're lucky) a default driver. This
    should result in behavior at least as good as what you have now :)

    I guess I'd fetch the manufacturer's drivers first, in case "even
    simpler" doesn't work...
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 7, 2006
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  3. Poopsi

    Poopsi Guest

    Poopsi, Sep 11, 2006
  4. Poopsi

    Jason Tsang Guest

    Check your video drivers. Mouse drivers are pretty much mature unless you
    have some unique features on your mouse.

    The video drivers on the other hand, are responsible for ensuring that the
    pointer is displayed, and is the more likely culprit for your issue.

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    Jason Tsang, Sep 11, 2006
  5. Jason Tsang knows more than I do, so follow his advice.

    But I'd like to point out that when you reply to a message, you should
    not precede your lines with ">" (greater-than signs), since newsreaders
    will treat your text as an old reply - some will even hide your text,
    depending on the user's settings.

    I saw your post as one with no reply. Luckily, Jason was smarter than I
    about that phenomenon also :)
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 13, 2006
  6. Poopsi

    Poopsi Guest

    Poopsi, Sep 18, 2006
  7. You say "Thank you for trying to help me", but you failed to follow
    my quite reasonable suggestion about not making your post look like
    part of an earlier reply.

    Do not type your post after the ">" of someone else's reply if you
    want your reply to look like new text, and for the same reason, do
    not type a ">" in front of any line in your reply.

    Got it yet?
    Gene E. Bloch, Sep 19, 2006
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