Why does cursor rapidly blink w/ "Vista hourglass" when WMP is ope

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Music, Pictures and Video' started by Bill Milosz, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Bill Milosz

    Bill Milosz Guest

    When I have Windows Media Player v.11 open, my cursor blinks rapidly back and
    forth between arrow pointer and the rotating circle "Vista Hourglass"- this
    is very irritating. It's very distrating to use a cursor that is very
    rapidly "stuttering" or "flashing" back and forth between the rotating circle
    "Vista Hourglass" and the arrow. Windows Media Player shows only 1% or so
    CPU usage; It stops when I close Windows Media Player. But I should be able
    to have Windows Meida Player open and idle without having this annoying
    super-fast blinking cursor-rotating circle "Vista Hourglass" thing.


    I have a fast machine, 5.9 in all Windows User Experience categories. Vista
    64-bit, 8 GB RAM, 4 GHz dual-core CPU, etc etc. Vista Ultimate, SP2,
    completely patched to latest level, latest WHQL video drivers from Nvidia,
    latest WHQL drivers for all hardware. I have no additional codecs or plugins
    installed in Windows Media Player.

    I have checked all the settings in Windows Media player to try to find if it
    is indexing or doing some other useless background activity that I can turn
    off, and I can't find anything.

    Any suggestions?
     
    Bill Milosz, Jul 2, 2008
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    zachd [MSFT] Guest

    I'm crious about the indexing too - is it potentially trying to scan your My
    Music folder and process updates from there... ?
     
    zachd [MSFT], Jul 30, 2008
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    Orbs Guest

    I am having the same annoying problem:
    When I have Windows Media Player v.11 open, my cursor blinks rapidly
    back and
    forth between arrow pointer and the rotating circle "Vista Hourglass"-
    needless to say this is VERY irritating. It really is very distrating to
    use a cursor that is very
    rapidly "stuttering" or "flashing" back and forth between the rotating
    circle
    "Vista Hourglass" and the arrow. It does stop when I close Windows
    Media Player. But I should be able to have Windows Media Player open and
    idle without having this annoying super-fast blinking cursor-rotating
    circle "Vista Hourglass" thing.
    Anyone can help?
     
    Orbs, Jul 3, 2009
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    kenny111111 Guest

    I just found this solution on another forum and thought I would pos
    just incase somebody found it useful.

    Please try the following

    Click start -> Type: SERVICES into the search box -> hit enter

    Browse and right click on "Windows Driver Foundation" -> selec
    properties

    Set the start up type to "Disabled" -> reboot
     
    kenny111111, Dec 30, 2009
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