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Cursor goes invisible after login Windows 8

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Cursor goes invisible after login Windows 8


    When I turn on my computer, I get to the login screen, click in the field and type in my password. When the login completes, my cursor disappears. I can still see it highlighting things I mouse-over, I can click on things and right click and do everything normally except for the fact that I cannot actually see the cursor. If I Ctrl Alt Del, the mouse is again visible, but as soon as I got back to to desktop or start screen, the cursor goes invisible again. I have tried messing with the mouse trails and enlarging the cursor, selecting a different cursor, re installing drivers and system restore however, system restore was not successful. When I try to do a system restore, it says that windows is missing files but that I may insert my installation disk to recover these files. Upon doing so, it says my disk in invalid. The disk is in perfect condition and is the exact disk I used to install windows in the first place. At this point the mouse is still invisible. I then went to My Computer and ran the disk from there. Out of nowhere, the cursor appears and everything seems to be normal. After turning the computer off and back on however, the cursor again disappears until I run my windows installation disk. I've tried this 3 times now and every time inserting the disk causes the cursor to reappear. My theory (which may be wildly incorrect) is that when running the installation disk, it loads the proper files into the RAM which allows my cursor to be visible. As soon as the computer looses power, those files are gone and thus the cursor is no longer visible. This makes sense, (at least to me) except for the fact that the cursor is visible on both the login screen and in the Ctrl Alt Del screen.

    I've searched all over Google and could not find a problem quite like this so any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance.

    My PC:
    Windows 8.1
    Gigabyte 970A-DS3
    Corsair Vengeance LP 2 x 4GB
    Corsair TX 550M
    Evga GTX 550Ti 2GB

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    Verify the pointing options of your mouse.

    Also, in the elevated command prompt type and run sfc /scannow to correct any possible system file corruptions.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Nuccii View Post
    Verify the pointing options of your mouse.

    Also, in the elevated command prompt type and run sfc /scannow to correct any possible system file corruptions.
    Okay so I ran the scannow, and it still says that windows is missing files when I try to system restore. My isn't working to provide these missing files either. It's looking like the only alternative is to wipe my hard drive and re-install. I would really like to avoid that if at all possible.
    I could really use some more suggestions!

    Thanks
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  4. #4


    Canada
    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit


    In the elevated command prompt type Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth then rerun the sfc command again and reboot.

    If this does not work, try repair install

    Repair Install Windows 8

    Failing that you will have to reinstall Windows
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Cursor goes invisible after login Windows 8
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