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Cursor Issues??

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    Cursor Issues??


    The cursor from the mouse on our Windows 8.1 desktop keeps showing the little thing going around and around. It does it twice at a time. Anyone know what the problem could be?

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    Hi WilliamsJesse, I see it is a wireless mouse. The kind with the little USB dongle? Have you tried uninstalling it then reboot and re-install?
    Also be sure your USB port is not allowed to sleep.
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    We generally turn the mouse off when not in use, but not all the time. I will try that. Thanks!
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    Yes, the USB stick plugs into the back of the computer.
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    When I open other windows like IE11 or Windows Explorer, the top of the page blinks or flashes.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Sounds like you have more than just mouse issues. Does Task Manager show any high usage?
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    Bing Desktop and Canon Quick Menu
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    End those processes in Task Manager.
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    Yeah, it does. I ended those tasks, but the problem didn't go away. What could the problem be?
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    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Is this new or always like this? Do you have a restore point?
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