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mouse pointer stopped working

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    mouse pointer stopped working

    the mouse pointer is a grey arrow and will not change via the control panel mouse pointer settings. also the pointer disappears when a program is opened. this happened on a start up. please help if you can ?

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    Wds 8.1 x 64Bit

    Hi ..
    Before you dig too far into it ... try to do a system restore ... back to the last Wds update ... see if it work ..

    Good luck .
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    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    Wireless or USB connected
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    i have a wireless
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    Mouse not working

    tried system restore, no help
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    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

    Malware/virus? Also do a sfc /scannow.
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    I ran sfc /scannow, no help.
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    St. Augustine
    Posts : 388
    windows 8.1 64, LT -Windows 10 Home 64

    Have you tried using the mouse dongle in another USB port?

    Just a thought.
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    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    Batteries OK and is the unifying receiver plugged in properly? Try another mouse. You may also verify if the driver in Device Manager is current.
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  10. #10

    Thanks all, batteries OK, driver is current mouse works fine except for the pointer.
    I do not know what the mouse dongle is?
    note the curser select pointer works as the colored one I selected !
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