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    Mouse Cursor Freezes or Disappears in Windows 10

    I have an HP Windows 10 desktop. Every now and then the mouse cursor freezes on me, or disappears completely. This just happened again while I was posting here, so I thought I'd ask about it.

    I've checked the connections, it's a wired mouse. I've replaced the mouse with a new one and it still happens. I'm not very computer savvy at all, know little about them and have no geeks around to help me figure things out. I wondered if there is something very simple that I can try to resolve this.

    I read things online, but I hesitate to do anything that would cause any further problems with the computer. Sometimes it doesn't happen for days, but it happened yesterday and today. I do an illegal shut down, that's the only way I can take care of it. Thanks for any advice.
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    Re: Mouse Cursor Freezes or Disappears in Windows 10

    It could be a virus or a problem with a new version of the video driver. Try doing a rollback in time using the windows restore feature.

    Quote Originally Posted by Old 'N Chill View Post
    I have an HP Windows 10 desktop. Every now and then the mouse cursor freezes on me, or disappears completely. This just happened again while I was posting here, so I thought I'd ask about it.

    I've checked the connections, it's a wired mouse. I've replaced the mouse with a new one and it still happens. I'm not very computer savvy at all, know little about them and have no geeks around to help me figure things out. I wondered if there is something very simple that I can try to resolve this.

    I read things online, but I hesitate to do anything that would cause any further problems with the computer. Sometimes it doesn't happen for days, but it happened yesterday and today. I do an illegal shut down, that's the only way I can take care of it. Thanks for any advice.
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    Re: Mouse Cursor Freezes or Disappears in Windows 10

    "If your mouse pointer or cursor disappears or has gone misisng on your Windows 10 PC then if you earlier enabled the Show location of pointer when I press Ctrl key option, then you may press the CTRL key to make te pointer appear. ... Uncheck Hide pointer in preferences while typing and see if it makes the problem go away."

    If these suggestions do not help, check this out:

    How to fix cursor disappeared in Windows 10? - Microsoft Community

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    Re: Mouse Cursor Freezes or Disappears in Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Old 'N Chill View Post
    I have an HP Windows 10 desktop. Every now and then the mouse cursor freezes on me, or disappears completely. This just happened again while I was posting here, so I thought I'd ask about it.

    I've checked the connections, it's a wired mouse. I've replaced the mouse with a new one and it still happens. I'm not very computer savvy at all, know little about them and have no geeks around to help me figure things out. I wondered if there is something very simple that I can try to resolve this.

    I read things online, but I hesitate to do anything that would cause any further problems with the computer. Sometimes it doesn't happen for days, but it happened yesterday and today. I do an illegal shut down, that's the only way I can take care of it. Thanks for any advice.
    May or may not be related but, my cursor was hanging, I had to turn the power off to and restart. It turned out to be that the PSU was weak.
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    Re: Mouse Cursor Freezes or Disappears in Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Old 'N Chill View Post
    I have an HP Windows 10 desktop. Every now and then the mouse cursor freezes on me, or disappears completely. This just happened again while I was posting here, so I thought I'd ask about it.

    I've checked the connections, it's a wired mouse. I've replaced the mouse with a new one and it still happens. I'm not very computer savvy at all, know little about them and have no geeks around to help me figure things out. I wondered if there is something very simple that I can try to resolve this.

    I read things online, but I hesitate to do anything that would cause any further problems with the computer. Sometimes it doesn't happen for days, but it happened yesterday and today. I do an illegal shut down, that's the only way I can take care of it. Thanks for any advice.
    A few things to try:

    1- If it's a battery powered mouse, change the battery.

    2- change the USB slot the mouse is plugged into.

    3- run a anti-virus scan. Run a full scan. Might take a while, but just in case. To check for Malware also D/L the FREE version, make sure it is the FREE version(it can be tricky) 0f Malwarebytes and run that.

    4- Go to 'control panel', find the mouse icon>>>go to hardware>>>>properties>>>>>driver.... see if you can rollback or change the mouse driver.

    Good luck..
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    Re: Mouse Cursor Freezes or Disappears in Windows 10

    On the few occasions that I've experienced such a problem with my wireless Track Ball mouse it was a low battery.

    And with a touchscreen monitor/virtual keyboard, I can survive for a while without a mouse/keyboard at all.

    I hope the many suggestions offered in this thread solve your mouse problem my friend.


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    Re: Mouse Cursor Freezes or Disappears in Windows 10

    A while back I had a mouse that kept freezing. I would turn it over and blow in it real hard because it had fuzz or dirt in it.
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    Re: Mouse Cursor Freezes or Disappears in Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Pippi Longstock View Post
    A while back I had a mouse that kept freezing. I would turn it over and blow in it real hard because it had fuzz or dirt in it.
    That's when my wife reminds me to shower, and with a bar of soap.

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    Re: Mouse Cursor Freezes or Disappears in Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    That's when my wife reminds me to shower, and with a bar of soap.
    ha ha No. I think they get dirt and dust in them just like the computer keys do. Eventually I just got a new one. I think the fuzz from dust or whatever was up by the electronic eye or whatever it's called. It was kind of embedded in there after a while. The mouse I use now is a wired USB mouse. I haven't had it very long and it seems to have a short in the cord. It's always something.
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    Re: Mouse Cursor Freezes or Disappears in Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    It could be a virus or a problem with a new version of the video driver. Try doing a rollback in time using the windows restore feature.
    I did that quite a few times and it helped with various issues when I ran Windows.
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