mouse pointer has disappeared!


J

Jim Robin

Hi,

Can anyone help with a missing mouse pointer? It's on a Gateway laptop
(notebook) and the default finger tablet shows no mousepointer and if I plug
a USB mouse in, there is still nothing. Has something become corrupted? I
have a dual boot on this laptop and can boot up win 2000 successfully with
the mouse pointer working perfectly so at least I know that it is not a
hardware issue.

Can it be fixed without doing something drastic like a re-install? I tried
starting with last known good configuration but that was no help.

Many thanks indeed,

Jim Robin
 
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J

JerryM

Does your Control panel have a Mouse Icon?
You should be able to choose any pointer you like.
 
J

Jim Robin

Jerry,

The mouse pointer is like the emperor's new clothes. There is not even a
pointer at the login screen.

Cheers,

Jim
 
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J

JerryM

Jim,
Press Control + Escape key to activate the Start menu.
Then use the arrow keys to move the highlight starting with the up arrow.
Go to the control panel and Enter on the mouse to see if you can select a
pointer.
 

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