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Windows 7: Crud attaching to mouse pointer

14 Feb 2011   #1

win 7 home premium
 
 
Crud attaching to mouse pointer

Setup: Win 7 Home premium 64 bit

This is an odd problem. I periodically get some kind of crud that seems to attach to the mouse pointer. It looks something like the kind of `v' you might make to quickly draw as a representation of a flying bird.

But there 7 or 8, maybe more, stacked vertically. I'm not sure what makes it go away but it does after a while. (usually)

It appears to have something to do with the right bottom corner area of my screen where I have the clock just to the left of icons of the system tray. And finally a sort of patch or rectangular square that will make the desktop appear.

I just found today that if I rub the mouse around in that area, the crud gets many more vertical stacks of `vee', until finally its a little block about the size of a postage stamp, just a little shorter and square, and looks something like a speckled sheet or one with many bits of herringbone pattern.

The block has only happened after passing the mouse there many times. Usually it's just a single column of the these stacked `vees'

It appears I may need a restart or such this time, since the darn thing is not going away and is quite annoying.

Anyone have a guess what might be going on?

I didn't much feel like trying get a screen grab but I can if necessary, to get it figured out.

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14 Feb 2011   #2

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Remove your video drivers then reinstall them - that usually fixes this problem.

Regards,
GEWB
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15 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Check to see if you have Display pointer trails enabled in the Pointer Options tab of Mouse Properties.
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15 Feb 2011   #4

win 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
Check to see if you have Display pointer trails enabled in the Pointer Options tab of Mouse Properties.
No, no trails set... ever
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15 Feb 2011   #5

win 7 home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
Remove your video drivers then reinstall them - that usually fixes this problem.
GEWB
Do you mean each time it happens, or that one re-install fixes for good?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2011   #6

32bit: XP, Win7 H.P. / 64bit: 2008R2, Win7 Pro, Ultimate / Several flavors of Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HarryPutnam View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GEWB View Post
Remove your video drivers then reinstall them - that usually fixes this problem.
GEWB
Do you mean each time it happens, or that one re-install fixes for good?
If it is a driver issue, I expect it to be corrected the first attempt. If the problem persists after reloading the drivers then it is time to look elsewhere.

Regards,
GEWB
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