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Windows 7: Cursor Spinning Non-Stop

10 Feb 2013   #1

7 pro 64 bit
Cursor Spinning Non-Stop


Cursor in Windows 7 64bit spinning non-stop.

I opened Task Manager, clicked on "Processes" Tab, and then CPU. The program with a continuous high reading (86 To 90) is "System file Process," User Name: "SYSTEM."

Can anyone tell me how to stop this?


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11 Feb 2013   #2

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

How often does it happen? Have you tried restarting your computer?
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11 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 64bit

Hi livingem,

You may want to check if the 'cursor style' is changed from the default 'arrow' to the 'busy cursor'. Go to 'Control Panel' > 'Mouse' > 'Pointers' > Set settings back to default

If the issue persists, please share the following details:
- What program are you using when the cursor misbehaves? Is it a browser 'Internet Explorer / Mozilla Firefox'?
- How often does this happen?
- Does the computer freeze up at that time? Are you able to move the 'rotating cursor' to other parts of the screen?
- Did you scan the system to check for 'virus infection'? If no, please do it and share results.

You've also referred to a 'process' that consumes majority of 'system resources'. Did you try killing that process? Does that fix the cursor issue?

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11 Feb 2013   #4

7 pro 64 bit

Dinesh - yes it continues after i reboot my computer. the busy cursor last for 7 seconds at 18-second intervals: 7 seconds busy, 18 seconds still. it does this continuously.
Saurahb A - the default cursor has not changed, but while checking this out, i realized that the curson for a program "working in the backgrounfd" is what i am seeing. there is a program that is continually seeking, and it appears to be "HPNetworkCommunicator.exe." The same thing happens no matter what program i am using, or if there is no activity on the desktop. The computer does not freeze. I can move the "busy in the background" cursor to other parts of the screen easily. yes, i check for computer virus, but found none. Since i posted my issue, i ran, and now there is no abnormal CPU usage. CPU usage fluctuates from 0 to 2 with 110 processes running, as i write this post.

Thanx, both of you for your help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2013   #5

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

Go to Start>Run
Type msconfig and press Enter.
Click on the Start-up tab.
Click on Disable All.
Hit Apply and then OK >> Restart your computer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 64bit

Hi livingem,

Glad that the cursor looks good now. The 'PCtuneup' utility seems to have taken care of the issue.
Do reply if you have any further questions.

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17 Feb 2013   #7

7 pro 64 bit

Disabling the program in msconfig did it. Thank you all for your help
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2013   #8

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)

You're welcome livingem.

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