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Windows 7: Lost cursor in media center

21 Jan 2010   #11

Windows 7

I've had this problem on THREE computers, all with different operating systems. I have turned the pointer trails off and tried every other pointer fix. I have also pressed just about every suggested button on my pc while in Media Center and it STILL doesn't work. Since this has happened on every pc I've ever owned (each system progressively better), I have ceased to blame myself, my pcs, my drivers, my hardware, etc. I am blaming Microsoft and the final thing I'm ceasing to do is use Media Center! DONE with it until a definitive answer can be found that works the first time. Doesn't Microsoft read it's own forums?

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22 Jan 2010   #12


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B) Everyone is not experiencing this issue, so it's not the software, per say.

Most likely, it is a piece of hardware that is typical to all of your installations. Can you think of one?
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25 Jan 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium

Top of the line, bleeding edge equipment with no unnecessary hardware, Windows 7, same issue.
I also found that hitting the Windows key gave me back control to some extent.
Turning off the mouse trails seems to work.
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07 Feb 2010   #14


Just registerd to post this answer - Have had the same problem - cursor goes missing and random. Could not work it out and tried all the other suggestions. Finally found the answer on another forum - Is the Magnifier program running at the same time. End this program and it works!! Cursor back when in Full screen Media center. Nice one MS!

The other option is to just run MC in windowed mode as this also gives you a cursor if you want to have magnifier running. Hope this helps.
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08 Feb 2010   #15

Windows7 professional

Thanks Markodent, Finally nailed the problem!. I tried with the magnifier on, no cursor, switch magnifier off and cursor reappears, amazing. Thank you again for the solution to rectifying this annoying problem.

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03 Oct 2012   #16

Windows 7 Professional
Lost Cursor in Windows Media Center

This is in response to some old posts. I was advised to start a new thread. When I changed my pointer to display a pointer trail, I lost my cursor in Windows Media Center. As soon as I disabled the trails, the cursor came back. Hope this helps anyone who may have thi problem.
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