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Andypandy 09-07-2013 10:30 PM

I installed Windows 7 64bit and updated everything. Then I plugged in my external HDD and my mouse cursor changed to dotted lines. I never had this happen before. What caused this? Is it AMDs new driver? Is it corrupt Windows OS? Or is it faulty hardware? When I restarted my PC, the cursor was back to normal.

This is my PC spec

Intel 3770K 3.5Ghz
16GB XMS 3 Corsair Ram
Sapphire AMD HD 7950 3GB
ASUS P8Z77-V motherboard
Samsung SSD 128GB
2TB Seagate HDD
Samsung Blu Ray drive



Silvos00 09-08-2013 02:25 AM

I've seen this on all of my GPUs, from the 8800 to the 7950 I have now. It happens after I opened certain programs. No clue as to a solution, however. I just restarted and it fixed it.

PR-Imagery 09-08-2013 09:19 AM

Most likely, GPU/driver related, possibly software.

 

I have a 7970 and 5770 installed currently, and when it happens, it only appears as a dotted line on the monitor connected to the 7970, when I move it to the other monitors connected to the 5770, it appears normal. Did the same thing when I had a 6670 installed along with the 7970.

For me, it was caused primarily by the flimsiness of the Gigabyte pcb/weight of the heatsink bending the board and mostly only happened when the card started artifacting - tying the card to the case to remove the bend improved the artifacting greatly. The other thing that caused it for me, was hardware acceleration in Firefox, disabling that eliminated it completely for the most part; it has only happened once in the past ~4 months.


djnsty 04-16-2014 11:28 AM

Shake it! Shake, Shake it! Shake it like a polaroid picture!

Just try it.

Macnemarion 04-21-2014 05:44 AM

I have this issue all the time. I used to just reboot to fix it, but on my machine I found that if I hover over the show desktop square in the far right of the task bar it returns to normal.
Don't know why it happens but it does.

Brulf 04-21-2014 05:48 AM

i usually get it on my eyefinity setup when the mouse cursor goes from 1 screen to the other.... just shake it till it goes away biggrin.gif

98uk 04-22-2014 04:31 AM

I always get that, seems to go away after a few minutes though,

mrawesome421 04-22-2014 04:33 AM

Thought I was the only one that had this issue from time to time. Guess not. And yes, moving the mouse back and forth very quickly does make it change back to normal.

linkin93 04-22-2014 04:34 AM

From my experience it's either a bad driver, or faulty hardware. It's a graphical artefact after all.

98uk 04-22-2014 04:39 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by linkin93 View Post

From my experience it's either a bad driver, or faulty hardware. It's a graphical artefact after all.

Nah, had it on all my cards through all the drivers.

No idea what it is, but it's harmless.

T-bone Steak 04-22-2014 05:41 PM

Happens to me too, I have a 7970 with two monitors hooked up via DP. It will only do it on one at a time, and usually when it happens it goes away within a few minutes. Annoying? Yes.

Aggrogames 10-05-2014 11:59 AM

W
Quote:
Originally Posted by djnsty View Post

Shake it! Shake, Shake it! Shake it like a polaroid picture!

Just try it.
WHY DID THAT WORK

gippt 10-09-2014 07:31 AM

Knowledge is power so I am sharing more information on having mouse cursors get corrupted.

[ Workaround: ] My quick solution has been WIN KEY + L (lock screen) > Click Switch User (screens flash) > Log back in to the user

[ Cause: ] Still unknown as many of you have discovered as well. Definitely related to video card Radeon 7700 7800 (7000 series) for sure have had the problem. I have brought this issue up to the video card manufacturer and have gotten the run-around. Computers with the exact same set up but with either a Radeon 5800 (5000 series) or Radeon 6800 (6000 series) did not have the issue.

[ Other factors: ] I believe the issue did not start popping up until I started updating drivers for the computer. Please have a look at the drivers I installed and you have the same driver, kindly reply and let us all know.

Installed 7/1/2014
Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver
Version 2.0.32.0

Installed 7/1/2014
Etron USB 3.0 Host Controller
Version 0.118
- Also pretty sure it bundled Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable x64
- C++ version 9.0.30729

Installed 7/1/2014
Intel Network Connections 16.1.53.0
(NIC driver)

Installed 7/1/2014
Marvell 91xx driver
Version 1.2.0.1014

[ Connection/cabling: ]
Video Card
miniDP to DVI converter
DVI cable
Monitor

[ Pictures: ]

Smallarrows.PNG 1468k .PNG file
cursorissueonrr2.jpg 183k .jpg file

dgriff20 12-26-2014 10:45 PM

Shake it !!! Post #4 works like a charm, Thanx. :0:thumb:

Diseasedcrow 04-19-2015 05:44 AM

You hero that worked

Vembutech 04-24-2015 03:28 PM

Hi,

This might be an issue related with the drivers for the mouse after installing Windows 7; you may try updating the drivers for the mouse from the Device Manager and check.
· Are you using Desktop computer or Laptop?
1. Click Start.
2. Type Device Manager in Start search.
3. Expand Mice and other Pointing devices in device manager window.
4. Right Properties.
5. Click on driver tab.
6. Click Update drivers.
7. Click OK.
Check if any exclamation marks are shown with the device. The exclamation mark shows an issue with the driver installed.
Refer the link to update the drivers: Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Update-a-driver-for-hardware-that-isnt-working-properly
I also suggest that you manually download the drivers from the manufacturer’s website and try installing the same on the computer and check.
You may also try connecting mouse to different port and check, this is to narrow down the issue if the issue is with mouse or with ports. You may also try connecting different mouse to the computer and try connecting this mouse to different computer and check.

eyePal 03-24-2016 11:53 AM

WOW!! This is CRAZZZZY. I shook it, hit it and it worked!!!

rybnz 06-28-2016 05:52 PM

Thanks, it worked MAGICALLY!!!!!!!! Thank you

kazuos 09-15-2016 04:11 PM

This worked! Thanks! thumb.gif

assaulth3ro911 03-07-2017 04:19 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Macnemarion View Post

I have this issue all the time. I used to just reboot to fix it, but on my machine I found that if I hover over the show desktop square in the far right of the task bar it returns to normal.
Don't know why it happens but it does.

You my friend, are a genius. I know I am some 3 years late but this still happens, on Windows 10 too. So hopefully this helps others.

Bobi 03-30-2017 03:23 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by djnsty View Post

Shake it! Shake, Shake it! Shake it like a polaroid picture!

Just try it.
I laughed so hard when I actually tried it out and it worked! Thanks dude biggrin.gif

DustinRhodes 10-05-2017 07:42 AM

So it's simple; just started happening to myself...
1. You hit windows key and type 'MOUSE'
2. Click mouse & touchpad settings
3. 'Additional Mouse Options"
4. Then I click on Scheme under 'Pointers' i believe
changed it to something (@ random), changed it back, and APPLIED. Fixes it for me... no idea what causes it
Hope that solves the issues

crowette18 03-15-2018 11:35 PM

quick fix
 
go into settings, devices, then mouse, additional mouse options, pointer options, then tick display pointer trails, move it all the way to short and apply.. your mouse will never mess up again after that!!!!

TheTuzz 04-01-2019 10:59 AM

Solved dotted mouse pointer in Text fields
 
1. Click on Start > Type 'Mouse' and open it
2. in the 'Mouse Properties' > Go to 'Pointers'
3. in the 'Customize' field, scroll down and select 'Text Select' > Then click on 'Browse'
4. in the new opened 'Browse' window, select any mouse cursor icon and click 'Open'
5. Click 'OK' to close the 'Mouse Properties' window


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