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My cursor is now followed by a black square instead of a vertical line.  How can I get rid of the black square?

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The mouse cursor is followed by a black square.  I have looked at the Mouse propterties and changed cursor selections, but the black square remains.  I have also tried different options in the display properties.  How can I get rid of the black square and go to the (normal) vertical line at the cursor position?
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by:houssam_ballout
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had you tired system restore?
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flubbster earned 2000 total points
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start>control panel>Accessibility Options>open Display tab
Then find the "Width" slider at the bottom and choose the size for the cursor then click ok
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by:JayEmEmm
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I did try System Restore, but none of the checkpoint restore points would restore.
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by:JayEmEmm
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The Accessibility Options width setting was the solution.  Thanks very much for that answer.  I did not know where to look anymore until your suggestion.  Great!!!
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by:JayEmEmm
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Thanks again for your help and your answer.  I really appreciate it.
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by:richardbc
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The blaxk square cursor is a common problem judging by a google search.
Here is a solution I have found that works and is not mentioned elsewhere
Reduce the Hardware Acceleration in Troubleshoot in Advanced Settings in Display Properties.
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