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Posted on 2014-04-22
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I have a strange thing happening with a Windows 8.1 computer.  The cursor that is usually an arrow is changed to what I would call a picket fence on edge icon.  It does it for no reason that I can figure out.  I have to reboot the computer to get the cursor to change back.  Has anyone come across this and would you have an idea how I can keep it from happening?  Thanks.
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After doing some research it seems like this may be caused by an Nvidia driver or a windows update. Is there any way to recreate the issue? Perhaps clicking on a certain program is what causes it?

I would also suggest to simply uninstall the mouse drivers under Manage Devices.

In Windows 8 simply start typing "Device Manager" to access it. You must be an admin to change things but you most likely are especially if you are the only user.

In there go to Mice and just uninstall the driver. Assuming you are using a basic USB mouse simply unplug it and plug it back in and it will reinstall the basic driver.

As for the Nvidia thing, Also under Device Manager you can find out what card you have by clicking under Display Adapters. Then we can work on making sure you have the latest driver installed.
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