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Mouse cursor disappears on the top-left of the screen.

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April 30, 2013 9:07:46 AM

Basically, the mouse cursor is fine everywhere apart from the very top of a window only on the left-hand side, where it disappears. Instead of simply stopping and not allowing you to move the mouse any further, it disappears where it should stop, and doesn't reappear until I move it downwards a few pixels.

This makes it very irritating for changing browser tabs, but doesn't happen in fullscreen applications thankfully.

I've tried messing about with the monitor and graphics settings, but nothing seems to work.

I'm using 32-bit Windows XP, a GeForce 210, a Steelseries Kinzu v2 Pro and a Technika TV.
May 1, 2013 3:59:35 PM

You say it doesn't happen in fullscreen applications, your browser is an application, are you running this in fullscreen? Which browser are you using then? Does it happen when you have no applications open and you are on your desktop?
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May 2, 2013 4:12:52 AM

It happens on the desktop and any and all applications that aren't fullscreen. I'm using Chrome at the moment. It started doing it after I swapped to integrated graphics then back. Before that it worked perfectly.
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May 2, 2013 6:16:21 AM

AndyMossers said:
It happens on the desktop and any and all applications that aren't fullscreen. I'm using Chrome at the moment. It started doing it after I swapped to integrated graphics then back. Before that it worked perfectly.


Based on that then I would go ahead and update your graphics drivers here:
http://www.nvidia.co.uk/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-uk
If that doesn't work then uninstall your nvidia drivers and reinstall. You said that you have messed about with the settings but I don't know how far you went.

-Laurence
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May 2, 2013 9:32:46 AM

Your monitor is a TV and not a regular CRT (or LCD) monitor so the resolution of the TV would be somewhat lower than your actual resolution set by the graphics card so the mouse would disappear but not due to any driver issue.

You can have the mouse not go to the toop left, check your mouseoptions in Control Panel or if you are using a tablet device, set the option there.
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May 2, 2013 10:16:16 AM

I've updated my drivers and it's had no effect but to make one area of my screen slightly blurry. It's not TV-related either, I've altered the picture position and tested it and it still happens. The problem's on my PC, not my TV. It might just be my graphics card spazzing out, and if so I'll just ignore it until I get a better one in a few months. It could be Windows XP being stupid about the hardware I'm using, would an Intel i5 2500K and a new Asus motherboard cause any problems?
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May 2, 2013 10:26:47 AM

What have you set your resolution to on the PC?
Try 800 x 600.

The TV would only be 420 x340 (or somthing like that).

edit - I was thinking the Tv as being an older analog and not a new LCD. In that case, the resolution of the TV might not be able to go as low as 800 x 600 therefore you are getting the blurry effect.

What model is the TV?
According to the feature list the "Tesco Technika LCD32-209 32in LCD TV " is not PC capable, and its native resolution is 1366 x 768
http://www.trustedreviews.com/Tesco-Technika-LCD32-209-...
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May 2, 2013 1:53:06 PM

I'm using a 17-inch or a 19-inch I think, but the model you have is mostly correct.
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May 2, 2013 2:18:29 PM

So how are you connecting the Pc to the TV? What type of cable?
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August 1, 2013 3:07:03 PM

I'm really sorry for the massive delay, I simply forgot to reply. I'm using a VGA cable at present, though I'll see if an upcoming new GPU fixes the problem.
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