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February 3, 2005 10:27:04 PM

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Hi, I got a problem. My Cd-Rom driver wasn't working right so I updated it.
Now I have a flashing CD icon beside my mouse pointer (aka "The Working In
Background" icon for the CD-Rom) after each use. If I uninstall then
reinstall it or reboot, it stops till the next time after it is used. I have
searched all over the web for an answer and tried all I could find, but can't
can find the right one. So can somebody tell me how to remove this icon from
my system? I live without it. Oh yes I almost forget this is on XP Home.

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Anonymous
February 5, 2005 1:11:54 AM

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Click Start-> Control Panel-> Double-click Mouse, select Pointers tab, below
"Schemes", select Windows defaults from the drop-down and click OK,

--
HTH
Meena
"Kilgore" <Kilgore@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6366624D-76C2-4D18-B21D-0F47838DCCA0@microsoft.com...
> Hi, I got a problem. My Cd-Rom driver wasn't working right so I updated
it.
> Now I have a flashing CD icon beside my mouse pointer (aka "The Working In
> Background" icon for the CD-Rom) after each use. If I uninstall then
> reinstall it or reboot, it stops till the next time after it is used. I
have
> searched all over the web for an answer and tried all I could find, but
can't
> can find the right one. So can somebody tell me how to remove this icon
from
> my system? I live without it. Oh yes I almost forget this is on XP Home.
February 5, 2005 1:11:55 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

Thanks for your response, but that's not what I meant. Before anyone else
post a suggestion like yours let me tell you what I have tried to solve this.

1. What you just told me.
2. Deleting the icon cache
3. Uninstalling the mouse and CD-Rom drives, then reinstalling them
4. Icon repair tools
5. System restore
6. Reinstalling the original driver

Now let me see if I can explain what I want.When a CD-Rom is put in a player
it tells the computer to change the Working in Background icon from the
hourglass to a CD. What I would like to do is edit whatever is giving this
command so the CD icon want ever appear again.

"Meena" wrote:

> Click Start-> Control Panel-> Double-click Mouse, select Pointers tab, below
> "Schemes", select Windows defaults from the drop-down and click OK,
>
> --
> HTH
> Meena
> "Kilgore" <Kilgore@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6366624D-76C2-4D18-B21D-0F47838DCCA0@microsoft.com...
> > Hi, I got a problem. My Cd-Rom driver wasn't working right so I updated
> it.
> > Now I have a flashing CD icon beside my mouse pointer (aka "The Working In
> > Background" icon for the CD-Rom) after each use. If I uninstall then
> > reinstall it or reboot, it stops till the next time after it is used. I
> have
> > searched all over the web for an answer and tried all I could find, but
> can't
> > can find the right one. So can somebody tell me how to remove this icon
> from
> > my system? I live without it. Oh yes I almost forget this is on XP Home.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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Anonymous
February 5, 2005 1:12:05 AM

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Click Start-> Control Panel-> Double-click Mouse, select Pointers tab, below
"Schemes", select Windows defaults from the drop-down and click OK,

--
HTH
Meena
"Kilgore" <Kilgore@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6366624D-76C2-4D18-B21D-0F47838DCCA0@microsoft.com...
> Hi, I got a problem. My Cd-Rom driver wasn't working right so I updated
it.
> Now I have a flashing CD icon beside my mouse pointer (aka "The Working In
> Background" icon for the CD-Rom) after each use. If I uninstall then
> reinstall it or reboot, it stops till the next time after it is used. I
have
> searched all over the web for an answer and tried all I could find, but
can't
> can find the right one. So can somebody tell me how to remove this icon
from
> my system? I live without it. Oh yes I almost forget this is on XP Home.
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 11:31:01 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.perform_maintain (More info?)

didnt read post right, driver wasnt working, erm in that case,

what is the model of the drive, and are you on service pack 2 ?
Anonymous
August 16, 2005 11:31:02 PM

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the only thing i can think of, as a quick fix, is keeping your old
driver?

use system restore and revert back to when it was working fine, or use
the roll back driver tool, from the device manager.
!