This is a continuation of an earlier thread that was closed by mousemonkey.
This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
I am having the same problem as many others in that my mouse cursor will occasionally transform into a vertical line of 8 dots. Unlike many others with this problems, I do not have any games installed. Shaking the cursor will (sometimes) fix it, although it often takes a while to work.
I have an ASUS Radeon HD 3850 card and a dual display system, but this is a problem that only recently has started, and I have had the card for some time now.
The problem began after enlarging the size of the cursor, but I have no idea whether the two are connected. Could be a case of post hoc ergo propter hoc reasoning.
Perhaps if people keep documenting the situation in which they encounter this problem, we will be able to identify the common element.