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Fred

 

So when you start the machine, you see the pointer? But when you move it (in any direction) it disappears? Does it reappear?

 

What graphics driver do you have? And was the machine originally supplied with Vista, or XP?

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Ian.

 

I can see the pointer in most things but in this reply box i have no idea where it is, so if i want to go up to the third line to correct something i have to use the up and down keys and the side keys.

 

its nearly alway the pages with text that is the problem. came with vista installed

 

Cheers Fred

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Does pressing Fn-f7 on keyboard help? (only works on Acer, this toggles touchpad on/off)

 

What model of Acer laptop is it, there is a driver problem associated with the acer touchpad and Vista.

 

You may need the new Acer touchpad drivers.

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try getting in to the advanced settings for the graphics card and change the refresh rate, if that doesnt work try changing the cursor from the control panel option and if that doesnt work try changing the move speed in the mouse options

 

Hi Andy, the refresh rate is shown as 60 hertz with no option to alter that.

 

Have tried changing the speed faster and slower it didn't help the problem.

 

I changed the cursor got the same problem.

 

 

melpen---Tried the Fn--F7 it just enabled and disabled and didnt help.

 

model Acer extenza 4214WXMi

 

i have the same problem if i use the usb mouse

 

Cheers Fred

my mind not only wanders-- sometimes it leaves completely.

 

 

Updated 7/3/09

http://sites.google.com/site/pomfred/

 

 

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ive noticed mines do the same kind of thing but thats when using word, or i get some severe flicker on the cursor if some sort of video or graphic intensive program is running, nothing like that running in the background perhaps ? check for the highest cpu and memory usage on task manager and kill that proccess see if it helps any

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ive noticed mines do the same kind of thing but thats when using word, or i get some severe flicker on the cursor if some sort of video or graphic intensive program is running, nothing like that running in the background perhaps ? check for the highest cpu and memory usage on task manager and kill that proccess see if it helps any

 

 

Hi Andy i' don't know what you mean by that or even how to do it.

 

Cheers Fred

my mind not only wanders-- sometimes it leaves completely.

 

 

Updated 7/3/09

http://sites.google.com/site/pomfred/

 

 

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press: CTRL + ALT + Delete at the same time

 

this will appear,

 

http://www.xefteri.com/articles/content/14...ask_manager.gif

 

look at things running with high "CPU" and "Mem usage" select it and press end task and confirm on the box that pops up

 

if you cant figure it out just start killing some processes but dont kill explorer

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Make sure it's not been set up to display on the VGA output. Mine sometimes does something similar if I connect the VGA socket to my TV set. Press FN F5 and toggle the selected display across to laptop only.

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press: CTRL + ALT + Delete at the same time

 

this will appear,

 

http://www.xefteri.com/articles/content/14...ask_manager.gif

 

look at things running with high "CPU" and "Mem usage" select it and press end task and confirm on the box that pops up

 

if you cant figure it out just start killing some processes but dont kill explorer

 

Hi Andy, Tried that only left explorer running, no difference noted

 

Colin did the FN = F5 a small window opened which just showed a pic of a laptop

 

Cheers Fred

my mind not only wanders-- sometimes it leaves completely.

 

 

Updated 7/3/09

http://sites.google.com/site/pomfred/

 

 

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cant remember if anyone has said this one or not but try reinstalling mouse drivers through the device manager

 

right click on my computer select properties then select hardware you will see device manager on a button

 

look for human input devices or "mice and other pointing devices"

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