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    Window 7 - Spurious Cursor Problem

    I have a Thinkpad T500 running Windows 7 SP1 32 bit fully updated.

    Recently I have started experiencing a spurious cursor problem which I have not been able to relate to any new software or a recently updated video driver. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this problem and found a cure. The spurious cursors I get, which come and go of their own accord, or so it seems, because I've been unable to relate it to any particular activity or application being used.



    My spurious cursors look like this:


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    and sometimes results in my screen going completely haywire, only to reset itself to run normally for long periods before the spurious cursors re-appear.

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    I've scanned for viruses and other nasties with a number of utilities, with all giving a clean bill of health.

    Any clues as to how to solve this mystery will be appreciated.

    Thanks in anticipation of your assistance.

    BygAuldByrd



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    I would check the drivers for both the mouse pad and graphics card on your system. You might actually update both. Go to the Lenovo site Drivers and Support site to start and go from there.
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    If you find new drivers it might be better to uninstall the old ones before updating to get a fresh install without any legacy problems. But only do one at a time.
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    Thanks for the suggestions gents.

    I have downloaded the latest video and keyboard/mouse drivers from the Lenovo web site, uninstalled the original drivers and installed the new ones, but the problem remains.

    Any other more esoteric suggestions.

    BygAuldByrd

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    Do you have an external monitor to try?

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    The problem occurs on the laptop screen and on my external monitor simultaneously when it is connected. I generally run with my external monitor connected and have done so ever since I purchased my T500 a couple of years ago. The problem has only started recently.

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