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Feb 1, 2014

I am having this problem and I just got a new laptop with windows 8.1 and its been working well until i got ESET NOD32 antivirus installed and i got photoshop cs4 installed too

Its super hard to type and do almost anything! videos minimize themselves and im hating it! i ran malware, spybot, scannow and theres nothing except some problems in spybot but i got it fixed but nothing its not back to normal!

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When I turn on my computer, I get to the login screen, click in the field and type in my password. When the login completes, my cursor disappears. I can still see it highlighting things I mouse-over, I can click on things and right click and do everything normally except for the fact that I cannot actually see the cursor. If I Ctrl Alt Del, the mouse is again visible, but as soon as I got back to to desktop or start screen, the cursor goes invisible again. I have tried messing with the mouse trails and enlarging the cursor, selecting a different cursor, re installing drivers and system restore however, system restore was not successful.

When I try to do a system restore, it says that windows is missing files but that I may insert my installation disk to recover these files. Upon doing so, it says my disk in invalid. The disk is in perfect condition and is the exact disk I used to install windows in the first place. At this point the mouse is still invisible. I then went to My Computer and ran the disk from there. Out of nowhere, the cursor appears and everything seems to be normal. After turning the computer off and back on however, the cursor again disappears until I run my windows installation disk. I've tried this 3 times now and every time inserting the disk causes the cursor to reappear. My theory (which may be wildly incorrect) is that when running the installation disk, it loads the proper files into the RAM which allows my cursor to be visible. As soon as the computer looses power, those files are gone and thus the cursor is no longer visible. This makes sense, (at least to me) except for the fact that the cursor is visible on both the login screen and in the Ctrl Alt Del screen.

My PC:
Windows 8.1
Gigabyte 970A-DS3
Corsair Vengeance LP 2 x 4GB
Corsair TX 550M
Evga GTX 550Ti 2GB

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