Posted 17 October 2006 - 04:34 PM
I really don't know where to post this, so please bear with me. I have a brand-new Dell Optiplex 745. I started using it today for the first time. All went well while I was corking, when suddenly the mouse cursor disappeared while I was installing WINRAR. I rebooted, and there was the cursor, back again during the boot process - right up until the taskbar at the bottom of the screen started appearing. The the cursor vanished again. The funny thing is, it's still active. When I hit the Ctrl button, I can tell where it is. When I move it over an icon, I can perform all the usual mouse functions. Except that I can't see the cursor, no matter what. I have changed it to a large black cursor for better visibility, I turned on the mouse trails. No luck. During reboot, it's there - but as soon as the toolbar (or is taskbar?) at the bottom of the screen appears, the cursor goes away and stays away. I uninstalled everything I had installed, and called the Dell technician. Predictably, he had no clue. I tried to restore the system, but since I had only just started using it, there was no restore point available. Does anyone have any idea what's going on?