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mouse pointer icon

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 2:56 am
by haaaam
for some strange reason my mouse icon has changed to the same icon with the loading hourglass next to it. I cant even change it in control panel but it says its on defult setting any way. Also cpu activity is low ranging from 0-7% so i don't know whats going on or why it's saying something 'loading'.

Re: mouse pointer icon

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:08 am
by Apoptosis
time to run some virus scans

Re: mouse pointer icon

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:15 am
by haaaam
hmmm i feared that reply. Ill see how bad it gets and worst comes to worst ill just reformat. Doesnt take long anyomre :partyman:

Re: mouse pointer icon

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:19 pm
by Zenphic
Or maybe some kind of malware. I haven't heard of this problem before though.

Re: mouse pointer icon

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:11 pm
by The Flying Pig
Press the start button and 'r'.
Type in "msconfig" and press enter.
Under "Startup selection" select the button labeled "Diagnostic startup".
Click the "OK" button and then reboot your computer.

See if the hourglass comes back. If so, then reformatting the computer is probably a good idea.

After you find out if the error is deep within your computer or not..
Go back to msconfig and select normal startup.

Maybe something is loading at startup and just never finishes.. meh.