Lost mouse cursor on Windows 10

Microsoft operating systems have always been able to give the user an unpleasant “surprise” at the most inappropriate time. Our experts tell you how to proceed in cases where the mouse cursor stops appearing in Windows 10.

General check

The first thing the user must do is to make sure that the problem is not caused by a mechanical malfunction of the device. For wired mice check availability of USB cable and connection to USB port. For wireless – if the batteries are still working. In addition, try to move the signal receiving sensor to another USB port. After that the user must reboot the PC and check if the cursor appears.

Pointer settings

Actions described below can only be carried out using the keyboard. Call the “Run” dialog box with “Win+R” shortcut. Type “mail” in the text field.cpl”. Press Enter button to launch the classical control panel applet intended for mouse properties detection.

Use the tab key and arrow pad to switch to the tab marked with one. In the area highlighted with a marker and marked with a twos, uncheck “hide” and put “mark”. Save the changes with the “Apply” button.

Without closing the properties applet, switch to the “Index” tab. Change default schema to any other schema. Press “Apply” and check if the cursor appears.

Check the system files

Invoke the Start advanced menu by pressing Win+X. Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move the highlight to the box. Press Enter, running the shell in the elevated privileges mode.

Type “sfc /scannow” at the prompt. Press enter to start the mechanism of checking the integrity of system files. Wait till the end of the operation.

When a new prompt line appears, start the second mechanism. Enter the command “dism /on

  • ne /cleanup-image /restorehealth. Pressing Enter performs one more procedure to check and automatically fix the detected damage. Terminate the command line by typing “exit” and reboot your PC.

    Uninstalling a device

    Recall the advanced Start menu. Use the arrows to select the line marked in the screenshot and press the Enter key.

    In the Device Manager window use the TAB key and the vertical arrows to move to the one marked group. Expand it and highlight the mouse you have connected. Click the context menu button next to the right ALT button. Delete the selected device. Reopen the menu and select configuration updates or just reboot the PC. During startup the system automatically detects a device and installs the driver for it.

    Edit the registry

    If the previous methods do not help, let’s edit the system registry. Call “Run” dialog and type “regedit” in the text field. Press Enter to launch the registry editor.

    Using the arrow keys and the tabulator key select HKLM. Follow the path highlighted in the address bar. Select the end directory shown in the screenshot with a double. Find the framed line and hover the cursor over it and press enter.

    In the parameters editing window that pops up, move to the highlighted text field. Replaces the current value “1” with zero. Press OK and close the editor. Reboot your PC for your changes to take effect.

    In conclusion

    Using the tips listed by our experts you can fix your cursor mapping issue in Windows 10.

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