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Black screen with mouse pointer and taskbar

When i go into my computer to see my c and removeble drive its not there. then the screen goes black when i exit

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Had the same problem with a friend of mine. Turned out to be MalWare interfering with security accessibility. Had to re-install windows. But id you have a restore point I would try that.

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Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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To adjust rotating display of laptop ,taskbar with all icons moves on different(bottom to top)


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Has your Windows taskbar suddenly moved to the side of your desktop screen or even to the top? This can be very disruptive to your daily computing, which may mean a loss of productivity at work. Your taskbar could have moved because of a glitch in programming or an inadvertent mouse click while you were focused on something else. The latter is more common and is usually the result of an unlocked taskbar.

Older Windows Operating Systems Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP and Windows Vista all utilize similar solutions for this problem. For the quickest route to returning the taskbar to the bottom of the screen, first place your mouse pointer over empty space on your taskbar (space not occupied by an icon or a button indicating an open program) and right-click. Look near the bottom of the menu that appears for the "Lock the Taskbar" listing, and make sure there is no check mark next to the listing. If there is a check mark, it means the taskbar is locked and cannot be moved, so click on the listing to deselect (and unlock) it. With your mouse pointer again over an empty space on the taskbar, click and hold the left mouse button and then move the mouse pointer to the bottom of the screen. When you release the left mouse button, your taskbar should have moved. As long as the taskbar is unlocked, you can also vary its height. Hold the mouse pointer over the upper edge of the taskbar until it becomes a double arrow (pointing up and down). Then click and hold while you drag the upper edge of the taskbar to the you desire. Once you have the taskbar where you want it, remember to lock it again by selecting the listing on the right-click taskbar menu.

Another option is to visit the Microsoft Windows website and download and run an automatic "Fix it" program, which should take care of programming issues. Windows 7
There are three options for moving the taskbar in the Windows 7 operating system. The first option involves right-clicking on an empty space in the taskbar and then navigating to the "Properties" menu (look near the center of the menu) to set the location of your taskbar on your screen. This menu also allows you to change or establish a number of other default settings relating to your Start menu and taskbar. The second option is exactly the same as the first process given for the Windows operating systems previously mentioned. And again, to prevent the format you have established from changing, lock the taskbar by right-clicking on an empty space of the taskbar and selecting "Lock the Taskbar" from the menu. The third option is a bit more involved and requires downloading registry files (files ending in ".reg"), saving them to your desktop and then double-clicking on them to merge them with your operating system. The files can be deleted after use.
Microsoft online support
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/253679

Feb 17, 2013 | Dell Inspiron Mini 10 Notebook

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A circle with a line going through it takes the place of my cursor on my computer?


Firstly, go to

Control Panel
Find Mouse
Click Pointers along the top

Ensure that your default pointer is the normal mouse, like so:


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If not, press "Use Default" and it should reset the mouse pointer to normal.

If it looks like the mouse pointer is supposed to be normal in this screen, let me know and we'll see if there's something else wrong.

Dec 23, 2012 | PC Laptops

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Windows start bar has completely gone


Sympton

You cannot see the taskbar (which contains the "Start" button) anywhere on your desktop.

Causes

  1. The taskbar may be hiding at the bottom of the screen after being accidentally resized.

  2. If the presentation display was changed, the taskbar may have moved off of the visible screen (Windows 7 and Vista only).

  3. The taskbar may be set to "Auto-hide" (Windows XP with Service Pack 2 only).

Solutions

  1. Put the mouse pointer on the bottom border of your screen.

    • If the pointer turns into a double-arrow doublearrow.gif, click and drag upwards.
    • If your taskbar isn't hiding at the bottom of the screen, try moving the mouse to the right, left, and top edges, looking for the double-arrow.

  2. Press the Windows logo key and the P key on your keyboard to bring up the presentation display mode options.

    • Make sure "Computer Only" is selected.
    • Use the arrow keys to toggle between options and Enter to select the correct display mode.

  3. Press the Windows key on the keyboard to bring up the Start Menu

    • Right-Click on the taskbar and select Properties.
    • Toggle the 'Auto-Hide the taskbar' checkbox and click Apply.
    • If it is now checked, move the cursor to the bottom, right, left, or top of the screen and the taskbar should re-appear.
    • Repeat step three to return to your original setting.

Dec 04, 2012 | PC Laptops

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Want to make my computer pointer black and larger so i can see it better how do i do this?


I have found that the best way to adjust your mouse settings is to create a control panel in your bottom toolbar scroll to the bottom of your screen right click you will see an array of options select the toolbar option then select desktop

then you will see the desktop in the bottom toolbar select the 2 >>arrow heads then all control panel items then select mouse this is in WINDOWS 7

in XP you will have to select the new toolbar option once you have that a browse option select my computer then control panel then a control panel option will be in the bottom toolbar


click on the >> or the control panel for xp

navigate to the mouse select the pointers tab you will see a browse option where you can change the mouse pointer to black


W7
hope this helps

Jul 11, 2012 | Dell Inspiron iM50302792B3D Notebook

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Screen problem


Hi,
From your description of the problem, it looks as if the screen has rotated by 90 degrees.

To solve this problem, just press CTRL+ALT+UP arrow keys together. Hope this solves your problem Thanks.

Jul 21, 2009 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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Black display after vista splash scrren


You may have an infection.
Anyways...this is what you should do to regain control.
When you get to the black screen and the mouse pointer, press Ctrl+Alt+Del
The next screen will ask you what do you want to do...
Select Task Management....(one of the last if not the last option)
You'll get the Task Manager Windows.
Go to the Processes tab
On the File menu choose New Task (Run), and type: explorer.exe
Wait a little bit, and your desktop should come up.
Once there, run an antivirus antyspyware, anti adware etc, to get rid of the problem.
Once you KNOW you're clean and back in track, I recommend you to look into www.labellpcsolutions.com.
They have a product called Pc Guard, that protect your computer from all this problems effectively.

Please don't forget to rate this answer if helps.

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Black screen with mouse pointer after lcd screen repair


If you can see a mouse pointer clearly, you have a software issue especally if see a post..

Apr 20, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1525 Notebook

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Black screen mouse pointer visible after i enter my password


hi..this problem is due to the loading drivers
during the time of login.The reason for the problem
may be due to the following reason.some files could
have got corrupted while loading drivers that may be
some damage due to the windows file corruption or
due to the virus corruption.
try it out..
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Maximizes & minimizes screen while scrolling or using pointer on Vista


change mouse out buy replacemnt goes under the plastic housing not to bad to change 20 bucks on ebay

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