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Somehow, I managed to widen my on-screen cursor in Windows XP. I don't like it but I don't know how I got there and I want to revert to the slimmer version.

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Go to Control Panel--Accessiblity Options--Select Mouse--Pointer Options---Choose Cursor---Apply--OK

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Open XP's control panel. Find the icon, (Picture of a mouse) & double left click on it. Mouse Properties window will open. Under Scheme, make sure the window reads, Windows Default (system scheme).
Under Customize: choose the pointer you prefer to use.

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Widen the screen on Westinghouse tv


Screens are controlled by ASPECT RATIO.
Monitors can have 4:3 16:9 and 16:10 ratios.

You are doing 1 of 3 things.
  1. You have a regular monitor and the tv and are duplicating the screen.
  2. You have a regular monitor and the TV and are extending the screen.
  3. You have just the tv connected.
Your video card has to have a screen resolution that meets the tv's ratio to have the tv take the full screen.

If your configuration is 1. the tv will only match the monitor resolution, so if you change the screen resolution, you may get bars on the monitor, and the tv will go wide screen.

if your configuration is 2. the tv is controlled independently and you can select it to change its resolution to an appropriate aspect resolution. *this requires that your video card gives you the correct screen resolution for your tv. not all displays will work.

If your configuration is 3. the tv is the only resolution that is being pushed and just adjust the resolution til the screen is filled in.

To adjust the screen resolution, right click on the desktop where there isnt an icon and select either Properties (windows xp) or Screen Resolution (windows vista, 7 and 8).

if you have 2 screens press the identify button and it will put a number on each screen. click the appropriate screen and go to the resolution dropdown below. Change, apply and if it doesn't look right, revert and try a different setting. if you try them all and it won't take up the full screen, then the video card can't push the video resolution your monitor wants.

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  3. Windows Setup will now inspect your system and load the required files.
  4. On the “Welcome to Setup” screen, press Enter to start Windows Setup.
  5. Scroll down the Licensing Agreement screen and then press F8 to accept it and proceed further.
  6. On the Setup screen that is displayed next, you may get an option to repair Windows. Select the Windows XP installation you want to repair and then press R to start the Windows repair process.
  7. During the repair process, Setup will first check the disks on your computer and then start copying the required files. This task will take a few minutes.
  8. After the files are copied, you will be asked to restart the PC. If you don’t, PC will restart automatically after 15 seconds.
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  11. At the command prompt, type NUSRMGR.CPL and then press Enter. The User Accounts control panel window will display.
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  13. After the repair process is complete, you will be able to log on to your Windows XP computer using the new password you set during the repair process. In case, you choose not use a password, you will not be asked for one.
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Cursor disappeared


Here are two things I would try, not knowing your version of Windows:

1. Open Device Manager, double-click each "USB Root Hub, and under the "Power Management" tab, deselect "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power".
2. In Control Panel, (depending on your version of Windows) either:
A. Open Display Properties, Settings tab, Settings button, Troubleshoot, lower the mouse acceleration to see if that prevents the pointer from disappearing. This is from memory.. I don't have an XP machine running right now.
B. Open the Mouse applet, under "Pointer Options", select "Show the location of the pointer when I press the CTRL key". If there's a way to lower graphics hardware acceleration in Window 7, I can't find it.

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Background running programs must be the reason for that you must use some start up manager or background application manager to avoid such type of problems, The one well known and reliable program is Reginout to manage everything on your PC.

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So, the copy of Windows stored on the disk-drive cannot be read, and Windows cannot start-up.

Take the computer to a qualified technician, for trouble-shooting (which may include replacing the disk-drive).

Is it still under warranty? (Was it purchased with a credit-card that automatically doubles the length of the warranty?)

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My PC will not start properly - when I turn the computer on, I get the Windows XP start-up screen, and then the screen just goes black. I can see the cursor, but when I move the mouse nothing happens. I...


you may try
1) if you reinstall windows xp but it can't boot from xp disk, you may set the cdrom to piority at bios setup screen, still no boot, you need check your cdrom works status
2) if you reinstall windows xp but display no any hard disk appear that means the HD damaged, you need replace a new HD then do again
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Assuming this happens when you roll the trackball and don't click right? Seen this so many times.
Could be caused by:

IF Software Related:
Virus or Spyware taking focus of screen and cursor
Keylogger taking control of cursor
Other software running in background that is controlling screen refresh and cursor control.
Confused Drivers within Windows.

IF Hardware Related:
Sticky Right Click button

Fix: Process of elimination unfortunately. Remove all mouse hardware from Device Manager and setpoint. Start from scratch. (FYI: mouse won't work right at first reboot.. give it a sec to reinstall windows drivers operation will return to normal)


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