Has this ever happened to you? The mouse is working, because you can see that things are highlighted as you move it, but there’s no arrow icon. Right-clicking works as usual.
This happens regularly. I’m using a Logitech cordless mouse, but it happens with the regular mouse too.
When I go to the Control Panel to troubleshoot, the message is that my mouse is working properly. Going through the troubleshooting process doesn’t help either.
Most times when I first boot up, there’s no pointer. It usually comes up on the second try, but it’ll disappear eventually and I’ll have to boot again.
I’m using a pretty new Compaq Desktop Evo 315, AMD Athlon processor, Windows XP. I asked the IT guy at work and he said he’d never heard of such a thing.