Dull screen but bright mouse pointer

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  1. rvwilliams

    rvwilliams New Member

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    Hi

    Occasionally when I boot up my PC (Windows 7 Pro SP1), the screen is dulled but the mouse pointer (arrow) is very bright. When it's like this, if I open an application the text and the caret pointer are very dull and difficult to read. The situation doesn't change if I try a different monitor. So far, the only way I've found to get back to normal is to re-boot. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there another solution other than re-boot?

    Regards

    Richard Williams
     
  2. zvit

    zvit Honorable Member

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    This usually has to do with the graphic card driver. You can either install a different version (You can find driver archives on sites like NVIDIA and ATI) or, better yet, go into the graphic card control center and look for a button that says something like "restore default settings". This should solve it. Get back to us and let us know.
     
  3. rvwilliams

    rvwilliams New Member

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    Thanks for the advice. Now that I've raised the question it probably won't happen again for several weeks!
     
  4. zvit

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    Murphy's law :)
     

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