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Cursor goes off screen

By mrdreamers ยท 4 replies
Jan 23, 2011
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  1. cursor goes off screen to the right and bottoom i tried the video settings with the duel monitor setting and its not that nor is it my monitor itself it happened while i was messing around with toolbars and taskbars but i tried everything and nothing helps evem n system restore dont work or adjusting my video card which is a nvida 8400 gs on my win xp sp3 dell dimension 2350, i already had my integrated video card disabled so im stumped if someone can help plz do so thanx in advanced
  2. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,020   +55

    Most problems like this are down to having the wrong Graphic card drivers installed.
    If you go to the Nvidia site, select your card from the drop down boxes.


    Save the driver somewhere easy to find on your pc, (desktop)

    To uninstall the current drivers, go to Control panel, system, device manager.
    Click on Display adapters, right-click and choose uninstall driver.
    Go back to the Desktop and run the new driver installer.
    Set up the display as you want in Control panel, display.

    *While you are in 'Device manager', do you have a yellow warning sign next to the 'mouse and pointing devices'?
    If yes, you can right click on it and choose 'Update driver'
  3. mrdreamers

    mrdreamers TS Rookie Topic Starter

    tried these things

    I don't have any (!) in my device manager and I did update my graphics driver after the problem but I did not uninstall it first, I just installed it over the one I already had should I do it the way you described?
    And thank you for the quick response :)

    Dell did tell me that this is part of windows but weather this is true or not I had this pc since 2003 and only had this problem once and the way they resolved it last time was disabling my integrated video card but now there saying something different so sometimes there right and sometimes there not.

    windows xp sp3 dell 2gigs of ram 250gigs hd
    hope this is some more info you can go off from ;)
  4. mike1959

    mike1959 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,020   +55

    It used to be 'set in stone' that you would remove the previous Graphic card driver before installing a new one, and it's not hard to see why. I have always done that.
    You can read the official line on this, at this page;

    But strangely on the same site, under FAQ, 'Do I need to uninstall my previous driver first?' the answer is 'no you don't'.

    I had a 8400 card, and had several problems with the display settings, and only when I went back through some old magazine cover disks, to find a 8000 series driver, did it work perfectly.

    So I would follow the instructions about how to remove older driver, then I would use the registry cleaner in 'CCleaner' to look for any entries left over.
    Then, you should be able to use the option 2 on the nvidia home page,
    to automatically find the correct version for your pc.
    If you find it's no better, then repeat, but select from option 1.
    Hope that helps. If you get no better results after this,I could give the driver version I used, but try the above first.
  5. ImDNA

    ImDNA TS Rookie

    Cursor going off right of screen is a classic sign of setting up a dual display in Display Properties/Settings tab. Most recent notebooks have a hotkey to set up dual/extended display, so first check that for a setting such as "Extend Display", or similar. Otherwise go into your Display Properties/Settings and then check your desktop settings. If you see a picture of 2 displays and the one on right is not grayed out, then click on it and uncheck "Extend my Windows Desktop to this monitor" at the bottom of the window.
    There is also options for this in Catalyst Control Center if you have an ATI card and NVidia cards has a similar program to change display settings.

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