Mouse cursor disappears on right side of screen

Hewlett-packard / Hp g62 339wm notebook pc
January 4, 2015 at 14:44:20
Specs: Windows XP Home SP3, N270 @ 1.6GHz 1GB RAM
I recently was given this netbook (Acer AspireOne Netbook, AOA150-1777). It is running Win XP. I just had a question. When I put my mouse to the right side, it disappears. The scroll bar is almost gone (off the side of the screen.) It isn't a PROBLEM, but it is annoying. I have checked my display adapters, and in Device manager there are 2 listed. In properties (right clock on desktop), there are 2 "monitors" listed. One says default (it is listed as #2) and the other is listed as plug and play (1) When I click identify, the netbook screen is identified as #1. "use this device as the primary monitor" and "extend my windows desktop onto this monitor" are checked on display #1, but greyed out and I cannot uncheck them. When I switch to the second display, the "extend my windows desktop" option is not checked, and the "use this device as the primary monitor" is not either, and is greyed out. If I click on the extend option, it ungreys, and I can click use this device as primary. However, it doesn't change anything.

Any ideas? It's more of an annoyance than anything.

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#1
January 4, 2015 at 15:05:13
See if #3 helps in any way:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

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#2
January 4, 2015 at 15:09:05
No. My browser is maximized.

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#3
January 4, 2015 at 15:10:00
The pointer disappears on the desktop also

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#4
January 4, 2015 at 15:41:52
About the only things I can think you could check (if you haven't already) are:

1. That you are set to native resolution and at the specified refresh rate.
2. That the dots per inch (dpi) hasn't been mis-set.

Strictly speaking neither should cause the symptoms you are getting but it's worth a look just in case.

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#5
January 4, 2015 at 16:15:08
Delete all monitors from Device manager & reboot.

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#6
January 4, 2015 at 17:16:18
I checked refresh rate and the dpi, and they only have one setting, which is what they are set to.

I thought about deleting them from device manager, but I dont want to mess it up because I do not have the restore on a flash drive in case something gets screwy. (Which always happen in my case. Nothing ever seems to go right)

It's not that big of a deal, just an annoying little thing that I thought I would see if anyone had any idea. I really thought it was something to do with the "extend desktop" thing...oh well, who knows.

Just something to mull over.

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#7
January 4, 2015 at 20:07:57
So it's as if the right side extends beyond the edge of the screen? Don't have the page maximized. Click the maximize/reduce button to reduce and then resize by dragging the sides to where you want them.

Or can you increase the resolution? Most sites assume you're running at least 1024 x 768 and I notice that running 800 x 600 sometimes causes the right side to be off the screen.


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#8
January 5, 2015 at 06:19:19
Yes, drag it in. That's what the first part in my link at #1 was about.

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#9
January 5, 2015 at 11:51:03
You have your netbook set to extend the graphics to a second monitor. If you don't want to use that feature then you need to disable it. See the link below for further information on that feature.

http://www.intel.com/support/graphi...


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#10
January 6, 2015 at 22:53:11
I would try installing the VGA driver from Acer's website for your model. The display adapter should not be default or plug and play.

Your model is listed under, Netbook, Chromebook, AspireOne.....A0A150.

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content...

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